Mental Health Information

Mental Health Services during the Pandemic

All mental health services currently remain open, however due to capacity available whilst dealing with the challenges of the pandemic, there may be delays to planned, non-urgent appointments and referrals. Support available includes:

  • For wellbeing support patients can contact the Lifeline Helpline 11am-11pm on 0808 808 2121.
  • Please continue to call PCMH staff for advice and support around the management of mental health in primary care. 
  • Patients can self-refer to the Psychological Wellbeing Service if they require therapy here
  • Crisis services are running as normal, and patients can contact the First Response Service by calling 111 and selecting option 2 (in Wisbech call 111, select option 1 and ask to be put through to FRS).
  • For details of other support available within the community please visit here.


Websites we recommend

PHQ-9 Asses your mood  (Patient Health Questionnaire-9)

5 steps to mental wellbeing NHS

Keep your Head

Keep Your Head brings together reliable information on mental health and wellbeing for children, young people and adults. 


MIND aims to provide effective and accessible services to support those recovering from mental health challenges and promote positive wellbeing across our communities, while campaigning against stigma and discrimination
They are able to offer free counselling and group therapy for example for anxiety, and anger management
Referrals can be made by phone on 01223 311 320 or by email


Every Mind Matters

The Mental Health Foundation

National Self Harm Nettwork

No More Panic

Mood Gym


Living Life to the Full

Mind - a charity

The Psychological Wellbeing Service (IAPT) offers treatments across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

If you would like support, please discuss a referral with your GP or alternatively you may also refer yourself directly via the Internet (preferred option) at: NHS Counselling/CBT Self-Referral



We are always keen to see anyone with mental health problems and encourage people to come and see us to talk things through. Sometimes this can seem quite daunting for people and this prevents them from finding out what options are available. If you think or know you have mental health problems and would find it difficult talking about it sometimes it is easier to write out what you want to say or bring someone with you who can explain things for you. Sometimes someone who knows you could phone ahead and explain to the doctor what is bothering you to ensure we can understand what you need. There are many services in Cambridge available to help with different aspects of mental health care and there are also lots of resources available on line.

Therapists  in the Cambridge Area (private practice)