Don’t suffer in silence – get help for your mental health

Don’t suffer in silence – that’s the message from health and care leaders in Lancashire and South Cumbria on World Mental Health Day today (Monday 10 October).

A comprehensive list of support is available on the Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership website.

The partnership consists of local organisations such as the NHS, county council and police working together to improve health outcomes across the region.

Support can be found by visiting www.healthierlsc.co.uk/MentalHealthSupport.

If you or someone you know is in a mental health crisis, visit the dedicated crisis support page via Lancashire and South Cumbria Foundation Trust’s website: www.lscft.nhs.uk/services/service-finder-z/crisis-line.

Dr Jim Hacking, a GP in Morecambe Bay and clinical lead for mental health at NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board, said: “It is important everyone knows there is a wide range of services available for anyone experiencing mental ill health.

“If you need support, please reach out for help. Do not suffer in silence.”

Residents are also reminded of the Orange Button scheme which was relaunched last month and has seen a surge in interest from people looking to help others.

Orange Button-holders are trained to signpost those having thoughts of suicide towards appropriate services, and can be spotted by the distinctive orange buttons they wear in workplaces and the wider community.

Become an Orange Button-holder by signing up to a free course with a registered training provider: healthierlsc.co.uk/orangebuttonscheme.

The theme of 2022’s World Mental Health Day, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.

Media release issued on behalf of Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership

A partnership of health and care organisations working together across Lancashire and South Cumbria to empower and support the 1.8 million people in the community to have the best start in life, so they can live longer, healthier lives.

The Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership is the name of the Integrated Care System in Lancashire and South Cumbria which joins up health and care services, listens to the priorities of the community, local people and patients and tackles some of the biggest challenges we are all facing.

For more information visit: healthierlsc.co.uk or follow us on Twitter: @HealthierLSC

 


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