The Sanctuary is changing

Manchester, Salford, Trafford, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop.Across Manchester, Salford, Trafford, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop, you will no longer be able to call the service during the day, from 6am – 8pm. Overnight, the Sanctuary will continue as usual and you… Read more

Help us break a mindfulness world record!

Many people across the world are using mindfulness to cope with the pressures of life – and now we want YOU to join us and make history as we attempt to beat the world record for the most people practicing… Read more

Here for you this Christmas – opening times

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… Read more

Finding Mindfulness in Manchester with Self Help

Mindfulness is a form of meditation about being in the present, which uses calming techniques.It involves paying attention to things as they really are in any given moment, in a particular way, without judgement.Mindfulness is recommended by the National Institute… Read more

Spirit of Manchester award winners!

Self Help, came up trumps in the Spirit of Manchester 2016 Awards, scooping the Best service user involving organisation award– voted for by the audience at the ceremony.The Spirit of Manchester Awards is a series of awards celebrating and highlighting… Read more

DONUTS Co-production group

Thursday 3rd November 1-5pmVenue TBCAt our DONUTS group wediscussissues around the design and development of our peer based support. We look at how these services run and what we could do to improve them.DONUTS is for anyone who is interested… Read more

Self Help Signs 4Pi National Involvement Standards

The National Involvement Partnership (NIP), which is hosted by the National Survivor User Network (NSUN), have published a set of standards to ensure the effective engagement and involvement of people with lived experience of mental health issues and carers in… Read more

Lives in jeopardy over poor crisis treatment for the mentally ill

Manchester Mental Health Charter Alliance has been commissioned by NHS North, Central and South Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups to engage with service users and carers who have experienced crisis.Theywould like to hear views of service users and carers describing the… Read more

Self Help shortlisted for Spirit of Manchester Awards 2016

We’re very happy to announce that Self Help has been shortlisted for the Best Service-user Involving Organisation at this year’s Spirit of Manchester Awards.The Spirit of Manchester Awards is a series of awards celebrating and highlighting all the excellent work… Read more

Struggling to cope?

Don’t struggle alone overnight. If you’re experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression, suicidal thoughts or are in crisis, call us from 8pm - 6am.

If you are in crisis overnight from 8pm - 6am, call us on: 0300 003 7029