Overwhelmed, helpless, stuck...

A relapse is when your problems feel insurmountable, you can’t remember how to change things, or you have no energy to try to improve things. Or you may feel that whatever you try it always goes wrong. Things may feel as bad as when you first asked for help, or even worse this time around. If you have looked at the other relapse prevention pages and tried some of the links and support, but still feel hopeless or scared, then its time to reach out for more help.

Contact IM to see how you can access therapy again. If you feel worried for your safety, or if other people are worried about you, contact the emergency numbers below, and also look at the following link to help you stay safe:



The Samaritans
08457 90 90 90

Textphone 08457 90 91 92
The Samaritans offer a 24-hour confidential telephone helpline.
You can also contact them via email or write to them.
E-mail: jo@samaritans.org
Write to us: Chris, P.O. Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA

24 hour Mental Health Advice Lines in Liverpool

Based at Royal Liverpool Hospital (706 0624)

Based at Aintree Hospital (529 8177)

These teams are made up of psychiatric nurses, social workers and support workers, and are;

  • available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • carry out assessments under the Mental Health Act (1983)
  • provide support and short-term help until another team is available or the help is no longer needed

Merseyside Police

(0151) 709 6010

Drugs Dependency

(0151) 709 0516

Alcohol Service

(0151) 227 9789

Age Concern

(0151) 330 5678


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