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Warrington Mental Health Forum

Warrington Mental Health Forum meets at least every month and brings together people who are affected by mental distress.  The Forum is an open, welcoming place for people from all backgrounds and communities and is for anyone who is experiencing has experienced any kind of mental health condition.

The Forum provides opportunities to:

·  Meet new people, chat and share experiences

·  Hear from invited speakers about subjects that Forum members are interested in

·  Gain new skills - the Forum can help you access training

·  Have your say about services - what’s good; what’s bad, what could be improved?

·  Help improve services

Is there a cost?

No, it doesn’t cost anything to attend Forum meetings. 

What if I don’t know anyone at the Forum?

Don’t worry.  The Forum is a friendly informal meeting if you want to chat to someone before you come to a meeting please ring Sarah B (phone number on back page).

When are meetings held?

The Forum meets at least once a month at the Gateway, Sankey Street. We also sometimes organise additional meetings and special events.

What if I can’t come to all the meetings?

If you can’t get to all the meetings but want to stay in touch with the Forum put your name on the mailing list to get information from meetings & upcoming events.

Other Activities

The Forum is also involved in organising a range of events to raise awareness of mental health issues, help people look after their mental health and challenge the stigma surrounding mental illness.  Recent activities include a Tea and Talk event held in the Community Space at the Golden Square for World Mental Health Day.

Warrington Mental Health Forum is involved in all of the working groups relating to Warrington Mental Health Partnership which oversees the development of mental health services in Warrington.

If you are a Mental Health professional or you have a service or project that you would like to present to the Forum please contact Sarah B;

For more information contact :

Sarah Brittlebank  (Sarah B) - Mental Health Service User Development Worker

C/O Postal Address: The Gateway, Sankey Street, Warrington WA1 1SR

  Mobile: 07824 509471

Email: sbrittlebank@warrington.gov.uk 

Mental Health Crisis

Contact Warrington & Halton Assessment Team

24hrs – 7 days a week

01925 666647

http://www.papyrus-uk.org/

Confidential Young Suicide Prevention Advice:

HOPELineUK

0800 068 41 41

email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

SMS:

07786 209697

http://www.samaritans.org

08457 90 90 90

Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

Samaritans Warrington

01925 235000

www.mylifemyway.co.uk

My life, my way - adult social care, health and safeguarding in Warrington

You can contact us by phone on 01925 44 4239 , Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.00pm

in an emergency, outside of these hours, phone

01925 44 4400

www.happyoksad.org.uk.

"Happy? OK? Sad ?" is a mental health awareness campaign for everyone in Warrington. It has a non-medical tone and aims to appeal to all ages. The information on the campaign website is relevant to people who currently enjoy a good level of mental health, as well as to those who are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate support.

Mental Health Crisis - Contact Warrington & Halton Assessment Team

24hrs – 7 days a week - 01925 666647



 
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