Give your local talking
therapy service a call this winter and take a load off your mind
THE Festive Session can be a
stressful and often lonely time of year. Speak to your local, friendly NHS
service for advice and support about how to handle the festive blues. Access
Sefton provides help for people with anxiety, depression and stress, as well
as other common mental health conditions such as Obsessional Compulsive
Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Anyone over the age of 16 living in Sefton can tap into this useful local
service, provided in partnership by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS
Foundation Trust (CWP) and Insight Healthcare.
If you need to speak to someone, getting access to the service is easy; ask
your GP or self refer
online. You can also pick up the phone
and cal:- 0151 1055 3210 to arrange an appointment.
"We offer a wide range of talking therapy treatments from a number of
convenient locations across the borough of Sefton, as well as online or over
the phone." said a spokesman for the NHS.
For more information about CWP please visit:-
Other related information:-
► Access Sefton is available to anyone living in Sefton, including Crosby,
Bootle, Netherton, Maghull, Southport, Birkdale, Ainsdale, Formby, Waterloo,
Seaforth, Litherland and Hightown.
► Access Sefton is provided by CWP and Insight Healthcare on behalf of NHS
South Sefton CCG and NHS Southport and Formby CCG.
► Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) provides mental
health, learning disability, substance misuse and community physical health
► Insight Healthcare, part of Concern Group, is a national not for profit
organisation which provides free NHS talking therapies and wellbeing at work
services across the country. More information click on
► The Trust provides these services in partnership with local authorities,
service users, carers and the voluntary/independent sectors.
► CWP has recently been awarded overall 'good' following a
Care Quality Commission inspection of services. The report, published in
December 2015, shows services were rated 'outstanding' for
being caring, 'good' for being responsive, well led and
effective. Of the 14 core services inspected, inpatient services for people
with learning disabilities and/or autism were rated 'outstanding,'
an extremely rare accomplishment. December 2015
► Almost a quarter of people rate CWP 10 out of 10 for 'overall
experience of services' following the 2015 CQC Community Mental
Health Survey; the highest score in the country.
► Sheena Cumiskey is CEO of the Year, HSJ 2015.
► The Trust is a major local employer in Cheshire and the Wirral with 3,400
staff across 66 sites, and has around 15,000 foundation trust members.
Last chance to write a
poem about Southport
NOW is your last chance to write a
prizewinning poem about Southport. Because a poem about Southport could win
you £1,000 in a free competition aimed at getting more people to write
It's free to enter this annual competition and it's open to all UK
residents, young or old. All you have to do is send a poem about life in
your own home Town or area to:-
United Press Ltd.
You can also visit the competition's
The best poem will win £1,000 cash and you can send up to 3 entries, which
must be no more than 25 lines (each blank line counts as 1 line) and 160
"It can even be about something or someone from the poet's home area. We
find that poems written from personal observation and experience are the
most heartfelt and expressive, so we're expecting some great entries from
your readers. The contest is designed to encourage ordinary people to write
poetry; to both express themselves and be more creative. Last year's winner
was from Darwin in Lancashire and previous winners came from Leicester,
Surrey, South Yorkshire, Bristol, Oxford, Stafford, Rotherham and Greater
Manchester. Maybe this year the £1,000 will go to a poet from Southport or a
neighbouring town. Winning poems have been about a river, a tower, a local
character, village life and local history." explained a United Press
The closing date is 31 December 2014.
A Norris Green man has
arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous
ON 22 December 2015, Merseyside
Police told the press that a 27 year old man, from Norris Green, had been
arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, following a
fatal road traffic collision on Friday, 18 December 2015.
Also a on 21 December 2015, a 21 year old woman, also from Norris Green, was
charged with assisting an offender following a fatal collision.
Merseyside Police said that on Friday, 18 December 2015, a male pedestrian
then died following the collision with a vehicle which failed to stop at the
scene. A silver Ford Focus was reported to have been involved with the fatal
road traffic collision, on Richard Kelly Drive, Liverpool. The car was found
abandoned in Sandyville Grove, Liverpool. Detective Chief Inspector Mark
Kameen said:- "This was a tragic set of circumstances. We would appeal
to anyone who saw the car being left in Sandyville Grove or saw anyone on
foot leaving the area following the collision which occurred, at around 10pm
to contact us. I am also keen to speak to the 2 female occupants of a car
which was being driven along Walton Hall Avenue a short time before the
collision and was spoken to by a plainclothes patrol as I believe they may
be able to assist us with our investigation."
Anyone with information is urged to call:- 0151 777 4065 or the confidential
Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.