If life is tough and you don’t know where to go for help, speak to somebody – call a helpline, speak to a friend, see your doctor. It’s okay to talk.
Knowsley’s Public Health team is encouraging anyone experiencing mental distress or mental health issues to share their problems, emphasising that seeking support is not a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of taking control.
The message ‘It’s okay to talk’ encourages people to talk about mental health, showing that such conversations aren’t difficult.
Mental health affects one in four people every year and nine out of 10 who experience mental health problems say they have faced a negative response from others.
If you need help or if you are worried about someone else, you can speak to your GP or seek immediate help from:
Samaritans – a national registered charity with local branches, available around the clock. Freephone: 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website.
CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably – a registered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. Phone: 0800 58 58 58 or visit the CALM website.