Here are some community services from our local area. Click on each one to get further information.

Livewire

Whether you want to quit smoking, be more active or control your weight, Liverpool Health Trainers can support you to work towards achieving your goals. If your aim is to improve your wellbeing, eat more healthily or drink less alcohol, Liverpool Health Trainers can support you too.

Contact Livewire using the email address healthtrainerreferrals@livewireliverpool.org or contact 0300 0032322

Website: https://livewireliverpool.co.uk/

 

Living Well Sefton

Ever thought it was time to change how you live in order to improve your health? Living a healthy life doesn’t mean making huge alterations. But making a change can make you feel good about yourself. Living Well Sefton is a FREE service with a focus on supporting people with issues that may be affecting their health and wellbeing. It is collaboration of various Sefton organisations which have the expertise and knowledge to share with you.

As part of the service, there are a number of Living Well Mentors to talk to and they work with you on a one-to-one basis to identify health areas to see where small tweaks can be made but may have a big impact on improving your health.

Self-refer through http://livingwellsefton.org.uk/ , or contact 0300 323 0181 or LWS@seftoncvs.org.uk to speak to a member of the team.

 

Healthy Knowsley Service

Healthy Knowsley Service can support you to make small changes to your lifestyle that result in a big difference to your health and wellbeing. The service will support you to set achievable lifestyle goals, allowing you to meet long term aims.

The service is open to adults (18+) and families in Knowsley who want to take steps towards a healthier lifestyle. You may want to focus one or more of the following areas:

  • Healthy eating
  • Becoming more active
  • Weight management
  • Stopping smoking
  • Sensible drinking
  • Preventing diabetes

To contact the service call 0800 0731 202, or email health.trainers@nwbh.nhs.uk

Website: https://www.nwbh.nhs.uk/healthy-knowsley

 

The Life Rooms

A free NHS service who provide a safe and welcoming space to meet others, access opportunities and learn about community resources. The Life Rooms offers support for those wanting to take the next steps in their life. Services are available to anyone.

The Life Rooms offers opportunities in relation to:

  • Volunteering
  • Employment
  • Learning
  • Social activities
  • Vocational training
  • Pathways Advice
  • Trusted partners
  • Life Rooms Advisory Group (LRAG)
  • Research and evaluation

Additionally, The Life Rooms provides access to community resources including:

  • Library services (Walton)
  • Family friendly spaces
  • Meeting spaces for community groups
  • IT suite
  • Café facilities

Website: https://www.liferooms.org/

 

Talk Liverpool

Talk Liverpool is an Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service. They are commissioned by Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) who report to NHS England. They treat a range of common mental health problems in a stepped care model. They offer a full range of approved evidence based therapies, and have approximately 120 clinical staff including Psychological Well-being practitioners (PWPs), Support workers, Cognitive Behaviour Therapists (CBT) and Counsellors.

You can self-refer by calling 0151 228 2300 or by visiting www.talkliverpool.nhs.uk. Alternatively, your GP can refer you to this service.

 

Think Wellbeing – Knowsley

Think Wellbeing offers free NHS therapy for people in Knowsley with common mental health problems like anxiety or depression, to help you change the way you feel by changing the way you think.

They provide our easy-to-access, flexible therapy options to suit your lifestyle.

The service is for adults age 16 and over with common mental health problems like mild to moderate depression, anxiety and stress. We can help with other problems like panic attacks, phobias and post traumatic stress disorder.

The service is available to anyone who is registered with a Knowsley GP.

You can refer yourself to the service today by clicking the 'self-refer to our service' button on the right side of the below page and filling in the simple online referral form. Alternatively, you can visit your GP who will be able to make a referral to our service on your behalf.

Website:  https://www.nwbh.nhs.uk/think-wellbeing-knowsley

Access Sefton

Access Sefton is a free, confidential service, commissioned by the NHS. The service is available to anyone aged 16+ and registered with a Sefton* GP. Access Sefton talking therapies are an effective treatment for common mental health conditions, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Phobia
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic

Treatments available in Sefton include guided self-help, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and counselling.

*Sefton includes Crosby, Blundellsands, Waterloo, Seaforth, Litherland, Netherton, Bootle, Maghull, Hightown, Formby, Ainsdale, Birkdale, and Southport.

You can self-refer to our service in the following ways:

Website: https://www.insighthealthcare.org/our-services/talking-therapies/find-a-service/access-sefton/

Escape Pain

If you are suffering with hip or knee pain, you can join the ESCAPE-pain class. Meet other people living with arthritis and learn information and simple ways to better manage your knee and/or hip pain. You will receive a gentle, individualized exercise programme that matches your needs and pace.

If you meet the criteria for the class, you can self-refer, or refer via health practitioner, to the service by contacting 0151-728 8874, or by visiting https://escape-pain.org/.

 

Healthiness LTD

Healthiness is a non-profit health and exercise provider established in 2011. Our mission is to increase physical activity and reduce social isolation of older people and people experiencing physical and mental health issues in Liverpool communities through delivering health messages and offering exercise and health education classes across the city. We are a social enterprise company funded by the Big Lottery's Reaching Communities fund (our broad programme), the Henry Smith Foundation (the Healthy Brain, Active Body project) and Sport England in conjunction with NHS England (the ESCAPE-pain programme).

We offer a wide variety of exercise classes, which cover all ability levels from beginner to expert: chair-based exercise (including chair fitness, chair aerobics, active bingo and boccia), specialist 50+ community fitness (including boxercise, circuit training, dancing, toning, yoga and stretching), ESCAPE-pain for people with arthritis, walking and cycling groups, boot camp and couch to 5K.

Website: http://healthinessltd.co.uk/

Exercise classes: http://healthinessltd.co.uk/community-classes.php

Smoking cessation

If you wish to stop smoking there are a number of services that can support you through this. You can self-refer, or be referred by a health professional using the following details:-

Smokefree Sefton

Tel: 0300 100 1000 or text QUIT to 66777

Email: smokefree.sefton@nhs.net

Website: http://www.smokefreesefton.co.uk/

Referrals accepted via online form

Smokefree Liverpool

Tel: 0800 061 4212 or text QUIT to 66777

Email: info@smokefreeliverpool.co.uk

Website: http://www.smokefreeliverpool.co.uk/

Staff can refer via email address - Smokefree.liverpool@nhs.net

Smokefree Knowsley

Tel: 0800 324 7111

Email: chcp.stopsmokingadmin@nhs.net

Website: http://www.readytostopsmoking.co.uk/

Referrals via phone with patient details