If you are experiencing a crisis and require immediate assistance, contact the following organisations and access confidential advice and support via a helpline. Alternatively, please contact your local A & E Mental Health Liaison Service.
The Sanctuary – The Sanctuary offers a place of safety and support during the night to adults feeling at crisis point and living with difficulties such as panic attacks, depression and low mood. For more information click here. Call 0161 637 0808 (11pm – 9am).
Crisispoint – Crisispoint provides support, advice and information for people experiencing a mental health crisis. Call
0161 225 9500 (8am—12 midnight every day).
Samaritans (www.samaritans.org) – The Samaritans offer a confidential listening service for people who are in crisis. They also offer face-to-face meetings in most branches. Call 08457 90 90 90.
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) (www.thecalmzone.net) – CALM offers support to young men aged 15 – 35 and anyone else experiencing depression. Their confidential helpline is free to call from a landline and won’t appear on landline phone bills. The helpline is open between 5:00 pm and midnight, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, every week of the year. Call 0800 58 58 58.
SANELINE (www.sane.org.uk) – SANE exists to provide emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness between 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm daily. Call 0845 767 8000.
0845 46 47 (24 hours every day).
Local A&E Departments
A&E Mental Health Liasion Service (Central Manchester)
Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, M13 9WL
9am – 10pm, 7 days a week.
Manchester Royal Infirmary Tel: 0161 276 1234
Mental Health Liaison Service Tel: 0161 276 5279
Salford Royal A&E Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD.
Telephone 0161 789 7373
Stepping Hill Hospital A&E Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK2 7JE
Telephone 0161 419 4678
You need to see a Triage Nurse for a referral to the Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team (CRHTT). It is useful to phone ahead (0161 748 4022) to check possible waiting times.
North Manchester General Hospital A&E Delaunays Road, Crumpsall, M8 5RB
Telephone 0161 795 4567
Tameside Hospital A&E Fountain Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 9RW
Telephone 0161 331 6000
You must present yourself to the main A&E check-in desk and ask for the psychiatric A&E Liaison Service.
Wythenshawe Hospital A&E Southmoor Road, M23 9LT
Telephone 0161 291 6047 or 0161 291 6047