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Mental Health Support

If someone is in immediate risk please contact 999.

If you or someone you know are struggling with their mental health, Tameside mental health is available to call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ☎ 0800 014 9995
To find a mental health service near you visit https://gmintegratedcare.org.uk/find-a-service/
For general advice on how to take care of your mental health visit www.tameside.gov.uk/publichealth/mentalhealth
Find information on services which can support you with drop in’s, courses and counselling services visit www.tameside.gov.uk/Tameside-Service-Information-Directory/Tameside-Service-Information-Directory-Healthy-Liv/Mental-Health-Support

Safe Tameside

If you’re looking for urgent face-to-face mental health support, Safe Tameside is here for you. Get help and advice and meet others with lived experience of mental ill-health in a safe, relaxed and friendly environment.
Welcoming drop-ins across Tameside are held on weekdays, 1pm-8pm. Alternatively, you can book an appointment by calling the below number.
☎ 0161 470 6104 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
🌐 www.thebiglifegroup.com/service/safe-tameside/

Other Mental Health Services:

Samaritans are a confidential national helpline supporting people in mental health crisis on 116 123, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Pennine Care 24/7 Helpline provide advice and support to patients and carers of all ages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
☎ 0800 014 9995
🌐 www.penninecare.nhs.uk/help
Minds Matter Tameside and Glossop can help get you the right support to help you manage and overcome difficulties. This is a line for anyone over 16 years of age.
☎ 0161 470 6100 (10am-2pm, Mon-Fri)
🌐 www.thebiglifegroup.com/service/mindsmatter/

Healthy Minds can offer a range of talking therapies to support your mental health. Their service is delivered by a range of trained professionals, including therapists and counsellors, who will find a level of treatment that is right for you.
☎ 0161 716 4242 (9am-5pm)
🌐 www.penninecare.nhs.uk/healthymindstameside
Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind offer early intervention support, counselling, various training courses, workshops, advice, drop-ins, a dedicated Children and Young People’s Service. Offering support to all ages.
☎ 0161 330 9223 (9am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri)
🌐 www.togmind.org/content/home
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for those who identify as male aged 15 to 35.
☎ 0800 58 58 58 (5pm to 12am, 365 days a year)
🌐 www.thecalmzone.net (Webchat available 5pm-12am, 365 days a year)
Diversity Matters North West provide mental health awareness and peer support for BAME communities.
☎ 0161 368 3268 (Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri 10am-4pm)
🌐 www.diversitymattersnw.org.uk
The Anthony Seddon Fund offer peer support for mental wellbeing.
☎ 0161 376 4439 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
🌐 www.tasfund.org.uk 
Infinity Initiatives offer a community café, counselling, advocacy and a support service.
☎ 0161 339 6137 (Mon-Fri 9am-2:30pm, appointment are available outside these hours. 
🌐 www.infinityinitiatives.com/ashton%2Ctameside
Health and Wellbeing College offers recovery focused courses, offering self-management education designed to support people (18+) take control of their mental health & wellbeing.
☎ 0161 716 2666 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)
🌐 https://hwcollege.penninecare.nhs.uk/our-courses
Greater Manchester Bereavement Service offer support to all those in Greater Manchester, bereaved or affected by a death.
☎ 0161 983 0902 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
🌐 www.greater-manchester-bereavement-service.org.uk

Online Support

Silvercloud provide online support for your mental health https://gm.silvercloudhealth.com/signup
Living Life to the Full have resources to support mental wellbeing www.llttfgm.llttf4.com
Kooth provide free, safe and anonymous mental health support for young people at www.kooth.com
Qwell offer free, safe and anonymous mental health support www.qwell.io

Health and Wellbeing Services

Looking after your health and wellbeing goes hand in hand with good mental health. We can link you with services that will help and support you.

