Crisis Support

If you are looking for help because you are concerned that someone has a current and active intent to hurt themselves or someone else please call 999 and ask for assistance. Alternatively, if it is safe to do so support the person to get to their nearest A&E department.

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Our Sefton Mental Health Crisis Cafes, based in Southport and Crosby, can provide support. It is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5pm to 11pm. Please call 0300 323 0197 or click here.

Sefton in Mind

Support for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Sefton In Mind is a collaboration between organisations in Sefton that are working to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Our pages on mental health support give you access to a wide range of services in Sefton.

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Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity, Working in 126 countries, demonstrating Christian principles through practical support; offering unconditional friendship, and very practical help to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs.

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Samaritans

Samaritans offers 24 hour confidential emotional support to anyone in emotional distress. Samaritans believes that offering people the opportunity to be listened to in confidence and accepted without prejudice can alleviate despair and suicidal feelings.

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Bosco House

The Bosco Society provides a range of supported accommodation to help its clients move towards independent living.

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Crisis Cafe

We provide non-clinical support to Adults aged 18+ who are experiencing severe mental distress, that would lead to a crisis if left unsupported. The aim of this is to reduce the current pressure on A&E and offer an alternative place of safety.

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AMPARO (Listening Ear)

Amparo means ‘shelter’ or ‘safe haven’ in Spanish and provides support for anyone affected by suicide. Support can be provided one-to-one, to family groups, groups of colleagues or peers – whatever is preferred by you and is most appropriate to your situation. The service can be delivered in your home or wherever you are most comfortable.

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Talking Matters Sefton

Mental Health Matters (MHM) is a national charity with over 35 years of experience in delivering high-quality mental health and social care services. MHM has a hugely positive impact on the lives of people living with mental health needs in our local communities. We provide services across England, from Northumberland to Plymouth, led by a highly motivated and enthusiastic workforce who are committed to delivering the best quality services to those in need of support.

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Samaritans

Samaritans offers 24 hour confidential emotional support to anyone in emotional distress. Samaritans believes that offering people the opportunity to be listened to in confidence and accepted without prejudice can alleviate despair and suicidal feelings.

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Bosco House

The Bosco Society provides a range of supported accommodation to help its clients move towards independent living.

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Crisis Cafe

We provide non-clinical support to Adults aged 18+ who are experiencing severe mental distress, that would lead to a crisis if left unsupported. The aim of this is to reduce the current pressure on A&E and offer an alternative place of safety.

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AMPARO (Listening Ear)

Amparo means ‘shelter’ or ‘safe haven’ in Spanish and provides support for anyone affected by suicide. Support can be provided one-to-one, to family groups, groups of colleagues or peers – whatever is preferred by you and is most appropriate to your situation. The service can be delivered in your home or wherever you are most comfortable.

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Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity, Working in 126 countries, demonstrating Christian principles through practical support; offering unconditional friendship, and very practical help to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs.

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Samaritans

Samaritans offers 24 hour confidential emotional support to anyone in emotional distress. Samaritans believes that offering people the opportunity to be listened to in confidence and accepted without prejudice can alleviate despair and suicidal feelings.

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Bosco House

The Bosco Society provides a range of supported accommodation to help its clients move towards independent living.

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Crisis Cafe

We provide non-clinical support to Adults aged 18+ who are experiencing severe mental distress, that would lead to a crisis if left unsupported. The aim of this is to reduce the current pressure on A&E and offer an alternative place of safety.

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AMPARO (Listening Ear)

Amparo means ‘shelter’ or ‘safe haven’ in Spanish and provides support for anyone affected by suicide. Support can be provided one-to-one, to family groups, groups of colleagues or peers – whatever is preferred by you and is most appropriate to your situation. The service can be delivered in your home or wherever you are most comfortable.

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Sean's Place

At Sean’s Place our aim is to improve men’s mental health and well-being across Sefton and Liverpool City Region through sessions specifically identified to improve confidence and self-esteem for men whilst reducing symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety.

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The Reach Men's Centre

Based in South Sefton we provide a range of services aimed at reducing isolation and improving the mental health of men in the area. We currently run two support groups where men can meet to share experiences, play pool, chat, join in with one of our quizzes or contests, receive support from our guest speakers, obtain sign posting to other local services, or gain skills through various courses. They can also get support through our one-to-one counselling service or support groups.

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St Leonards Community Centre

We are a lively and connected community centre in the heart of Bootle in South Sefton, Merseyside, England. We offer engaging projects, services and activities delivered by skilled, passionate staff that empower local residents of all ages enabling them and the community to grow in resilience.

