Unfortunately, we regret to inform you that due to the Corona Virus, and following advice, all of our Wirral Pathfinders support groups will be temporarily suspended from Monday 23rd March for four weeks, pending further advice at that time.

This is something that has never happened in the 28 year history of Wirral Pathfinders and it is with great regret and sadness that we are closing the doors at a time when many require further mental health support.

All current members will soon receive a telephone call from a committee member letting them know about the changes and will then receive a weekly well-being call.

For anyone new to us: email, will definitely be the best way for people to contact us going forward over the next few weeks (support@wirralpathfinders.org.uk), as the office will not be manned as often as we would like. However, if anyone wishes to contact us via telephone, please call 0151 334 2111 and leave a name and contact number and we will endeavour to get back to you when possible.

Thanks for your help and co-operation, at what is a very difficult time.

Confidentiality, Trust, Support and Understanding

Wirral Pathfinders is a MENTAL HEALTH SELF-HELP SUPPORT GROUP. We aim to support individuals to help themselves to learn to cope with their mental health difficulties. The Pathfinders support each other by providing a listening ear; decreasing isolation; sharing experiences and providing further information where possible. The Wirral Pathfinders motto of ‘We are the friends you have not yet met’ gives a hint to the friendly nature of the group and support available.

Pathfinders started me on a long road; to help and guide me; to feel I belong to something; to make me feel I am not alone. There are weeks I go [to Pathfinders] and feel my week has been horrendous, but someone can make me feel better with their comments.
Pathfinders DO CARE.

Together we are stronger
Atrwork created by a Pathfinders Member.


The Wirral Pathfinders Support Group was founded in 1992 BY people with mental health difficulties FOR people with mental health difficulties. The four founder members were in hospital together and, once discharged, found that there was no support for them within the community. They decided that they could help and support each other through their difficult times and share experiences. It decreased their isolation and their friendships blossomed.


Pathfinders has saved my life!
A Pathfinders Member.

Charity Status

Wirral Pathfinders grew to become a Registered Charity (Charity Number: 1133183) in 2009, with the following aims:

  1. 1. To promote and protect the physical and mental health of sufferers of anxiety and depression,
    and their families, through the provision of support and practical advice.
  2. 2. To advance the education of the general public in all areas relating to anxiety and depression.



A Pathfinders Member created the following piece to explain what Pathfinders has meant to her and what the group has done to help her since she joined several years ago:


The Five Steps


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