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Crisis Support & Helpful Contacts

Immediate / Crisis Support

If you require crisis support and immediate help, or are in a life-threatening situation, please call 999 or get yourself to the A&E department at Tameside General Hospital.


You can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day for free on 116 123 to speak with someone confidentially.

If things are getting to you, you can talk to the Samaritans any time you like, in your own way and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you.

You can also email them at


Shout 85258 is a 24/7 UK text messaging service for times when people feel they need immediate support.

They can help with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, relationship problems, bullying or if you’re feeling overwhelmed.

Just Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 and you will receive a text in response.

Healthy Minds

If you’re feeling worried, anxious or stressed, Healthy Minds will work with you to get the right support for your needs – from online therapy courses, group workshops or 1-2-1 sessions.

Minds Matter (Tameside)

Minds Matter ‘Call In Service’ is a new telephone support service, which is open between 10.00am-2.00pm from Monday to Friday on 0161 470 6100. This is for Tameside & Glossop residents who are experiencing low mood and anxiety where social issues are a factor but who are not already open to mental health services

Calls will be answered by Peer Support Workers who offer direct support and/ or signposting and, where appropriate, you can access a Mental Wellbeing Practitioner.

Minds Matter is connected into the whole mental health system, so can also support into the wide range of mental health support and services as required. Click here for the Minds Matter Leaflet.