Mental Health - Specifically Linked to Covid-19
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PEOPLE living in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan who need urgent mental health support can now call our 24/7 crisis lines for free.
The Mental Health Crisis Team have upgraded their existing 24/7 mental health crisis lines to Freephone numbers. This means they are now free to call from both landlines and mobile phones.
The new dedicated phone numbers are:
- 0800 051 3253 – for people living in Wigan
- 0800 051 1508 – for people living in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington
The crisis lines provide support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people of all ages, including children and young people, who need urgent mental health support.
Anyone who dials the original local numbers will still reach our mental health crisis teams first time, without the need to be diverted. However, calls made to the original numbers will be charged.
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Text support service launches for boroughs parents, carers and teens
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is beginning the roll out of a new secure text messaging service for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 years old, enabling them to get timely and trusted health advice from a health professional (a Health Visitor or School Nurse).
As our lives have changed over the last few months due to coronavirus, it’s more important than ever for young people families to have easy access to support, particularly in the absence of face to face interaction.
The service (which is available in Warrington, Halton and Oldham) does not aim to replace face to face contacts, rather increase choice for service users about how they access advice from a health professional and provides a new line of communication as face to face contact is reduced.
The ChatHealth text number will operate Monday-Friday from 9am until 5pm. Messages will be responded to within 24 hours during this period. Outside these hours, service users will receive a ‘bounce back’ text message indicating that they will receive a response when the line re-opens. Of course, ChatHealth is not an emergency service, and accordingly parents will be instructed to follow usual advice in seeking urgent medical attention.
The text numbers for Warrington are:
11 - 19 Young People's Service – 07507 330101
0 - 5 Parents Service – 07507 327981
5 - 19 Parents Service – 07480 635994
Or visit chathealth.nhs.uk to start a chat