Mental Health Support

Telephone & Online Psychological Support (including crisis)

Information regarding online and telephone service contact details is available here.

If you are feeling overwhelmed currently and require non-urgent psychological support click here. NB: Must be over 16 years of age to use this service. 

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:

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:

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.


Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Please click here for a link through to the service.


The Life Rooms 

The Life Rooms is a free NHS service providing a safe and welcoming space to meet others, access opportunities and learn about community resources. The Life Rooms offers support for those wanting to take the next steps in their life. The service is available to anyone. For more information please click 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. To access their website, click here.


Star Centre

Young people can drop in Mondays and Wednesdays from 3.00-7.00pm for information, support and advice.  The Star Centre holds a parent's support drop in on Mondays from 1pm - 3pm and on Tuesdays from 5.15pm - 6.45pm & facilitates a LGBTQ drop in and support group.  One to one and group therapeutic sessions are delivered throughout the week and on Saturdays. For further information, click here.