Local Help

Feeling suicidal is a very difficult place to be as It can be very emotional and distressing. We want to help you stay safe and feel better. Below is some advice and help including information on where to find support if you are in crisis. If you are having suicidal thoughts it may feel you don’t have anyone to talk to but there are people who want to listen and support you. They can’t help you unless they know how you feel.

Service What they provide Contact
Samaritans Confidential listening service for people 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. Contact 116 123 or jo@samaritans.org
Talk to your own GP who can assess you, provide support and refer you on to other services.
Stockport Psychological Wellbeing Service Stockport Psychological Wellbeing Service provides a range of effective, evidence based help and support to anyone with a GP based in Stockport aged 11 years and over. Our wait time is usually no longer than 2 weeks and services include one-one CBT based support, online therapies and structured groups. Contact 0161 480 2020 or visit our website www.stockportpws.org.uk for more information and to refer yourself.
Beacon Counselling Confidential counselling service for people over 18 covering depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement and loss, relationships, family breakdown, trauma, childhood abuse, domestic violence and abuse. Contact 0161 440 0055 for appointments or email office@beacon-counselling.org.uk
The Women's Centre Counselling and Psychotherapy Service and a range of Services including 1:1 case work, drop-ins and group work. Supporting women experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, domestic abuse, childhood abuse, loss, relationships difficulties, trauma and psychological distress. Contact 0161 355 4455, email admin@stockportwomenscentre.co.uk, www.stockportwomenscentre.co.uk
Stockport Mind Drop in services or support with information on mental health services. Contact 0161 480 7393
Stockport Progress and Recovery Centre Support to adults who experience mental health problems. Contact 0161 429 9744 or info@sparc4me.org.uk
Age UK Stockport Confidential counselling service for 50+ covering depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement and general relationship and family issues. Contact 0161 480 1211 for appointments or email info@ageukstockport.org.uk
Relate Greater Manchester South Confidential counselling for individuals, couples, families and young people Contact 0300 003 2331 or enquiries@relategms.co.uk
Oakwood Psychology Services Confidential face-to-face, online and e-mail Individual and couples therapy and a range of group therapy sessions Contact 0161 456 6799, info@oakwoodgroup.org, www.oakwoodgroup.org

Recommended Resources

Read me now:

➤ The "I feel so bad I can't go on" booklet gives you tips about staying alive - even when you might not want to. It also helps you image a life when you start to feel good again - because you will.

Staying Safe is a slideshow written by a group of people including professionals supporting suicidal people, people who have got through tough times and people who have supported their own friends and family.

The Recovery Letters are all written with the intention to try and alleviate some of the pain of depression, to make the loneliness slightly more bearable and above all to give hope that you can recover.

Watch me now:

U Can Cope is a 20 minute film made by people who feel suicidal and talks about what they did to cope and recover.

Counselling Directory connecting you with professional support. The online directory helps you find a registered counsellor or psychotherapist in your area of choice.