The Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline available for those in need

Mental health experts are encouraging anyone who is feeling low or distressed to get in touch via a special helpline.

Saturday, 18th June 2016, 10:30 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:49 pm
Help is at hand at the end of the phone for those feeling low

The Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline provides a listening ear for people across Fylde and Wyre.

Callers can be referred to mental health teams or given advice on eating disorders, domestic violence and sleeping problems.

The helpline, which is staffed by trained volunteers, can be contacted on 0800 915 4640 and is open Monday to Friday 7pm to 11pm and Saturday and Sunday noon to midnight.

Perri McGovern, helpline volunteer coordinator at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said: “Around one in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point during their life such as depression, stress or anxiety.

“The helpline provides a listening ear for people who feel they can’t talk to those close to them about how they’re feeling or anyone concerned about the health of a loved one.

“We are also able to signpost people who may be unsure where to turn for assistance on issues such as bereavement or sleeping problems amongst many others, in order to help people with their overall health and wellbeing.

“This year marks the 20 th anniversary of the helpline and I’d like to thank all our trained volunteers whose dedication and commitment to providing a confidential, supportive listening service that ensures we are able to keep the helpline going.”