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Self-Help Resources


Samaritans– provides support to people in emotional distress and crisis. Check out their email service at www.samaritans.org.uk or ring: 116 123 (Freephone number)

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



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


If you are struggling with your mental health and would like to speak with a 42nd Street Duty mental health practitioner, please call us (Monday – Friday, 9:30-5pm) and ask to speak to a Duty practitioner: 0161 228 7321.

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.