Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Adults Mental Health Support

Campaigns and Resources

Mental Health Campaigns and Resources

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Campaigns you can get involved in+

Here we have a list of campaigns you can get involved in!

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough’s flagship mental health signposting and support website ( has been active since 2016, providing reliable advice and signposting to mental health support available both locally and across the country.  The site is very popular and has thousands of hits every month with the number constantly growing. The need for a trusted local guide to find out about different mental health symptoms and illnesses and where to go to find services has never been greater.  

To help shape this refresh project, mental health leads in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough are eager to learn from all residents about their current preferences for accessing mental health information and support. They are interested in knowing where people would look for advice and support on mental health symptoms and illnesses, and how they would find out about what mental health services are available in their area and nationally.

Here is the link to the survey:

Here is the QR Code:Keep Your Head Refresh QR Code

The survey will take no more than 10 minutes of your time. If you would prefer to share your views over the phone instead, kindly contact before 30th July 2023 to arrange a time and date to take part.

Your feedback will inform the refresh of the website and enable the team to develop an improved all-age, single point of access mental health website, with advice, information and signposting to mental health services and support in the region and highlight recent updates, changes and useful activities.

Staying hydrated is so important for your health and wellbeing. It can help prevent constipation, urine infections, headaches and other illnesses.

A new NHS campaign, ‘It All Counts’, aims to raise awareness of the importance of hydration, in particular in those over the age 65 living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 

Staying hydrated isn’t just about drinking water. Hot drinks, fruit juices, even bowls of soup and other fluid rich foods such as yoghurts, jelly, ice lollies and some pieces of fruit can all help keep you hydrated – it all counts.

So whether that is having a glass of juice at breakfast, extra milk on your cereal, having soup or a yoghurt with your lunch or enjoying an ice lolly whilst out in the garden – all of these drinks or fluid rich foods can help keep you hydrated throughout the day.

The recommended minimum amount of fluid intake for an adult is between 1,600 and 2,000 mls (3-3.5 pints) which is around eight glasses or mugs of fluid per day. All fluids count apart from alcohol, which can actually cause dehydration.

For those taking regular medicine, it’s important to take with a full glass of water to help wash them down and ensure they are absorbed as intended. Always ask your pharmacist for advice if you are unsure on how you should take your medicine.

Find out more about the importance of good hydration online at

There is a range of suicide prevention resources available as part of the STOP Suicide Campaign. These include self-help leaflets for those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts as well as those who are concerned that someone they know might be at risk. There are also posters giving the key campaign messages, STOP Suicide pledge cards for you to carry in your wallet and ‘I’d Ask’ badges to help you spread the word. Click here to go to the website for more information!


Stress LESS is a county-wide, pilot campaign that launched across the county during National Revision Week, 18–22 April 2016 and peaked during Mental Health Awareness Week (16-22 May 2016). The campaign seeks to empower students (aged 12–18) to find positive ways of coping with school/college and exam stress. Click here to go to the website for more information!


Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. We've already reached millions of people and begun to improve attitudes and behaviours. Join thousands of campaigners in workplaces, schools, communities and online who are making stigma and discrimination a thing of the past.  Click here to go to the website for more information!


Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, which combines a campaign to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health with fundraising for a series of innovative new mental health services. Click here to go to the website for more information!

Now We're Talking+

The coronavirus outbreak has changed all of our lives. During times of uncertainty, we can feel anxious and stressed. Feelings of isolation, boredom and loneliness are natural. It’s important we keep talking to each other.

Stay in touch with friends and family to support mental health. The simplest thing we can do for mental wellbeing is to stay connected. Use the internet, telephone, even written letters, to reach out. Lift each other’s spirits by speaking and listening.

Connect online with others who are experiencing the same feelings. Online communities are an increasingly popular source of support. and are commissioned to provide an online wellbeing platform which along with text based counselling also includes helpful articles, forums, activity centre, daily journal and messaging. We provide British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited services and Kooth is available to young people aged 11-18 (up to 19th birthday)  and Qwell is available from 18+ in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 

The service provides a free and non-judgemental place for people to connect with others and they have instant access to self-help materials and moderated discussion forums. People can also contribute written pieces of work reflecting their own experiences, as well as accessing drop-in or booked sessions with professional counsellors, available 365 days a year, 12pm -10pm on weekdays and 6pm-10pm on weekends. Further information about Qwell can be found here and information about Kooth can be found here.  More information is available by watching these videos: Qwell  Kooth

Lifeline is a free, confidential and anonymous telephone helpline service available for adults in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The Line provides listening support and information to someone experiencing mental distress or if you are supporting someone else in distress. Available everyday 11am – 11pm on 0808 808 2121

NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Talking Therapies - (Self-Refer) - Offer support to those aged 17 and over via a range of brief supported self-help and talking therapy options. The service usually helps people with mild to moderate mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, panic attacks, phobias or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. You can self-refer to the service by calling 0300 300 0055 or you can self-refer here.

NHS 111 and select the mental health option

Call 111 in a mental health crisis, if you, or someone you are worried about, is at risk of harm, the NHS First Response Services can help people of any age, at any time of day or night. Call 111 and select the mental health option

Other self-help resources can be found here

Create your own wellbeing plan here.

Every Mind Matters+

Every Mind Matters is here to help you manage and maintain your mental health, as good mental health makes such a difference. It helps us to relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.

We all go through ups and downs in life, and experience life changes that can affect our mental health.

Every Mind Matters gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to boosting our mood or sleeping better. It will help you spot the signs of common mental health conditions, get personalised practical self-care tips and information on further support. You'll also learn about what you can do to help others.

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS. It has also been endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners. In January 2020, we teamed up with Heads Up for the biggest weekend in football, the Emirates FA Cup Third Round, to help you discover simple steps to look after your mental health.

It only takes a minute to get started with our short free quiz to create Your Mind Plan with personalised tips and advice.

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