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Mental Health Support

Started by: jo anne (33868) 

In April 2021, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust became the provider of Wigan Borough’s mental health services.

www.gmmh.nhs.uk / Facebook / @GMMH_NHS



www.nhs.uk
www.gmmh.nhs.uk/self-help-resources
www.gmmh.nhs.uk/recovery

The Crisis Cafe is open 7 days a week from 4.30pm until 11pm, at the Leigh Baker Cafe, Atherleigh Park Hospital, Atherleigh Way, Leigh.

Started: 3rd Jul 2021 at 09:29

Posted by: tonker (24193) 

Replied: 3rd Jul 2021 at 09:38
Last edited by tonker: 3rd Jul 2021 at 09:38:36

Posted by: jo anne (33868) 

I didn’t know if I dared click on that link, Tonker. Truss you!

Replied: 3rd Jul 2021 at 09:40

Posted by: jo anne (33868) 

Mental Health and Wellbeing - www.wigan.gov.uk:

• What is it?
• List of helplines and contacts
• Help for suicidal thoughts
• Mental wellbeing resources and training
• Children and young people
• Case studies information

Replied: 3rd Jul 2021 at 09:41
Last edited by jo anne: 3rd Jul 2021 at 09:42:26

Posted by: tonker (24193) 

Replied: 3rd Jul 2021 at 09:41

Posted by: PeterP (8911)

Looks like a member already needs to sign up for support

Replied: 3rd Jul 2021 at 09:58

Posted by: jo anne (33868) 

If you need someone to talk to, you can contact a Samaritan anytime. (link)

Call free on: 116 123


(Face-to-face support is on hold)

Link: www.samaritans.org/branches/wigan / @WiganSamaritans

Replied: 3rd Jul 2021 at 10:02
Last edited by jo anne: 3rd Jul 2021 at 10:03:07

Posted by: jo anne (33868) 

Samaritans also have a self-help app:



selfhelp.samaritans.org

Replied: 3rd Jul 2021 at 10:06
Last edited by jo anne: 3rd Jul 2021 at 10:07:16

Posted by: jo anne (33868) 

@Wigan Council (3rd July):

Replied: 3rd Jul 2021 at 10:24

Posted by: jo anne (33868) 

Wigan & Leigh Mental Health Forum
Thu 22nd July, 5.30 - 7.30pm Online





Eventbrite Link / Facebook

Replied: 16th Jul 2021 at 17:23

Posted by: jo anne (33868) 

@HWWiganLeigh:
Did you find it difficult accessing urgent and emergency care during a mental health crisis? Or maybe you’ve had a really positive experience?

To share your story - text MENTALHEALTH to 07939 061874 for a call back, or email andrea.arkwright@healthwatchwiganandleigh.co.uk



Or you can complete a short survey:
Link

Replied: 9th Oct 2021 at 20:02

Posted by: jo anne (33868) 

@BridgedAGapUK:
Anyone with lived experience or who is currently using the services we need your feedback. We have created a relaxed and safe environment where you can share your experiences:



@GManchesterIMHN:
The Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh forum takes place online this Thursday 14th Oct, 5.30pm - 7.30pm. In partnership with @bridgedagapuk and @WiganLeighCarer, we will be discussing mental health in the area and building our community to effect change.

More info: Eventbrite

Replied: 11th Oct 2021 at 20:10
Last edited by jo anne: 11th Oct 2021 at 20:12:10

Posted by: tonker (24193) 

"If you need someone to talk to, you can contact a Samaritan anytime" - "We're here to listen".

So I rang, at 5.55am, Sunday morning, to ask what they thought of Tyson Fury's victory over Deontay Wilder and their opinion of the fight.

They hung up!

Replied: 11th Oct 2021 at 20:46

Posted by: broady (17423) 

Similar happened to me Tonker when I rang the gambling help line.

They told me to ring back at 20/1.

Replied: 11th Oct 2021 at 21:04

Posted by: jo anne (33868) 

20/1 indeed, Broady.

Help for problem gambling: UK Info

Tonker, I’ve not rung the Samaritans, but I was lucky enough to visit the Wigan Branch once to collect posters etc for a local organisation, and got given a tour by the manager.

They can’t offer face to face support in Dicconson Street at the moment, but when they can I’d recommend giving it a try to anyone who’s struggling.

Replied: 12th Oct 2021 at 11:19

Posted by: basil brush (17380)

I watched the programme about paul merson last night, it was heartbreaking.

Replied: 12th Oct 2021 at 13:07

Posted by: jo anne (33868) 

I missed it, Basil, but will watch it on BBC iPlayer:

Paul Merson: Football, Gambling & Me

Replied: 12th Oct 2021 at 14:26
Last edited by jo anne: 12th Oct 2021 at 14:26:50

Posted by: jo anne (33868) 

News - healthwatchwiganandleigh.co.uk:

Children and Young People's Mental Health Services Directory - THRIVE



Wigan Borough CCG has a directory of children and young people's mental wellbeing services, which you can download for free.

Find out more: Link

Replied: 26th Oct 2021 at 16:12

Posted by: jo anne (33868) 

I recently noticed Empathy North West CIC is now based at 16 Library St - the beautiful Prudential Assurance Buildings (Grade II listed).

Non-profit counselling organisation. Tel: 0303 303 1333 or E-mail: empathynorthwest@outlook.com



www.empathynorthwestcic.com / Facebook

Replied: 26th Oct 2021 at 17:19

Posted by: jo anne (33868) 

Sat 27th Nov
At The Museum of Wigan Life



Link: Eventbrite

Replied: 1st Nov 2021 at 10:11

Posted by: jo anne (33868) 

@ GManchesterIMHN:
The Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh Mental Health Forum is taking place next Thursday (11th Nov) via Zoom.

Come join the mental health community to discuss mental health services and have your lived experiences heard. You can join via the Zoom - link

Replied: 4th Nov 2021 at 22:00

Posted by: jo anne (33868) 




3-5 Frederick St, Hindley WN2 3BD

www.talkaboutitmate.co.uk

Bridging Gap Mental Health Facebook

Replied: 4th Nov 2021 at 22:25

Posted by: jo anne (33868) 

Roots to Wellbeing

For unemployed people aged 19 or over, who want to get more out of life.

Roots to Wellbeing is a free local 10 week programme which helps you to improve your health, your wellbeing and your chances of finding work.

More info: www.groundwork.org.uk

Replied: 23rd Nov 2021 at 12:43

Posted by: jo anne (33868) 

November Workshop
Tue 30th Nov, 10:30am - 11:30am

Ex Rugby player and author, Danny Sculthorpe, will present his 50 minute mental health workshop.

Ashton Library, Wigan Rd, WN4 9BH

Free - Book here

Replied: 24th Nov 2021 at 09:32

 

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