Mental Health Support

Access Sefton

Access Sefton is a free service provided through Insight Healthcare and funded by NHS Foundation Trust designed to provide people with a solution when struggling with:

  • Low mood
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement
  • Loss
  • Relationship Difficulties

It is accessible to everybody aged 16 or above and has therapists with detailed and extensive backgrounds in a wide range of areas. To access this service you can call them between 9:00am - 1:00pm on: 0300 303 2708. Alternatively, you can access their website by clicking here.

Ambition Sefton

Ambition Sefton is also funded by NHS Foundation Trust and aims to provide help and guidance to the people of Sefton dealing with drug or alcohol problems. It offers a wide range of recovery-focused treatment pathways to its service users, including:

  • Open Access - walk-in to self-refer
  • Community detox access
  • Special prescribing and alcohol services
  • Take home naloxone
  • Blood born virus screening and vaccination
  • Harm reduction advice
  • Peer support mentoring

For further information please take a look at the Ambition Sefton leaflet provided in the link here.

Veterans in Mind

A specialist psychological therapy service run by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) providing assessment and treatmentacross Cheshire & Merseyside (excluding Liverpool) to military veterans.  They  provide substance misuse recovery interventions and work alongside our local partners Armed Forces Community Support Hub, Veterans of the Foundation and Veterans in Sefton who provide a wraparound service addressing social, financial, occupational and employment issues.

If you see any military veterans who have mental health issues that are directly related to their military service, and may benefit from some psychological support then please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking here.


Young Persons

Parenting 2000

Parenting 2000 is a therapeutic service offering individual and group therapeutic sessions for children, teenagers, families and adults in Southport. For further information, click here.

Kooth (11-18 year olds)

Kooth is a free, online, counselling and emotional wellbeing platform for young people in sefton aged 11-18. The information sheet is available here. To access their website, click here.


Mental Health Practitioner

The Village Surgery provides a Mental Health Practitioner at appointments located within the Practice site. Carys, the Mental Health Practitioner, has appointments once a month and is available via referral from a medical professional such as your GP.


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Contact Us

The Village Surgery
The Village Surgery
12 Elbow Lane
L37 4AW
Tel: 01704 878661 / 01704 879430
Fax: 01704 832488