PH7 Life is a mental health charity dedicated not just to talking about mental health and raising awareness, but actively changing it.

We offer free mental health first aid training, courses for depression and anxiety, group services, ambassador program and a home for all the people who felt they never really had one.

PH7 LIFE change people, systems, processes and most importantly, we change lives.

We were created by our CEO Paul Howarth. A former professional footballer who became suicidal and had his life saved by a rehabilitation facility.

Upon leaving he made a pledge to change the future for others. He gained momentum and a team of spirited people, with entirely the same ethics, belief and passion for change.

In 2017 PH7 LIFE began… join our journey.



Whilst the big companies fight for the Christmas advert title, we thought we would step into the ring too. Our Christmas advert does not come with snowmen, happy carrots and singing mice. Our Christmas advert comes with one hard hitting message.

The advert details the day in the life of Joshua Jason from Manchester. A real person, he has had a real journey and battle with his own mental health.

What you see in the video is the reality for so many people living and walking around us. You may not know it, but everyone can be fighting a battle. It is our duty to highlight that.

COVID19 has been devastating for millions of people, but please don’t forget about the people who are still struggling to live and survive with their mental health on a daily basis.


We commissioned an internationally famous photographer to take the portraits of people taking part in our ‘massive mental walk’. Real people, with real stories, talking about their deepest fears and how they overcame them.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does PH7 Life do?

PH7 LIFE is a charitable organisation.

We were born from ‘PH7 Wellbeing’, our head office and lead therapy centre. We have over 30 therapists who are committed to ending the mental health crisis.

Along with our CEO Paul, our therapists created our 4-week program that reduces depression and anxiety.

We offer the course for free, as well as other mental health services.

How do you fund the courses?

Our 4 week courses and the mental health first aid training we offer are generally covered by private fundraising.

We offer various events throughout the year which people can participate in, and a lot of our past recipients go on to raise money to cover their place – meaning someone else can benefit too.

We have been lucky enough to gain some lottery funding, and other organisations such as ‘The Rotary’ club.

Is there any other help on offer?

Yes! We have peer lead group therapy that runs twice a week from our Burnley HQ.

Monday’s we have our ‘Man Alive’ group, Wednesday it’s ‘Women Survive’.

Both groups start at 6.30pm, and EVERYONE is welcome.

The groups are a great starting resource for people that are waiting for therapy.

We are delighted to have the NHS fund these groups.

If you or someone you know are interested in running a group in your area, please get in touch.

Do you offer free therapy?

Our 4 week course is offered for free. This includes group therapy, one to one counselling and some holistic therapies

How can I sign up?

At present, we are closed for applications on our 4-week course. Entirely due to funding. Please subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of this page, and that will be where we announce the next courses.

I want to help.

Fantastic! The more the merrier.

We have a ‘PH7 Ambassador‘ program. For everyone that commits to the aim of raising £1000 per year, we will offer you free mental health first aid training.

We run lots of events and our dedicated fundraising and marketing department can help you achieve that £1000 aim.

Get in contact for more information.

Get In Touch

Need Help?

View our partners PH7 Wellbeing, where you can find out more information about therapy and counselling services.

Our free 4 week depression and anxiety course can be found under ‘Balance, revive and thrive’.

We are currently awaiting more funding for our course, which means we can continue to offer the service for free. This means we are closed to new applications, but please register your interest by ‘subscribing’ at the bottom of this page.

As soon as more funding becomes available, we will be in contact to offer more places.

60 Bank Parade, Churchill House, 3rd Floor
Burnley, BB11 1TS