It is just as important as ever to look after your physical and mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, particularly if you find yourself feeling worried or anxious. There are a range of local and national services that are here to help you during this time.

You can also find a range of resources and support tailored for different residents here.

Access Sefton

Access Sefton provides free, confidential NHS treatment for anxiety, depression, and other common mental health conditions. The service is available to anyone aged 16+ and registered with a Sefton* GP. 

Currently all assessments and therapy sessions are taking place over the phone or via an online service. Find out more about the service and make an online referral at or by calling 0300 303 2708.

Living Well Sefton

Living Well Sefton is a free service which provides support for people in areas including mental health, stopping smoking, eating healthily, exercise and more.

The service is currently offering health and wellbeing support, information and mentoring via phone and email while group sessions and face-to-face activities are on hold. Plans are also in place to set up virtual groups for those who are self isolating. Find out more at:

You can contact the Living Well Sefton team by calling 0300 323 0181 or email:

Smokefree Sefton

The Smokefree Sefton service, which is part of Living Well Sefton, is offering telephone support for anyone interested in stopping smoking. This is an ideal time to consider quitting, as smokers are at a greater risk of developing respiratory illness. To arrange a consultation, call 0300 100 1000.


Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters is a mental health and wellbeing website created by Public Health England and approved by the NHS. A specific coronavirus advice centre has been developed with simple and practical advice on how to deal with stress and anxiety, boosting your mood and sleeping better during this time.

Mental wellbeing while staying at home

Find guidance, advice and tips on how to maintain your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home.

Worried about coronavirus?

It's natural to feel anxious during times of uncertainty. See the 10 simple things you can do to maintain your mental wellbeing and deal with anxiety about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


Keep fit and healthy at home 

You don’t always need to leave your home to find ways to keep active and stay healthy either, and there is a range of local and national support that you can get help and ideas from.

Taking a leisurely walk, cycle or jog, alone or with a member of your household is a great way to keep fit. 

For those who can’t go outside, there are lots of things you can do in your house or garden to keep fit. Great online resources include:

Active at Home booklet for older adults

Public Health England has produced an Active at Home booklet for older adults, a guide to being active at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Read the guide for practical guidance for older adults on home-based activities to maintain strength and balance during the coronavirus outbreak. 

Read more tips and advice here.


Other resources

You can find other mental health services and coronavirus resources here:

The Mental Health Foundation


Be Kind to your Mind