Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

Shout

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Website: www.giveusashout.org

Text Shout to 852258

Time to Change

Time to change is a campaign to change the way people think and act about mental health problems.

Website: www.time-to-change.org.uk

Chorlton Family Practice Self Help Links

Has your doctor recommended a service, book or app? Have a look at our recommended list of self-help resources.

Prioritising Sleep

Sleep is essential for good mental health and wellbeing but getting good sleep is one of the most common problems people face.

Youtube: Sleep Hygiene Video

The Deep Sleep Co: Best Sleep Tip

The Deep Sleep Co: 4-7-8 Breathing

The Deep Sleep Co: Mindfulness Exercises

SilverCloud: Sleep Programme 

Self Help Guides

Self Help Guides produced by Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. Titles cover a range of mental health issues.

Website: www.cntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp

Buzz Manchester

An NHS Health & Wellbeing Service whose aim is to help improve your health and wellbeing of people and communities in Manchester, to help individuals and families live fuller, healthier, happier and longer lives.

Website: www.buzzmanchester.co.uk.

Zion & Kath Locke Centres

Community centres with activities, courses and classes including anxiety, depression and also self-harm weekly drop-in groups, hypnotherapy, massage, yoga, energy healing, Qigong and Reiki.

Zion Centre

Kath Locke Centre

Timetable of activities

Every Mind Matters

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. There are simple things we can all do to look after our mental health and wellbeing – take our quiz to get started today with a free plan, expert advice and practical tips.

Website: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters

42nd Street

Are you 11-25? Are you stressed out and need someone to talk to in confidence?

42nd Street is a centre for young people’s mental health and wellbeing. They offer groups (including a women’s group and a depression & anxiety group) or one-to-one counselling and therapy.

If you think it’s time to talk, you can refer yourself or ask someone else to refer you to 42nd Street. This might be a teacher, youth worker, parent or carer or someone else you trust.

Telephone: 0161 228 7321

Website: www.42ndstreet.org.uk

JNR8 Youth & Community Centre, Whalley Range

One-to-one support and mentoring, cooking workshops for healthy eating and other youth projects for people aged 11–18 years. Support for whatever issues you may have, including relationships, homelessness, drugs and alcohol and behaviour. Our work has also included work in areas such as homework, confidence building, and dealing with anger issues.

Website: www.wryoa.co.uk

Greater Manchester Suicide Bereavement Information Service

If you have been bereaved or affected by suicide you can call.

Telephone: 0161 212 4919

Right from the Start

for people experiencing psychosis for the first time. Getting the RIGHT support early to deal with mental difficulties improves prospects for recovery. Indeed that’s why Early Intervention in Psychosis services developed.

Website: www.rightfromthestartmatters.com

Living with Fatigue and Pain Service

A Manchester service for individuals with long-term physical health conditions. You can refer yourself.

Living with Fatigue and Pain Service

Yoga, meditation and sports

Deep breathing and co-ordinated exercising and activities are beneficial to mental health and can help reduce anxiety, stress and depression. Meditation, yoga and group activities such as singing, dancing, martial arts and sports can in this way be seen as possible ways to help prevent and settle unsettled emotional states.

Article on Yoga, Meditation and Anxiety

Lotus Flower: 31 Days of Yoga (Free)

Youtube: Lotus Flower Yoga

Do Yoga With Me free online videos

For some local classes see our Keeping Active section

Getting out in Nature

If you are able then getting out in nature can be so helpful to our wellbeing. Locally there are many parks and green spaces such as The Alexandra Park, Longford Park, Chorlton Ees, Turn Moss Playing Fields, Ivy Green, Chorlton Water Park, Hough End Playing Fields and Southern Cemetery.

Being Active

Healing Forest Website and Forest Meditations

BBC: 5 Simple Ways Nature Can Help Your Mood

Mind

Information and Support for all mental health issues. Mind Info line:

Telephone: 0300 123 3393

Website: www.mind.org.uk

Living Life to the Full

Offering free resources to help you help yourself.

Website: www.llttf.com

NHS Moodzone

Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just the normal emotional ups and downs of life, the NHS Moodzone is here to help.

Website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/types-of-therapy

Helplines if you are in a crisis

NHS 111

SANEline (16:30-22:30) 0300 304 7000

Samaritans 24/7 Helpline 116 123

Manchester GMMH 24/7 Helpline 0800 953 0285

Text SHOUT to 852258

Other Crisis Services

Help! Click here for some other places to turn to when you feel unable to cope.

