World Mental Health Day on the 10th October starts B&FC’s Nourish to Flourish week of wellbeing sessions that focus on mental wealth, physical health and supporting you in your studies.

We all have mental health, just like we have physical health. Mental health is our psychological, emotional and social wellbeing.

Did you know the following external support is only a call or text away?

  • Always call 999 if you need help in an emergency or can’t keep yourself safe. Your GP or NHS 111.
  • Blackpool Light Lounge if struggling emotionally T: 01253 477745 M: 07741 834840
  • NHS Wellbeing and Mental Health: is a free crisis 24/7 call line T: 0800 953 0110
  • Single Point of Access Young People up to 25 years, T:0800 121 7762 (free phone)
  • MindsMatter (Fylde and Wyre) or Supporting Minds (Blackpool) for a range of talking therapies and courses.
  • Student Space free phone 08081895260 3pm – 12 am, web chat, 24/7 text ‘STUDENT’ to 85258’,or email
  • Young Minds free phone 0808 802 5544 from 9:30am - 4pm, Monday – Friday. Text YM to 85258 for free, 24/7 support.


Useful links and resources in relation to World Mental Health Awareness: · World Mental Health Day

  • · Mental Health Services (NHS) -
  • How much do you know about mental health? Take this interactive quiz or download the guide here · 5 steps to mental wellbeing (NHS) -