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Living Well Sefton

Living Well Sefton is a FREE service with a focus on supporting people with issues that may be affecting their health and wellbeing. It is collaboration of various Sefton organisations who have the expertise and knowledge to work with local residents focused on lifestyle changes.

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Marine in the Community

Marine in the Community was formed to create a link between Marine Football Club and the local community, to improve and enhance the lives of people living in Crosby and the surrounding areas by providing a safe and friendly environment for Children and Adults to improve and develop their skills.

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Real Talk

Support members of the community not accessing Therapeutic Services due to affordability, stigma or lack of awareness.

Pinto Art

Pinto Community Art provides Art Workshops which engage groups and individuals by using a friendly step by step approach to discover or improve their painting and drawing skills.

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Home Start Southport & Formby

Home-Start is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under 5 years of age. Volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to families under stress in their own homes to prevent family crisis and breakdown.

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Talking Matters Sefton

Mental Health Matters (MHM) is a national charity with over 35 years of experience in delivering high-quality mental health and social care services. MHM has a hugely positive impact on the lives of people living with mental health needs in our local communities. We provide services across England, from Northumberland to Plymouth, led by a highly motivated and enthusiastic workforce who are committed to delivering the best quality services to those in need of support..

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The Venus Centre

We are a lively and connected community centre in the heart of Bootle in South Sefton, Merseyside, England. We offer engaging projects, services and activities delivered by skilled, passionate staff that empower local residents of all ages enabling them and the community to grow in resilience.

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St Leonards Community Centre

We are a lively and connected community centre in the heart of Bootle in South Sefton, Merseyside, England. We offer engaging projects, services and activities delivered by skilled, passionate staff that empower local residents of all ages enabling them and the community to grow in resilience.

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RASA (Rape & Sexual Abuse)

We offer an ageless service providing support to anyone who has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. We offer one to one support, counselling, support groups, support for anyone going through or contemplating going through the Criminal Justice System and training. In addition to supporting survivors we also support family members and friends.

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SWACA

Sefton Womens and Childrens Aid (or SWACA) provide services for women, children and young people who are victims or survivors of domestic abuse.SWACA’s dedicated team help women, young people and children survive the impact of domestic abuse by giving free practical and emotional support. Our services are offered regardless of age, disability, sexuality, race or religion. Our support can be given by phone or in person and we work in schools, workplaces, Children’s Centres or in our own Centre. We are a partner in the SEAs (Sefton Emotional Achievement) consortium.

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Swan Centre

Established in July 1989, SWAN was an organisation that provided information and advice to women on health issues. Since then, we have grown in line with the needs of the women that we serve locally. We now provide a range of services that promote mental well-being such as Mindfulness, Yoga and Complementary Therapies such as Reflexology, Thai Yoga, Reiki, Tui Na, Body Massage, Indian Head Massage, Hopi Candles etc.

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Voice for Change Domestic Violence Support

We are an independent, confidential support service for victims and survivors of domestic violence. We are based in Merseyside. Our services are run by survivors. We offer emotional and practical support to all individuals regardless of gender, sexuality, religion, race, nationality, disability or ability. All information is treated with the strictest confidence. The support we offer is based in a safe and friendly environment. Support is provided by trained volunteers

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Living Well Sefton

Living Well Sefton is a FREE service with a focus on supporting people with issues that may be affecting their health and wellbeing. It is collaboration of various Sefton organisations who have the expertise and knowledge to work with local residents focused on lifestyle changes.

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Real Talk

Support members of the community not accessing Therapeutic Services due to affordability, stigma or lack of awareness.

Home Start Southport & Formby

Home-Start is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under 5 years of age. Volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to families under stress in their own homes to prevent family crisis and breakdown.

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Talking Matters Sefton

Mental Health Matters (MHM) is a national charity with over 35 years of experience in delivering high-quality mental health and social care services. MHM has a hugely positive impact on the lives of people living with mental health needs in our local communities. We provide services across England, from Northumberland to Plymouth, led by a highly motivated and enthusiastic workforce who are committed to delivering the best quality services to those in need of support..

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YKids

Ykids works with children and young people and their families; developing individuals who can cope with whatever life throws at them, have plans and hopes for their future and the skills to make their dreams a reality. Our main area of focus is in Bootle, in some of the UK’s most deprived neighbourhoods ranking in the top 1 and 2% according to the indices of multiple deprivation.

