Christmas can be a challenging time for our stress levels and it’s even harder for those of us with mental health difficulties.

So many things that are part of our routines and we take for granted become disrupted by the change of pace in our lives.

If you are struggling to cope this Christmas and New Year, you don’t have to be alone with your thoughts. We’re here for you at every step of the festive period.

The Sanctuary

Here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year – including Christmas and New Year’s Day.

If you are experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression, suicidal thoughts or are in crisis, The Sanctuary offers a space to talk and assistance with coping after the initial crisis.

This service is available to residents (ages 18+) living in Manchester, Trafford, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Glossop, Bolton, Wigan and Leigh.

You can call The Sanctuary on 0300 003 7029.

Peer Support drop-in groups

Our drop-in groups are continuing as normal apart from the following:

Monday Dec 26th – Altrincham cancelled

Tuesday Dec 27th – Urmston, Chorlton and Kath Locke cancelled

Monday Jan 2nd – Altrincham cancelled

Online referrals

You can also continue to refer online to all of our services, using our service directory.