How do you look after your mental wellbeing?

Looking after your mental health is just as important as looking after your physical health.

Having good mental wellbeing isn’t about never experiencing hard times - everybody goes through ups and downs in life. Having good mental health means you feel you have the resilience to be able to cope with the ups and downs of everyday life - whatever that brings.

Get Vocal recommends five steps that we can all take to look after our mental health, based on research into what helps improve our mental 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


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.