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. Our services and support are here for you. 

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.

What can it help with: Talk to a qualified professional about a range of mental health concerns including anxiety, stress and bereavement. 

Where: Online 

When: Complete your referral at any time, then agree the appointment time that suits you. 

Who can sign up: Anyone aged over 17 who is registered with a GP in the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire area. 

You can refer yourself through the Everyturn Mental Health website.

Men Together!

Lonliness and isolation is a common experience, but you are not online. Join our Men Together group to enjoy a chat over a cuppa.

What can it help with: Meeting new people and learning new skills as you try making and fixing things. 

Where: South Bretton Family and Communtiy Centre 

When: Every Friday, 12.30 - 2.30pm 

Who can sign up: Any man over the age of 18. All are welcome! 

Join our Men Together group

Mental Health Trainer

We’ve joined with Healthy You to offer you eight one-to-one sessions with a Mental Health Trainer. This friendly, professional support is here to take a look at your specific circumstances and help you feel great! .

What can it help with: Talk to a specialist mental health trainier for lifestyle advice to help you maintain a positive outlook. 

Where:  South Bretton Family & Community Centre.

When: Start your 8 week programme at any time. 

Who can sign up: Any adult who wants to take care of their mental health. 

Sign up for your 8 week programme 

Help for new mothers

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.

What can it help with: You’ll receive support from another mum, just like you, who will have been through many of the things you have been through.

Where: You can agree whether to talk on the phone, online or meet in person. 

When: Start your 8 week programme at any time. 

Who can sign up: Any new mum.  

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 emailing  Julia.Kiddle@nct.org.uk.

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.