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Mental Health week is now over and the CAPASP team though we would create a quick guide of all the information that has come out during the week for easy reference

Mental health services and support

One in four people across the country will experience a mental health problem in any given year. Mental health problems and illnesses include anxiety, depression, addiction, personality disorders and psychosis.

Experiencing a mental health problem can be upsetting and very frightening. It is important to know you are not alone and that there are a wide range of services and support available to you. These include online support and information services, helplines, talking therapies, counselling and crisis mental health support, as well as specialist mental health help.

There are a number of services that you can access or self-refer to (self-refer means you do not need to have been referred by your GP or medical professional to use the service).

Below, you will find information on local support and services. You can also find further information at

You can also contact your GP who will be able to provide advice on how to deal with your symptoms and talk to you about available treatments and support services that are available locally.

Support available:

  • Keep Your Head website provides information on mental health and wellbeing support and local services available for young people and adults across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
  • How Are You (H.A.Y.) is an interactive local website that brings together information on activities and support available in your local community to help boost mental health and wellbeing.
  • Lifeline – Free, confidential helpline that you can call anonymously to talk to a trained volunteer. Lifeline is available daily 11am-11pm and can be reached by calling 0808 808 2121.
  • Mind – CPSLMind, – A mental health charity providing a range of services and support for people suffering with mental health problems and promoting positive mental health across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
  • Qwell and Kooth – Free online wellbeing services offering chat-based counselling, peer support and self-help. – for ages 18+ – for ages 11-25

 Crisis support – NHS 111 Option 2 – If you feel you are in a mental health crisis, urgent support is available in our area 24/7 through 111. Simply dial 111 and select option 2. You will be put through to a trained advisor who will speak to you and discuss your current mental health needs.

 Psychological Wellbeing Service – Psychological therapy for mild to moderate depression or anxiety for anyone aged 17+. You do not need a diagnosis to access the service and can self-refer by visiting

Mind – (CPSLMind) is locally-run mental health charity providing a range of services and support for people suffering with mental health problems and promotes positive mental health across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.  Their website is packed full of advice, information and can point you in the direction of the best help for you.

For more info:

Did you know, here in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough there is a dedicated website packed full of help, advice and information if you or a loved one is suffering with their mental health.

It includes ways to improve your mood, tackle anxiety and will signpost you to helplines and services that can really make a difference if you are struggling.

It has specialist information for adults, young people, professionals and schools – check it out here:

Are you feeling distressed? – did you know Lifeline is a real person at the end of the phone? They just want to help you work through your problem and give you some options.

They care, listen and won’t judge. The helpline is available every day from 11am-11pm on 0808 808 2121.

How Are You (H.A.Y.) Cambridgeshire & Peterborough is a family of websites that bring together everything in the local community that boosts wellbeing. Support looks different for all of us and H.A.Y. includes everything from yoga to singing, sports clubs to arts groups, as well as where to find professional support services.

For more information visit:

If you or someone you care for is in a mental health crisis and registered with a GP in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough, and not sure where to turn call NHS111 and choose option 2.
Centre33 supports young people in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough aged 13-25 with their mental and emotional well-being, offering:

  • One-to-one confidential counselling
  • Guided self-help
  • Drop-in sessions across Cambridgeshire
  • Website packed full of help, advice and signposting to services that can really make a difference.

For more advice and information or to self-refer visit:

Mental health partners across the region have set up a network called NAILCAP for community organisations to meet and share information, messaging and supporting each other’s work to tackle isolation and loneliness in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.


For more information on how your community organisation can join visit:

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