Mental Health Support
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
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.
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I didn’t know if I dared click on that link, Tonker. Truss you!
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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
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Looks like a member already needs to sign up for support
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Samaritans also have a self-help app:
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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 email@example.com
Or you can complete a short survey:
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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:
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
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"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!
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Similar happened to me Tonker when I rang the gambling help line.
They told me to ring back at 20/1.
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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
I watched the programme about paul merson last night, it was heartbreaking.
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I missed it, Basil, but will watch it on BBC iPlayer:
Paul Merson: Football, Gambling & Me
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Sat 27th Nov
At The Museum of Wigan Life
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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
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
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