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Since 1986

Helping Shape Your Future

Since 1986

Mental Health Awareness Week

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, we have gathered together a selection of documents from the Mental Health Foundation that we feel you may find useful for yourself or someone you know who may be struggling with mental health issues.

How to...

Look after your mental health using exercise

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Overcome fear and anxiety

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Sleep better

How to...

Support mental health at work

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Look after your mental health

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Look after your mental health using mindfulness

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Manage and reduce stress

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Look after your mental health in later life

The truth about self-harm

for young people and their friends and families

Mental health support signposting sheet

This document has been created to help signpost yourself and others that you will be supporting different support mechanisms and services both in relation to the Covid19 pandemic and in particular in relation to supporting mental health and mental wellbeing during this time.
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Exam stress

Working towards exams can create feelings of worry and being under pressure, especially the higher level qualifications that you are working towards. However there are a range of things that you can do to help deal with the stress that you might be feeling, Find out more about what we mean by the term stress and stress response here:

Mental Health Tips - backed by research

This guide provides you with our best tips on how to look after your mental health – backed by research. Protecting our mental health is easier than you might think. We can all do it every day, and with simple activities that help us feel OK, we’re better able to cope with life. It’s like brushing your teeth daily – important in preventing problems. It’s the same for our mental health. It can also be fun! Each of our tips has been created to help us look after our mental health, and, importantly, each is backed up by evidence from research, including the Mental Health Foundation’s ground breaking study –

Mental health support

Helplines and support groups

The following are helplines and support networks for people to talk to, mostly listed on the NHS Choices website


Samaritans (116 123) operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at


Campaign Against Living Miserably (0800 58 58 58) is a leading movement against suicide. It runs a UK helpline and webchat from 5pm to midnight 365 days a year for anyone who has hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support.


PANDAS (0808 1961 776) runs a free helpline and offers a support service for people who may be suffering with perinatal mental illness, including prenatal (antenatal) and postnatal depression plus support for their family or network.


Childline (0800 1111) runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and the number won’t show up on your phone bill.


PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is an organisation supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal.


Mind (0300 123 3393) is a charity providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Students Against Depression

Students Against Depression is a website for students who are depressed, have a low mood or are having suicidal thoughts.

Bullying UK

Bullying UK is a website for both children and adults affected by bullying.


Amparo provides emotional and practical support for anyone who has been affected by a suicide.
This includes dealing with police and coroners; helping with media enquiries; preparing for and attending an inquest and helping to access other, appropriate, local support services. Call 0330 088 9255 or visit for more details.

Hub of Hope

Hub of Hope is the UK’s most comprehensive national mental health support database. Download the free app, visit or text HOPE to 85258 to find relevant services near you.

Young Persons Advisory Service

Providing mental health and emotional wellbeing services for Liverpool’s children, young people and families. tel: 0151 707 1025 email:

Paul's Place

Providing free counselling and group sessions to anyone living in Merseyside who has lost a family member or friend to suicide. Tel: 0151 226 0696 or email:

The Martin Gallier Project

Offering face to face support for individuals considering suicide and their families.
Opening hours 9.30-16.30, 7 days a week. Tel: 0151 644 0294 email:

GMLPF mind resources

Greater Merseyside Learning Providers Federation (GMLPF) is a non-profit organisation that champions and supports nearly 70 Merseyside skills and education providers.


GMLPF has a wide range of resources available to help people experiencing menthat health issues. More information can be foind on the GMLPF website here: