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MENTAL HEALTH ADVICE – Who to contact if you need urgent support in a crisis

If you feel suicidal or feel like harming yourself or other people

  • Call 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department (A&E)

For non -emergency situations

Mental health services

If you are already receiving support from mental health services you should have a care plan. This will include details of who you should contact in a crisis.

Who to contact if you can’t find your care plan:

During the day:  Contact your Community Mental Team (CMHT) and ask for your Care Co-ordinator or the person on duty.

During evenings, weekends, or bank holidays:  Call your local crisis team

Useful sites for Manchester residents who want to know more about how to look after their emotional health and well being. You will find information and resources about mental health and mental health problems and advice about where to go for help if you’re worried about yourself or someone else. These sites might not tell you everything you need to know, but it definitely gives you a place to start.

They 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.
Tel:  116 123 (24 hours every day)  www.samaritans.org

 CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
Tel:   0800 585858 (helpline 5pm-midnight)
Support, and information for men who are down or in crisis.

Cruse Bereavement Line
Tel:  0808 808 1677 (free)
www.hopeagain.org.uk  (youth website)
Support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.  Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support.

Self Help Services
Tel: 0161 226 3871

Self Help provide a range of support, services and opportunities for people living with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks. Out of hours services also available: Tel:  0300 0037029 (24 hours every day)

Drug and Alcohol (FRANK)
Tel:  0300 1236600

For friendly, confidential advice about everything you might want to know about drugs.

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Freedom Arch
Call Free on: 0800 9750780
Residential and outpatient treatments for a range of addictions.

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Creative support
Tel:  0161 236 0829

Creative Support is a charitable organisation who promotes the independence, inclusion and wellbeing of people with care and support needs.

Tel: 0300 304 7000
(4.30pm – 10.30pm)
SANE is a leading UK mental health charity. We work to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.

Tel:  0300 1233393
  Text:  86463
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Mood Gym
Moodgym is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.

National Debt Line
(Mon-Fri: 9am – 9pm / Sat: 9.30am – 1pm)
Tel:  0808 8084000
Free debt advice

NHS Choice
Advice about symptoms, conditions, medicines and treatments.

Anxiety UK
Tel: 03444 775 774

Anxiety UK offers support to those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy. 

No Panic
Helpline: 0300 772 9844
 (10am l0pm, 7 days per week)
Support, information and local self help group for people suffering from anxiety, phobias, obsessions, panic attacks and other related anxiety disorders including those people who are trying to give up Tranquillizers. No Panic also provides support for the carers of people who suffer from anxiety disorders.

Triumph over Phobia (TOP UK)
Tel: 01225 571740 (office)
Structured self-help group for people with phobias or obsessive compulsive disorder.

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