Mental Health Hub

Welcome to our Mental Health Hub. We understand and value the importance of both physical and mental health. We hope this section of the website will be a point of information for you, family members and friends to use with regards to understanding mental health and accessing support.

It includes information about local services located here at the medical centre and includes information about the next steps you can take regarding accessing support.

What to do in a crisis

Suicidal thoughts are often experienced during a mental health crisis, if you feel that you are unable to keep yourself safe please attend your local A& E, if you do not feel you can do this call 999 to call for an ambulance.

Changes in your mental health should be reviewed with you GP or community mental health practitioner. A safe space is also offered in Chester is No. 71 Spider Project.

Sometimes we feel talking to someone would be helpful, useful services to contact in this instance are:

  • Crisis Line  0800 145 6458
  • Childline 0800 1111
  • Samaritans 116 123


Frequently Asked Questions. Find out more…

Self Help

Useful links to more information and your Local Library. Find out more…


Information and self help. Find out more…

Anxiety & Worry

Resources to help with anxiety and worry. Find out more…


Resources to help with stress. Find out more…


Some ideas to help you sleep better. Find out more…

Postnatal depression

Find out more about Postnatal depression. Find out more…


Help with the loss of a loved one. Find out more…


Help with gambling addictions. Find out more…

ADHD for Adults

Find out more about ADHD. Find out more…


Self help advice for mindfulness. Find out more…

People here to support you

Social Prescribing
Philippa Dove – Wellbeing Co-ordinator for Primary Care Cheshire
Kate Mooney- Social Prescribing Link Worker Healthbox

Social prescribing helps you explore extra services that may support you to improve your health and wellbeing. as ‘linking people to community well-being services’ regarding non-medical problems.  We can talk with you about the issues that you are facing and find the right services to support you for example: financial, benefits, housing, education, training, employment, health and lifestyle and creative activities.

No.71 Spider Project

If you experiencing a crisis of any kind, feel may feel overwhelmed and unable to cope, No71 is here for you. You can call us any time between 10am and midnight, seven days per week. We are also open for face-to-face crisis response.

Our staff will help you through your crisis, empower you to access the support you need and to build your resilience for the future. There are lots of activities to get involved in, both one-to-one and in groups.

Virtual Workshops

Here at the medical centre we run a series virtual workshops which enable our patients to access mental health psychoeducation quickly. 

These sessions are information classes, designed to provide you with information regarding common mental health difficulties and their management.  You do not have to speak during these sessions, and you will not be required to turn your cameras on. You can just listen to the information being discussed.  

The workshop will last 1 hour and will take place on Microsoft Teams. During an initial appointment it will be agreed that this is an appropriate next step you and you will be sent an invite.  

During the workshop time will be taken to discuss and understand the causes, development and maintenance of difficulties such as depression and anxiety.  You will also learn strategies which we encourage you apply once the session is completed.

After attending the workshop a follow up appointment will be arranged for you and during this time you can discuss any further goals you wish to achieve regarding you mental health or ongoing concerns. 

What to do next

If you feel you would benefit from speaking with us here at the surgery regarding your mental health, please call the surgery on 01244 680169 and an appointment will be arranged at the earliest opportunity. 

You will be offered a brief telephone appointment in the first instance; it will be during this appointment that together we agree a plan regarding next steps in your care. 

We look forward to speaking with you. 

Page updated: 1 September, 2022