Useful Support Services
If you are worried about anything, it could be something big or something small – don’t bottle it up. It can really help if you talk to someone. If there is something on your mind, ChildLine is here for you.
Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.
08457 90 90 90
General Health and Wellbeing
The NHS Choices website offers factual information on hundreds of medical conditions, as well as a 24 hour helpline where you can speak to a medical professional. Call 111.
NHS direct – 0845 46 47/111
Drinkaware is an independent, UK-wide charity. Their website offers accessible, evidence-based information about alcohol and its effects.
Call 020 7766 9900.
Lifeline Manchester: Eclypse
Offers individual or group work programmes with young people up to the age of 19, who are misusing drugs and alcohol.
0161 273 6686
Support services for young people experiencing stress, emotional and mental health problems.
0161 228 1888 (Mon & Thurs 2:00-5:00pm, Fri 1:30-4:30pm)
CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably
The campaign against living miserably (CALM) exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. CALM is an anonymous and confidential service, and it won’t show up on your phone bill.
0800 58 58 58
Provide confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person to prevent young suicide.
0800 068 41 41
Barnados – CSE
If you think that a child is in immediate danger please dial 999. If you are a child or young person who needs help, please call Childline on 0800 11 11.
If this sounds like you, or someone you know you can also talk to the PROTECT team for advice and support.
0161 226 4196/ 0161 856 6020
Alternatively, please call 0808 800 5000 free and confidential NSPCC 24 Hour Child Protection Helpline.
Rape Crisis Centre’s offer specialist support and counselling services for women and girls of all ages, who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives, whether recently or in the past.
Call 0808 802 9999.
St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
Provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated forensic, counselling and aftercare service to men, women and children living in the Greater Manchester and Cheshire area who have experienced rape or sexual assault, whether this has happened recently or in the past.
0161 276 6515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children, supported by a network of services across the UK. Call 0808 2000 247.
The Hideout is a web space dedicated to helping children and young people understand more about domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it’s happening to them.
Domestic Abuse Helpline
The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.
0808 2000 247
Pregnancy Support/ Options
Palatine Contraception and Sexual health
Contraception and Sexual Health Services to men and women of all ages in our walk-in clinics. 280 Upper Brook street, Manchester. M13 0FH.
Call us on 0161 701 1555
Central Booking Line
If you think you need an abortion you can ring the Central Booking Line to arrange an appointment at your nearest clinic or hospital. Free and confidential.
Call 0845 365 0565
BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service)
BPAS offer affordable private abortion, contraception and reproductive health services across the UK. Call 03457 30 40 30.
Education for Choice (EFC)
EFC is a project of Brook, supporting young people’s right to informed choice on abortion.
Call 020 7284 6056.
Marie Stopes provide private and NHS abortions as well as other sexual healthcare services.
Call 0845 300 8090.
Bish UK is a site offering loads of advice on relationships, sex, and much more besides!
TheSite.org is an online guide to life for 16-25 year-olds in the UK, providing non-judgmental support and information on emotional and practical issues, including love, sex and relationships.
This Is Abuse
This Is Abuse is a campaign from the Home Office to raise awareness of abuse within relationships, and domestic abuse. LiveChat with online advisors available 5pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.
End the Fear – Greater Manchester
Anybody who is experiencing domestic or sexual violence can find help, support and advice here. We also provide support to people who know someone who may be being abused.
Helpline 0161 636 7525 Men’s Helpline 0808 8010327
Sexuality and Gender
Lesbian and Gay Youth Manchester (LGYM) is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) youth project based in the city centre for young people aged 12+.
LGF – Lesbian and Gay Foundation
If you are struggling with figuring out your identity, questioning your sexuality or perhaps not feeling at your best it is important to seek help and support to help you deal with and manage your feelings.
0845 3 30 30 30
It Gets Better
The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
Education and Action group in Manchester for young people who identify as trans or are questioning their gender.
Email email@example.com or ring or text 07813 9813
FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) Support and Advice
If you think you are in danger of being cut (undergoing FGM) you can get support by going on Childline’s website for more information, an online chat or you can call their helpline on 0800 1111.
If you or any child or young person is in immediate danger, call 999 to speak to the police.