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One-in-four adults and one-in-ten children experience mental illness during their lifetime, and many more of us know and care for people who do.

Improved mental health and wellbeing is associated with a range of better outcomes for people of all ages and backgrounds.

The adult safeguarding duties under the Care Act 2014 applies, amongst others to adults who have a disability or long-term illness, including people with mental health problems.

It is a priority for the SAB to ensure that adults at risk of abuse and neglect are protected, and that practitioners are skilled and trained appropriately to recognise changes in symptoms and behaviours that may indicate a deterioration in their mental health and that a change in care management/planning is required; and are safeguarded in line with the principles of Making Safeguarding Personal.

Are you, or someone you know in a mental health crisis?

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust (CPFT)

CPFT provide integrated physical and mental health services for adults and older people; specialist mental health and learning disability services; children and young people’s mental health services; children’s community services (Peterborough); social care; and ground-breaking research.

The CPFT Psychological Wellbeing Service is part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services.  The service aims to make psychological therapies more accessible to people experiencing common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, which it is estimated affects as many as one in four people. The psychological therapies offered by the service are all approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

The Psychological Wellbeing Service is set up to help those aged 17 and over who are suffering from mild to moderate depression and anxiety disorders including problems such as generalised anxiety, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, health anxiety, panic, phobia or obsessive compulsive disorder.  All of the talking therapies offered as part of the Psychological Wellbeing Service work by helping the individual understand what is happening to them, work through your difficult feelings and learn new ways of coping in order to improve their wellbeing.

The service offers a range of treatment options to help individuals make changes in their life, improve their wellbeing and cope with their difficulties, including:

  • Self-help reading materials / guided self-help
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Courses for groups including Mindfulness
  • Online options, telephone and face to face work

Please click on the link below to find out more information.

Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind)

We provide a wide range of services across the county to support those recovering from mental health challenges, promote positive mental health and tackle mental health-related stigma and discrimination within our communities.

They operate from offices in Cambridge, Peterborough and St Neots. For general enquiries please email or call one of our offices on the numbers below:

Barrere House, 100 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1ER
t. 01223 311320

The Limes, 24 New Street, St Neots, PE19 1AJ
t. 01480 470480

Morley Way, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 7JR
t. 01733 362990

Self-help Top Tips

Cpsl Mind have developed a collection of very popular, self-help ‘Top Tips’ that you can download by clicking on the titles below. Hard copies of these are available from our offices and limited supplies are available for local community groups. Please call us if you would like to collect some.

For comprehensive A-Z information about mental health issues and related topics, please see

For information about young people’s mental health, please see

Keep Your Head

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

Samaritans – HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

The Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

Find out why our service works and what you can expect when contacting us.

If you have any concerns about our service before you try it,

hear from others about how we’ve helped them. Please don’t suffer alone.



Whatever you’re going through, call us free any time, from any phone on 116 123.

We’re here round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it’s best to call us on the phone. This number is FREE to call. You don’t have to be suicidal to call us.

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