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Need to Talk?

15th December 2021

HomeNewsNeed to Talk?

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust – 24/7 helpline – 0800 953 0285

The Samaritans 24/7 helpline – 116 123

Shout is a text message service that can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – text 85258.

Our staff are delivering our advocacycarers & therapy services remotely in within our usual opening hours. To contact us by phone please call – 0161 834 6069 or email

Download these free documents from MHFA England on mental health and wellbeing:

10 Keys to Happier Living 
Tips for Self Care 
Weekly Wellbeing Check Up

Young People

We’ve also put together some resources and information to help young people and their mental health as below. Whether you are a young carer or not, it’s important to have your voice heard in these difficult times.

  • Kooth is a service for young people which offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged between 11-24 years and is available up to 10pm every day.
  • Childline has lots of useful resources including a toolbox with videos, mood journals, games and a calm zone.
  • Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. Their website has lots of information and support for young people and parents.
  • Mind has lots of useful information on their website for children and young people aged 11 – 18.
For more information on Shine, our service for young carers in Salford and Manchester call 0161 834 6069 or email