CWP says it’s “Time to Talk” about mental health

02 February 2022

Local NHS Trust, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP) is supporting this year’s national Time to Talk day to raise awareness of mental health.

Time to Talk Day takes place on Thursday 3 February this year and encourages a national conversation around mental health and also enables people to feel more comfortable discussing how they are feeling. Above all else, it encourages people to be mindful of their own wellbeing as well as that of others.

CWP director of nursing, therapies, and patient partnership, Gary Flockhart said: “At CWP we always encourage people to have conversations about their mental health and Time to Talk day is one of those opportunities to really highlight this. We know that the past couple of years have been tremendously challenging for all of us and some people may be experiencing some challenges for the first time. The important thing is to know that you are not alone and that compassionate, safe and effective support is available.”

According to Mind mental health charity, one in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year. If you feel like you need support, it is important to reach out for help, to prevent yourself from feeling worse. There is a wide range of support available, both NHS services and those provided by the third sector, for local people to access. For more information, please visit www.cwp.nhs.uk/crisis and you can find the right support for you.

Find the right support for you in your area: 

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    IAPT - Talking Therapies

    IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) services are for adults and older people, with mild, moderate-to severe symptoms of anxiety or depression. You can find your local IAPT service on the NHS website.

    Shout - 24/7 all age text messaging service

    Are you feeling anxious or stressed and need support? Text 'BLUE' to 85258 to start a conversation, via text, with a trained volunteer, who will provide free and confidential support. The Shout service is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An explainer animation that displays how the service works is also available 

    Cafe 71 - Crisis Cafe

    Open 10am - midnight, Cafe 71 provides a safe space for people struggling with emotional distress who consider themselves to be in a self-defined crisis. It offers a welcoming environment for people to connect with others who are experiencing similar problems. There is a service page on this website and a video 

    24/7 all age urgent mental health crisis line

    If your mental health gets worse and you feel you are unable to cope, this is a mental health crisis. It is important to access support quickly. The CWP urgent mental health crisis line supports people to access the help they need and is here to help 24/7. Call 0800 145 6485.

     

  • Cheshire East

    IAPT - Talking Therapies

    IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) services are for adults and older people, with mild, moderate-to severe symptoms of anxiety or depression. You can find your local IAPT service on the NHS website.

    Shout - 24/7 all age text messaging service

    Are you feeling anxious or stressed and need support? Text 'BLUE' to 85258 to start a conversation, via text, with a trained volunteer, who will provide free and confidential support. The Shout service is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An explainer animation that displays how the service works is also available 

     

    Crewecial, Crewe

    Open 1pm - 10pm, Crewecial provides a safe space for people struggling with emotional distress who consider themselves to be in a self-defined crisis. It offers a welcoming environment for people to connect with others who are experiencing similar problems. You can watch a video here and a leaflet is available here

     

    The Weston Hub, Macclesfield 

    Open 10am - 10pm, The Weston Hub provides a safe space for people struggling with emotional distress who consider themselves to be in a self-defined crisis. It offers a welcoming environment for people to connect with others who are experiencing similar problems. A video is available here and a leaflet here.

    24/7 all age urgent mental health crisis line

    If your mental health gets worse and you feel you are unable to cope, this is a mental health crisis. It is important to access support quickly. The CWP urgent mental health crisis line supports people to access the help they need and is here to help 24/7. Call 0800 145 6485.

  • Wirral

    IAPT - Talking Therapies

    IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) services are for adults and older people, with mild, moderate-to severe symptoms of anxiety or depression. You can find your local IAPT service on the NHS website.

    Shout - 24/7 all age text messaging service

    Are you feeling anxious or stressed and need support? Text 'BLUE' to 85258 to start a conversation, via text, with a trained volunteer, who will provide free and confidential support. The Shout service is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An explainer animation that displays how the service works is also available 

    Companeros - Crisis Cafe

    Open 1pm - 10pm, Companeros provides a safe space for people aged 18 and over struggling with emotional distress who consider themselves to be in a self-defined crisis. It offers a welcoming environment for people to connect with others who are experiencing similar problems. Read their leaflet.

    24/7 all age urgent mental health crisis line

    If your mental health gets worse and you feel you are unable to cope, this is a mental health crisis. It is important to access support quickly. The CWP urgent mental health crisis line supports people to access the help they need and is here to help 24/7. Call 0800 145 6485.

Gary continues: “We hope through initiatives like Time to Talk Day that we can reduce the stigma attached to mental health, a stigma that I do feel is being reduced year by year as we open up and talk more. We understand that the first step is the hardest step, but we are here to help. We all have mental health, by talking about it we can support ourselves and others.”

In 2022, the national campaign is being organised by Rethink Mental Health, in association with Mind and the Co-Operative Group and a range of activity is available online to support awareness.

Follow @cwpnhs on Twitter and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for more information.

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