Do you need urgent help?

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, or a family member or friend needs help urgently, help is available.

Mental Health Helpline – help in a crisis. If you, a family member or friend needs help urgently, please pick up the phone, you are not alone. Telephone: 0808 196 4501

Samaritans - anyone in distress can contact Samaritans at any time of the day. Volunteers provide confidential non-judgemental emotional support to people in distress. Telephone: 116 123 free from any phone.

Telford Samaritans - 115 King Street, Wellington, Telford, TF1 1NU. Telephone: 01952 256161 or email: jo@samaritans.org.

Improving your wellbeing

Mental wellbeing doesn't have one set meaning. We might use it to talk about how we feel, how well we're coping with daily life or what feels possible at the moment.

Good mental wellbeing doesn't mean you're always happy or unaffected by your experiences. But poor mental wellbeing can make it more difficult to cope with daily life.

There are lots of things we can try to take care of our wellbeing. But it's not always easy to start. (Visit the MIND website to view the full quote about improving your wellbeing.)

Making small changes to your lifestyle can go a long way to improving both your physical and mental health, but sometimes taking the first steps can be difficult. 

Visit the NHS website for information about the five ways to wellbeing if you are concerned about your mental health. You'll find some practical tips on doing the things that can help.

Visit the NHS website for information on Every Mind Matters has some expert advice and practical tips to help you relax more, achieve more and enjoy your life more. Visit the NHS website to create your own mind plan with this interactive quiz to help you deal with stress and anxiety, improve your sleep, boost your mood and feel more in control.

If you would like a chat with an adviser to see if our service is what you are looking for please contact us via email: healthylifestyles@telford.gov.uk.

Please note: that our Healthy Lifestyle Advisors and Practitioners are not clinically trained and offer healthy lifestyle advice and support only.

Further information

Local mental health support services

Visit the Telford MIND website for more information about the charity - A local mental health charity, supporting people who are experiencing mental health problems or emotional distress

Visit the Telford & Wrekin Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) website to view their services - Telford & Wrekin IAPT Service offers help to people with common mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. Includres self-help booklets.

Visit the Telford After Care Team (TACT) website for support with mental health issues - a listening and support service for people when they have mental health issues. Branches will help in a crisis, but will also support recovery by helping people to develop skills for work and life. 

Visit the BEAM (Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin) website for more information about the drop-in service - an emotional health and well-being drop-in service for young people under 25 years old who are registered with a GP in Shropshire, Telford or Wrekin. Visit the Children's Society webiste for more information about BEAM.

National Mental Health Information and Support 

Visit the MIND website for tips and guides to help with your mental health - provides tips and guides to help you cope with everyday things like money, work, university and more.

Visit the Anxiety UK website for infomration and support with your mental health - provides self-help resources and support tools (icluding books, self-help guides and other materials) that will enable you to have control over your recovery and to manage your anxiety more effectively. 

Visit the Combat Stress website for support with mental helath problems - support for former servicemen and women with mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. 

For more information on daily health messages and what is going on throughout the borough to improve the health of our residents check out our social pages.

How do I access this service?

Complete our online form to make a referral or to get in touch with the Healthy Lifestyles team

Email: healthylifestyles@telford.gov.uk
Telephone: 01952 382582 

Last updated: 02/03/2021 10:44