Christmas isn`t always Merry and Bright. There`s help available if you need support

Samaritans

Free 24-hour confidential emotional support: 116 123 | [email protected] | Visit their website

Shout

Shout is a free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you are struggling to cope and need immediate help.

Text Shout to 85258 | Visit the Shout website.

National Suicide Prevention Helpline

National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK is a helpline offering a supportive listening service to anyone with thoughts of suicide.

They are open from 6pm to 3:30am everyday on 0800 689 5652. Open to anyone over 18.

Mind Infoline

Hearing or speech impaired callers may contact Mind using the main helpline numbers or choose to use RNID textphone services to contact.

Monday to Friday: 9am – 6pm (except Bank Holidays). 0300 123 3393 | [email protected] | Visit the Mind website.

Crisis Cafe at No. 93 Harpurhey

The Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Crisis Cafe is a new out of hours friendly and supportive space open to anyone in a crisis in Manchester, Bolton, Salford and Trafford,

Monday to Friday: 8pm to 1am (including Bank Holidays)

Saturday and Sunday: 3pm to 1am

[email protected]

Call 07778012838 or 0161 271 0339

Please phone ahead before dropping in.

MindLine Trans+

A confidential, emotional, mental health support helpline for people who identify as Trans, Agender, Gender Fluid, Non-binary.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 8pm to midnight. 0300 330 5468 | Visit the MindLine Trans+ webpage.

Crisis Point

Helping people with diverse needs to resolve their current crisis and develop strategies to prevent or better manage future crises. Services include telephone support, drop-in service and recovery lounge (6.30pm-1am weekdays, 3pm-1am weekends).

0161 238 5149 | Visit their website.

PAPYRUS HOPELINEUK

Helpline for children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide and for anyone who is concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide.

Monday to Friday 10am-10pm. Weekends and BH

In a mental health crisis call 111 or attend your local A&E