Help in a crisis

We do not provide a treatment or care service or advice for those in crisis.

If you are in crisis or feeling suicidal, we urge you to seek help:

  • From your general practitioner
  • From your local hospital emergency department
  • Through a telephone helpline service
  • By discussing your problem with a friend or colleague

Online help

Some useful websites that may be of help:


Useful telephone numbers:

  • Samaritans
    08457 90 90 90
  • Childline
    0800 1111
  • NHS Direct
    0845 46 47
  • Lesbian and Gay helpline
    +44 (0)161 235 8000 (6.00 - 10.00 pm)
  • Crisis Point
    +44 (0)161 839 5030
  • The Counselling Service - for staff and students of the University of Manchester

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 2864 (52864 from an internal phone)
Fax: +44 (0)161 275 2281

University of Manchester Counselling Service
5th Floor, Crawford House
Precinct Centre, Manchester

Please note

We are not able to discuss individual cases. For a comprehensive list of organisations offering help and support, see: Useful links

Help is at Hand: Support after someone may have died by suicide
Written by individuals bereaved by suicide, with support from Public Health England, the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and Suicide Bereavement Support Partnership