We know things may be difficult as cost of living pressures rise. If you find yourself feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed, there’s support out there for you.

Mental health and wellbeing resources

Find mental health support where you live

Free text and online support


With this 24/7 crisis text messaging service you can send a text message any time of day or night wherever you are - every conversation is with a real person.

Text SHOUT to 85258

  • You don’t need an app or data and there’s no registration process

  • It’s silent and won’t appear on your phone bill

  • Confidential and anonymous

Kooth – for children and young people aged 11 to 18 years

You can:

  • Chat to their friendly counsellors

  • Read articles written by young people

Get support from the Kooth community

Apps to support your health, mental health and wellbeing

All these apps have been tested and approved. (Your Health App Finder)

Free online wellbeing programmes

Online courses for anyone affected by low mood, anxiety or depression. Materials have been designed to improve feelings and beat stress. Available online and totally free of charge if you live in Greater Manchester.

Living Life To The Full

Online programmes to help ease your levels of stress, sleep better or to build resilience. You can choose to use any of the programmes. They are self-help, confidential and secure.

SilverCloud – for those aged 16 years+

Shining a Light on Suicide

Whether you’re feeling suicidal, worried someone else is, or have lost someone to suicide, you’re not alone. Whatever you’re going through, we’ll help you get the advice and support you need.

Visit the Shining a Light on Suicide website

Help with gambling

If you’re worried about your own, or someone else’s gambling, free and confidential advice and support is available across Greater Manchester.

More information on accessing treatment and support