This page contains information and contact details of organisations that offer help and support with mental health, abuse and safeguarding. Please use the quick links below to jump to the relevant sections of this page.
- Cost of Living Information and Support
- Support for Mental Health
- Support re Domestic Abuse
- Domestic Abuse – Support for Children and Young People
- Help and Support for vulnerable people re Covid-19
- Safeguarding – Adults
- Safeguarding – Children
- Money and Debt Advice
- Homelessness and Housing Advice
Cost of Living Information and Support
Many of us are concerned with the rising cost of living and Halton Borough Council have helpfully put together this list of resources for support and services that are available in Halton to help you.
Support for Mental Health
Northwest Boroughs Help in a Crisis
The organisations referenced on this page will cover all the geographical areas including Halton, St Helen’s and Warrington. The 24/7 helpline is for all ages.
Call 0800 051 1508
Papyrus – Prevention of young suicide (up to age 35)
Helpline, text and email service providing confidential support and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person who self-harms and is at risk of suicide.
National Confidential Helpline – HOPELineUK If you are a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide: 0800 068 41 41
- Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Weekends 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
- Bank Holidays 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
- More about HOPELineUK: 0800 068 41 41
- Text service: 07786 209697
- Email: [email protected]
A free 24-hour listening service available every single day of the year. You can talk to us anytime you like, in your own way, off the record, about whatever’s getting to you.
Tel: 116 113
Happy, OK, Sad
Providing local support, resources and advice on mental health for Warrington residents (adults, children and frontline workers). Providing links to national support networks for any person struggling with their mental health. – https://happyoksad.warrington.gov.uk
Providing three different services to parents and carers who are concerned about their child’s mental health, up to the age of 25. – https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-helpline
Mental Health In The Workplace
Providing support, advice and resources on mental health for frontline and key workers providing services during the pandemic. – https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/ourfrontline
Support re Domestic Abuse
In an emergency dial 999. If it’s unsafe to talk press 55.
Find a local Safe Space near you that you can go to make a confidential call for help. https://uksaysnomore.org/safespaces
Live Online Chat: https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk (Mon – Fri 3-10pm)
Call: 0808 2000 247 National Domestic Abuse Helpline (Open 24/7 – all calls are FREE)
Visit: http://www.refuge.org.uk for Resources, blogs, advice, and articles to help you recognise the signs of abuse.
Support for Survivors of Domestic Abuse: http://www.restored-uk.org/i-need-help/survivors-area
Support for Male Victims of Domestic Abuse: http://mensadviceline.org.uk
For Legal Advice and Protection: http://www.ncdv.org.uk
Domestic Abuse – Support for Children and Young People
The NSPCC has issued guidance for spotting and reporting the signs of abuse on their website.
The NSPCC Helpline is available for anyone with concerns about a child to contact for professional advice and support.
Telephone: 0808 800 5000
Email: [email protected]
Childline is available for children and young people to reach out for help and support by phone or using their online chat service. They also provide specific guidance for young people on how to get help and what to do if they are worried about a friend.
Telephone: 0800 1111
Help and Support for Vulnerable People re Covid-19
Safeguarding – Adults
If you are worried about an adult and think they may be subject to abuse ring Halton Borough Council
Tel 0151 907 8306 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
0345 050 0148 (out of hours)
Tel: 01744 67 66 67
Safeguarding – Children
If you suspect a child is being abused and you are a child, parent or member of the general public, Children’s Social Care can help and advise you.
Tel: 0151 907 8305 (Mon-Thurs 9 am – 5 pm, Fri 9 am – 4.30 pm)
0345 050 0148 (out of office hours and throughout weekends)
Tel: 01744 676600
Money and Debt Advice
Homelessness and Housing Advice