I Need Help Now
If you are concerned you may harm yourself you can contact the emergency services (999) or the NHS on 111 or get yourself to your nearest A&E department.
If you're feeling overwhelmed by difficult thoughts or emotions you may find some of the ideas on this page helpful.
The Samaritans provide confidential 24 hours telephone support on 116 123 for a range of difficulties. More information is at www.samaritans.org
If you're under 18’s Child-Line is available on 0800 1111 open 24 hours a day. More information is at www.childline.org.uk
The Hopeline is open 10am-10pm for any young people experiencing suicidal thoughts on 0800 068 4141 and you can visit them at papyrus-uk.org
If you’re LGBTQ+ you can ring the Foundation’s helpline on 0345 3 30 30 30 10am-10pm for a range of advice on issues you may be experiencing relating to this, including a specialist service around LGBTQ+ domestic violence. Find out more at lgbt.foundation
For trans, non-binary or gender-fluid people, Mindline offers an emotional support and mental health focused helpline available Mondays and Fridays, 8am-midnight. You can find out more at their website.
Domestic Abuse Helpline
Available 24hours a day on 0808 2000 247 for anyone experiencing or worried about domestic violence
Shout operate a 24/7 crisis support service, just text SHOUT to 85258, free on most UK Networks. You can find more about this service at www.giveusashout.org
A text based service for girls and young women affected by self-harm open until 9pm on 0780 047 2908
You can chat to someone anonymously online using Childline's 121 Support. Currently available from 7:30am till Midnight.
You can chat to someone online until 10pm at www.kooth.com and can register with just a username for this.
Loads of videos and articles are here on a range of difficult topics, but you can also chat to them online from 4pm until 11pm at www.themix.org.uk
Mind Help Tool
An out of hours friendly and supportive community space open to anyone from Manchester, Salford ,Trafford or Bolton experiencing a mental health crisis
- No.93 Wellbeing Centre, 93 Church Lane, Harpurhey, Manchester M9 5BG
- open 8pm-1am Mon-Fri and 3pm-1am Sat & Sun
- please call 07778012838 or 0161 271 0339 ahead of turning up.
- Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre 54-56 Seymour Grove Old Trafford Manchester M16 0LN
- Open Mon to Fri, 7pm to 2am and Sat & Sun, 5pm to 2am (Last entry 12:30am)
- please call or text 07933882743 ahead of turning up (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)