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Wirral - It’s ‘Time to Talk’

NHS Wirral CCG, along with our local NHS Trust, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership and Healthwatch Wirral are actively supporting the 2022 national ‘Time to Talk’ day aiming to raise awareness of the mental health issues that affect all of us, our friends, families and local communities.

Over the last 2 years the Covid pandemic has affected all aspects of people’s everyday lives, with health and wellbeing high on the agenda. So, let’s all make time to talk to each other!

Time to Talk Day 2022 is run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness and focuses on creating supportive communities by having conversations with those around you about mental health. 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year: talking about mental health can help to reduce stigma and empower people to seek help when they need it.

Please remember:

  • If you need support with your mental health, it’s important you reach out – you are not alone.
  • Help look out for the mental health of colleagues, friends, family and loved ones - there are many services available.
  • There is no ‘one size fits all’ - find the support that best suits you via a wide variety of self-help tools.

 

You can discover more about ‘Time to Talk’  here.

 

Here are some of the NHS-affiliated mental health services available on the Wirral:

Self-refer to IAPT: https://www.insightiapt.org/locations/wirral/

Shout mental health support: https://giveusashout.org/

Companeros Crisis Cafe: https://www.cwp.nhs.uk/services-and-locations/services/companeros/

CWP Crisis Line: https://www.cwp.nhs.uk/crisis/

Online mental health support is also available for free on the Wirral via Kooth (for children and young people) and Qwell (for adults).

In addition to NHS mental health support, there are also many charities and community groups on the Wirral who can offer support with your mental health. You can find support services using the Wirral InfoBank: https://www.wirralinfobank.co.uk/Categories/413