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Anxiety and Depression – Help and Support


Anxiety and depression are common problems that can affect people’s life and can be very distressing.

Getting the right kind of support at the right time can make a big difference to getting through it.

You may have been started on some medication. These can often take a few weeks before they start to help. Unfortunately, sometimes in this time some people may feel worse or have side effects. This usually improves after 2 weeks, and the benefits start to be noticed.

If you are concerned talk to your GP.

Help in a crisis

Sometimes people can experience very negative feelings even to the point of wanting to harm themselves.

If you do feel like this – please remember that you don’t need to be alone – there are people who can help you through this difficult time.

Situation  Crisis Service
You need immediate medical help, or you’ve harmed yourself and need urgent medical attention.    Hospital Accident and Emergency Call 999 
You are at risk of harm to yourself or others and need help from a mental health professional, especially if you are having suicidal thoughts and are at risk of taking your own life        Go to the nearest Hospital Accident and Emergency department and ask for a mental health worker to see you.
  You need support for your mental health, but there’s no immediate danger to your safety or the safety of others    Make a GP appointment as soon as possible, if we’re closed you can ring NHS 111 24-hours a day
You need to talk to someone right away about how you’re feelingGreater Manchester Crisis Line- Telephone 0800 953 0285

Shining a Light on Suicide Telephone 116 123 

Samaritans  Telephone: 116 123
CLICK HERE 👉 Samaritans    

Mind info line  Telephone0300 123 3393

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably – for men aged 15-35) Helpline: 0800 585858
PAPYRUS – (Prevention of Young Suicide)  
HOPELineUK 0800 068 41 41

42nd Street – Based in Manchester City Centre, offering counselling, individual support, group work and volunteering opportunities. This service is for young people under 25 years old
You need support, and you are already in contact with your local mental health services.  Contact your mental health practitioner directly, if you have any problems with getting hold of them come to us or NHS 111 and we’ll be able to help  

Self Help Resources

Free online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)CBT is a therapy that focuses on your thoughts images, beliefs and attitudes with an aim to change any negative patterns or thinking or behavior that may be causing difficulties.   Living life to the full CLICK HERE 👉Living life to the full
MoodGymCLICK HERE 👉MoodGym  
Recommended AppsHeadspace – Through science-backed meditation and mindfulness tools, headspace helps you create life-changing habits to support your mental health and find a healthier, happier you.
CLICK HERE 👉 Headspace  
 Calm – Is a meditation, sleep and relaxation app. Calm creates unique audio content that strengthens mental fitness and tackles some of the biggest mental health challenges of today: stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression
 Wysa –Use Wysa to vent or just talk through negative thoughts and emotions. Its anonymous and safe. CLICK HERE 👉 WYSA
 Waking up – Whether you`re a beginning or advanced meditator, Waking up opens the door to a deeper understanding of yourself.  
CLICK HERE 👉Wakingup  
Salford City CouncilA short guide to services and activities for people with mental health issues
Salford Health Improvement ServiceFree activities, courses, social groups, cookery classes, exercise sessions, weight loss groups
Hub of Hope    You can use the Hub of Hope to search for mental health charities in your local area, or find one that can help with a specific problem
Wellbeing Matters/ Community ConnectorsSpeak to your GP about a referral – these can be made for anybody who presents with a non-medical need, social issue or who would benefit from a more holistic approach in terms of improving your health and wellbeing. Examples include volunteering, arts activities, group learning, gardening, befriending, cookery, healthy eating advice and a range of sports.

Daily Living

 Finally, don’t forget simple things.

  • Regular exercise
  • Having a good daily routine
  • Eating healthy food
  • Moderate alcohol in-take if at all
  • Avoid taking drugs, other than those that you are prescribed
  • Some people find meditation and prayer helpful

Follow Up

Your GP will have spoken to you about follow up and might have asked you to book another appointment after a certain amount of time to see how things are going with your treatment.

 It’s really important that you speak to us again so make sure you set a reminder for this appointment.  If you have any problems in the meantime don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.