Mental health and wellbeing support in Greater Manchester that you can self-refer to

This document Digital Mental Health Offer within Greater Manchester March 2023 sets out the full digital support offer in Greater Manchester for Getting Help, Getting More Help and Risk Support.

If you’re feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed there’s a range of support that you can self-refer to without needing to see a health professional.

Free online wellbeing programmes

  • SilverCloud – aged 16 years+ Online programmes to help ease your levels of stress, sleep better or to build resilience. You can choose to use any of the programmes. They are self-help, confidential and secure. Instant access to self-help support:
  • SilverCloud parent and carer programmes: Supporting an Anxious Child (for parents and carers of children aged 5 to 11) and Supporting and Anxious Teen (for parents and carers of teenagers aged 12 to 18). You can find out more here and parents and carers can sign up here:

Free digital mental wellbeing support

Join the community and access free, safe and anonymous professional support online. There are no waiting lists for support and no referral needed. Access to these platforms is available instantly 24/7. Support available includes: Live chat or messaging with qualified  mental health professionals; Self-help tools and activities; Online community

NHS Talking Therapies (for anxiety and depression)

Psychological treatments, including cognitive behaviour therapy, are effective in treating anxiety and depression and are often recommended first, particularly for mild to moderate anxiety and depression. You can refer yourself to a local team by visiting:

 Self-referral services

Referral through your GP 

Services for Children and Young People



Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale



  • Take 5. Children and young people aged 8-18. Open access drop in Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind, Thursday 3pm-8pm at 19-25 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1HA
  • Families in Mind. Families with children aged 8-18. Some children aged 6/7 may be supported within a family support service. Call 0161 330 9223 to request a referral form or email
  • Oldham CAMHS. CYP school age up to 16 in core CAMHS and 16/17 in Oldham transition service
  • MASH Referrals ( Referrals go through a single point of access through MASH. Referrals are screened daily by a senior CAMHS practitioner
  • Proud Connections (The Proud Trust) Proud Connections: One-to-One support is available for LGBT+ young people aged 13 – 19 (up to 25 with additional needs) across Greater Manchester. Proud Connections – The Proud Trust






Greater Manchester eating disorder services 

Crisis mental health helplines  

If you feel you need mental health support, please contact one of these 24/7 helplines – they’re available to anyone of any age.

  • Bolton, Manchester, Salford, Trafford & Wigan  0800 953 0285 (freephone)
  • Bury, Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale, Oldham, Stockport and Tameside & Glossop 0800 014 9995 (freephone)

If there’s an immediate  risk of danger to life,  you should ring 999

Are you, or is a young person you know, not coping with life?

For confidential suicide prevention advice contact HOPELINEUK. They’re open 9am–12am (midnight) every day of the year.

T: 0800 068 4141     E: pat@papyrus-uk

Shining a Light on Suicide

Whether you’re feeling suicidal, worried someone else is, or have lost someone to suicide, you’re not alone.

Whatever you’re going through, we’ll help you get the advice and support you need.

Greater Manchester Bereavement Service

This service is available for anyone living or working in Greater Manchester who has been bereaved or affected by a death by whatever cause, no matter how long ago. No one needs to feel alone as they deal with their grief.