Urgent help in a crisis and 24 hour support
If you find that your distress is out of control or you need immediate help, you can contact any of the organisations listed below:
NHS (111) You can call for free 24 hours a day. If you have taken an overdose or harmed yourself badly, dial 999 immediately.
Your GP – either by telephone or in person.
The Samaritans (Freephone 116 123) Available 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.
The Samaritans have a local branch based in Heaton Moor, and offer emotional support in person, by telephone, by email and by text.
Heaton Moor Centre, Thornfield Road, Stockport, SK4 3LD
Phone: 0161 432 1221 (local call charges apply)
The Sanctuary (0300 003 7029) Mental health crisis line. The service is available 8pm - 6am, 7 days a week for people who are struggling to cope – experiencing depression, anxiety, panic attacks or in crisis (for clients over 18 years old only).
The Sanctuary also offers a space to talk and assistance with coping after the initial crisis. On the night of a visit, you can stay as long as you wish between 8pm and 6am.
CALM (for males) (0800 58 58 58) A charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, call or use the web-chat at www.thecalmzone.net (5pm – midnight).
Combat Stress (0800 138 1619) 24 hour helpline for veterans.
PAPYRUS HOPEline (0800 068 41 41) or text 07786 209697. A voluntary organisation for children, teenagers or young people up to age 35 who are feeling suicidal and anyone who is concerned about a young person: (Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, Weekend: 2pm-10pm, bank holidays: 2pm- 5pm).
Childline (0800 1111) runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and the number won’t show up on your phone bill.
Emergency Social Services (0161 718 2118) 4.30pm to 8.30am Monday - Thursday. Call in the event of an unexpected major problem. Out of hours Friday from 4pm to 8.30am Monday, with 24 hour cover on Bank Holidays.