Local Help & Support

The Life Rooms   

Multiple sites across Bootle, Southport & Walton

Tel: 0151 478 6556

The Life Rooms is a charity that supports people with both mental and physical health problems. Pathway advisers can help people find employment, housing & to manage their money. Thy provide volunteering opportunities, social interaction and support for families & carers. They also run regular Recovery College courses to improve people’s mental well-being.

Talking Matters - Sefton    

What we do:

One in four people will experience a mental health difficulty at some point in their life. IAPT was introduced as a way in which people could access Talking Therapies as close to their home or place of work as possible.

Talking Matters Sefton is a free, confidential service designed to help anyone aged over 16 in the South Sefton, Southport, and Formby areas to deal with common mental health difficulties. These may include depression, anxiety, panic, phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or post-traumatic stress disorder.

The service is staffed by a team of highly skilled mental health professionals.

IAPT services seek to use the least intrusive method of care possible to treat people. This is called 'stepped care'. The clinician delivering your treatment will explain to you what choices are available and why they are considered suitable for you. Our service is non-judgemental and we'll offer you as many treatment options as possible to help you decide what works best for you.

Services offered include:

Phone: 0300 303 2708

Email: tms.referrals@nhs.net 

Address: Unit 5, Stella Nova, Washington Parade, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 4TQ

Opening hours: 

To self-refer online please click here. Please note, you must be registered with a Sefton GP to make a referral.

Website: Talking Matters - Sefton


Sefton Carers   

27-37 South Road, Waterloo, L22 5PE

Tel: 0151 288 6060

Sefton Carers Centre provides free advice and guidance, emotional and practical support, training and a range of holistic therapies for unpaid carers living in Sefton.



Netherton Feelgood Factory    

Glovers Lane, Netherton, L30 5QW

Tel: 0151 291 8010

The Netherton Feelgood Factory offers support for local residents  to combat loneliness and bereavement. They offer food, nutrition and healthy lifestyle advice, mental well-being and breastfeeding support. Support is offered to local older people and they run several social and interest groups including walking and gardening clubs. The Feelgood factory has a library and access to community computers.




The Venus Centre         

215 Linacre Lane, Bootle, L20 6AD

Tel: 0151 474 4744

Venus offer help and support to the homeless, children & young people, women, women who have had children taken into care, children in care & care leavers. The also provide parenting support, counselling and money management skills.



Sefton Veterans          

Brunswick Youth & Community Centre, 104 Marsh Lane, Bootle, L20 4JQ

The home for Veterans in the Sefton area and beyond.  Pull up a sandbag and swing the lamp. Come on in have a chat and a brew/wet with other veterans in a safe atmosphere



Sefton CVS        

3rd Floor North Wing, Burlington House, Crosby Road North, Waterloo, L22 0LG

Tel: 0151 920 0726

Sefton Council for Voluntary Service is an independent registered charity with a borough-wide brief to assist and support voluntary community and faith sector activity across the Sefton metropolitan district and neighbourhood.