Mental Health and Emotional Well-being
Please see below for details of charities – help groups that can offer assistance to either you or your families.
Mindsmatter Talking Therapies – 01744 647100
Think Wellbeing St Helens has dedicated teams of psychological wellbeing practitioners, cognitive behavioural therapists and counsellors who offer a range of support to help you make positive changes to reduce stress and anxiety and improve your wellbeing. These include stress control classes, wellbeing workshops, group therapies, one to one support and telephone support.
We provide free services in St Helens for anyone over the age of 16. We offer our services from health centres and local community settings.
Please note, as an NHS service, if you decide to refer yourself we will keep your GP informed of your progress unless you explicitly instruct us not to.
St Helens Mind
St Helens Mind aims to promote and preserve good mental health and to assist those experience mental distress to regain their full potential.
Our aim is to support people aged 18+ who are experiencing mental health difficulties in St Helens Borough so they achieve their full potential and play an active part in community life.
We aim to help people living in St Helens regardless of their cultural, religious and lifestyle needs.
Our services are non-judgemental and offer opportunities to develop self-esteem and confidence by encouraging and support involvement.
Help in a Crisis
Children and young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis can contact our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Response Team. The team is available 9am to 9pm seven days a week covering Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington. If you need urgent support or advice you can call the team on 01744 627618.
Samaritans operates a free-to-call service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, if you want to talk to someone in confidence. Call them on 116 123 or email email@example.com.
Alternatively, you can call the PAPRUS HOPELine UK (for young people) on 0800 068 4141 (10am to 10pm weekdays and 2pm – 10 pm on weekends) or the CALM Helpline (for men) on 0800 58 58 58 (from 5pm to midnight every day).
Positive Parenting Course
This is run at The District CE Primary School every Monday morning from 09.15am to 11.30am during term time. Please contact Mrs Poole for further information on 01744 678250 or pop into the school office.
Triple P – Positive Parenting Programme
Parenting now comes with an instruction manual – Simple to use, proven to work. One of the greatest strengths of the Triple P Program is its ability to cater to every parent, regardless of personal or family circumstances. Triple P is designed to give parents the skills they need to raise confident, healthy children and teenagers and to build stronger family relationships. It provides parents with simple and practical strategies they can adapt to suit their own values, beliefs and needs. Triple P is distinctive in that it is not a one-size-fits-all course.
Quotes from parents….. ‘After being on the course I am calmer and more controlled when dealing with misbehaviour. Life is calmer and more consistent’,(parent on Triple P 0-12 group course)
“Relationships with my children are much stronger and we have made a lot of positive changes”. (parent on Triple P 0-12 group course)
“Very well run with approachable facilitators who made people feel comfortable and supported. Thought provoking course giving me lots to think about especially useful strategies and routines. In particular, dealing with risky behaviour routine”, (parent Group Teen Triple P)
Early Help Team at St Helens Council are running Triple P Courses.
St Helens Safeguarding Board website can offer help and advice on various matters such as domestic abuse, neglect, early help etc.
Please see the link before for further information.
Bereavement and Loss
Talking to your child about bereavement and loss.
Financial crisis Support
Welfare Assistance Scheme – https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/benefits/welfare-assistance-scheme/
Services provided by the Department for Work and Pensions and Job Centre Plus.
Furniture and White Goods
Applications for assistance for furniture and white goods should be made via the
For Help in a Crisis
For example fuel and food vouchers.
The District CE Primary School can provide 3 food vouchers per family per year – please see Mrs Barker for further information.