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
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
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
Mental Health Helpline
Or text Hello to
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.
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
Expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental wellbeing.
Mental health and money
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.
If you feel like you want to die, it’s important to tell someone.