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.

Visit Childline website

0800 11111


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.

Visit Samaritans website

08457 90 90 90

General Health and Wellbeing

NHS Choices

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

Visit NHS Choices website


Drinkaware is an independent, UK-wide charity. Their website offers accessible, evidence-based information about alcohol and its effects.

Call 020 7766 9900.

Visit Drinkaware website

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

Visit the Lifeline website’s help page

Emotional Support

42nd street

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)

Visit 42nd Street website


Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help
groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.

Call the YouthLine on 0845 6347650

Email Visit the Beat website

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

Visit the CALM website


Provide confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person to prevent young suicide.

0800 068 41 41

Visit Papyrus website

Bullying/Abuse/Sexual Abuse

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

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.

Rape Crisis

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

Women’s Aid

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.

Women’s Aid

The Hideout

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.

Visit The Hideout


Supporting Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Rape.

Email support@

or call

0161 236 2182

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.

British Pregnancy Advisory Service

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

Marie Stopes provide private and NHS abortions as well as other sexual healthcare services.

Call 0845 300 8090.


Bish UK

Bish UK is a site offering loads of advice on relationships, sex, and much more besides!

Visit the Bish UK website

The Site 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.

Visit The Site

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.

Visit the ‘This Is Abuse’ website

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

Visit the ‘End the Fear’ website


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+.

LGBT Youth North West

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

Visit the Lesbian and Gay Foundation

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.

It Gets Better

Afternoon Tea

Education and Action group in Manchester for young people who identify as trans or are questioning their gender.

Email 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.

Visit Childline 

NSPCC FGM Helpline

A helpline dedicated to giving advice, information and support to anyone who is worried about a child being or has been a victim of FGM. Call 0800 028 3550 or email

NSPCC FGM Helpline

Need to talk to a human?

Call our advice line on:

0161 701 1555