Many people are struggling with staying indoors and self-isolating as this causes stress and anxiety. To help with this please see below:-
Wigan mental health urgent response team – 01942 636395 (24/7 mental health crisis line for people of all ages in Wigan)
The Samaritans – 116123 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year)
Papyrus HOPEline UK (for young people) – 0800 068 4141 (9am – 10pm weekdays and 2pm – 10pm weekends) or text 07786209697.
For advice regarding possible suicide for yourself or another, or suffering with bereavement due to suicide contact:-
If you are still unable to cope please contact the surgery and we will be happy to help. You can speak to a GP, be referred to Mental Health Services if appropriate to do so, and be given urgent advice and telephone contacts.
Drug & Alcohol issues – you can get help in the Wigan Borough if you are:-
you’re over 18; living in Wigan; you’re worried about either your drug or alcohol use, or someone else’s.
Contact:- https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk/ to chat on line, or call 01942 827979.
This service includes needle exchange, and prescriptions.
Sexual health matters can be addressed at this time by accessing Spectrum Integrated Sexual Health Clinics:-
If you are female and believe you need an urgent cervical smear please contact the practice.
If you are due to have a routine smear please note that these tests have been deferred for a short time and contact the practice after June 1st 2020 to inquire when appointments will resume.
Maternity related issues can be addressed by speaking to your midwife, please see the leaflets below:-
We hope this information has been useful, but if you feel your needs are not met by any of the items above we will be happy to help, please ring the surgery during normal opening times.