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Self referrals – Young People

I would like to refer myself to 42nd Street for support.

Please complete this form and fully as you can and make sure you let us know how you would like us to contact you. This page answers some of the common questions young people have. But if you would like to talk to someone at 42nd Street first or need help to complete the form, please call us on: 0161 228 7321.

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Is 42nd Street right for me?

It can be hard to talk with other people about things that are worrying you.
But if the way that you are feeling is having a negative impact on your life, the most important thing is not to hide it or bottle it up but to talk to someone. That’s why 42nd Street is here.

  • All our services to young people are free
  • We offer a confidential service – we won’t pass on information about you to anyone else unless you or someone else is at risk of serious harm
  • We will try and give you a choice of seeing a male or female worker
  • We will try and meet you somewhere you feel safe and can get to
  • Whether you are black, white, gay , straight, disabled, non-disabled, male or female you are welcome to come to 42nd Street
  • We will treat you with respect
  • We will give you a say in the service

For more information you can download our information booklets about:

42nd Street Confidentiality
42nd Street Making a Complaint
42nd Street Personal Information

So what happens Now?

Our Duty Team will review your referral to check that we have all of the information we need. We may call you, but we will only do this if we need to and if you have told us it is ok to do so.

One of our Admin Team will get in touch with you to organise a good time for your ‘Initial Meeting’ with 42nd Street. The session will be approximately 1 hour and will either take place at 42nd Street’s main building on Great Ancoats Street or somewhere in the community. This is your opportunity to find out more about 42nd Street and the different ways you can get involved and work through some of the things that are affecting you. You won’t be expected to share too much at this first session. The aim of the Initial Meeting is to understand how best we can support you and ensure you get the right support as quickly as possible.

After the Initial Meeting,  you will go onto a waiting list. Whilst you wait, keep up to date with opportunities to get involved in our creative and group work programme – you can get involved in some of these straight away. Sign up to our Twitter feeds for the latest information: @42ndStreetmcr   | @TheHorsfall to keep in touch.

42nd Street has lots of information about individual therapeutic support and projects & activities, short films and ways to take care of yourself so check out the rest of our site. You can call us if you are worried or would like to speak to a worker while you are waiting to start support. Please call between 9:30 – 5pm Monday – Friday.

Waiting for support


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


Support around self-harm for young women:

Women’s Self Injury Helpline 0808 800 8088 Mon to Fri 7pm-10pm & Thursdays 3pm-6pm

TESS national text & email support for girls & young women Sundays to Fridays 7pm–9pm  I  Text: 07800 472908  I  Email: see link on website:  www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk


Papyrus HOPELineUK

HOPELineUK is a specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to:

Children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling

Anyone who is concerned about a young person

Call: 0800 068 41 41   |     Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org   |   SMS: 07786 209697

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, weekends: 2pm-10pm & bank holidays: 2pm-5pm


Please remember that if you are ever feeling desperate or like you might hurt yourself, you can walk in to any A+E for immediate support.


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: www.youngminds.org.uk/younghealth -people

TheSite.org has a mental 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? 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