Get support with your mental health
The Mental Health Charity Mind report that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England. We have health and support available to you. You are not alone.
Counselling and talking therapies
Our partners at Insight Healthcare offer talking therapies to residents of Peterborough, free of charge and without the need to go through your GP. You can refer yourself through the Ingisht Healthcare website.
Mental Health Trainer
We’ve joined with Healthy You to offer you eight one-to-one sessions with a specialist mental health trainer to give you friendly, professional lifestyle advice to help you maintain a positive outlook and feel great! Available at our Health & Wellbeing Hub in Welland and the South Bretton Family & Community Centre. Tick the Mental Health Trainer box on the form below, and we'll be in touch.
Mental Health Pottery Group
Improve your mental health with our fabulous free pottery classes! Not only will you be able to get creative and crafty, but you’ll also meet new people in a safe environment. Plus, the activity could help to reduce:
- intrusive thoughts and feelings by giving you something new to focus on.
- your blood pressure and the effects of stress.
- feelings of isolation, by helping you feel connected to others.
Running every Wednesday between 10am and 11.30am at our South Bretton Family and Community Centre. Tick the Mental Health Pottery box on the form below, and we'll be in touch.
New Perspectives support group
‘New Perspectives’ is our new mental health support group, available completely free to anyone who just wants to talk. Starting from 27 April at 1pm, and running weekly, the group will be available online and led by a mental health professional. It will give you a safe space to connect with others and share solutions and coping strategies for whatever hurdles you are facing. We hope one day to offer these sessions in person as well, but the online support will continue. If you would like to know more, tick the New Perspectives box on the form above and we’ll be in touch.
Help for new parents
Becoming a parent for the first time, especially in a pandemic, and be an incredibly isolating and lonely experience. We work closely with NCT, and their Birth and Beyond community support volunteers are on hand to lend a listening ear and signpost you to other support available. You’ll receive support from another mum, just like you, who will have been through many of the things you have been through. If you would like help from a Community Supporter who understands how hard being a new mum can be, then get in touch with Kerry by email at Kerry.Smith@nct.org.uk or call her on 0771 131 7555.
Volunteering is a great way to get out of the house and meet people, whilst also learning new skills. We have some fantastic opportunities for people who would like to get out help in our communities. We also run an introduction to volunteering course that can help you get started. find out more on our volunteering page or tick the volunteering box on the form above and we’ll be in touch!
Dealing with a mental health crisis
You might be in crisis if:
- You are thinking of hurting yourself or suicide seems the only option
- Someone you know has made threats to hurt you or someone else.
- You are experiencing extreme distress that seems overwhelming.
Remember, no matter what you are going through the Samaritans are there for you, 24 hours a day. Just call them for free on 116 123.
There is lots of information on the NHS website about accessing emergency help.
If you are registered with a GP in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough call 111 and press option 2 for the First Response Service - a 24-hour service for people in a mental health crisis. This service is for anyone, of any age. Specially-trained mental health staff will speak to you and discuss with you your mental health care needs – instead of you having to go to accident and emergency departments of local acute hospitals.
The Mind Infoline can put you in touch with mental health services in other areas of the UK. Call them on 0300 123 3393.
Support for young people
You can access specific support and advice for young people and parents at Young Minds, the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.
If you're under 19, you can also call 0800 1111 to talk to Childline. The number will not appear on your phone bill.