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Emerge 16/17 Community Mental Health Team who offer confidential support for 16 and 17 year olds around mental health issues including one to one and group support. The service will accept referrals from young people, family members, carers and professionals and can be contacted on: 0161 226 7457


Manchester’s drug and alcohol service for young people.
You can call them on 0161 273 6686.


Brook is a charity with over 50 years experience and offers services around the UK offering free and confidential sexual health advice, contraception and counselling to all young people.

Brook Manchester (19 and under) – 0161 237 3001

The Northern Contraception, Sexual Health and HIV Service offer online booking and postal testing. More information can be found on our website https://www.thenorthernsexualhealth.co.uk/

Young Adult Advice & Support Project (YASP):
YASP is a community based young mental health project providing practical advice and support for 15-25 year olds around issues such as housing, benefits, money, health, education, relationships and sexual health. Contact them on: 0161 221 3054

Young People’s Support Foundation
Advice and info on a wide range of issues and support for homeless young people. Contact them on 0161 3387654


Salford Connexions
Advice and info on careers, education, training and lots of other issues.
Contact them on: 0161 743 0163

Brook Salford 
(under 25’s, across 3 sites; Walkden, Weaste, Swinton) – 0161 622 9848

Provides a specialist drug and alcohol service for young people aged 21 and under who live in Salford. SMART offers support, advice and information by phone, text or in person.
Tel: 0161 743 0167


Talkshop Trafford
Offers advice, information a sexual health clinic and groups for young people 13 – 19. For more information call: 0161 912 2453

Offers lots of services and opportunities for people who may be experiencing emotional or psychological distress. Get in touch on: 0161 912 4828


Samaritans– provides support to people in emotional distress and crisis. Check out their email service at www.samaritans.org.uk or ring: 08457 90 90 90

Childline – is the UK’s free 24 hour counselling service for children and young people,available by phone on 0800 1111 and online. You can contact ChildLine about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Whatever your worry it’s better out than in. There are several ways you can get in touch with them. Please check the ‘Talk’ page: http://www.childline.org.uk/talk/Pages/Talk.aspx

Get Connected – provides free and confidential help for young people on any issue. Call them on: 0808 808 4994

Ask Brook – Ask Brook offers a confidential interactive text and webchat service offering information, support and signposting service Monday to Friday for anyone under 25 in the UK through:

Text chat service: 07537 402 024 (standard SMS rates apply)

Webchat service: 9am-3pm and Ask Brook 24/7 tool through the Brook website: www.brook.org.uk


The Mental Health in Manchester website has a young people’s section with lots of useful info: www.mhim.org.uk/youngpeople/foryoungpeople/

There is lots of great info on the YoungMinds website about mental health, where to get help and looking after yourself: https://youngminds.org.uk/

TheSite.org has a mental health section with lots of self help info and advice as well as discussion boards and a confidential Q&A service: www.thesite.org/healthandwellbeing/mentalhealth

Voice Collective Project
The Voice Collective Project hosts an innovative new information and support website for young people who hear voices. For more info visit www.voicecollective.co.uk

Start2 is an exciting online wellbeing resource that uses art and creative activities to boost your health. Start2 is full of ideas that anyone and everyone can enjoy regardless of experience of doing creative activity. www.start2.co.uk

Talk to Frank is a national drugs education service with a live chat and freephone advice line: 0800 77 66 00. You can text a qucik question to: 82111. Visit: www.talktofrank.com

Shelter gives free confidential advice around housing and homelessness. Visit: www.england.shelter.org.uk/