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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.
What can I do in a Mental Health Crisis?
  • If you already get mental health support from the NHS or another organisation contact the service that helps you- use your care plan and contact them on the number you have
  • Contact the free urgent mental health 24/7 helpline ran by Pennine Care Foundation trust
  • Attend SAFE Tameside our new mental health community drop in sessions
  • Charities can also help see below some free 24/7 options of support
If you or someone else is seriously harmed or injured, always call 999 or go to your nearest A&E
Find the best support service for you below:


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

SAFE Tameside provide a place of safety for people experiencing mental distress or a crisis.  We offer immediate support in a safe environment, a ‘listening ear’, practical support and connection to relevant services, organisations and information as required. 

Our team of peer supporters know what it’s like to be where you are now. They will listen to you and provide non-judgemental, emotional support. 
We have a range of drop-in across Tameside and Glossop follow the website link for details. 

The service is provided by a collaborative of organisations; The Big Life Group, The Anthony Seddon Fund and Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind. 

Where to find us: 

Available various days, between 11.30am - 8pm. See timetable on website for full details.




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.




Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone aged 16+ in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
In a crisis:
TEXT: GMTandG to 85258
Available 24/7


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