The Sanctuary: Manchester

SANCTUARY_SQUAREExperienced staff and volunteers with personal experience of mental health issues provide a range of support including managing panic attacks, offering a space to talk and assistance with coping after the initial crisis.

Telephone: 0161 637 0808

Open: 8pm to 6am

How the Sanctuary operates:

The Sanctuary runs throughout the year from 8pm to 6am at the Kath Locke Centre, Moss Side, Manchester. Support is provided in a face to face capacity via paid staff and peer volunteers for up to 5 clients at any one time. Additionally support will be made available to clients via the telephone.

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How do I access the service?

You can self-refer to the service by calling 0161 637 0808. Health care and other professionals may also refer clients to the service by calling this number. All calls are answered by the Sanctuary co-ordinator who will either offer support via the telephone or if appropriate, can arrange a time for the client to visit the service in person.

How long can I stay?

There are no beds at the Sanctuary so it is not a place to sleep over. But on the night you visit, you can stay as long as you wish before we close at 6am. You may choose to leave The Sanctuary once your initial crisis has passed and you feel calmer, or you may need to stay longer. The length of your stay will depend on your particular need.


What happens next?

Everyone who accesses The Sanctuary will have a plan put in place for their support beyond their initial visit to the service. This may include for example, putting you in touch with other relevant services, as well as calling you to follow up on your progress.

For more information about The Sanctuary: Manchester during daytime hours please contact us on and we will reply as soon as we can.

The Sanctuary on Social Media:

The Sanctuary now has a facebook page. If you wish to show your support through facebook, click on the link to go to the page so you can like it. The Sanctuary Manchester

We urgently need to raise funds to keep The Sanctuary going after August 2014 (when our current funding runs out). If you would like to support us, please contact


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