Mental Health Services
Darwen Healthlink are committed in providing all our patients with Healthcare and support when you need it. You can always book an appointment to see your GP or any one of our Healthcare Team.
Please click the links below for further support and advice available in your community, online and by phone or text.
Kooth.com is a free, online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform which is available to young people aged 11-18 years across Blackburn with Darwen. It allows young people to gain anonymous access to advice, support and guidance on any issue that is affecting their mental health and wellbeing.
PAPYRUS - Prevention of Suicide in the Young
Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK. In 2015, 1,659 young people took their own lives. That equates to over four per day. Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.
HOPELineUK is a specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to;
Children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling
Anyone who is concerned about a young person
Call: 0800 068 4141
Text: 07786 209697
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, weekends: 2pm-10pm & bank holidays: 2pm-5pm
Accessed on 27.03.18 @ https://www.papyrus-uk.org/about
We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you
Accessed on 27.03.18 @ https://www.samaritans.org/branches/samaritans-blackburn-darwen-hyndburn-and-ribble-valley
We promote increasing access to psychological therapies (IAPT) and work with adults from the age of 16 upwards who may be struggling with common difficulties such as stress, anxiety and depression.
Accessed on 28.03.18 @ https://www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/Mindsmatter
Depression Assessment Questionnaire
This easy to use patient questionnaire has been validated for use in Primary Care.
It is used by your doctor to monitor the severity of depression and response to treatment.
It can also be used to make a tentative diagnosis of depression.