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

Introducing Drop-in Group news!

Self Help runs 8 regular Drop-in GroupsAltrincham (Altrincham Methodist Church) – Monday 2:00 – 4:00pmChorlton (Chorlton Methodist Church) – Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00pmManchester (Kath Locke Centre) – Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00pmManchester (Zion Centre) – Wednesday 1:00 – 3:00pmManchester (Zion Centre)… 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

Beating the cycle of anxiety – Rich’s blog, part 8

Rich Crewe

Well, last week I started the training regime and I am doing it properly. Healthy diet and hopefully this will lead to an ever-increasing healthy mind.My first two commutes of the year went well, although to reference a rather bad… Read more

Don’t ‘man up’, speak up – Joe’s story

It’s been almost a year since I accompanied my dad to a reunion for former members of Tactical Aid Group: the division of Greater Manchester Police where he spent the formative years of his adult life, dodging petrol bombs and… Read more

Beating the cycle of anxiety – Rich’s blog, part 7

This time, thankfully, it’s not those pesky tram tracks, it’s a chest infection that has stopped me from enjoying the thrill of the ride once more. It’s only a minor setback and something that I can deal with. It’s not… 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. However, please note that all our Psychological Wellbeing services are still open and accepting referrals. 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.

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/

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