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Urgent Support

If you have a mental health crisis or if urgent help is needed, click here or call 0800 145 6485 or text “BLUE” to 85258.

You should still call 999 or go to A&E if you have an immediate, life-threatening emergency requiring mental or physical health assistance.

Call the Samaritans, a national charity that aim to support you, no matter what you’re going through. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Call 116 123 for free or click here.

Need help? Call the Campaign Against Living Miserably helpline, 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year on
0800 58 58 58 or visit the webchat at the link below

Come to a local crisis cafe, safe places for people struggling with emotional distress.

Less Urgent Support



Kooth, Online anonymous support and counselling

Childline, Counsellor via website, email or chatline 0800 1111 24/7

Parenting and Family Support – Family Lives (Parentline Plus) | Family Lives all aspects family life including parenting tips

Winston’s Wish, support for bereavement

Mental Health Help for young people A range of information resources and support services for young people.

Face to face

Wilmslow Youth provides support to young people who live in Wilmslow and the surrounding areas offering drop-in café and social events and one-to-one and group wellbeing services.

Just Drop In offers early help for children and young people with mental health issues, based in Macclesfield.

Visyon supports the mental health of children, young people and their families, based in Crewe


Talking Therapies Eastern Cheshire, self-refer for free psychotherapy

Mentell, provides circles for men aged 18+ to talk in a safe and confidential space, free from advice and judgement. Virtual and in-person.

CHAW PCN Mental health team- referral via your GP.

Dementia Reablement Service, support for patients and cares with dementia.

Online resources

Get Self Help: Self help, CBT and other online resources for a wide range of psychological problems

Moodgym: Online Self-Help for depression and anxiety

Beyond Blue: Support for anxiety, depression and suicide prevention

Mind – Mental Health Charity

Mood Juice – self help website to help with emotional problems

Living life to the full – self help website, online courses

The Big White Wall – chat options to other ‘peer support’, monitored by health professional, support resources

Other resources for mental health

Self Help Leaflets – Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (

Mental health – NHS (

Every Mind Matters – NHS (