Helping myself

Parent and carer support

Parents have a crucial role in their child’s life. It is important for you to be involved with your child’s treatment, but also for you to look after yourself.

If you can, we suggest sharing your worries with family, friend or partner so you can get some support in place. If you feel you need further help, you could book an appointment with your GP to talk through your concerns. They will be able to provide some advice on what you could do next and look at what support would be best suited to you.

Mental Health Helpline

Telephone: 0800 001 4331(open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

If you’re feeling low, anxious or stressed and you think that talking to another person may help you cope you can call the new mental health helpline in Lincolnshire. 

Adult services in LPFT

If you recognise that you are also struggling with your mental health, there are also the supports below which you can self refer to.  


Steps2Change provides talking therapies for people with mild to moderate mental health conditions, such as:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • panic
  • phobia
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Steps2change accept referrals from people aged 16 or over. There is no upper age limit.

Visit our Steps2Change page to find our more information

Recovery College

Through offering a range of courses aimed at helping you feel more hopeful and in control of your life, the Recovery College  use an educational based approach to help people recognise and develop their personal resourcefulness and awareness in order to become experts in their self care, and do the things they want to in life.

All  courses are co-designed and co-delivered by experts with lived experience of mental ill health, peer trainers and expert health professionals.

Visit our Lincolnshire Recovery College webpage  to find out more

For more details on the full range of services LPFT offer, visit our Our LPFT Adult Services information page on our main site.

Carers First

Carers FIRST delivers the Lincolnshire Carers Service in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council's Customer Service Centre supporting people who look after a relative or due to:

  • ill health
  • physical or mental illness
  • disability
  • frailty
  • addiction

cannot manage without their support.

We provide

  • information
  • advice
  • guidance
  • emotional support
  • training
  • activities

giving carers an opportunity to have a break from their caring role and help them to get the support they need.  

Contact Carers First:

Telephone  01522 782224

For more information visit the Carers First website

Find out more about Carers First in their leaflet 

Local area events and groups can also be found on Carers First Lincolnshire page on Facebook



Additional useful websites

One You Lincolnshire - Provides free weight loss, exercise, stop smoking and drink less programmes. 

Connect to Support Lincolnshire - Connect to Support Lincolnshire is an online information and advice library, community directory and marketplace for adults in Lincolnshire.

H.A.Y. Lincolnshire - How Are You (H.A.Y.) Lincolnshire is a family of websites that bring together everything in the local community that boosts wellbeing.

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