Samaritans

If something is troubling you, call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123

Website: www.samaritans.org

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Self Help Services

Self Help provide a range of support, services and opportunities for people living with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks.

Refer yourself for counselling

Chorlton Anxiety Group – Tue 7-9pm

Zion Anxiety Group – Wed 1-3pm

Zion Depression Group – Wed 3-5pm

Bereavement & Loss Group – Tue 5.30-7.30pm

eTherapy (online CBT)

NHS Self Help Leaflets

Living Life To The Full

Living Life To The Full is one of the most used resources for improving feelings, beating stress and boosting ability to live well. We want as many people as possible from across Greater Manchester to also enjoy these benefits. So we’ve made Living Life To The Full easily available, totally FREE of charge, for all residents.

Website: www.gmhealthhub.org

Techniques for settling anxiety

Breathing Exercises:

Butterfly Hug:

Free Online Course:

Silver Cloud

Programmes in Greater Manchester designed to help improve and maintain wellbeing by addressing underlying issues that can have a negative impact on how you would like to live your life.

There are five programmes: (1) Space from Covid (2) Space for Mindfulness (3) Space from Stress (4) Space for Resilience (5) Space for Sleep.

You can find out more at silvercloudhealth.com

Be Well

Be Well is your new local support service in North Manchester.

Telephone: 0161 470 7120

Website: www.gmmh.nhs.uk

Greater Manchester Mental Health

GMMH provides a wide range of services in the treatment and recovery of mental health conditions and substance misuse.

Website: www.gmmh.nhs.uk

Crisis and Out of Hours

For people already using the Greater Manchester Mental Health services there is a number to ring if you are in crisis or it is out-of-hours.

Telephone: 0161 922 3801 (Manchester) 01204 390302 (Trafford)

Website: www.gmmh.nhs.uk

Manchester Mind

Manchester Mind is in independent local mental health charity which delivers services to young people and adults. Our vision is of a city that promotes good mental health and treats people with mental health problems positively, fairly and with respect.

Website: www.manchestermind.org

42nd Street

Are you 11-25? Are you stressed out and need someone to talk to in confidence?

42nd Street is a centre for young people’s mental health and wellbeing. They offer groups (including a women’s group and a depression & anxiety group) or one-to-one counselling and therapy.

If you think it’s time to talk, you can refer yourself or ask someone else to refer you to 42nd Street. This might be a teacher, youth worker, parent or carer or someone else you trust.

Telephone: 0161 228 7321

Website: www.42ndstreet.org.uk

Kooth

For all Manchester children and young people aged 11-18 years: this is a 24/7 online service to help support your emotional health and wellbeing.

Kooth is free, safe, confidential and non-stigmatised. Kooth offer online counselling, self-help tools, peer support boards, moderated peer discussion, referral into face-to-face services, and a co-produced online magazine.

Website: www.kooth.com

YoungMinds

Everybody knows how important it is to look after their physical health, but sometimes people forget to look after their mental health. Whether you want to know more about how you’re feeling, get information about a mental health condition or know what support is available to you, YoungMind guides can help.

YoungMinds also manage a website called HeadMeds – straight talk on mental health medication.

Young Minds Website

Young Minds Facebook

HeadMeds Website

Shining a Light on Suicide

They want to support you if you are bereaved by suicide or concerned that someone you know may be thinking of suicide.

Website: www.shiningalightonsuicide.org.uk

Creativity

An article about creativity and wellbeing.

Website: Wellbeing Tip: Creativity

Meditation not Medication

The free website ‘Look at Paintings’ innovatively partners techniques of Mindful meditation with Art Appreciation, with the aim of producing immediate benefits to the viewer.

Find out more information 

Website: www.lookatpaintings.co.uk

Email: wendy.teal@zen.co.uk

Self-harm in Older Adults

This leaflet aims to give information to people affected by self-harm:

Self-harm in Older Adults

Rethink

Help, information and support for all those affected by mental illness.

Website: www.rethink.org

Moodswings

The work of the Charity is based on a belief that people can recover from severe mood problems and move on to lead happier and fuller lives. From its centre in Manchester, Moodswings reaches out across the north west and beyond with a message of real hope and optimism for individuals and their families and friends.

Website: www.moodswings.org.uk

Further information

For more information about mental health, ways to cope with it and more visit

NHS – Mental Health

One You – Feeling Stressed?