Christmas can be “the most wonderful time of the year”, but it can also cause stress & worry. Here are some tips to ease stress around this busy time:

  • Share out jobs so you are not left feeling tired out.
  • Do the jobs that are the most important first, leave the others till last. 
  • Take some time to have a break and relax. Just 30 minutes will help!

Need some extra support?

HEALTH AND WELLBEING:

  • Samaritans – For someone to talk to 24/7  – Freephone 116 123 (24hrs)
  • SANE – Mental Health Helpline: 0300 304 7000
  • MIND – Mental Health Support: 0151 529 3247
  • Addaction – Drug and Alcohol Misuse Service: 0151 702 0655
  • The Brink – Family Support Group Thursdays 12-2pm 0151 703 0582
  • Free HIV Testing – 0151 295 8650
  • Sexual Health Abacus Central, The Beat, 6 David Lewis St, L1 4AP 0151 247 6500
  • Adult Social Services – 

DEBT AND BENEFITS ADVICE:

  • Merseyside Welfare Rights – Debt and Housing Advice: 0151 709 0504
  • RAISE- Debt Advice: 0151 482 2475
  • Citizens Advice (CAB)- 0344 848 7700

DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SUPPORT:

  • RASA – Sexual violence support:  0151 558 1801
  • LDAS – Domestic Violence Service: 0151 263 7474

ASYLUM SUPPORT SERVICES:

  • Red CrossRefugee support: 0151 702 5067
  • Refuge Women Connect Support / advice for refugee women: 0151 728 2323

HOMELESS PREVENTION:

  • The Whitechapel CentreHomeless prevention (central): 0151 207 7617
  • Creative Support – Homeless Prevention (north): 0151 260 9550
  • Riverside – Homeless Prevention (south): 0345 111 0000
  • Crisis – Homeless or at risk of homelessness

FOOD BANKS:

  • St Vincent’s Church, St James’ Street, L1 5JP – Tuesday 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • St Brides Church, Percy Street, L8 7LT- Thursday 12.30pm to 2.30pm 
  • If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support, text Shout to 85258.

We can help with urgent issues such as:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Abuse or assault
  • Self-harm
  • Bullying

Due to Covid-19, WHISC will be closing to the public at midday on Thursday 19th of March.  We will review the situation after Easter, or 14th of April. Please check the website at https://www.whisc.org.uk/.

If you would like a Listening Ear (speak with someone), please call: 07708 381568 & leave your NAME and NUMBER and we will ring you back, when we can.  

Alternatively, send us a message with your NUMBER through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/whisc/ and we will ring you, when we can.