Depression, Anxiety & Stress

Where to get urgent help for mental health

If you need help for a mental health crisis or emergency, you should get immediate expert advice and assessment. It’s important to know that support is available, even if services seem busy at the moment because of coronavirus.

Website: www.nhs.uk – Where to get urgent help for mental health

Family Lives

Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.

Telephone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 09:00-21:00 and Saturday to Sunday, 10:00-15:00)

Website: www.familylives.org.uk

Refuge

Advice on dealing with domestic violence.

Telephone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.refuge.org.uk

CALM

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

Telephone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 17:00 to midnight)

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 09:30-16:00)

Website: www.rethink.org

SANE

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.

SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 16:30-22:30)

Textcare: Comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: www.sane.org.uk/textcare

Peer support forum: http://www.sane.org.uk/supportforum

Website: http://www.sane.org.uk/support

Kooth

Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.

Website: kooth.com

Manchester Mind

Manchester Mind is an independent local mental health charity which delivers services to young people and adults. Its vision is of a city that promotes good mental health and treats people with mental health problems positively, fairly and with respect.

Telephone: 0161 769 5732

Website: www.manchestermind.org

Rethink

Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927

Website: www.rethink.org

Email: info@rethink.org

Relate

The UK’s largest provider of relationship support. Available Monday-Thursday, 08:00-20:00, Friday, 08:00-18:00 and Saturday, 09:00-13:00.

Telephone: 0300 003 0396

Website: www.relate.org.uk

Young Minds

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

Website: https://youngminds.org.uk/

Self Help Services

Self Help offer a wide range of support and services for people living with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks.

Telephone: 0161 226 3871

Website: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk

Mind

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 09:00-18:00)

Website: www.mind.org.uk

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Telephone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

Online counselling for children and young people across Greater Manchester

All children and young people in Greater Manchester can now access free online counselling and emotional well-being support if they are struggling with their mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Kooth is for young people aged 11-18 and offers a variety of resources, including:

  • A live chat function that allows young people to contact a qualified counsellor
  • Chat forums with other young people
  • Crisis information
  • Self-help resources.

Manchester Psychological Wellbeing Service

This service offers a range of online therapy courses, across Manchester, to support people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia and sleep-related problems.

Telephone: 0161 226 3871

Website: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk

42nd Street

42nd Street supports young people aged 11-25 years with their emotional wellbeing and mental health, promoting choice and creativity.

Telephone: 0161 228 7321

Twitter: @42ndStreetmcr

Website: 42ndstreet.org.uk

Email: theteam@42ndstreet.org.uk

Samaritans

Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123

Website: www.samaritans.org

Email: jo@samaritans.org