We care

You may be here because you have received a text message from us which has been sent because you’ve been to see or have spoken to one of our services.

You may be here because you are looking for some support and have found these pages through your internet search.

However you’ve ended up here, we want to let you know that we care and would like to help.

It may be hard for you to think about or know what can be helpful to you at the moment. It will all depend on how you are feeling right now but we have put together some resources and website links that we hope you will find supportive and useful.

Our self help guides cover a wide range of topics to help and support you with the things that may be affecting you in your life. These are also available in audio format.

You can find these on our self-help webpages.

The Mersey Care 24 hour response team is for young people up to the age of 18 experiencing emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties which are causing difficulties in their school, family or social life.

The service is for children and young people who are registered with a GP in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington, up to their 18th birthday presenting in crisis needing an emergency response.

They provide:

  • No wrong front door for emergency referrals, providing advice and consultation to professionals, parents, carers and children and young people
  • Emergency assessment and follow up
  • Brief intervention and home treatment.

Within four hours they will do an assessment, a risk assessment, keep young people safe, offer advice to children and families, working with social care, schools and other professionals.

You can contact the team on 01744 415 640 – 24 hours a day seven days a week.

If you're looking for information to help you understand or cope with suicidal feelings, please take a look at our suicidal feelings webpages

If you are struggling with issues related to alcohol and you live in the Liverpool areas, please call Liverpool Community Alcohol Service (LCAS) on 0151 471 7784 to make a self referral or to discuss any support you may require.

Have a look at our safety planning pages for information about safety planning and advice to support you to develop your own, personalised safety plan. 

With so many different options, finding an app that gives you access to practical and trusted information can be difficult.

We partnered with the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications (ORCHA) to find the app we think are the best. Take a look at our website and find the apps that can help make a difference for you: merseycare.orcha.co.uk