Be Well Tameside

Be Well Tameside is a free service for all Tameside residents, those who work in Tameside or are registered with a Tameside GP.
The service offers range of health and wellbeing support, advice on a range of day-to-day lifestyle issues areas such as stopping smoking, weight management and support around food, nutrition and healthy eating, increasing physical activity, reducing salt, sugar and caffeine, oral health and alcohol awareness.
Contact Be Well:
Tel: 0161 342 5050
Email: bewelltameside@tameside.gov.uk
Webpage: www.tameside.gov.uk/bewelltameside
Facebook: Be Well Tameside
Twitter: @BeWellTameside
Instagram: @bewell_tameside

Quit Smoking and Save Money

Smokers are up to four times more likely to quit with professional support.
Find out how much you could save www.makesmokinghistory.co.uk/why-quit/save-money/
Be Well Tameside provide free support to help you stop smoking, visit https://www.tameside.gov.uk/bewelltameside or call 0161 342 5050
for more information.

Support with Substance Misuse

For all information on substance misuse support in Tameside please visit www.tameside.gov.uk/CommunitySafety/Help-with-Substance-or-Substance-Related-Problems

My Recovery Tameside

Help with Drug & Alcohol issues and/or addiction is provided in Tameside within an integrated all age service.
The Service  My Recovery Tameside - is provided by CGL (Change, Grow, Live plc.) and is reshaping how we prevent, reduce and respond to drug and alcohol related harm in Tameside.
The Service provides a single point of contact for all residents and professionals and can be contacted on:
0161 672 9420 or email: Tameside.Referrals@cgl.org.uk

Other Substance Misuse Services

Alateen are groups of young people who are, or have been affected by problem drinking parents, relatives or friends.
☎ 0207 928 7377
Alcoholic Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience strength and hope.
☎ 0161 236 6569
FRANK is a confidential, anonymous, discreet and well-informed service for advice, information and support on drug issues. You can talk tot FRANK in 120 languages.
24 hour contact: 08007766
Website: www.talktofrank.com

Sexual Health Services

You can contact Tameside’s Contraception and Sexual Health Service is Locala Health and Wellbeing at The Orange rooms, Ashton Primary Care Centre, 193 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SR
☎ 0161 507 9460
Website: www.locala.org.uk/services/sexual-health
Email: Orangerooms@locala.org.uk
Visit for information on emergency contraception and other support services visit www.tameside.gov.uk/health/sexualhealth

Age UK

Age UK’s Café 131 exclusive serves up an array of wonderful dishes for club members 5 days a week. Find out more www.ageuk.org.uk/tameside/our-services/cafe-131/the-cafe-131/
There’s also Age UK’s Lunch Club
Tuesday and Friday Lunch Club for only £3 on a Tuesday and Free on a Friday.
Contact Age UK to book your 2-course meal.
Call Age UK reception on 0161 308 5000
Age UK’s Studio 131 offers a fully accessible studio space for older people to fully enjoy fitness and dance classes.
Action Together
Action Together provide a tool for you to search for local social groups, practical support or leisure activities in Tameside.
Visit www.actiontogether.org.uk/community-activities/community-activity-directory
Tameside’s Social Prescribing team is here to work with you to focus on improving your wellbeing through meeting new people and trying new activities in your local community.
Who is it for?
Tameside residents who are experiencing anxiety, loss of confidence, low mood and loneliness. Also those who are experiencing life changing events such as bereavement, new born, retirement, long term health conditions, and poor health linked to housing. Also providing support if you are Challenges with finances, work or relationships.
Find out more at www.actiontogether.org.uk/tameside-social-prescribing

Domestic Abuse Support

In an emergency - you should always contact Telephone Number 999
If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone, call 999 and then press 55 - this will transfer your call to the relevant police force, who will assist you without you having to speak. For more information, please click here 

GMP Website
The Police take domestic violence seriously and will respond to all incidents
Domestic abuse is the physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse of someone you have a close relationship with. This may or may not be your partner.
Get the help and support you need to leave the person who is abusing you- you do not have to deal with this on your own. 
For more detailed information and a webpage with a quick exit function please visit www.tameside.gov.uk/domesticabuse
The Bridges Service are here to help with all levels of abuse.
Call Bridges to talk confidentially about how they can help you-
☎ Bridges 24 hour support: 0800 328 0967 (offering advice support and emergency refuge for all genders)
☎ Help and Advice Line: 0800 328 0967