Our 24/7 crisis mental health helpline is here to support anybody in our areas (all ages):

0800 014 9995 (freephone)

If there's an immediate risk of danger to life, you should ring 999.

Our helpline is for people of all ages who are experiencing increased mental health needs.

This is run by experienced mental health professionals who can:

  • Listen to you and help you work through immediate problems
  • Work with you to find ways to move forward or suggest ways of working
  • Give you information about other services that may be helpful to you or the person you care for

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can access support through NHS 111 using Sign Video at this link:


This will allow you to make a video call to a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

The interpreter will phone the crisis line and relay the conversation you have with them.

If you need more support, below are some other helplines that can help you:

Call 116 123 (freephone) if you need to talk to someone urgently about how you are feeling.

You can also email jo@samaritans.org or visit the Samaritans website.

NHS and social care workers:

Samaritans also run a confidential support line for NHS and social care staff, from 7am to 11pm, seven days a week: 0800 069 6222


These are local to each borough and can offer support with general mental health and emotional wellbeing:

  • Tameside and Glossop (Minds Matter) - 0161 470 6100 - available 10am-2pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Stockport (Making Space) - 0800 138 7276 - available 24/7
  • Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (Rochdale and District Mind) - 01706 752 338 or 0800 107 0729 - available 9am-4pm Monday to Friday
  • Bury - (Getting Helpline) - 0161 464 3679 - available 8am - 8pm, Monday to Saturday
  • Oldham (Mind) - 0161 3309223 

Papyrus runs a listening service if you’re under 35 and may be having thoughts of suicide.

Call: 08000 684141

Text: 07786 209 697

Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Opening hours are 24 hours, every day of the year, including weekends and bank holidays.

Call 0300 304 7000 for emotional support and information if you’re affected by mental illness. This includes if you’re a family member, friend or carer.

Visit the SANEline website.

Older people can call 0800 4 70 80 90 for free, confidential information, friendship and advice.

Visit the Silver Line website.

If you’re a man who is down or have hit a wall for any reason, you can ring the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) helpline to talk or find support.

Call: 0800 58 58 58

Visit the CALM website.

National Suicide Helpline UK offers a supportive listening service to anyone in the UK with thoughts of suicide or self harm. They are open from 6pm to midnight.

Call: 0800 689 5652

If you need someone to talk to, you can access support by texting FRONTLINE to 85258 for support 24/7.  This service is available to all our NHS colleagues who have had a tough day, who are feeling worried or overwhelmed, or who have a lot on their mind and need to talk it through.

Samaritans helpline:

Samaritans also run a confidential support line for NHS and social care staff, from 7am to 11pm, seven days a week: 0800 069 6222

This website aims to support anyone who is thinking about suicide or who has been affected by it. Click on these links to see what help is available:

There's a strong link between debt and mental health problems, with a number of people referring to us in need of debt advice.

You can get free debt advice from the Money Advice Service and find helplines on their website.