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 Everyturn Mental Health 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 Everyturn Mental Health website.
Gents, come and enjoy fixing and making things in the company of others. Chat, have a cuppa, meet new people and share skills.
Open to all men with any, or no, practical skills! All are welcome, as long as you are over 18.
Every Friday, 12.30 - 2.30pm
South Bretton Family and Community Centre
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 South Bretton Family & Community Centre. Tick the Mental Health Trainer box on the form below , and we'll be in touch.
Being out in green spaces and getting in touch with nature is proven to be good for your mental health and improves your mood.
We have a brand new Wellbeing Garden project starting in Olive Road, Welland, and we want you to come and join us!
You can have your own garden area to look after or join in with others. No prior gardening experience is necessary, but if you know your pansies from your petunias, why not share your knowledge with others?
The garden is a safe environment for you to come together with others, get some exercise and fresh air and build your confidence.
The Garden is open Wednesdays 1pm - 3pm and Thursdays 1.30pm - 3.30pm. To find out more and get involved just tick the 'gardening for mental health option on the form below 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 Julia by email at Julia.Kiddle@nct.org.uk.
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. To find out more and volunteer with us visit the PCVS volunteering hub .
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.