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Brighter Horizons 4U

At Brighter Horizons 4U we are an established counselling organisation which offers our services to Schools, Colleges and Children’s Centres. Our services are offered to children and adults. We are experienced qualified counsellors who adhere to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. We are currently working with Sefton, Liverpool and Merseyside schools.

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Brunswick Youth and Community Centre

Formerly known as Brunswick Boys Club and Brunswick Youth Club, since 1947 we have been helping people in Bootle, Sefton, and beyond.

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Cme in the Community

Cme in the Community is a newly established Social Enterprise offering a comprehensive range of services direct to children, young people, families and professionals.

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Parenting 2000

Parenting 2000 aims to support families to meet the challenges of everyday life. We will achieve this by promoting positive parenting and providing a place where all parents, carers and children can access information, advice, guidance and support to overcome challenges of family life.

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Philippi Trust

The Philippi Trust offers counselling across a broad range of problems, always seeking to expand our services into new areas of counselling to meet the growing needs of a troubled society.

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SEAS (Sefton Emotional Achievement Service)

Sefton Emotional Achievement Service (SEAS) is a partnership of local charities who have come together with the aim of helping children, young people and families to aspire and achieve through providing bespoke emotional wellbeing support, delivered at the right time and right place through voluntary sector consortium working.

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St Jerome's RC Church Formby

St Jerome's Roman Catholic Parish Church in Formby, Merseyside.

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Woodvale Community Association

We provide activities specifically aimed at all members of the community, to improve health and wellbeing of participants and contribute towards improving social deprivation and access. We have two buildings Woodvale Community Centre and Ainsdale Recreation Centre which are available for hire. We work to meet the needs of the local community and provide a wide range of activities for everyone from babies through to senior citizens.

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L30 Centre

Managed by registered charity, Fun 4 Kidz, and funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, the L30 Community Centre is situated in the centre of the Sefton Estate, Netherton – next to The Grange Primary School. It is off Northern Perimeter Road and within easy access from Dunning’s Bridge Road, M57, M58 and Formby Bypass.The Centre is available for hire for groups to provide activities during the day, evenings or weekends. Our facilities include a large hall with kitchen facilities, a training/meeting room with Smart board, white boards and refreshment making facilities.

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The Venus Centre

Venus is an organisation for women, families,children and young people, homeless people with multiple and complex needs, looked after children and care leavers. We offer support, advice, information and activities.

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Crosby Housing

Crosby Housing Association is a independent housing association based in Waterloo in Merseyside. We have been providing affordable and good quality housing in South Sefton since 1969 and we own and manage over 400 homes.

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Healthwatch

Healthwatch Sefton is the independent health and social care champion giving children, young people and adults a powerful voice in shaping the delivery and design of local health and social care services..

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Windmills

Established in 2011, The Windmills Foundation (Charity Number 1141900) has been created to inspire a future generation of young people to maximise their skills, talents and passions to make their unique difference in the world around them.

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Home Start Southport & Formby

Home-Start is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under 5 years of age. Volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to families under stress in their own homes to prevent family crisis and breakdown.

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Sefton Parent Carer Forum

Sefton Parent Carer Forum is a voluntary group of parent carers who feel passionately, about ensuring all our children have the best chance in life and should receive the correct support and services to achieve their full potential.

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Netherton Feelgood Factory

Netherton Feelgood Factory is a community-led, healthy living centre, operating in Sefton, Merseyside. Our mission is to help local people improve their health, well being and quality of life.

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St Joseph's Hospice

St Joseph's Hospice is one of the oldest hospices in the Country, initially founded in 1962 to support overseas work. We opened our UK service in Thornton in 1974 and each year we provide care and support to over 200 people with life limiting conditions from within the West Lancashire, Sefton, Liverpool and Knowsley areas.

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (or AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. We help each other to achieve and maintain sobriety by sharing experiences and giving mutual support.

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Independence Initiative

The Independence Initiative works with individuals, local agencies and the wider community to facilitate the long term rehabilitation of substance and alcohol misusers and provides support for their families' necessary needs, overcoming barriers and assisting re-integration.

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The Recovery Circle (CIC)

The Recovery Circle is a non-judgmental, welcoming environment where people who are recovering from substance misuse issues, or anxiety disorders, self destructive behaviors etc, can meet and connect with other like minded people. It's easy to isolate when dealing with these issues and The Recovery Circle hopes to combat this and help and support people to live more fulfilling, productive lives.

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Riding For the Disabled

Acorn Farm run RDA riding lessons on Friday mornings between 10am and 12noon. These lessons are specially designed for children and adults with physical or learning difficulties as a form of therapy.

