Warwickshire stations given signage to alert residents to urgent mental health support

By James Smith

5th Aug 2021 | Local News

Urgent Mental Health Support is provided by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS trust
Urgent Mental Health Support is provided by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS trust

Lapworth, Hatton, Warwick, and Leamington stations will be the beneficiary of a new initiative between Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT) and Network Rail, as they aim to raise awareness of their 24/7 mental health support line by installing signage at local railway stations.

Posters have recently been installed at 11 railway stations across Coventry and Warwickshire to alert people to the urgent mental health support line, which is available to anybody living in Coventry and Warwickshire.

The service, provided by CWPT, offers members of the public immediate access to mental health support by dialling 0300 200 0011. The service is particularly suited to those who feel like they need urgent mental health support; the phone lines are manned by specialist mental health staff who provide advice, support and signposting over the phone.

Lapworth, Hatton, Warwick, and Leamington have now all been adorned with the information.

Dr Sharon Binyon, Medical Director at CWPT, said: "I would urge anybody who is struggling with their mental health to reach out and speak to someone. We have a 24/7 phoneline in place to support people who need urgent access to mental health support.

"If you are struggling with your mental health and need urgent advice, please pick up the phone and speak to one of our specialist mental health staff. They are here to help you get the support you need."

Richard Godwin, Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator Network Rail North West and Central Region said: "Network Rail are delighted to have worked closely with Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust to help promote this valuable service, and to highlight the importance of seeking help and support if anyone is struggling with their mental health.

"It is hoped that by promoting it to the many passengers and staff that use these stations for business or pleasure that more people will use the service and get the specialist help they need. Our thanks go to Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Trains and Chiltern Railways for their support in the project"

For local and national help and support, there are a number of mental health services available across Coventry and Warwickshire:

• NHS Mental Health Crisis service 0300 200 0011, free 24/7 service

• Rise (for children and young people) call 02476 641 799 (Hours of operation: 8am-8pm) 0300 200 0011(8pm – 8am)

• Dimensions Tool offers immediate tailored self-help support and signposting to local services

• Mental Health Matters Coventry and Warwickshire call 0800 616 171, free 24/7 and confidential

• Chat Health is a free service that enables 11 – 18 year olds across Coventry and Warwickshire to send confidential SMS text messages to School Nurses who will provide impartial advice and support. For Warwickshire, text 07507 331 525. For Coventry, text 07507 331 949

• Coventry and Warwickshire Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service, call 024 7667 1090

• The Samaritans call 116 123

• YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: text YM to 85258

• Papyrus Hopeline UK suicide prevention helpline: call 0800 068 4141 or text 07860 039967

If you believe or are concerned someone's is in immediate danger, call 999.

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