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There is more information on health services across England that can be found on the General Information page on the BN(O) Hub.

General advice

It is not possible to list every single health service in a local area – we have give you some examples, below, on national free services that you can access, as well as some free services within your council area. You need to undertake your own checks, or discuss with your GP, to decide which services meet your needs.

Regional Services

You can find out about a range of mental health services available across Lancashire on Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership website.

There are a range of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services across Lancashire and South Cumbria which involve free groups, courses and one to one therapy to help you understand what you’re going through and build your confidence. There are three providers who offer these services, and you can self-refer into any of them, which means you don’t have to see your GP first:

  • Lancashire Women – for men and women aged 16 and over who live in East Lancashire.
  • Mindsmatter – for men and women aged 16 and over who live anywhere in Lancashire or South Cumbria except Blackpool.
  • Supporting Minds – for men and women aged 16 and over who live in Blackpool

Blackpool and Lancashire Sexual Health Services provides information, free contraception, sexual health and HIV services across Lancashire.

Quit Squad provides support to people who want to stop smoking.

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a Directory of Services on their website.