I you feel you need to speak with someone right away, or are having thoughts of hurting yourself we’d recommend using the services below:  (you may also find some of the tips in our Grounding Techniques article helpful too)

Emergency services

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. You can find your nearest A&E HERE

HELPLINE – The Samaritans

The Samaritans provide confidential 24 hours telephone support on 116 123 for a range of crisis. More information is at www.samaritans.org

HELPLINE – Childline

For under 19’s Child-Line is available on 0800 1111 open 24 hours a day. More information is at www.childline.org.uk

HELPLINE – Papyrus

The Hopeline is open 24 hours a day for any young people experiencing suicidal thoughts on 0800 068 4141 and you can visit them at papyrus-uk.org


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

ONLINE - Kooth

You can chat to someone online until 10pm at www.kooth.com and can register with just a username for this.

ONLINE – The Mix

Loads of videos and articles are here on a range of difficult topics, but you can also chat to them online 4pm until 11pm at www.themix.org.uk

ONLINE – Mind Help Tool

Mind have an online tool to work out where you might be best going in a crisis and what things you may be able to do to cope in that moment HERE and you can visit their main site at www.mind.org.uk too


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

HELPLINE – Domestic Abuse Helpline

Available 24hours a day on 0808 2000 247 for anyone experiencing or worried about domestic violence

IN PERSON - No 93 Crisis Cafe

An out of hours friendly and supportive community space open to anyone from Manchester, Salford ,Trafford or Bolton experiencing a mental health crisis, open 8pm-1am Mon-Fri and 3pm-1am Sat & Sun and found at  No.93 Wellbeing Centre, 93 Church Lane, Harpurhey, Manchester M9 5BG - please call 07778012838 or 0161 271 0339 ahead of turning up.

IN PERSON - Blue Sci at night Crisis Cafe

Bluesci at Night offers a friendly and supportive community alternative to traditional crisis services to Trafford residents; providing support for those in emotional distress, aiming to find coping strategies that prevent crisis reoccurring together and identify steps toward building the life they want. Open Monday to Sunday, 5.30pm – 12.30am (Last entry 12:00am) and found at Blue Sci Old Trafford Resource Centre, 54-56 Seymour Grove, Manchester, M16 0LN. To attend the crisis cafe call or text us on 07933 882743