Are there any specific women-only services for general mental health problems?

The Chrysalis Centre for Change run a variety of services for women (aged 18+) in St Helens including drop-in sessions for general support and information, a professional counselling service, group therapies, personal development courses and activity sessions.

Platform 51 (formerly Young Women’s Christian Association) provides activities, services and campaigns (e.g. large mental health campaign) about things that women & girls need and want, and run a specific counselling service (called the InPartnership Project) for all women.

St Helens Mind provides a peer support group for women that focuses on creative activities such as card making, sewing, embroidery etc.

Together also facilitate a weekly group for women who have experienced mental health problems that takes place every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm at the Millennium Centre.

Self-help books and CDs are available to help with assertiveness and other mental health problems for women through the ‘Books on Prescription’ service available at your local library.

Wish is a national charity (with offices in Liverpool) that provides an advocacy service for women with mental health problems in secure hospitals and prisons, also reaching out to those deemed at risk of entering secure settings.