If you are concerned about your own, or someone else's mental health, you should speak with your GP. GPs can assess mental health, advise, offer treatment and refer into a range of different specialist services.

You can also visit happyoksad.org.uk, a mental health site for people who live or work in Warrington which has age-related advice and details of local and national services and support.

If you can’t cope and need help right now

If you, or someone you know, can’t cope, then it’s important to ask for support. It’s especially important if you are having thoughts of suicide, or of harming yourself.

If you are 18 or over, can’t cope, or are feeling suicidal, then you can:

  • contact your doctor and ask for an emergency appointment
  • if your doctor's surgery is closed ring NHS 111
  • contact your Care Coordinator (if you have one) 
  • ring the Warrington Assessment Team on 01925 666647. 
    • The Assessment Team is for adults (aged 18 and over) with moderate to severe symptoms of mental health problems.
    • It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Your GP can refer you, or you can contact the team yourself without first seeing your GP.
    • Assessment Team staff will screen you, over the phone, to identify your needs.
    • Then they’ll provide advice, or signpost or refer you to the most appropriate service.
    • Support workers and anyone concerned about an adult’s mental health can also ring the team for advice about the most appropriate service to refer someone in to.
  • If you need immediate medical help, or someone’s life is in danger, go to A&E or call 999.

If you are under 18, can’t cope, or are feeling suicidal, then you can:

  • contact your doctor and ask for an emergency appointment
  • if your doctor's surgery is closed ring NHS 111
  • contact your child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) worker or social worker (if you have one)
  • call CAMHS on 01925 579 904. This number is staffed from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday-Friday.
  • If it's an emergency, you can call the CAMHS Response Team on 01744 627 618 any day, between 9.00am and 9.00pm. 
    • If nobody is available straight away on the CAMHS numbers above, please leave a message. A member of the team will call you back as soon as they can.

Go to A&E or call 999 if:

  • you have a mental health emergency after 9.00pm and need immediate help
  • you need immediate medical help
  • someone’s life is in danger

If you’re not in crisis but you'd like to speak to someone about your mental health, you can talk with a CAMHS worker, at a mind works drop-in. Details of the Mind Works drop-ins, including times and venues, are on the North West Boroughs Healthcare website.