Mental Health & Wellbeing Support

Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton

Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton is a charity dedicated to protecting and promoting the wellbeing of people aged 50+. The charity provides a range of direct services which make life better for local older people including:

Phone: 01704 542 993

Alcohol / Drug Support - 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 link here.

Alzheimer's Society

The Alzheimer's Society is the leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their carers and families.  It offers advice, information, and support people for with dementia and those who care for them. 

Phone: 01704 539 967, 0333 150 3456 (support line)

Building Attachments & Bonds Service (BABS)

BABS is a new Parent Infant Mental Health Service in Sefton supporting vulnerable families while mum is pregnant and in the early weeks after the baby is born. It offers specialist, therapeutic support to families in Sefton to help them build good bonds and attachment with their baby. 

You can be referred to the service via your midwife, health visitor or GP. Most referrals are made via public health midwives. 

For more information, click here.

Brighter Living Partnership

The Brighter Living Partnership is a healthy living centre based in Southport, supporting individuals to live healthier lives through a range of different projects and activities, including nutrition advice, gardening, social activity clubs and more.

Phone: 01704 517810
Mobile: 07712443735

CHART (Crosby Housing Association Trust)

Crosby Housing Association Trust is a small community-based housing association operating in south Sefton.

The CHART team focuses on the accommodation and support needs of people in Sefton who have a severe and enduring mental illness. The team works to obtain suitable accommodation, particularly for those whose discharge from hospital is being delayed.

CHART also works with homeless and potentially homeless people with mental health problems in Sefton.

Phone: 0151 920 7300

Citizens Advice Sefton

Citizens Advice Sefton is a registered charity that provides free, impartial, confidential advice to help people solve their legal, financial, benefit, employment, housing, consumer, and other problems. 

Phone: 03444 111 445

Expect LTD

Expect is a registered, not for profit charity, offering a range of social care services to vulnerable people. The charity offers support to people who have learning disabilities, mental health issues, dementia, autistic spectrum disorders, acquired brain injuries, personality disorders and other complex needs.

Phone: 015 1284 0025

Imagine Independence

Imagine Independence is a charity dedicated to helping people with mental and physical health issues live their lives as independently as possible. The charity provides personalised support to people struggling with a wide range of issues, including multiple health issues, drug and alcohol issues as well as ex-offenders.

Phone: 0151 7092366

Living Well Sefton

Living Well Sefton is a free service with a focus on supporting people with issues that may be affecting their health and wellbeing. It is collaboration of various Sefton organisations with the expertise and knowledge to benefit residents.

As part of the service there are a number of Living Well Mentors who work with residents on a one-to-one basis to identify health areas where small changes can be made but may have a big impact on improving health, such as exercise, cooking and eating better, stopping smoking, coping better with stressful situations, help with debt and benefits and more.

Phone: 0300 323 0181

Netherton Feel-Good Factory

Netherton Feelgood Factory is a community-led, healthy living centre operating in Sefton. Their mission is to help local people improve their health, wellbeing, and quality of life.

The Feelgood Factory provides services for the whole community from childhood to old age in order to promote health and wellbeing as holistically as possible. 

Phone: 0151 291 8010

Mental Health - Psychological Support for Men in Sefton

Sean’s Place aims to improve men’s mental health and wellbeing across Sefton through sessions specifically identified to improve confidence and self-esteem for men whilst reducing symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety.


Mental Health - Psychological Support (including crisis)- Telephone & Online

Information regarding online and telephone support 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. 

Mental Health - Psychological Support - Talking Matters Sefton (Previously known as Access Sefton)

Talking Matters Sefton is a free, confidential service designed to help anyone aged over 16 in the South Sefton, Southport, and Formby areas to deal with common mental health difficulties. These may include depression, anxiety, panic, phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Phone: 0300 303 2708

Mental Health - Shout

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.

Mental Health - 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.

Sefton Advocacy

Sefton Advocacy is a small charity providing one to one casework. They offer a free, independent and confidential advocacy service to people aged 18 and over and living in Sefton.

Sefton Advocacy works to ensure that service users are supported appropriately to enable to participate in decisions that affect their lives, giving them the choice and control over their own lives. The team provides help in a range of areas, from general advocacy to specialist services to support people with a variety of needs.

The team also run Sefton Older Persons’ Forum meetings where people can get take part in decision making and get their voice heard in a group setting.

Phone: 01704 500 500

Sefton Carers Centre

Sefton Carers Centre provides free advice and guidance, emotional and practical support, training and a range of holistic therapies for unpaid carers living in Sefton.

Phone: 0151 288 6060

Stroke Association

The Stroke Recovery Service provides practical advice, emotional support and high-quality information following a stroke, for stroke survivors, carers or family members.

This service offers:

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Phone: 0303 3033 100

Sefton Women's and Children's Aid (SWACA)

Sefton Women's and Children's Aid works to safeguarding women, young people and children. Their dedicated team supports them in surviving the impact of domestic abuse by giving free, practical, and emotional help.

Phone: 0151 922 8606

Swan Women's Centre

SWAN Women’s Centre supports women to achieve mental wellbeing and providing services for women who experience anxiety, depression, stress or mental health issues.

Phone: 0151 933 3292

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. There are Life Rooms based in Southport and Bootle.

The Life Rooms offers opportunities in relation to:

Southport: 01704 383 198
Bootle: 0151 330 6461

The Venus Centre

The Venus Centre empowers, promotes, and supports women, young women and their children in developing their potential, recognising their choices, achieving their goals and challenging injustice. Their services provides support around:

Phone: 0151 474 4744


Young Persons:-

Parenting 2000

Parenting 2000 is a registered charity that was set up in 1994 by a group of parents. The team, who are based in Sefton, run a range of services that provide emotional and practical support, and information targeted at vulnerable children, young people and families in the community.

Phone:  0151 932 1163 or 0151 920 7137


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.