Mental health

  • 42nd Street

    42nd Street supports young people aged 11-25 years with their emotional wellbeing and mental health, promoting choice and creativity.

    0161 228 7321


  • African and Caribbean Mental Health Service

    Provides person-centered health and social care to the African Caribbean community in Manchester, Trafford and the surrounding areas. Professional counsellor available to look at problem areas in your life and find ways of dealing with them.

    Facebook: @acmhsmanchester

    Telephone: 0161 226 9562


  • Counselling Directory

    A nationwide database of private qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.

  • Gaddum Centre Adult Counselling

    A counselling service based at Gaddum House in Manchester, offering therapy for common mental health conditions. This service can be accessed by anyone, regardless of locations and accepts self-referrals, as well as referrals from GP/professionals/family members.

    Telephone: 0161 834 6069

  • JNR8 Youth and Community Centre

    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 behavior.

  • Kooth

    Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss their mental health issues.

  • 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.

  • LGBT Foundation

    LGBT Foundation has been providing a talking therapies service to the LGBT communities of the North West for over a decade with free sessions to individuals and couples.

    Telephone: 0345 3 30 30 30 

  • Manchester eTherapy Service

    This service offers a range of online therapy courses, across Manchester, to support people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia and sleep-related problems.

    0161 226 3871

  • Manchester Mind

    Manchester Mind is an independent local mental health charity which delivers services to young people and adults. Our vision is of a city that promotes good mental health and treats people with mental health problems positively, fairly and with respect.

    0161 769 5732

  • Moodswings

    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.

  • NHS Mental health

    Find information and support for your mental health.

  • Rethink Mental Illness

    Rethink Mental Illness provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

    0121 522 7007


  • 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.

  • Samaritans

    Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

    116 123


  • Self Help Free Counselling

    If you are affected by relationship issues, family problems or abuse issues, this service gives you the opportunity to see a counselling practitioner to discuss these matters in more details and help improve your situation.

  • 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.

  • Urdu and Punjabi helpline

    A dedicated, confidential service in Urdu or Punjabi provided as part of the Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline for anyone experiencing or has experienced domestic abuse.

    Urdu/Punjabi Helpline: 0161 636 7525

  • Young Minds

    Young Minds are the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. Find out more about them, their mission and how they work.

    Facebook: @youngmindsuk

    Twitter: @YoungMindsUK