Urgent help

If there is an immediate risk to life, ring 999.

To talk to someone out of hours, you can contact:

  • the Out of Hours Adult Social Care team on 01254 587547

Referrals and enquiries

If you’re struggling with your mental health, we strongly recommend that you visit your GP. They are familiar with your medical history, and they’ll be able to direct you to the appropriate treatment. They’ll also be able to refer you to more specialist services if you need them.

Some organisations who can help

Home Treatment Team

The Home Treatment Team help people who are experiencing mental distress and can support them out of a crisis. They help to resolve problems and can offer practical and emotional support.

If you need urgent help, contact:

  • the Initial Response Service (IRS) on 0300 290 500 or
  • the Out of Hours team on 01254 226074

NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Talking Therapies

The Talking Therapies service offers a range of free talking therapies to people aged 16 and over, from psychological wellbeing practitioners (PWP), cognitive behavioural therapists (CBT), and counsellors.

Talking Therapies can help with things like:

  • panic disorder
  • depression
  • postnatal depression
  • generalised anxiety disorder
  • chronic worry
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • phobias
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • health anxiety
  • social anxiety

You can refer yourself to the Talking Therapies service.

Every Mind Matters

Online support for your mental health on the Every Mind Matters website

Social care assessment team

You can contact the Social Care Assessment team on 01254 226150.

You can also request a social care assessment online.

Request a mental health social care assessment


If you are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, immediate support is available from the Samaritans.

They provide confidential, non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day.

Contact them on 0300 094 5714 or visit the Samaritans website.

NHS Choices

The NHS Choices website has lots of information and support for your mental health.

Lancashire Mind

The Lancashire Mind website has lots of information and resources to help you get help with your mental health.