LOCAL SERVICES

Manchester

Emerge 16/17 Community Mental Health Team who offer confidential support for 16 and 17 year olds around mental health issues including one to one and group support. The service will accept referrals from young people, family members, carers and professionals and can be contacted on: 0161 226 7457

Eclypse

Manchester’s drug and alcohol service for young people.
You can call them on 0161 273 6686.

Brook
The sexual health service for young people also offer counselling and can be contacted on: 0161 237 3001.

The Manchester Centre for Sexual Health

Offers a walk in and appointment service for anyone who may have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or who wants contraception.

Young Adult Advice & Support Project (YASP):
YASP is a community based young mental health project providing practical advice and support for 15-25 year olds around issues such as housing, benefits, money, health, education, relationships and sexual health. Contact them on: 0161 221 3054

Young People’s Support Foundation
Advice and info on a wide range of issues and support for homeless young people. Contact them on 0161 3387654

Salford

Salford Connexions:
Advice and info on careers, education, training and lots of other issues.

Salford Brook 
Salford Brook offer free relationship and sexual health advice to young people under 25 years old.

Smart
Provides a specialist drug and alcohol service for young people aged 21 and under who live in Salford. SMART offers support, advice and information by phone, text or in person.

Trafford

Talkshop Trafford
Offers advice, information a sexual health clinic and groups for young people 13 – 19. Fo

Bluesci
Offers lots of services and opportunities for people who may be experiencing emotional or psychological distress.

HELPLINES

Samaritans– provides support to people in emotional distress and crisis. Check out their email service at www.samaritans.org.uk or ring:

Childline – is the UK’s free 24 hour counselling service for children and young people,available by phone on 0800 1111 and online. You can contact ChildLine about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Whatever your worry it’s better out than in. There are several ways you can get in touch with them. Please check the ‘Talk’ page: http://www.childline.org.uk/talk/Pages/Talk.aspx

Get Connected – provides free and confidential help for young people on any issue.

WEBSITES

The Mental Health in Manchester website has a young people’s section with lots of useful info: www.mhim.org.uk/youngpeople/foryoungpeople/

There is lots of great info on the YoungMinds website about mental health, where to get help and looking after yourself: www.youngminds.org.uk/young-people

TheSite.org has a mental health section with lots of self help info and advice as well as discussion boards and a confidential Q&A service: www.thesite.org/healthandwellbeing/mentalhealth

Voice Collective Project
The Voice Collective Project hosts an innovative new information and support website for young people who hear voices. For more info visit www.voicecollectie.co.uk