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Urgent Help

I need urgent help: If you, or someone you know, are struggling to cope it’s important to ask for support. It’s especially important if you feel desperate, are having thoughts of suicide or feel unable to keep yourself safe.

Find the best support service for you

Pennine Care 24/7 Urgent Mental Health Helpline 

Our 24/7 mental health helpline is here to support anybody requiring urgent mental health support (all ages):
0800 014 9995 
Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week 

You can find other helplines offering mental health related support below. 

If there is an immediate risk of harm, you should ring 999. 

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SAFE Tameside- Mental Health Crisis Drop in

A safe place for mental health support: an alternative offer to A&E

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.

You can talk as much or as little as you want. Whatever support you need we are here to help you – whether you are at crisis point yourself or seeking crisis support for someone you know.

You don’t need to book an appointment to see us. You can drop in to our SAFE Tameside Hub in Ashton at a time that is best for you. Take a look at our timetable below to find your nearest safe place. 

Where to find us: 
Monday – Friday 1pm-8pm
SAFE Tameside Hub

The Anthony Seddon Centre
12 George Street
Ashton Under-Lyne
OL6 6AQ 




Someone to talk to in confidence about anything troubling - 24 hours a day

Phone:  116 123
24 hours/ 7 days

Anyone can contact Samaritans, no matter how old you are or what you are struggling with.




SANEline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.
They offer a text support and also have an online support forum that individuals can join.

Phone: 0300 304 7000.
Open every day of the year from 4.30pm to 10.30pm





CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
If you identify as male, you access support via the following:

Phone 0800 58 58 58 - 5pm- Midnight 365 days a year
Webchat available – 5pm- midnight 365 days a year

Suitable for anyone who identifies as male aged 15 to 35, struggling with their mental health.




Papyrus Hopeline UK

Online, text and phone support for people under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling.
Phone: 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm
Text 07786 209 697