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Support in Widnes & Runcorn

Struggling with thoughts of suicide or need urgent mental health support?

Contact your local Mental Health helpline, run by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust​, to speak to someone in your local area who will know how best to support you.

The Help line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is available to people of all ages who need urgent mental health support including children and young people.

Tel: 0800 051 1508 Free to call from both landlines and mobiles​


Call 999 if you’re in an emergency and your life or someone else’s is in immediate danger

A & E

If you are unable to keep yourself safe and need immediate help, especially if you think you will act on suicidal feelings or have seriously self-harmed, go to your nearest A and E department

Search for your local A and E
NHS 111

Not sure what medical support you need? call NHS 111


Contact your GP and ask for an emergency appointment if you need urgent support for your mental health but you are able to keep yourself safe until the appointment

Mind- info on emergency appointments

​​​Emotional Support


Need to talk to someone? Samaritans are there to listen and are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year call 116 123 for FREE

18 and under? You can call, chat online or email child line about anything you are worried about for free, 24/7 support
24/7 support via text

Struggling to cope and need to talk you can text ‘REACH’ to 85258 for FREE 24/7 support​
Worried about someone else?

For guidance on what to do if you think someone you know isn’t ok visit the samaritans

Apps to help keep you safe

Stay Alive

FREE app with info and tools to help you stay safe in a crisis

Download the app