Services in Manchester
Below is a list of the different services you can contact in Manchester for help and support.
You can download Help! key contacts for mental health support in Manchester to print off and keep handy.
Emergency or crisis
• Call your GP
• Go to the nearest Accident & Emergency hospital department
• Call 999 and ask for an ambulance
The Sanctuary 0300 003 7029.
8pm-6am every night. This is an overnight, every night service providing a place of safety and support for adults living in Manchester. It is for people who feel that they are at crisis point and living with difficulties such as panic attacks, depression and low mood.
Samaritans 116 123
Open 24 hours a day. They offer confidential emotional support. This can be by telephone, email, letter and face to face for people in distress.
Saneline 0300 304 7000 6pm-11pm daily.
Open 6pm – 11pm every day. They provide emotional support and information.
NHS Mental Health Services
Your GP will assess your mental health and recommend appropriate treatment. This could include a referral to talking therapies, lifestyle advice or medication.
Specialist Services in the Voluntary and Community Sector
African & Caribbean Mental Health Service 0161 226 9562
Offer a range of services for people of African Caribbean heritage aged over 16, in Manchester
Age UK Manchester Counselling Service 0800 027 57 57
For Manchester residents aged 60 or over and their carers. The service is free and confidential.
Alzheimer’s Society 0161 962 4769
Offer a range of free services for people with dementia and their carers.
Cruse Bereavement Care 0844 477 9400
Provides counselling, support, information and advice to anyone bereaved by death.
Offer a comprehensive range of services to help and support Carers/families of individuals with mental health problems.
Crisis Point 0161 238 5149.
This is a short-term residential mental health service for people suffering mental distress aged 18 and over and living in Manchester.
Freedom charity 0845 607 0133.
For those who need support and advice around the topic of forced marriage. Text '4freedom' to 88802
Gaddum Centre 0161 834 6069
Offer services across Greater Manchester including advocacy, befriending, counselling, bereavement and carers support..
Hearing Voices Network 0161 205 0188
Offer information, support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them.
Irish Community Care 0161 205 9105.
Offer a specialist mental health service for the Irish and Irish traveller community in Manchester.
Lesbian Community Project 0161 273 7128.
Offers advice, information and social network opportunities for Lesbian and Bisexual women. 49-51 Sidney Street, manchester, M1 7HB.
LMCP Care Link (formerly known as Longsight / Moss Side Community project.) 0161 226 4632
Services for south Asian older people, carers and women with mental health needs from their base in Moss Side
Manchester Bangladeshi Women's Organisation 0161 257 3867
Provide a range of services, social and mental health support from their base in Longsight.
Manchester Mind 0161 769 5732.
Offer a range of services for people aged 16 and over who live in Manchester and have mental health needs including a café, food projects, volunteering and advice on welfare, benefits, housing and debt.
Mood Swings 0161 832 3736.
Free, confidential information, advice and support for people with mood disorders, their families and friends.
Neesa Well Women Project 0161 740 2995.
Provide a range of health and wellbeing activities from their Cheetham Hill base for south Asian women including a mental health group.
Pakistani Resource Centre 0161 434 7800.
Counselling, emotional and practical support to Asian individuals experiencing mental ill health, their carers and families.
Pathways CIC provides holistic health, well-being and employment support across the North West.The services on offer promote mental well-being for minority and vulnerable communities and improve opportunities to people who are in danger of falling out of employment or struggling to get back into work through early interventions.
People First Housing 0161 235 6900
Offer supported housing services in Manchester primarily for people from black and minority ethnic communities with issues such as dementia or mental health problems. Services include support with housing, independent living, liaison, budgeting, health & cultural issues.
Richmond Fellowship 0161 248 5354
Offer short term housing support for women aged 18-65 with mental health problems who need accomodation. They prioritise survivors of domestic violence and childhood sexual abuse or women at risk, and can accomodate women with children.
Relationship and Couples Counselling 07532285697
In partnership with Relate and The Gaddum Centre.
Self Help 0161 226 3871.
Provide a wide range of services for people with mental health problems like depression, anxiety and panic. Offer one to one, groups and telephone based support.
Survivors Manchester Helpline: 0161 236 2182 10am-4pm Monday to Friday
A survivor led charity that aims to create a safe space for male survivors of sexual abuse and rape to work though personal and sometimes painful issues. email@example.com
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)
A support group for people who have been bereaved by suicide. The group provides opportunities to listen, to share, ask questions and connect with others. There is no set structure, people do not have to stay for the whole session and do not need to talk if they do not wish to. The group meets in north Manchester on the 1st Thursday of every month. Call Toni on 07531 392674.
The Fed 0161 772 4800, 9am - 2pm
Offer a drop in for people in the Jewish community in Greater Manchester who are experiencing mental or emotional difficulties. The drop in offers individual support, social opportunities and activities.
The Lesbian Gay Foundation 0845 33030
Offer a variety of services to the LGBT community of Manchester. Includes a helpline and counselling service. The LGF offer a wellbeing Clinic to improve the mental wellbeing of the LGBT community.
The Men's Room firstname.lastname@example.org for general enquiries
For young men under 30 experiencing issues with sexual exploitation, those involved in sex work, or other problems such as homelessness, criminal justice, drugs or alcohol. One to one, drop in, outreach and arts based projects. For one to one support call Denise on 07582 243701
The Silver Line 0800 4 70 80 90. (24 hours a day, every day)
Provide a free confidential helpline providing advice and befriending to older people.
The Wai Yin-Kwan Wai 0161 833 0377.
Chinese Mental Health Project that offer support to people with a range of mental health difficulties. This includes one to one support, advice and a drop in.
TLC St Lukes 0161 273 1538.
Offers access to a range of advice, support and activities for people living with Mental Health Problems. St Lukes Church and Neighbourhood centre, Guidepost Road, Longsight, Manchester, M13 9HP
YARAN 07413 396 573
Individual counselling, couples, family therapy. Refugee & Asylum seekers group, seminars and workshops for the Iranian community.
Women's Aid 0161 660 7999
Offer a mental health service for women who have experienced domestic and sexual abuse or violence and experience mental ill health as a result.
Services for Children and Young People
GPs, school nurses, health visitor and social workers can make referrals to specialist mental health services for children and young people under 18. Young people can refer themselves to these services:
42nd Street 0161 228 7321 (Monday - Friday 9.30am-5.00pm).
For young people (aged 13 – 25) living in Manchester, Salford and Trafford. They provide a range of support services to young people under stress.
Emerge 16/17 Community Mental Health Team 0161 226 7457.
They offer a mental health service only for 16 and 17 year olds.
YASP (Young Adults Services & Projects part of Manchester Mind) 0161 221 3054.
Based in Levenshulme, they offer a range of services for young people living or homeless in Manchester aged 15 to 25, who find themselves under stress. Services include counselling, mentoring, befriending, volunteering and an internet cafe.
For more young people's services vist the For Young People section