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Covid-19 Support line for BAME communities in GM

Our Frontline: Mental health and wellbeing support for all frontline staff

Our Frontline is a new service formed by Samaritans, Mind, Shout and Hospice UK, supported by The Royal Foundation, providing round the clock support to all of those going to work as part of the national response to the Coronavirus. You can find out more about the support on offer on the Our Frontline website


Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. FREE phone 116 123, (the number does not show on the bill), or email jo@samaritans.org

For more information go to www.samaritans.org

Greater Manchester Bereavement Service

Papyrus – for people under 35 years

  • Call 0800 068 41 41 Monday to Friday 9am to 10pm, weekends 2pm to 10pm on bank holidays
  • Text 07860 039967
  • Email pat@papyrus-uk.org
  • Papyrus

Greater Manchester Shining a Light on Suicide website

Shining a light on suicide 

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – for men

Childline – for children and young people under 19 years

  • Call 0800 1111 (the number will not show up on your phone bill)
  • Childline


  • A national mental health database on an app that provides information about local support available in any area.

LGBT Foundation

  • Their new telephone befriending programme Rainbow Brew Buddies aims to reduce loneliness for LGBT people across Greater Manchester who may have reduced opportunities to make social connections due to the recent coronavirus outbreak or other circumstances in their life.

Silverline – for older people

  • The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
  • Need help? Call anytime on: 0800 4 70 80 90