VCSE Micro Commissioning: for Suicide Prevention in Liverpool Place

Public Health Liverpool and The Safe from Suicide team at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust have developed a Micro Commission for Suicide Prevention offer, which will support individuals and communities within Liverpool City Council Place.This Micro-Commissioning Programme aimed at VCSE organisations to encourage them to develop activities, initiatives and partnerships across communities to support the health and wellbeing needs of Liverpool residents, to ensure that communities have robust and varied support where they live.

The commissioned activity will focus on the following priority areas:

  1. Domestic Abuse
  2. Long Term Conditions / Physical Health
  3. Substance Misuse
  4. Students
  5. Females
  6. Cost of living

We are pleased to confirm the successful organisations were:

  • First Person Project
  • Rage Fitness
  • Blackburne House Education
  • Everton in the Community
  • Comic Youth
  • Merseyside Youth Association
  • Sanctuary Family Support

Below you will find details, of each organisation offer, and how to access their service:



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The FundaMENTALLY Healthly Project has been set up by First Person project to support any person in Liverpool who have or has been affected by substance misuse, or cost of living, students, and females. They were offering a mental health education package.  There is also the opportunity for participants to complete training and mentoring for people who express a desire to become active citizens. For more information

Contact: Matty Caine 

Website: Mental Health Support | FirstPersonProject | Liverpool (


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The Rage Fitness Wellbeing project has been set up to support any person in Liverpool who have or has been affected by Substance Misuse, Physical Health, Long Term Conditions, Students, Females, Domestic Abuse. This project will meet the needs of the local population by providing physical health services as well as emotional wellbeing services that target inactivity, long term health conditions, low self-worth, low mood, self-medicating coping strategies and social isolation. Craig and his team will be delivering weekly Health and Wellbeing programmes in the Lifestyles Ellergreen. These sessions are completely free and are open to your patients for signposting.  Sessions consist of:

  • Fitness
  • Mental health support
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Positive psychology
  • Yoga

For more details Contact


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The Wellness Team at Blackburne House are delivering a series of programmes where you will learn new skills and techniques to support your wellbeing. Each group is facilitated by a qualified counsellor and Mindfulness Practitioner who will support and guide you through your journey.

The Inspire Programme covers the following subjects:

  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Pain Management
  • Long Covid
  • ACT techniques (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) which is a proven way to support chronic pain and illness.
  • How the brain works and skills to help you cope
  • Techniques to manage repetitive negative thinking including Mindfulness acceptance techniques
  • Understanding the choices we have and can make when reacting to different situations we find difficult 
  • Looking at the obstacles to overcome and focusing on what you have control of

All Inspire programmes will run for an hour and a half, once a week over a eight-week period.

Eligibility - women only, 18yrs plus, living in Liverpool City Region.

If you are interested in any of the above, please contact


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Everton Cares project has been set up to support any person in Liverpool who have or has been affected by: Physical Health / Long term conditions, cost of living, females.

This is a community-based intervention, consisting of weekly two-hour workshops over a 12-week period. Each 2-hour session is split between an education and physical activity component.

To register your interest, refer an individual contact or gain any further information contact Amy Vicars, EitC Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, via email at  or call 07966197149. 


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Turn the page project has been set up to support students with long term conditions in Liverpool.

The project will provide sessions to create autobiographical narrative comics, the delivery of 1-2-1 digital or face to face sessions pending access needs (1hr-1.5hr).  Participants will receive 6-8 weeks of targeted support by use of power of comics as a tool for inner self-expression, which will slowly be transitioned into resilience building.

Zinester cohorts’, delivered in one of  x3 inclusive mental health hubs across Liverpool. These cohorts will include issue-based workshops and seek to support participants to develop zines and comics about subjects such as reducing isolation, manging anxiety, and demystifying stigma relating to their lived experiences.

More information

Referrals can be made Practitioner Referral — Comics Youth CIC


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RAISE Mental Health Promotion project will support students from Liverpool. MYA will train up 300 wellbeing ambassadors from universities and FE settings across the city, who will each receive workshops on suicide awareness and prevention tools, that will be adapted to make it student specific. MYA will train each ambassador up in a train the trainer model in our serious suicide awareness training

For more information

To register



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Sanctuary Stabilising Lives project will provide support and accept referrals for substance misusers and family members, who may be at risk of suicide. For more information please call 0151 735 0747