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)
Tameside Council : Family guide to getting advice and guidance (PDF)
Free digital mental wellbeing support for adults across the UK: QWELL
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.