Mental Health support

Local mental health helpline

Local NHS trust, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP), has a mental health helpline on 0800 145 6485for residents of Cheshire West, Cheshire East and WirralOpen 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it is open to people of all ages, including children and young people who need urgent mental health support. The helpline is part of the NHS Long Term Plan to improve access to mental health support.

What to do if you need urgent mental health help

  • Please call 0800 145 6485 and our dedicated local NHS staff will support you to access the help you need
  • The helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to all people of all ages – including children and young people
  • The helpline is now the first port of call for mental health help – it is operated by people in your local area who will know how best to support you. If you call NHS111 you may have to wait longer for help and will be redirected to this local service
  • Please note A&E and 999 are not the best place to get help for the majority of mental health problems
  • You should still call 999 or go to A&E if you have an immediate, life threatening emergency requiring mental or physical health assistance

Links to other mental health and wellbeing support available