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How happy are you?


Mental health and wellbeing

Mental wellbeing – or happiness - is about more than avoiding mental health problems. It means feeling good and being able to cope with everyday life.

Having good mental wellbeing doesn’t mean you’ll never experience hard times, but it can help you feel you have the resilience to cope.

There are five steps that we can all take to look after our mental health and wellbeing.

5 Tips For Better Mental Health - Get VOCAL


Get Vocal

Watch how our residents take these steps as part of our Get Vocal campaign, in partnership with Blackpool Football Club Community Trust.


What if you
need help?

If you think you might be experiencing a mental health problem, there are a number of services that can help you.

Face to Face

Visit your GP who may refer you to a more specialist service. Self-refer into Blackpool Supporting Minds for adults.


If you are a young person who is struggling to cope and looking for someone to talk to.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Lancashire Wellbeing,
Mental Health Helpline

0800 9154640

Or text Hello to

07860 022846


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For people aged 16 or over offers a range of help, including talk therapy in community, groups and on a one-to-one basis. It is free to use for Blackpool residents.

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An online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people aged 11-16, accessible through mobile phone, tablet and desktop and free to use for Blackpool residents.

NHS - Every Mind Matters
NHS Every Mind Matters
Expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental wellbeing.


Mental health and money

Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support

The following information may be helpful if you have been bereaved by suicide, or are supporting someone.


Information on local suicide bereavement support

Cruse Bereavement Care:
01772 433645 or 0808 8081677
DrugFAM Telephone Support for anyone bereaved through drug/alcohol addiction:
0300 888 3853
Child Death Helpline for all those affected by the death of a child of any age:
0800 282 986 or 0808 800 6019 if calling from a mobile.
Grieftalk for bereaved children and young people:
0808 802 0111 or visit for live chat.

Suicide prevention

If you feel like you want to die, it’s important to tell someone.

STI Symptom Checker

  • Unusual discharge
  • Pain, burning or increase in weeing
  • Rashes, lumps or blisters
  • Stinging, itching or tingling
  • Pain and/or bleeding during sex
  • Bleeding after sex

  • Pain in the testicles (balls)
  • Pain or tenderness in the lower tummy
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Strong, unpleasant smell from the vagina after sex
  • Painful swelling of penis, testicles or foreskin
  • Brown eggs on pubic or other body hair
  • No Symptoms

Get tested if you have any of these symptoms, a sexual partner has symptoms or you’re worried after having sex without a condom. Many STIs have no symptoms at all, like HIV. The only way to know for sure is to get tested.