Health and Wellbeing

“Friendly health services tailored to young people are available for you across Wirral. If you’re looking for support with health issues or just need advice, look out for the ‘Young People Friendly’ sign. You’ll find the sign outside a number of walk-in centres and clinics e.g. health services in schools, Brook, Doctors’ surgeries, hospital departments and pharmacies.

‘Young People Friendly’ facilities – services are quality assured so you know that you will:

Be treated with respect –
just because you’re young doesn’t mean you deserve less respect. No matter what your age or background you can be assured that you’ll be treated the same as everyone else.

Be listened to – The service is here to listen to your concerns and issues and to offer sound advice if and when it’s needed.

Not be judged – Health services are not there to judge you, they are there to offer help, advice and support whenever you need it. You’ll receive a confidential services.”

 

What is mental health?

Mental health is a huge area, but it can help to think of it as ‘the way we think and feel’; and ‘how we manage through life’s ups and downs’. Child and adolescent mental health is also about how young people are developing emotionally and how their thinking may be affecting their behaviour.

Is it a phase or a more serious problem?

Friends and family that we don’t see very often will point out just how much our children are changing. Change is the one constant that is true of all children. Knowing whether they are going through a natural stage of change or whether they may be having a mental health difficulty, is not always obvious; so seeking expert advice about an issue which you may not fully understand, is not something to feel embarrassed about, instead it can be the best step for everyone concerned. Read more

Learning Disabilities and Mental Health
“Children and adolescents with learning disabilities are over six times more likely to have a diagnosable psychiatric disorder than their peers who do not have learning disabilities. Mental health problems may be worsened for those with greater support needs, particularly if they are unable to communicate about their feelings or communicate their distress (it may result in this behaviour mistakenly being seen to be challenging). As a result, changes in emotional wellbeing in children and adults with high support needs may easily be overlooked by those who care for them, particularly if they have high levels of medical needs.” Read more
What is CWP CAMHS?
CWP CAMHS stands for Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. Now you can appreciate why we tend to shorten this to CWP CAMHS or even just CAMHS, which we pronounce as “Cams”. We are a team of specially trained workers whose job it is to improve the mental health of children and young people living in the area. We work in partnership with GP’s, hospitals, other professionals and you their parent and carers, to support your child’s health care needs. Find out more here
Learning Disability (L.D. CAMHS)

Is a community based team that provides focused support for children and young people aged 0-18 who have a severe learning disability, and whose behaviours cause difficulty for themselves and their parents/carers. Referrals to the team can be made by parents/carers or any professional who is working with the child. Read more

Our Wirral Children and Young People’s  Learning Disability Service is a community based, specialist service offering support to children, young people and their families/carers across Wirral. Our aim is to provide a service that works in partnership with families/carers, is person and family centred and focused on the needs of the child/young person. We offer support based on the goals identified by the family, a multi-agency approach and have a flexible way of working.

What the team offer https://www.mymind.org.uk/services-and-contacts/learning-disability-services/wirral-learning-disability-camhs/

 

The Box
The box is the self-help section of the My Mind website. Here you will find useful activities and tools to download and use.
Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS)

CWP 24/7 All Age Crisis Telephone Line  0800 145 6485 New 24/7 mental health phone line | CWP

If you need urgent support for your mental health, please call our mental health helpline on 0800 145 6485 and our dedicated local staff will support you to access the help you need.

The phone line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to people of all ages – including children and young people.

The phone line is now the first port of call for mental health help – it is operated by people in your local area who will know how best to support you. If you call NHS111 you may have to wait longer for help and will be re-directed to this local service – so call 0800 145 6485.

Please note, A&E and 999 are not the best places to get help for the majority of mental health problems – call 0800 145 6485 to be directed to the best local service to support you.

You should still call 999 or go to A&E if you have an immediate, life-threatening emergency requiring mental or physical health assistance.

 

Talking Together Wirral – Primary Mental Health Care Provider 0151 649 1859 Talking Together Wirral – Therapy Counselling Wirral – Insight IAPT

Talking Together Wirral (TTW) offers free and confidential talking therapy service to anyone who is aged 16+ and registered with a GP in the Wirral. This free and confidential service is commissioned by the NHS.

 

Wirral Ways to Recovery – Local Substance Misuse Treatment & Recovery Service 0151 556 1335 [email protected] West Wirral Hub – Wirral Ways info | Change Grow Live

 

Journeymen – Men’ Suicide Prevention Charity  0151 792 9159     JourneyMEN CIC – Mental Health, Men

Their aim is to save and rebuild men’s lives that would otherwise be lost in mental health crises. They provide an early intervention service that not only works with all agencies and services in our community, but actively channels men to our network before reaching crisis point & they can then plan a journey with more positive outcomes.

 

Martin Gallier Project – Suicide Intervention, Prevention & Postvention Charity. 0151 644 0294 The Martin Gallier Project

Wirral-based charity dedicated to helping individuals and families across the North West of England. Open 7 days a week 9:30am – 4:30pm

 

Tomorrow’s Women – Women’s Community & Support Centre 0151 647 7907 Home – Tomorrow’s Women Wirral (tomorrowswomen.org.uk)

TWW is a project designed to benefit all women aged 18+ in the community and is committed to reducing female imprisonment, offending, and to provide assistance to those women who want to make positive lifestyle changes.

 

Companeros – recently opened Crisis Café 0151 488 8135

What will the space offer?:-

A calming environment, with experienced staff members on hand to support individuals aged 18+, who are experiencing a mental health crisis

A safe space, where people can talk openly, free from judgement or stigma

Access to one to one crisis support, wellbeing recovery projects, creative arts and other essential social and emotional support

Walk ins/self-referrals welcome. Access is also available via referrals from Primary Care and CWP crisis telephone line* (additional access pathways will be developed as the service becomes more established)

Doors will initially be open from 1-10 pm, 7 days a week

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