Mental health and wellbeing support for elected members

For members

  • The Samaritan Offer - We have introduced a new 24-hour call back service provided by The Samaritans for staff. All you need to do is complete their confidential online referral form with your first name, a contact number, and the date/time (within a two hour window) you would prefer a call back, plus a short description of your concerns. To speak to somebody urgently, call them 24/7 on 116 123, or visit samaritans.org.

  • Listening Ear Counselling service is available to employees and members who require counselling, please contact wellbeing@liverpool.gov.uk.

  • Qwell – qwell.io Online emotional wellbeing and mental health support.

  • Whether you’re already active and looking for something new to try or you’re looking for a start, the best place to begin is fitforme.info where you can find the right activities for you and view a range of activities that you can do from home.

  • Occupational Health run a weekly open access clinic for employees to speak to the OH nurse for confidential and impartial advice. These appointments will be each Friday for up to half an hour, you just need to email health@liverpool.gov.uk.

  • Learning and Development continues to provide FREE virtual wellbeing sessions to all staff and members you just need to visit the LearningHUB or email learning@liverpool.gov.uk

  • Live Your Life Well Our Public Health colleagues have put together information, expert advice and support on how to look after your physical and mental health.

  • Kind to Your Mind Access a range of online therapy courses developed by professionals, as well as a knowledge base of free health and wellbeing apps.

  • talkliverpool.nhs.uk – Talk Liverpool provide an online clinic or a self referral service offering assessment and treatment via telephone, on-line therapy via the SilverCloud programme as well as virtual face to face therapy via Skype.

  • The Stay Alive App is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in a crisis, populated with Cheshire & Merseyside helplines. Open 24 hours a day, seven-days a week, they are available to people of all ages including children and young people who need urgent mental health support. In addition to the resources, the app includes a safety plan, customisable reasons for living, and a life box where you can store photos that are important to you. https://www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/find-help-now/stay-alive-app/

  • Your political party will be able to provide additional resources and services.

  • If you are a member of a trade union you can speak to your rep or local branch for further wellbeing support and advice.