NHS Mental health
Find information and support for your mental health.
NHS: Mental health
Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss their mental health issues.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Wellbeing
Young Minds Coronavirus Pages
FACE COVID Leaflet & (ACT Approach)
Greater Manchester Resources and Helplines Leaflet
Living Life to the Full Resources Hub
GMHSC Partnership COVID-19 Wellbeing Resources
Mind: Coronavirus and your Wellbeing
Free music service to provide self-care support during coronavirus pandemic
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
An article about creativity and wellbeing.
Wellbeing Tip: Creativity
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)
Help, information and support for all those affected by mental illness.
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.
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.