Mental health and wellbeing support in Sefton

This page outlines the mental health support available in Sefton via phone and online.

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Contact info: 0151 296 7200

Who can access - Anyone 16+ self-referral or any professional

When and how it is accessed

24/7 by phone

What is provided

  • 24/7 access to mental health support (including people in crisis)
  • 24/7 contact line for emergency services that will divert mental health activity away from A&E
  • 24/7 contact line for primary care for urgent/emergency referrals for mental health assessments

Talking Matters Sefton

Contact info: 0151 955 3200

Who can access - Anyone 16+ self-referral or any professional

When and how it is accessed

Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm (excluding bank holidays)
Saturday, 8am-1pm.

Online self-referrals at

What is provided

Talking Matters Sefton (TMS), is part of the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme and provides access to psychological therapies, often known as talking therapies.

Talking Matters Sefton is a free, confidential service designed to help residents of South Sefton, Southport and Formby, aged over 16, to deal with common mental health difficulties. These may include depression, anxiety, panic, phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Life Rooms

Contact info: 0151 478 6556,

Who can access - Anyone 18+ self-referral or any professional

When and how it is accessed

9am-5pm by phone, Mon-Fri

24/7 online learning/activity resources

What is provided

  • Online staying well at home learning courses
  • Pathway advisors who can support and advise with debt management, employment, housing issues, benefits and more
  • Social inclusion advice for isolated community groups

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Contact info: 0151 330 8103

Who can access - Mersey Care staff only self-referral

When and how it is accessed

8am-8pm phone counselling Mon-Fri

24/7 phone support

What is provided

  • Session model of face to face counselling
  • Brief intervention signposting and support
  • Access to 24/7 phone counselling for staff in distress (not crisis support)

Living Well Sefton

Contact info: 0300 323 0181 and email:

Who can access – Anyone living in Sefton

When and how it is accessed – Anyone needing support with making positive lifestyle changes can contact the team using the details above. People can also self-refer via the website where there is also the 'Your Lifestyle Assistant' facility for people to keep track of their own progress

What is provided - Health and wellbeing support, as well as mentoring, over the telephone


Sean’s Place – Men’s Mental Health Support in Sefton

Contact info:  

Website: Email

Venue: Community by Nature, 40-42 Hertford Road, Bootle, Liverpool. L20 7DH

Who can access: Men living in Sefton

When and how it is accessed: 

No formal diagnosis is needed to attend. To join members can complete a referral form available on our website or ask their health professional to make a referral on their behalf. The service is also open evenings and weekends to support those who work and cannot access 9-5 support. 

What is provided:

Sean’s Place is a men's mental health and wellbeing organisation who support men struggling with anxiety, depression, stress and isolation across Sefton.

Services include:

  • Mental health workshops
  • Wellbeing programmes
  • Cookery programmes
  • Guitar lessons
  • Mindfulness
  • Fitness classes
  • Drop in sessions