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:

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 18’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 10am-10pm for any young people experiencing suicidal thoughts on 0800 068 441 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


A text based service for girls and young women affected by self-harm open until 9pm on 0780 047 2908

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.