Mental health and wellbeing resources

We know things may be difficult at the moment. If you find yourself feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed, there’s support out there for you. In addition to the resources below you can find help and support where you live via our Support in your area page.

Local helplines. If you feel you need mental health support, urgent or otherwise, you can contact your locality helpline or the mental health trust phone numbers in your crisis support plan. They will connect you to practical support with voluntary sector and statutory health and social care services. Find your local helpline here 

Wellbeing and mental health during COVID-19. A guide to looking after yourself and others. COVID-19 has now had a far reaching impact on people right across the world and it’s important during this time to take care of your mind as well as your body. This booklet contains practical information about things you can do now to look after your mental health and wellbeing, and how you can support others.

This section of the website contains some of the freely accessible resources available for anyone to use. To make it easier for you to find the resources you need easily we’ve grouped them under topics headings:

Adults

This includes advice on keeping active, sleep and tips and advice to start taking better care of your mental health. Read more

BAME projects

Our mental health transformation team  have been working closely with the Greater Manchester VCSE Leadership Group to formulate support offers for a number of BAME communities across Greater Manchester. We will be working with six organisations to provide extensive mental health services for our BAME communities who have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19. Find out more here

Bereavement support

Find out more about the  Greater Manchester Bereavement Service and the  Greater Manchester Suicide Bereavement Information Service. Read more 

Children, young people and families

Resources for children, young people and their parents & carers covering topics such as anxiety, mental health and wellbeing. Read more 

Creative Resources

Find out how to access free creative and arts-based online activities. Read more 

Debt and mental health

Resources and guidance for where to obtain help and support if debt is affecting your mental health and wellbeing. Read more 

Digital support

We now have an expanded range of freely accessible digital support offers across Greater Manchester. Read more

Gambling addiction

There are a range of confidential support services available in Greater Manchester. Read more

Greater Manchester mental health priorities supporting the COVID 19 response phase.

Find out how we’re working together across Greater Manchester. You can also download our monthly update bulletins. Read more 

Learning disability, ADHD and autism

Resources including easy read documents and details of where to get help and support. Read more

LGBT

A range of resources and where to get support. Read more 

Mental health in education

Back to school and college resources

These resource packs were developed to support educational staff to work with their children, young people, parents and carers. We gathered issues and concerns about returning to school or college from a wide range of children and young people and addressed these in the packs and films.

Children and young people’s voice

Worried about exam results?

Resources for young people, parents and carers. Read more

Mental health & wellbeing resources for employers and employees.

Links to some of the freely accessible resources available for anyone to use. Read more 

Perinatal and parent infant mental health

Advice and support on maternity, parenting and mental health and wellbeing. Read more

Students – higher education

Student Space was launched to provide help and guidance for students through COVID-19. Students in higher education across England and Wales can use this platform to find information on a range of topics that may be impacting them during the pandemic, access additional services such as a phone line and text support and find out about support services within their place of study. Student Space is run by Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity, in collaboration with a range of partners, students and experts.

Translated materials

Links to resources relating to COVID-19 and mental health & wellbeing that are available in a range of languages. Read more

Where to get help if you or a loved one are feeling distressed

Details of where you can get help and support including the Covid-19 Support line for BAME communities in GM. Read more

Greater Manchester mental health providers Links to the four NHS trusts providing mental health services in Greater Manchester