Boost – The Zion Centre 23 January 6pm to 7:45pm

Although the regular facilitator for tonight’s Boost course at the Zion Centre from 6pm to 7:45pm is unwell and not able to attend, the session will be able to go ahead as planned. If you were intending to join the… Read more

Christmas 2019 opening hours

We will have slightly different opening hours over the Christmas period. Our opening times are:Talking Therapies ManchesterMonday 23 December – 8:30am-5:30pmTuesday 24 December (Christmas Eve) – 8:30am-3pm (Thinking Ahead open 9am-5pm)Wednesday 25 December (Christmas Day) – CLOSEDThursday 26 December (Boxing… Read more

Peer Support Drop in Groups during Christmas and New Year

Many of our Peer Support Drop in Groups will be running normally over the Christmas/New Year period but the following changes will apply:Chorlton Methodist Church – there will be no group meeting on Christmas Eve, 24 December or New Year’s… Read more

New venue for the Harpurhey Drop in Group

The Harpurhey peer support Drop in Group that has met at North Coty Library, Manchester for some time now is set for a move. From 19 September the Group will meet at No. 93.The location is:93 Church Lane, Harpurhey, Manchester… Read more

The Manchester Sanctuary is closing

The Manchester Sanctuary will close on 31 August 2019.The Sanctuary has helped people in mental health crisis overnight, since 2014, by providing telephone support or visits to the Sanctuary at Kath Locke Centre, Moss Side.Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is… Read more

IT problems – Friday, 8 February

We’re currently experiencing some IT problems, which means we are temporarily unable to access any information on referrals that have been made.We’re hoping to have our systems back up and running very soon! Apologies for any inconvenience.You can still make… Read more

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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. One-to-one appointments that would normally be delivered face-to-face will now take place over the phone or through video call. There is no need to call us to confirm – your regular point of contact will call you at the time your appointment was scheduled.

We are also no longer holding groups inside. We’re currently arranging alternatives where possible through considering walking or virtual groups. Please contact your group facilitator, or the centre where the group runs from, for more information.

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

Due to changes in our working practice, in response to the coronavirus, we encourage you to contact us via email and refer yourself online where possible.

Please note, from the week beginning Monday, 23 March, we are not picking up post at our offices. If you have sent post to us at any time this week, please contact the relevant service to ensure that we have received it:

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 email us on: mindsmatter@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: https://www.thebiglifegroup.com/mindsmatter/

eTherapy Salford and 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: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/etherapy