Experiencing a crisis?

The Sanctuary eCardIf 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 provides 24-hour mental health crisis support including: a daytime (6am – 8pm) telephone crisis support line and a place of ‘safety and support’ overnight (8pm – 6am) to adults who are struggling to cope with anxiety, panic attacks, depression and suicidal thoughts. The service provides high quality, non-clinical support in a non-stigmatising manner.

Manchester, Salford, Trafford, Tameside and Glossop
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Call 0300 003 7029

Bolton, Wigan and Leigh
Open 8pm to 6am, 7 days a week.
Call 0300 003 7029


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.

NHS Direct
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

Warrington Hospital A&E Lovely Lane, Warrington, Cheshire, WA5 1QG
Telephone 01925 635911

Whiston Hospital A&E Warrington Road, Prescot, Merseyside ,L35 5DR
Telephone  0151 4301313