The Sanctuary

Experienced staff and volunteers with personal experience of mental health issues provide a range of support including managing panic attacks, offering a space to talk and assistance with coping after the initial crisis.

Manchester, Salford, Trafford, Tameside and Glossop
Open 24 hours, 7 days a weekThe Sanctuary eCard
Call 0300 003 7029

Bolton, Wigan and Leigh
Open 8pm-6am
Call 0300 003 7029

How the Sanctuary operates:

The Sanctuary runs throughout the year. Support is provided in a face-to-face capacity via paid staff and peer volunteers for up to 5 clients at any one time. Additionally support will be made available to clients via the telephone.

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How do I access the service?

You can self-refer to the service by calling the number above. Health care and other professionals may also refer clients to the service by calling this number. All calls are answered by trained staff who will either offer support via the telephone or if appropriate, can arrange a time for the client to visit the service in person, overnight.

How long can I stay?

There are no beds at the Sanctuary so it is not a place to sleep over. But on the night you visit, you can stay as long as you wish before we close at 6am. You may choose to leave The Sanctuary once your initial crisis has passed and you feel calmer, or you may need to stay longer. The length of your stay will depend on your particular need.


What happens next?

Everyone who accesses The Sanctuary will have a plan put in place for their support beyond their initial visit to the service. This may include for example, putting you in touch with other relevant services, as well as calling you to follow up on your progress.

The Sanctuary on Social Media:

The Sanctuary now has a facebook page. If you wish to show your support through facebook, click on the link to go to the page so you can like it. The Sanctuary



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