Every Mind Matters
Every Mind Matters aims to support everyone to feel more confident in taking action to take care of their mental health and wellbeing – promoting a range of self-care actions to promote good mental health and tackle common problems.
The One You website includes in-depth modules on stress, sleeplessness, anxiety and low mood, as well as information on trauma, OCD, panic and social anxiety. Each module contains information on what can cause changes in people’s mental health, possible signs to look out or, advice on things you can do, and when to seek further support.
Try the My Mind quiz, answer 5 quick questions to get your free plan with tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, improve your sleep, boost your mood and feel more in control. By using this free tool, and answering a few questions, you can generate a tailored self-care action plan to support your mental health and wellbeing.
What can you do to take care of your mental health and wellbeing in Wirral?
Try these self-help ideas:
Be more active:
There are a range of activities available across the borough to keep you fit and healthy, many of which are free to access. Physical activity is thought to cause chemical changes in the brain, which can help to positively change our mood. Some scientists think being active can improve wellbeing because it brings about a sense of greater self-esteem, self-control, and the ability to rise to a challenge.
Local parks – why not take a stroll and enjoy the beauty of some of Wirral’s parks. You could join a walking club or simply take the family for a day out.
Leisure centres – Wirral’s leisure centre’s offer a huge range of activities to keep you fit and active, including exercise classes, gymnasiums, swimming, tennis, golf, and even links to Wirral Sailing Centre at West Kirby Marine Lake. You could also try a yoga or Pilates class which promotes healthy mind sets and wellbeing.
Volunteering is a great way of staying connecting with the local community and meeting up with like-minded people. Community Action Wirral aims to keep you up to date with everything that is happening in Wirral’s third sector, from community events to funding that you might be able to access. Part of their work is to help connect community groups to local volunteers, which can help make the Wirral community thrive.
You could even go to a local reading group – The Reader offers a range of groups across Merseyside which brings people together and books to life.
Reframing unhelpful thoughts:
Local libraries are a great resource for NHS approved self-help books on a range of mental health topics. Find your nearest library here.
Wirral Mind offers a drop-in centre with counselling support and hosts events throughout the year to keep you connected.
Wirral has a variety of activities and third sector organisations to support you in a healthy lifestyle.
ABL Wirral - offers a smoking cessation service.
Age UK Wirral – support with social isolation and loneliness for all age groups.
Ask Us Wirral – can help with a wide range of topics including issues relating to benefits, housing, debt, community and social care, immigration and relationship breakdown.
Beacon Counselling – offers free gambling counselling and support in Merseyside.
Compañeros (open's Monday 6th September at 1pm) - a calming environment, with access to one-to-one crisis intervention, wellbeing recovery projects, creative arts and other essential social and emotional support
Cruse Bereavement Care - offers 1-1 support and bereavement support groups to adults aged 18 and over.
Involve North West - offers a wide range of services including advice services for support with welfare benefits; support for people who wish to get back into employment; community based mental health projects and domestic abuse support for children aged 5 – 10 years old and their mums who have experienced domestic abuse.
JourneyMEN - offers mental health & wellbeing support to adult men & their families both at times of crisis & also early intervention.
Kooth - online support for young people aged 11-25 years old, offering direct chats with fully trained counsellors, fully moderated forums with other young people and articles and stories about a vast range of wellbeing issues.
Martin Gallier Project - Offers face to face support for individuals considering suicide and their families.
Open Door Centre - online support to maintain feeling good both now and in the future, including Creative Therapeutic Support, numerous different activities within music and the arts, unique training and volunteering opportunities.
Paul’s Place - provides free counselling and group sessions to anyone living in Merseyside who has lost a family member or friend to suicide. **Please note the service is based in Bootle, Liverpool but online support is offered.
Poppy Factory – offers employment support to veterans with mental health and physical issues.
Sahir House - supports people who are living with and affected by HIV, those seeking asylum and people identifying as part of LGBT communities.
Talking Together Wirral - your local IAPT service, offers a free, confidential talking therapy service on behalf of the NHS. They can help with common issues such as: depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, relationship difficulties, family problems, phobias and trauma.
The Spider Project – offers a wide range of creative arts courses, holistic therapies and physical exercise sessions.
Tomorrow’s Women Wirral – project designed to benefit women aged 18+ and is committed to reducing female imprisonment, offending, and providing assistance to those women who want to make positive lifestyle changes. Also supports women suffering from abuse, substance misuse & mental health problems.
WIRED – offers support to carers including a Carers Wellbeing service and advice on accessing carers support.
Wirral Change, Wirral Deen Centre and Wirral Multicultural Organisation – provide a range of support to our BAME community including but not limited to; language support, advocacy, wellbeing support social support and numerous creative activities.
Wirral Way to Recovery - provides a range of treatment, recovery and support services for people who have concerns about their drug or alcohol use.
Can’t find the support you’re looking for?
Wirral InfoBank - here you can find local community groups, services and activities near you that can support your health and wellbeing. You can also search for information and advise on topics such as employment, education and training, money matters and faith groups and activities.