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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.

World Mental Health Day - 10 October 2020

This World Mental Health Day, after such a challenging year, it’s important to remind ourselves to look after our mental wellbeing. The 5 Get Vocal tips can provide you with a starting point. Why not choose one of the 5 tips today and make your mental health a priority.

5 Tips For Better Mental Health - Get VOCAL

 


 

Blackpool Football Club Partnership

We are delighted that Get Vocal is an official sponsor of Blackpool Football Club for the second year running. The Get Vocal branding will appear on the club’s limited edition away shirts for the 2020/21 football season.

Look out for top tips from the Blackpool FC players on how they look after their mental wellbeing. Follow @BpoolCouncil and @PublicHealthBpl on your social pages.
 

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.

Drop-in

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


Online

togetherall.com

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.

kooth logo

www.kooth.com
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 www.griefencounter.org.uk/grieftalk for live chat.

Suicide prevention

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

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