Support when college is closed or in an emergency
For young people:
NHS/GMCA : Children and young people’s mental health support in Greater Manchester (PDF)
Media Awareness : Download Media Awareness (PDF)
42nd Street offer online support and information and can be contacted here:
This online platform is for all young people aged 11-18 who may be struggling with their mental health – and particularly during the COVID-19 outbreak. It offers a variety of resources, including:
- A live chat function that allows young people to contact a qualified counsellor
- Chat forums with other young people
- Crisis information
- Self-help resources
You can also access information at the following websites:
For Adults and Young People:
NHS/GMCA : Mental health support for adults in Greater Manchester (PDF)
If you are in an emergency or crisis and feel unable to keep yourself safe or that your distress is out of control you can contact:
Accident & Emergency: either by telephone (0161 331 6248) or in person, 24 hours a day, every day
Emergency Social Services: 0161 342 2222, 6.30pm-9am, 7 days/week.
– Call in the event of unexpected major problems within the home or family·
The Samaritans: 116 123 (FREEPHONE)- 24 hours each day, every day. Talk to them any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. There are also local numbers to call directly: 0161 2368000 (Manchester) or 0161 432 1221 (Stockport). This costs you the same as dialing any other local number. If there’s no-one available to answer your call, you’ll be passed to a volunteer available at another branch, but you’ll pay the cost of a local call no matter which branch answers your call.
The Sanctuary: 0300 003 7029 (FREEPHONE) – Provides mental health crisis support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In an emergency you can also dial 999.
Papyrus 0800 068 4141
Safestop is a high-need project and will often house young people in crisis. We currently have 12 well-presented bedrooms, two with ensuite facilities, plus one emergency bedroom for young people at risk of rough sleeping
You may find it helpful to store these numbers in your phone.