Mental health in the media

We comment on breaking news and provide interviews, case studies and information on our latest news and service developments.

Please note that these contact details are for media enquiries only. For other requests, please find other ways to contact us.

To reach the Communications Team please contact:

E: communications@thebiglifegroup.com
T: 0161 848 2420

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter: @WeAreSelfHelp


Press releases

Self Help respond to A&E departments offering round-the-clock support to mental health patients – May 2016 Download File - 46.82Kb Newly-married couples’ generous donation to mental health charity over Christmas – December 2015. Download File - 49.11Kb Self Help win health and wellbeing award! – October 2015. Download File - 48.42Kb Self Help respond to appointment of first ever dedicated mental health minister – September 2015. Download File - 42.11Kb 24-hour mental health crisis support launched in Tameside and Glossop – September 2015. Download File - 49.87Kb Self Help respond to fall in number of mental health beds available in Greater Manchester – July 2015. Download File - 51.02Kb Self Help respond to CQC findings on mental health crisis care – June 2015. Download File - 49.80Kb Police Commissioner helps to launch Bolton Sanctuary – March 2013. Download File - 80.92Kb Self Help respond to ONS rise in suicide rates – February 2015. Download File - 58.52Kb
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Coronavirus update

In light of the current situation, we are making changes to the way we deliver services at the moment. However, please note that all our Psychological Wellbeing services are still open and accepting referrals. For your appointment, you will be offered the choice of video, telephone or face-to-face. There is no need to call us to confirm – your regular point of contact will call you at the time your appointment was scheduled.

A number of face to face drop-in groups are now running again with more expected to follow. Further information on the groups available can be viewed at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/onlinegroups

We have also created an online Peer Support group on Facebook, which can be accessed at: www.facebook.com/groups/selfhelppeersupport.

If you’re worried, think you may have symptoms of Coronavirus or want further information, see the latest advice from Public Health England.

Finally, if you’re struggling through self-isolation, please don’t feel alone. There are local community groups being created all over the country, which you can find here. Alternatively, you can call our community centres in your local area, which you can find here.


Contact us

In response to the national lockdown, we have arranged for Royal Mail to hold our post until further notice. Therefore, we encourage you to contact us via email and refer yourself online where possible.

If you have sent post to us, please contact the relevant service to check if we have received it and they will be able to help you further:

Manchester – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: pws.manchester@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/Manchester

Stockport – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: stockportpws@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/Stockport

Cheshire – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: talking.therapies.ec@thebiglifegroup.com or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: https://www.mytalkingtherapies.com/

Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: thinkingahead@thebiglifegroup.com or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: https://www.thebiglifegroup.com/thinkingahead

Tameside and Glossop – Any queries about your referral or bookings please call us on 0161 343 5748 or visit out website to find out more: https://www.thebiglifegroup.com/mindsmatter/

Trafford – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: etherapy.admin@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: https://www.thebiglifegroup.com/service/traffordselfhelp/