Depression, Anxiety & Stress
Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. They launched publicly in May 2019 and have had more than 1,000,000 conversations with people who are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who need immediate support. As a digital service, Shout 85258 has become increasingly critical since Covid-19, being one of the few mental health support services able to operate as normal at this time.
By texting the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 you will start a conversation with a trained Shout Volunteer, who will text you back and forth, sharing only what you feel comfortable with.
We offer free, confidential advice to give you the tools to help you feel good again. We will help you to steer yourself through some of the difficulties you can experience when you’re having a hard time.
Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.
The Sanctuary operates a 24-hour Manchester crisis support line for adults.
The Sanctuary also has a space to go to talk and to stay for as long as you wish between 8pm and 6am. It is for people adults who are experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression, suicidal thoughts or are in crisis.
Telephone (24 hours): 0300 003 7029
Website: The Sanctuary
Feeling depressed after childbirth - Baby Blues
During the first week after childbirth, many women get what’s often called the “baby blues”. Women can experience a low mood and feel midly depressed at a time when they expect they should feel happy after having a baby. “Baby blues” are probably due to the sudden hormonal and chemical changes that take place in your body after childbirth.
More information: www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/feeling-depressed-after-birth/
Victims of domestic professionals, and worried friends and family can contact Independent Choices.
Helpline: 0800 254 0909
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.
Telephone: 0161 226 3871
Manchester Mind is an independent local mental health charity which delivers services to young people and adults. Its vision is of a city that promotes good mental health and treats people with mental health problems positively, fairly and with respect.
Telephone: 0161 769 5732
42nd Street supports young people aged 11-25 years with their emotional wellbeing and mental health, promoting choice and creativity.
Telephone: 0161 228 7321
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.
Telephone: 116 123