We understand at times it is difficult to talk to your close friends and family or even your GP, we advise you get in touch with CRISIS team where you can self refer.  Please see below their details:

Crisis team Blackburn (Mental Health)
contact number(OOH): 01254226074

Weekdays (0900-1700): 01254226430

BwD Mindsmatters: 01254 226037

For more information please visit Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust | Information about Crisis Support (


Are you a parent of a child in a Secondary School in BwD?

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide are currently conducting a project within Blackburn with Darwen. The aim of this project is to address and prevent suicide, self-harm and bullying in Secondary Educational Settings. 

As part of this project they are offering FREE training for parents and carers. There are 2 types of sessions available:

  • Parent/Carer sessions: This will last up to 45 minutes and will include our SP-ARK (Suicide Prevention-Awareness, Resources, Knowledge) presentation. 
  • SP-OT (Suicide Prevention-Overview Tutorial): A 90-minute session that explores the language around suicide.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact:

For more information, Please click here