Primary Intermediate Mental Health Team (PIMHT)

PIMHT do not provide an urgent response service.  Out of office hours you should access the relevant helpline and telephone numbers if you experience mental health crisis:

Mental Health and Wellbeing Helpline:
Monday-Friday: 7pm-11pm
Saturday/Sunday: 12pm-midnight
0800 915 4640
Mental Health and Wellbeing Text Service:
Open 24 hours
Text HELLO to 07860 022846
Initial Response Service (IRS):

24 hours, 7 days a week

0800 013 0709

This service provides mental health triage and support to people who are either unknown to mental health services or require support out of office hours.

Mental Health Urgent Access Line:
Available 24/7, 365 days a year
0800 953 0110

 If you have seriously harmed yourself, please call 999.

Who We Are:

The BTH Primary Intermediate Mental Health Team (PIMHT) is a community mental health team based in Blackpool, within the primary care service. The PIMHT comprises of mental health practitioners who provide mental health assessments, short-term support and signposting to other appropriate services. The team’s aim is to provide effective care in the community, with a view to reduce admissions into secondary mental health services. We are an integrated mental health team, working in partnership with secondary mental health services and others, including third sector colleagues.

Our service focuses on the prevention of lower level mental health problems developing in to serious illness and builds resilience, independence and aims to promote recovery within individuals.

Client Group:

The main client group will be individuals experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems, usually causing some impairment on functioning and managing day to day activities. This may also cause impact on complex social issues, such as housing or substance misuse problems.

We support individuals experiencing depression and anxiety disorders, including individuals that maybe self-harming or experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Online Service:

Due to ongoing concerns surrounding the Covid-19 virus, the Primary Intermediate Mental Health Team (PIMHT) has implemented new and alternative ways of working.  This includes the provision of online services.

It is likely you will now have received a telephone triage assessment with the Single Point of Access. Following which, it was identified the online service is the most appropriate care pathway for you.

The online service provides the opportunity for you to access self-help interventions for anxiety, depression, stress and wellbeing. This can be accessed at a time and pace which is convenient for you and this is completely confidential. It will be your choice which topics you access as you may find only one or two of the areas helpful.

What to Expect:

Your journey has already begun. You are now able to access the online support available via this website.

Please take the time to navigate through the website and access the information you feel most appropriate to your needs. As you work through the self-help information you may wish to access additional professional support from the mental health clinicians. This will be your choice.

The online service provides an easily accessible, non-judgemental and confidential approach to accessing support.

Other helpful mental health resources:

Rethink (provides lots of helpful information on mental health conditions/treatment and support) :

Mind (information and support on mental health) :

FYI Directory (Information about a wide range of local health and social services, community clubs, social groups, well-being activities and events) :