Sefton residents encouraged to continue talking about their mental health

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The ‘Let’s keep talking’ mental health campaign encourages people who may be struggling to stay connected with family and friends and reach out to others who may be isolated or struggling to seek help when needed.

The campaign, led by the Champs Public Health Collaborative, links to the ‘Kind to Your Mind’ campaign website which offers signposting to local services and various mental wellbeing resources including podcasts, information and free online CBT counselling.

As part of the campaign, four people who have lived experience of struggling with mental health and suicide have shared their stories to encourage people to speak out and access support if they need it.

Watch the videos below to hear about the stories of Carl Wales, Danny Sculthorpe, Jake Mills and Jo Phillips:  






Accessing support

As well as the resources available on the Kind to your Mind website, there are a range of local and national services to provide mental health and wellbeing support to those who need it. 

Local mental health and wellbeing services

Use the links below for a round-up of local support services and how to contact them:    

For adults
For children and young people

National mental health crisis numbers


The Samaritans offers a safe place to talk 24 hours a day about whatever is troubling you. Call 116 123 or visit their website here.  


Papyrus offers support for children and young people under 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide. Call 0800 068 41 41 or visit their website here.