Online Referral Forms coming soon, please call 07912 059881
or email admin@sthelensmind.org.uk

St.Helens Mind is a voluntary organisation working with people living in the Borough, who are aged 18+

and who experience distress or isolation because of mental health difficulties. The Befriending Service

will provide support for people who feel isolated or alone due to the effects of mental illness.

 

St.Helens Mind is a voluntary organisation working with people living in the Borough, who are aged 18+ and who experience distress or isolation because of mental health difficulties. The Befriending Service will provide support for people who feel isolated or alone due to the effects of mental illness.

 

Who is a Befriender and how can they help you?

A Befriender is someone who can be there just for you; to listen to you and give you some time when you most need it.

Telephone Befriending

We can now only offer a telephone befriending service, due to the restrictions in place, due to the pandemic. The face-to-face befriending may resume once these restrictions are lifted.

How can telephone befriending help?

 

  • Weekly phone calls with a St Helens Mind Volunteer

  • Reduce Isolation

  • Talk about common interests

  • General chat

  • Become more confident

 

How does the Service work?

 

Someone from the Befriending Service will contact you to assess your needs and suitability for the service, and later introduce you to a telephone befriending volunteer. Your Volunteer Befriender will arrange a regular telephone call with you. 

 

The Telephone Befriending Service aims to

  • Improve self-confidence

  • Improve self-esteem

  • Reduce isolation caused by mental ill-health

  • Reduce loneliness

  • Enable people to cope with their lives beyond the Befriending Service

 

Being part of the Befriending Service will enable you to:

 

  • Express your concerns/feelings and have them listened to

  • Find companionship and friendship

  • Get practical support

  • Get assistance with developing self-help and coping skills

 

Are you interested?

 

If you think the Telephone Befriending Service can help you, please ask for a referral form. Call the Befriending Service Team on 07912 059881. Your form will need to be completed by your key worker, social worker, or another professional who is working with you.

 

When the completed form is received, someone from the St.Helens Mind Befriending Service Team will contact you to arrange a meeting to discuss your situation and how we may be able to help.

Online Referral Forms coming soon, please call 07912 059881
or email admin@sthelensmind.org.uk

St.Helens Mind’s Allotment is a safe and welcoming environment for people who are experiencing mental health difficulties and who would benefit from fresh air, gentle exercise and company. The allotment is at Cabbage Hall Lane, off Windle Hall Drive.

 

People who attend the allotment can enjoy activities; such as weeding, potting, digging, painting and planning ahead. You can also share ideas and knowledge. You might also like to visit to just enjoy the environment, relax with a cuppa and have a chat or simply have some peace and quiet.

 

There is enough space to work alone in peace if you prefer or you can join in with others and enjoy your time together. There are facilities for tea or coffee and there is even a toilet! The polytunnel provides shelter in bad weather.

 

It is easy to get involved: referrals for the Allotment Group can be made by individuals, health professionals, family, or other support workers. The allotment is accessible for people using wheelchairs and there are raised beds to enable easier reach.

Are you interested?

 

If you think you would benefit from the allotment group,  please ask for a referral form. Call the Team on 07912 059881. Your form will need to be completed by your key worker, social worker, or another professional who is working with you.

 

When the completed form is received, someone from the St.Helens Mind 'A Place to Grow' team will contact you to arrange a meeting to discuss your situation and how we may be able to help.