New phone number: 01942 807670

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Mental health

Mental Health is about how we think, feel and behave.  One in four people in the UK have a mental health problem at some point in their lives, which affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.

Mental health disorders take many different forms and affect people in different ways.  Schizophrenia, depression and personality disorders are all examples of mental health problems.  Diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia generally develop in old age, whereas eating disorders are more common in young people.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT is a ‘talking treatment’ that focuses on how you think about yourself, the world and other people.

It can help you change the way you think (cognitive) and what you do (behaviour).

You may want to refer yourself to the North West Boroughs Healthcare (NWBH)

NWBH is a service specially aimed at providing help, support and information to adults (16+) experiencing common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

There are NWBH Opt-in leaflets available at the surgery or you can contact the service yourself.

Telephone: 01942 255675

or refer yourself online at:

Please note, this is a non-urgent service.  If you need urgent help, make an emergency appointment to see your GP or call the mental health Assessment Team on 01942 482239


Making Space

cCBT – Computerised cognitive behavioural therapy.  For further information click here


Useful contacts and links

Mental Health Assessment Team

01942 482239


0845 790 9090

Counselling – Wigan Family Welfare

01942 867888

Mental Health Foundation

Alzheimer’s Society

Eating disorders