Sefton Carers Centre launches new helpline for unpaid carers

Sefton Carers Centre has launched a new helpline for unpaid carers to get support and advice. The new number, 0151 288 6086, will be available from today and will work alongside the centre’s existing methods of contact. The helpline is open Monday to Friday, between 10am and 3pm, with the option for an evening call back for carers who are busy during the day. Carers … Continue reading Sefton Carers Centre launches new helpline for unpaid carers

Six people can meet outside under new measures to ease lockdown

Groups of up to six people will be able to meet outdoors in England from Monday 1 June, including in gardens and other private outdoor spaces, provided strict social distancing guidelines are followed. The Prime Minister announced the change as he set out a carefully-designed package to ease the burdens of lockdown in a way that is expected to keep the R rate down. Thanks … Continue reading Six people can meet outside under new measures to ease lockdown

Take five for your wellbeing

Throughout this Mental Health Awareness Week we have been sharing what we do to look after our mental wellbeing following the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’. The week may be coming to an end but we can still carry on using the five ways. Consider them a part of your wellbeing toolkit. Watch Rachael, one of our fabulous social prescribing link workers, talk about how she … Continue reading Take five for your wellbeing

A little kindness goes a long way

This is Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) with the theme of kindness. During the coronavirus outbreak people have had to adapt and change their lifestyles and routines following government advice to avoid catching the virus. It has been a difficult time but, out of it all, people have demonstrated their capacity to help one another. To be there when they are needed. Mark Rowland, Chief … Continue reading A little kindness goes a long way

Your NHS is here for you this Spring Bank Holiday weekend

Health leaders at NHS South Sefton and NHS Southport & Formby Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are reassuring residents that the NHS is here should they urgently need it over the Bank Holiday weekend. Although GP practices in Sefton will be closed over the bank holiday, there are services and online support available to help people that need urgent, same-day care or treatment. Some community pharmacies … Continue reading Your NHS is here for you this Spring Bank Holiday weekend

Dementia factsheets

Alzheimer’s Society Sefton is reminding local people of the extensive list of factsheets it has offering information on a range of dementia-related topics. The factsheets, which are jargon free, cover areas such as the different types of dementia, through to staying active and choosing a care home. To view the full list and for more details on the support offered by Alzheimer’s Society visit Alzheimer’s … Continue reading Dementia factsheets

Local health leaders highlight the importance of mental wellbeing during lockdown

NHS South Sefton and Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Groups, Sefton Council and Living Well Sefton are supporting Mental Health Awareness Week by encouraging local residents to be kind to their mind. This #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, 18-24 May, the theme is kindness, which research shows is strongly linked to good mental health. Kindness connects people and communities, and which combats isolation and boosts people’s moods. Being kind … Continue reading Local health leaders highlight the importance of mental wellbeing during lockdown