Mental health


We know things are difficult at the moment. If you find yourself feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed, there’s free support and advice available to you.

If you’re having suicidal thoughts

The Samaritans are here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. Call 116 123 for free or visit the Samaritans website for more contact details.

 

Local mental health crisis helplines 

If you feel you need mental health support now please contact one of these 24/7 helplines – they’re available to anyone of any age.

Bolton, Manchester, Salford, Trafford and Wigan 0800 953 0285 (freephone).

Bury, Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale, Oldham, Stockport and Tameside & Glossop 0800 014 9995 (freephone).

If there’s an immediate risk of danger to life, you should ring 999.

 

Greater Manchester suicide support 

Whether you’re feeling suicidal, worried someone else is, or have lost someone to suicide, you’re not alone. Whatever you’re going through, Shining A Light On Suicide can help you get the advice and support you need. Visit the Shining a Light on Suicide website.

 

Mental health advice and support

Every Mind Matters 

Every Mind Matters expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental wellbeing and make them part of your daily routine. Visit the Every Mind Matters website for support.

Mind

Mind can also offer advice and support for your mental health, including resources about the cost of living. Visit the Mind website for support.

Cost of living podcasts 

There are free mental wellbeing podcasts to listen to on Spotify. These podcasts by Qwell support you to look after your own wellbeing through cost of living issues.

Free online wellbeing programmes

SilverCloud  

Online programmes to help ease your levels of stress, sleep better or to build resilience. You can choose to use any of the programmes. They are self-help, confidential and secure. Visit the SilverCloud website to access the programmes.

Living Life to the Full

Living Life to the Full is a series of free online courses to help improve low mood, overcome stress, sleep better and build confidence. Instant access to free self-help support is available online and totally free of charge if you live or work in Greater Manchester. The resources are available in 18 languages. Visit the Living Life to the Full website.

 

If gambling is worrying you

If you’re worried about your own, or someone else’s gambling, free and confidential advice and support is available across Greater Manchester. Visit our gambling webpages for information on services that can support you.