Mental and emotional wellbeing

  • NHS Mental health

    Find information and support for your mental health.

    NHS: Mental health

  • Kooth

    Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss their mental health issues.


  • Samaritans

    Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

    116 123



  • Rethink Mental Illness

    Rethink Mental Illness provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

    0121 522 7007

    Rethink Mental Illness


  • Mind

    Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

    0300 123 3393


  • Helplines if you are in a crisis

    NHS 111

    SANEline (4.30pm-11.30pm) 
    0300 304 7000

    Samaritans 24/7 Helpline 
    116 123

    Manchester GMMH 24/7 Helpline
    0800 953 0285

    Text SHOUT to 852258

    Caribbean and African Health Network Helpline
    07710 022382

    Other Crisis Services

  • ORCHA Health App Finder

    GMMH has partnered up with ORCHA (the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications) to provide this site for you to choose confidently from all the health apps out there. ORCHA carry out independent and impartial reviews of health and care related apps, and you’ll see that the resultant information is clearly presented for us throughout this website.


  • M-Thrive

    M-Thrive is a community emotional health and wellbeing services for children and young people.
    Kath Locke Centre, 123 Moss Lane East, Hulme, Manchester M15 5DD

    0161 455 0211 ext 811


  • 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.


    Text Shout to 852258

  • 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.

    Zion Depression Group – Wed 3-5pm

    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.


  • Techniques for settling anxiety

    Breathing Exercises:
    NHS: How to Breath Properly
    NHS: 4-7-8 Breathing

    Butterfly Hug:
    Youtube: The Butterfly Hug

    Free Online Course:
    Teachable: Therapy in a Nutshell

  • 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 

  • 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.


  • Self Help Guides

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


  • Be Well

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

    0161 470 7120


  • 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.


  • Greater Manchester Mental Health

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


  • 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

  • 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.

    0161 922 3801 (Manchester)
    01204 390302 (Trafford)

  • 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.


  • 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.

    0161 228 7321


  • 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.


  • 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

  • Greater Manchester Suicide Bereavement Information Service

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

    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.


  • 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.


  • 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 (PDF)

  • Creativity

    An article about creativity and wellbeing.

    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 (PDF)



  • 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

    Do Yoga With Me free online videos

    For some local classes see our Being 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.

    Healing Forest Website and Forest Meditations

    BBC: 5 Simple Ways Nature Can Help Your Mood

  • Self-harm in Older Adults

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

    Self-harm in Older Adults (PDF)

  • Rethink

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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Living Life to the Full

    Offering free resources to help you help yourself.


  • Further information

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

    NHS – Mental Health
    One You – Feeling Stressed?