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Mental Health Support 

"Caring for a relative or friends with a mental health condition is hard. The
invisibility of the illness can make it feel like you are not a “real” carer. Trust me you are and you are making a huge difference to someone’s life."

Monthly Support Group 

Every month, Friends of Rhyddings Park host a free support network for carers living with people who experience mental health problems. Come for free advice, tips and support. Refreshments provided.

No booking required - just drop in.

Once a month on a Friday morning
11.30am - 12.30pm
Visit Friends of Rhyddings Facebook page for dates and times of the next meeting.

Mental Health Support Guide  


We have developed a guide for services and local support, though we do recommend that you contact each group as they may be operating differently. 


You can find a copy of our Mental Health Support Guide by

clicking here.


If you run a community support group and wish to appear in the guide, please call us on (01254) 387444 or email

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Other services


A safe place for anyone struggling to cope. Call 116 123 Available 24/7 or visit


NHS Lancashire & South Cumbria

Helpline supporting everybody's mental health. Call 0800 915 4640 Available 24/7 or visit


The Wellbeing and Mental Health Texting Service (NHS)

Confidential and anonymous texting service supporting peoples wellbeing. Text HELLO to 07860 022846 or visit


No Panic

Helping people who suffer from panic attacks and other anxiety disorders. Call 0330 606 1174. Available every day 10am-10pm or visit


The Calm Zone

Support just for men. Call 0800 585858 Available 5pm-Midnight every day or visit


Age UK

Helping older people who are at home and need a little extra support with their wellbeing. Call 0800678 1602 Available 8am-7pm daily or visit


Home Start

Emotional support for families in East Lancashire Visit



Helping you understand and look after your mental health. Visit


Confidential service where children can talk about any thing. Call 0800 1111 or visit Available 24/7



Educational source for adults on children's mental health. Visit Available 24/7 Online only



For young people dealing with suicide and depression. Call 0800 068 4141 or text 07786 209697 Available weekdays 10am-10pm weekends 2-10pm bank holidays 2-5pm or visit


Young Minds

Advice for parents/carers on the mental health of children. Call 0808 802 5544 Available weekdays 12-10pm 24/7 for crisis messanger text YM to 85258 or visit


Kooth Safe

Anonymous online counselling and support. Visit www. Available weekdays 12pm-10pm weekends 6pm-10pm Healthy


Healthy Young Minds

Online self-help materials, resources and guidance. Available 24/7 Visit

Richmond Fellowship

A range of mental health support services, making recovery a reality. Visit



An online counselling service for anyone over 16. Visit 


Red Rose Recovery

Supporting adults recovering from addiction and with the mental health/dual diagnosis. Visit


Mental Health Foundation

Working towards good mental health for all, prevention is better than cure. Visit 


Charlie Waller Trust

Resources and educational tools to help young people look after their mental wellbeing. Visit Available 24/7

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