Beating Loneliness, Stress or Sadness This Festive Season

The festive season can be a joyous time for most, celebrated with friends and loves ones. However, many people can be gripped by stress, anxiety and loneliness. To help people cope with loneliness, Northwest Boroughs Healthcare have produced a short animation, with handy tips and advice on how to maintain good mental health and wellbeing:


For anyone struggling over the festive period with stress, anxiety or feeling they can’t cope with day-to-day life, including thoughts of suicide or self-harm, please visit the help in a crisis page on the Trust’s website for support and advice: 

They also have mental health assessment teams in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan. These are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. If you feel you are experiencing a mental health crisis, you can contact your local assessment team directly on the numbers below:

• Halton: 0151 422 6804
• Knowsley: 0151 676 5263
• St Helens: 01744 621 688
• Warrington: 01925 666 647
• Wigan and Leigh: 01942 482 239


Get In Touch

Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
2nd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF



Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.