We want you to be happy and healthy in all areas of your life. We will always help you in school and we will always listen to you. This is a very different time in all of our lives and it is important now, more than ever, we support each other and do what we can to stay positive and look after our mental health and well-being.
Click on the link below for latest information provided by Lancashire:
Our School Nursing team are always available for advice and support:
The school nursing team will continue to operate whilst schools are closed. Please do not hesitate in getting in touch.
Should you or your child need to access the school nurse then please telephone 0300 247 0040
This service is available Monday to Friday 9-5
Nicola Pearson (Lancs 0-19)
School Nurse (Preston Central)
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Lancashire Healthy Young People and Families Service
T: 0300 2470040
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP) help children stay safe online. During this time of online learning, we must keep online safety awareness at the forefront of our minds. You can report it and find useful information here. https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Contact number:01254 226037
Who we are
Welcome to Mindsmatter – we are the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service part of Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust. We are a wellbeing service offering a range of free psychological therapies to people aged 16 and over in Lancashire.
1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. Many of us go through difficult times in our lives, which can leave us feeling worried, anxious or depressed and feeling unable to cope.
Mindsmatter offer access to a range of brief therapeutic interventions, including online programmes and one-to-one therapy, across our localities to support people’s differing emotional needs.
The Mindsmatter team is made up of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (CBT), Counsellors, and our supportive admin staff. Please see our FAQ section for further information.
Giving people the right information and help to develop skills and gain tools to overcome stress, anxiety and depression is at the heart of what we do.
What we aim to do
We aim to provide people who experience difficulties such as stress, anxiety and depression with access to our service. We aim to empower people to make informed choices and changes to improve well-being and live fulfilled lives by offering a range of talking therapies and self help to meet your needs.
Please take some time to look through the different sections on our website, which we hope will help find out more about how we may help you. You will find information on the range of support available from Mindsmatter in your local area, as well as some information about other local services and advice lines you may find helpful and some recommended reading.
You can self-refer to our services either via this website by completing a registration form or telephoning your local Mindsmatter team. The details can be found under our ‘Contact us and self referral’ section.
Welcome to Mindsmatter – We are a wellbeing service offering a range of free psychological therapies to people aged 16 and over in Lancashire. Mindsmatter offer access to a range of brief therapeutic interventions, including online programmes and one-to-one therapy, across our localities to support people’s differing emotional needs. This service is run by the NHS and operates a self-referral service, please click on the link: Mindsmatter
Lancashire Care Wellbeing & Mental Health Helpline – 0300 222 5931 Monday – Friday 7pm to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 midday to 12 midnight
The Samaritans – 0845 7909 090 24 hours a day Texting Service: 07725 90 90 90
Help Direct – The service is aimed at people who need more practical, everyday support 0303 333 1111
Mood Gym – A free self -help program to teach cognitive behaviour therapy skills to people vulnerable to depression and anxiety
Books on Prescription – a range of self -help books which are available on the books on prescription scheme
Every Mind Matters – Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and well-being.
Domestic Abuse Support:
During this time, you may need additional support that you would usually be able to access through talking to us in school. School is open and you can still call us. For Domestic abuse situations, this information may also be helpful.