Not everyone is in a happy place, especially during these current times. You may feel that it's more difficult to get the support and advice you need.
However, there's lots of help and support available and it’s really important that you have access to the best information and guidance in order to make positive and healthy life choices.
What support is available?
Mental health, wellbeing or just struggling to cope
- Mental health and wellbeing support and guidance - how to get help, ways to improve mental wellbeing, training opportunities and a list of useful contacts to access mental health support or help straight away during a crisis
- Mental health support for children and young people
- How to help someone struggling with their mental health (NHS) (external link)
- Living life to the full - resources for improving feelings, beating stress and living well (external link)
- Mental health crisis support (external link) - 24/7 mental health crisis line for people of all ages in Wigan, call 0800 953 0285
- Qwell (external link) - free, safe and anonymous mental wellbeing support for adults across the UK. It provides a variety of anonymous support for people including online messaging, personal development tools and drop in (and booked) chat sessions to receive professional support.
- SHOUT 24/7 confidential text service (external link) - Text 85258 if you're struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying or relationship issues
- Self-help support to maintain a healthy mind (external link) - online programmes for adults (aged 16 years+) to help ease levels of stress, sleep better or to build resilience
- Tips to help you manage your mood during the COVID-19 outbreak (external link)
- Guide for people living with severe mental illnesses (external link) - Practical ways to protect and support physical health from Equally Well UK.
Drug, alcohol and gambling support
Domestic abuse - Partner abuse / child to parent abuse
If you are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse, it’s important to tell someone and remember you’re not alone.
If you don’t feel safe at home, and need to leave, then do so. Support services and Police are still available to help.
Elderly and vulnerable people
Many of us will miss seeing family and friends and taking part in our usual hobbies, interests and activities, especially if you live on your own.
Support for carers
Support for parents struggling with child to parent abuse