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Mental Health Support

Started by: jo anne (33719) 

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 (24051) 

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

Posted by: jo anne (33719) 

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 (33719) 

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 (24051) 

Replied: 3rd Jul 2021 at 09:41

Posted by: PeterP (8826)

Looks like a member already needs to sign up for support

Replied: 3rd Jul 2021 at 09:58

Posted by: jo anne (33719) 

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 (33719) 

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 (33719) 

@Wigan Council (3rd July):

Replied: 3rd Jul 2021 at 10:24

Posted by: jo anne (33719) 

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 (33719) 

@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 (33719) 

@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 (24051) 

"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 (17281) 

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 (33719) 

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 (17151)

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

Replied: 12th Oct 2021 at 13:07

Posted by: jo anne (33719) 

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

 

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