Mental Health Resources

Every Mind Matters

Whether it’s as a parent or guardian to a child or young person, or if someone you know is struggling, there are plenty of ways we can help others with their mental health.

You might worry that you do not know the best way to help or will say something wrong and make things worse. But the small things can make a big difference to someone.

Every Min Matters have loads of advice and things you can do to support those we care about, as well as plenty of places you can reach out to for further help.

Click on the link to Get Your Mind Plan – Your mind plan (

For top tips on supporting children and young people, click here.

If you feel you or someone you know needs urgent support, click here for further advise.

Free 24-hour listening support


When life is tough, Samaritans are here to listen at any time of the day or night. You can talk to them about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult:

  • call free on 116 123
  • visit the Samaritans website here – online support for young people

Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people.

Kooth offers young people (aged 11-25) in Wirral the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours, young people can message our team and get support by the next day.

When young people register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and discussion boards.  All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.

To find out more visit where young people can register and others can find out more about the service.

You can also view a short video about the service here.

Quell – for anyone aged 26yrs+

Quell offers free, safe and anonymous mental wellbeing support for adults across the UK.

They offer a variety of anonymous support options to meet your needs

  • Online messaging
  • Booked and drop-in chat
  • Therapeutic content
  • Community support
  • Personal development tools
  • All safe and anonymous

Click here to have a look at their website.

Talking Together Wirral

Talking Together Wirral is a free, confidential NHS talking therapy service, available to anyone who is aged 16+ and registered with a GP in the Wirral.

How to make an appointment

If you would like to start counselling or talking therapy with Wirral service, please click on the link below.

Get started with Talking Together Wirral

Wirral CAMHS 0-18 Service

The 0-18 Wirral CAMHS team is a community based specialist service providing mental health assessments and evidence based psychological treatments for children and young people with moderate to severe mental health difficulties, which is where mental health difficulties are having a significant impact upon day to day functioning.

Their aim is to provide a service that works in partnership with families/carers, is person and family centred and is focused on the needs of the child/young person. They offer assessments and treatment based on goals identified by the family, adopting a multi-agency approach for children & young people presenting with the following concerns:

  • Anxiety and depression, for example phobias, social anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), where there is a  significant and enduring impact on the young person’s daily life.
  • Trauma. This covers both ‘single event’ Post-Traumatic Disorder and ‘developmental trauma’ where there is a significant impact on daily life.
  • Emotional dysregulation with significant instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image and mood and impulsive behaviour or significant self-harm.
  • Eating disorders, in partnership with the Cheshire and Merseyside Adolescent Eating Disorder Service (CHEDS).
  • Attachment disorder – having a significant impact on family and social functioning.
  • Suspected Psychosis – Many young people have puzzling experiences (for example, voice hearing) as part of another mental health issue (e.g. anxiety) and they work with these young people, focusing on the core mental health need. However they also work with/signpost to the local Early Intervention Team where symptoms of psychosis are evident.

For further information, click here.

Wirral Ways to Recovery

Wirral Ways To Recovery are a free and confidential drug and alcohol service.

They provide a non-judgemental service, with qualified, experienced staff & volunteers who offer support in health & wellbeing and substance misuse. They can talk to you in a number of supportive environments, and all which have a friendly atmosphere and provide you with information to help you reduce your substance misuse or become abstinent.

For further information, click here.