If you are seeking mental health services for older adults in Blackburn with Darwen, the below resources and helplines will be useful.

Just like your physical health, your mental health can change as you get older. But mental health problems aren’t an inevitable part of getting older.

If you or a loved one are suffering, mental health services for older adults are out there. This includes suicide prevention helplines.

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Lancashire & South Cumbria Trust Logo

LSCFT provide residents in Blackburn with Darwen with 24-hour access to mental health services for adults, including care, advice, support and treatment. By calling 0800 0130707, you are able to speak to a member of their team and discuss your current mental health needs.

The team is supported by clinicians from specialist areas of care such as:

  • Children’s and young people’s mental health services
  • Learning disabilities services
  • Eating disorder services
  • Older people’s services

You do not need to have used any mental health services for adults before or previously been diagnosed with a mental health problem in order to use this service. You can also call on behalf of a friend, carer or family member if you have concerns for their wellbeing

LSCFT also provide community mental health services across Blackburn With Darwen.  For more information on their services visit their website:

The Flourishing Minds project  

The Flourishing Minds Project

Lancashire Mind working in partnership with Age UK BwD, One Voice and the Wellbeing Service, provide the following  range of mental health and wellbeing services to ALL residents 18+:

  • Wellbeing Workshops (One off workshops on topics including Five Ways to Wellbeing and stress management.)
  • Wellbeing Groups (Completed over 6 weeks, covering topics such as low mood, anxiety, stress, sleep and worry management.)
  • 1-to-1 Wellbeing Coaching (Work with a Wellbeing Coach over 6 sessions, to identify the challenges you are facing and look at ways to overcome them.)

 To find out more contact: The Wellbeing Service on 01254 682037 or visit the website below

Men in Sheds

mental health support for men in Blackburn with Darwen

The Men in Sheds programme, provided by Blackburn Rover Community Trust, is a weekly mental wellbeing support group for men. The project is based at Ewood Park and involves the designing, landscaping and planting up of a garden area. This is friendly, supportive group that welcomes new members.

Contact: ilyas.patel@brfctrust.co.uk

NHS Talking Therapies – for anxiety and depression

NHS Talking Therapies (known previously as Mindsmatter) is a wellbeing service offering a range of free psychological therapies to people aged 16 and over in Lancashire. They aim to give people the right information and help to develop skills and gain tools to overcome stress, anxiety and depression.  

You are able to self-refer to the service on the website.

Telephone: 01254 226037

Main office address: Daisyfield Centre, Appleby Street, Blackburn BB1 3BL

The Silver Line

Provides a free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people.

Open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Need help? Call ANYTIME on: 0800 4 70 80 90

Independent Age

Provides a free confidential helpline for older people. It provides help, support and advice on a range of topics affecting older people, including mental health. Call their helpline on 0800 319 6789