Helpful Resources

Anxiety UK


Tel: 08444 775 774

Helps all those suffering with anxiety disorders.  Self help leaflets and contact lists.  Self help groups, counselling, phone self help groups, email support. Section on young people and anxiety


Beechwood Community Trust

Beechwood Community Trust provides advice and guidance on all types of benefits through our Advice service based at Summerhill House. Beechwood Community Trust offers support for residents, who are struggling to cope with welfare reforms that are impacting upon their personal circumstances. Whether in or out of employment Beechwood Community Trust are there to provide help and support  through times of hardship.  

Address:  22 Beechwood Drive, Birkenhead, Prenton, Wirral, CH43 7ZU

Telephone: 0151 657 8008

Carers Trust for all – provides support to unpaid carers of all ages and the people they care for every day

Contact (North West) the charity for families with disabled children. We understand that life with a disabled child brings unique challenges, and we exist to help families feel valued, supported, confident and informed.


Depresssion Alliance

Tel 0845 123 23 20 (for information pack)


Depression Alliance  212 Spritfire Studios

63-71 Collier Street London N1 9BE


CBT Online

An interactive site that teaches people to use ways of thinking that will hep with congnitive behaviour therapy (CBT)


Eating Disorders:  B-EAT:

Adult Helpline 0845 634 1414

Youth Helpline 0845 634 7650

textphone service 01603 753322

UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families.


Eating Disorders: Boy Anorexia

Informative website about anorexia in boys in association with the book ‘Boys get Anorexia Too’ by Jennifer Langley.



Frank helpline: tel 0800 77 6600

Provides free, confidential advice, counselling and referral to specialist services 24 hours a day.


Get Connected

A free confidential helpline for young people that will put then in touch with the right help they need.

0800 096 0096 (Every day from 5.00pm til late)


Living with Voices: 50 Stories of recovery

by Prof Marius Romme, Dr Sandra Escher, Jacqui Dillon, Dir Dirk Corstens, Prof Mervyn Morris

(ISBN: 978-1-906254-22-3)

A new analysis of the hearing voices experience outside the illness model resulted in accepting and making sense of voices.  This study of 50 stories forms the evidence for this successful new approach to working with voice hearers.  Includes many personal stories about people’s experiences as a child or young person living with voices.


National Drugs Helpline

Helpline for anyone concerned about drug misuse, including users, families, friends and carers.

0800  776600 (24 hours)

Also available in some languages other than English


NAGC Youth Agency

Helpline for young people from 11-25 years.

Counselling and cyber cafe

01908 698 498 (Mon-Fri 9.ooam- 4.30pm)


OCD Action


0845 390 6232

Information and support for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCDs) and related disorders including Body Dismorphic Disoder (BDD), Skin Picking (CSP), Trichotillomania (TTM) compulsive hair pulling



Tel:0845 4560455

Rethink is a campaigning membership charity working with people with severe mental illness, their carers, families and friends through a network of mutual support groups around the country.  The organisation provides services, information and support and believes that all those who experience severe mental illness are entitled to be treated with respect and as equal citizens.



SANEline 0845 7678000

SANE is one of the UK’s leading charities concerned with improving the lives of everyone affected by mental illness.  It has a helpline which offers support and information to callers throughout the UK.  The sight offers extensive literature on subjects including schizophrenia, depression and therapies.


Talk don’t Walk

Tel: 0800 085 2136

Support and advice for young people who have run away from home or are thinking of running away form home or care


Young Minds

This is one of the UK’s leading charities committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and includes advice for parents worried about their child. The Wirral Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service now delivers an extended out-of-hours advice ine service

Wirral CAMHS Advice Line – 0151 488 8453 (9am – 10pm weekdays, 12-8pm weekends and public holidays)