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Adult mental health support

Crisis Team

If you need urgent help as you are in mental distress, then please call the Crisis team's trained medical professionals who are able to provide assessment and referrals to appropriate services. You can also call the Crisis team if you need access to services or advice about someone else who needs treatment or support. This is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Telephone: 0800 953 0110 

Wellbeing Helpline and Texting Service, is also available Monday to Friday 7pm to 11pm and Saturday 12pm to Midnight, and offers emotional support, ring if you want to chat about your mental health or are lonely.

Telephone 0800 915 4640 or by texting "Hello" to 07860 022 846

Specialist Triage, Assessment and Referral Team (START Team)

The START team screens and assesses the needs of all referrals and signposts on to other services, creating a seamless and timely care pathway. The team provides functions which include ongoing assessment, brief interventions and a case management function for some service users.

To access the START team you will need to be referred via a health professional such as a GP, social worker or health visitor.  

Self-referral is also available.  

View more information on the START team's website.

Telephone: 01772 676173



Mindsmatter offer access to a range of brief therapeutic interventions, including courses and workshops, online programmes and face to face therapy, to support people's differing emotional needs.  

Giving people the right information and help to develop skills and gain tools to overcome stress, anxiety and depression is at the heart of what they do.  

To find out more information about this service or to self-refer visit the Mindsmatter website.

Telephone: 01772 643168


Every Mind Matters

This platform has been developed to support people during the COVID-19 outbreak, and has a COVID-19 hub that includes tips and support on how to deal with change, cope with money worried and job uncertainty and how to look after your mental wellbeing while staying at home.  It also includes practical tips and videos from experts on dealing with stress and anxiety, boosting your mood, sleeping better and what you can do to help others - including advice for parents and for children and young people.

To find out more information please visit the Every Mind Matters website. 


Community Engagement Prevention Team (CPET)

The Community Prevention and Engagement Team (CPET) practice a person centred, strength-based approach to empower individuals to support their own mental health and wellbeing through social inclusion. This allows people to improve and maintain their mental health and wellbeing by making community connections, developing support networks and engaging in meaningful occupation. Through a recovery focused support plan, CPET aims to build people's confidence and resilience to achieve personal goals. 

Telephone: 01772 520857


Lancashire MIND

Lancashire MIND is an independent charity, based in Chorley and working for the people of Lancashire. They are committed about making a difference to the mental health of people living and working in Lancashire.

To find out more information please visit the Lancashire Mind website. 


Togetherall offers a safe place online and is available to anyone, anywhere, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. By joining Big White Wall free of charge, you will be able to access: 

  • peer support through an online community
  • resources for self-management
  • guided programmes
  • information and advice
  • live therapy available via text, audio or secure video.

View more information on the Togetherall website.



Samaritans provide a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them.

View more information on the Samaritans website.

Telephone: 116 123



Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK can offer an extensive range of expert support designed to help people to control their anxiety rather than letting it control them. With a membership, which includes an annual fee, people can access packages of support, access to a community of other like-minded people, discounted 1 to 1 therapy services from a network of approved therapists and a wide range of helpful resources that help people to understand and overcome their anxiety.  

View more information on the Anxiety UK website.
Telephone: 03444 775774 

Text: 07537 416905


Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

CALM is leading a movement against suicide. CALM run a free and confidential helpline and webchat 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life's problems. They also support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).  

View more information on the CALM website.

Telephone: 0800 585858 


Support in the Community

Talking group for men

Every Monday at 7pm from 31 January at Chorley Football Club. Delivered by Andy Mans Club Chorley.

They run talking groups for men who have either been through a storm, are currently going through a storm or have a storm brewing in life.

Find out more on the Andy's Man Club website.

Peer Support Group for people affected by Suicide

If you are experiencing loss through suicide, we have a peer support group which meets every two weeks on Thursdays, 12pm to 2pm at Lancaster Way Community Centre.

Contact or call Whatsapp 07973 782833 for more details or to book a place.

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