Mental health and wellbeing support

The NHS advocates the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing' - five scientifically proven ways you can increase your sense of wellbeing.

They are:

  • Connect – connect with people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships
  • Be active – you don't need to go to the gym. Take a walk, go cycling or play football. Find an activity you enjoy and make it part of your life
  • Keep learning – learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. So why not sign up for that cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike?
  • Give to others – even the smallest act can count, whether it's a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Larger acts, such as volunteering at your local community centre, can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks
  • Take notice – be more aware of the present moment, including your feelings and thoughts, your body and the world around you. Some people call this awareness "mindfulness", and it can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.

Happy? OK? Sad?

This is a website developed by Warrington Public Health to provide comprehensive and clear information on mental health services and support groups in Warrington.

There are many services detailed including:

  • NHS Psychological Therapies
  • Creative Remedies, an arts based service
  • Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • The Wellbeing Service
  • Books on Prescription
  • St Joseph's Family Centre, whose services include counselling
  • Local and national support groups
  • Specialist and secondary services like CAMHS and the 5 Boroughs Assessment Team
  • Charities
  • Advice on what to do in a crisis

Visit the Happy? Ok? Sad? website

More information on Apps for Self Help

Useful websites and more information on mental health