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Six Dots Counselling

Through six dots counselling we aim to provide a one-to-one counselling service to any adult who is living with sight loss in the Sefton and wider Merseyside area.

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ADHD Foundation

The ADHD Foundation provide information, advice and guidance to parents about ADHD and conditions frequently co-occurring such as Autism, Dyslexia, Sensory Processing Difficulties, Anxiety, Depression and behavioural difficulties..

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Alternative Futures Group

Alternative Futures Group was founded in 1992 by Matthew Clarke. We are a large charitable organisation who is passionate about providing person centred support to adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. We are a major employer in Merseyside with a team of over 2,500 people who provide a range of support to over 1,100 individuals normally living within their own homes..

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Bridge Inn Community Farm

Whatever the season, Bridge Inn Community Farm is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the countryside, learn more about nature or simply relax in serene surroundings..

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Community Integrated Care

Community Integrated Care is one of the UK's largest health and social care charities. We work in the community, delivering life-enhancing support to people with a diverse range of care needs..

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Orrell Trust

The Orrell Trust is committed to working to improve our local community to make it a better place to live. We are a small grassroots charity and have been in Bootle since 2002. In 2015 the new St John and St James Church and Community Centre opened and become the home of The Orrell Trust. We have worked closely alongside the church to help develop their new community centre and activities that are delivered from it..

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PSS Shared Lives Merseyside

Person Shaped Support (or PSS) influence health, social care and community services both locally and nationally through innovative approaches that make a real difference to peoples lives..

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The Learning Rooms at Four Seasons

We will deliver meaningful and valuable work experience that enables our service users to make a transition from work experience to employment in a seamless and effective way as possible. We will offer a safe, inclusive, supported learning and working environment that embraces and is respectful of all faiths, beliefs and traditions of all without prejudice.

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Nugent Care

Nugent Care is a charitable organisation which offers a diverse range of support to adults and children across Liverpool and throughout the North West of England. The origins of Nugent Care date back to the 1800’s and the pioneering work of Father James Nugent (1822-1905) in relation to child welfare, relief from poverty and social reform. The work of Father Nugent had a dramatic impact on the lives of thousands of vulnerable people and his work continues to this day through Nugent Care.

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Sefton Advocacy

The Sefton Advocacy is a thriving small charity providing one to one casework. We offer a free, independent and confidential advocacy service to people aged 18 and over and living in the borough of Sefton.

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Abbeyfield

Abbeyfield North Mersey Society Trust offers the provision of grants to elderly residents to support residential accommodation costs and to provide other assistance and amenities for the residents of Halcyon House in Formby.

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Sefton Parent Carer Forum

Sefton Parent Carer Forum is a voluntary group of parent carers who feel passionately, about ensuring all our children have the best chance in life and should receive the correct support and services to achieve their full potential.

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Charlies Way

A friendly group for parents & carers & young people with additional needs and disabilities. Come and join us for a brew & a chat with other parents, grandparents, relatives and carers.

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Savera UK

We are Savera UK and we are speaking out. We campaign to eliminate ‘honour’-based abuse and harmful practices and provide life-saving services to those at risk, regardless of age, culture, sexuality or gender. Established in 2010, we are a leading charity tackling culturally-specific abuse in the UK, including forced marriage and female genital mutilation. We advocate for those who need a voice and offer a completely confidential and non-judgemental service.

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Liverpool Muslim Society

Caters for spiritual and religious needs of the Muslims. The Society also runs a day centre and meals on wheels for our elders. It provides religious instruction [Urdu, Arabic and Hadith for children]. There are also regular Islamic lectures and daily visits by schools.

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Mary Seacole House

Mary Seacole House is a mental health charity and resource service set up to offer support and advice in emotional and practical matters, primarily for BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic and Refugees) communities, however we work with all communities across Merseyside.

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The Venus Centre

Venus is an organisation for women, families,children and young people, homeless people with multiple and complex needs, looked after children and care leavers. We offer support, advice, information and activities.

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Healthwatch

Healthwatch Sefton is the independent health and social care champion giving children, young people and adults a powerful voice in shaping the delivery and design of local health and social care services..

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Talking Matters Sefton

Mental Health Matters (MHM) is a national charity with over 35 years of experience in delivering high-quality mental health and social care services. MHM has a hugely positive impact on the lives of people living with mental health needs in our local communities. We provide services across England, from Northumberland to Plymouth, led by a highly motivated and enthusiastic workforce who are committed to delivering the best quality services to those in need of support..

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