The Liverpool Light

This service is a partnership between Creative Support and Liverpool City Council, as part of their pledge to prioritise mental health provision in the city.

The Liverpool Light has been set up to provide preventative crisis support to clients with mental health needs. 29% of people in Liverpool experience long term depression, learning problems, mental health-related issues and nervous disorders – that is over 140,000 people in the Liverpool region (LCC compendium).

The service enables self-care resilience in lieu of admission to A&E departments, providing a specialised service outside of GP and day service hours. Our main focus is on reducing potential hospital admissions and ensuring clients have a safe and secure environment. This will enable de-escalation, intervention and preventative support.

Creative Support can also refer individuals who need extra support to partner services. These services include:

  • Debt advice, benefits, and welfare services.
  • Domestic violence services including refuge.
  • Housing and homeless prevention services.
  • Crisis teams.
  • Substance misuse and addiction services.
  • Health and wellbeing and counselling services.
  • Other support agencies.