Health & well-being

Useful contacts

National contacts

Action for Children
Practical information for children, young people, and parents going through a family break-up.
0300 123 2112

Anxiety UK
For advice on anxiety.
08444 775 774

Beating Eating Disorders
For advice and information on all types of eating disorders.
0845 634 1414

0808 802 1234

For advice and information on how to live a healthy life.
0300 123 4567

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
0870 000 3344

Free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people. ChildLine deals with any issue which causes distress or concern. Common issues include child abuse, bullying, mental illness, parental separation or divorce, pregnancy and substance misuse.
0800 1111

Family Planning Association (FPA)

0300 123 6600

Lesbian, gay and bisexual
For young people seeking advice on lesbian, gay and bisexual issues.
08000 502020

Terence Higgins Trust
0808 802 1221

National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline 24-hour
0808 2000 247

For health advice.

Quit because
Advice and information on how to quit smoking.

Race Equality Foundation
0161 220 1016

08457 90 90 90

Advice and information on how to quit smoking.

Advice and information on keeping safe in the sun.

Advice on how to stay safe online for children, parents/carers and teachers.

YoungMinds Parents Helpline
0808 802 5544

Local contacts

Local NHS Services
Find your nearest GP, hospital, Dentist, Pharmacist or Optician at

GP Out of Hours
If you are calling out of normal surgery hours - during the evening, at night, during weekends and on Bank Holidays - all GPs operate an Out of Hours emergency service. This service should only be used if you have an urgent medical problem that cannot wait until normal surgery hours. To access this service call your normal GP’s surgery.

Stop Smoking Support
For more information about stopping smoking, please contact St Helens Stop Smoking Service.
01744 586247 or text Quit to 61825

Young People's Drug and Alcohol Team
Lord Street Centre, Lord Street,
St Helens, Merseyside WA10 2SP.
01744 675 605

Sexual Health Service - TAZ (Teen Advice Zone)
The Millenium Centre (First Floor),
Corporation Street, St Helens Town Centre
WA10 1HJ. (near bus station)

Get It On
Sexual health and relationship advice for Halton and St Helens

St Helens Integrated Sexual Health Service
Contraception and sexual health.
0845 155 0156

St Helens Healthy Living
0300 300 0103

St Helens Young Carers Centre
01744 677279

No Secrets
Help and advice on Self Harm


Catch 22
St Helens Missing & Child Sexual Exploitation Service

St Helens Gateway
A community hub of information; bringing together all health, social care and well-being information and services into one central place.

Live Life Well

St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council
Wesley House, Corporation Street,
St Helens, Merseyside WA10 1FY.
01744 676789