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Mental Health Support


If someone is in immediate risk please contact 999.

If you or someone you know are struggling with their mental health, Tameside mental health is available to call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ☎ 0800 014 9995
To find a mental health service near you visit
For general advice on how to take care of your mental health visit
Find information on services which can support you with drop-in-s, courses and counselling services visit Mental Health in Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Safe Tameside

If you’re looking for urgent face-to-face mental health support, Safe Tameside is here for you. Get help and advice and meet others with lived experience of mental ill-health in a safe, relaxed and friendly environment.
Welcoming drop-ins across Tameside are held on weekdays, 1pm-8pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm. Alternatively, you can book a weekday appointment by calling the below number.
☎ 0161 470 6104 (Mon-Fri 1pm-8pm)


Other Mental Health Services:

Samaritans are a confidential national helpline supporting people in mental health crisis on 116 123, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Pennine Care 24/7 Helpline provide advice and support to patients and carers of all ages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
☎ 0800 014 9995
Minds Matter Tameside and Glossop can help get you the right support to help you manage and overcome difficulties. This is a line for anyone over 16 years of age.
☎ 0161 470 6100 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)

NHS Tameside and Glossop Talking Therapies offer a range of talking therapies to support your mental health. Their service is delivered by a range of trained professionals, including therapists and counsellors, who will find a level of treatment that is right for you.
☎ 0161 716 4242 (9am-5pm)
Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind offer early intervention support, counselling, various training courses, workshops, advice, drop-ins, a dedicated Children and Young People’s Service. Offering support to all ages.
☎ 0161 330 9223 (9am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri)
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, providing mental health support for everyone.
☎ 0800 58 58 58 (5pm to 12am, 365 days a year)
🌐 (Webchat available 5pm-12am, 365 days a year)
Diversity Matters North West provide mental health awareness and peer support for BAME communities.
☎ 0161 368 3268 (Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm, Fri 10am-3pm)
The Anthony Seddon Fund offer peer support for mental wellbeing with a programme of activities at their centre in Ashton.
☎ 0161 376 4439 (Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm)
Infinity Initiatives offer a community café, counselling, advocacy and a support service.
☎ 0161 339 6137 (Mon-Fri 9am-2:30pm, appointment are available outside these hours. 
Health and Wellbeing College offers recovery focused courses, offering self-management education designed to support people (18+) take control of their mental health & wellbeing.
☎ 0161 716 2666 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)
Greater Manchester Bereavement Service offer support to all those in Greater Manchester, bereaved or affected by a death.
☎ 0161 983 0902 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

Online Support

Silvercloud provide online support for your mental health
Living Life to the Full have resources to support mental wellbeing
Kooth provide free, safe and anonymous mental health support for young people at
Qwell offer free, safe and anonymous mental health support

Health and Wellbeing Services

Looking after your health and wellbeing goes hand in hand with good mental health. We can link you with services that will help and support you.

Minor Ailments Service

How can my Community Pharmacy help me to self-care?
Community pharmacy teams are the first place to go to get help managing minor and self-limiting conditions. They have the knowledge and skills to treat many minor illnesses. They can provide a wide range of advice and medicines to help manage your symptoms. They are trained to spot more serious conditions and refer you to other services if needed. You do not need an appointment to speak to the pharmacy team.
More information on self-care is available through this leaflet.
Can I go to my GP, walk-in-centre or A&E to get free medicines to treat my minor condition?
No, all services including GP practices, out of hours services, extended access hubs, walk-in-centres, and A&E are following the NHS England guidance and advising people with minor or self-limiting conditions to self-care.
What if I cannot afford to buy a medicine to treat my minor condition?
The Minor Ailments Service is available from most community pharmacies. The service will allow community pharmacies to provide over-the-counter medicines free of charge to people who are currently entitled to free prescriptions and are unable to buy the medicines they need to treat their minor condition.
Conditions which can be treated on the Minor Ailments Service

Allergic skin reaction Minor external ear infections Pain caused by minor conditions
Allergy Eczema Nappy rash
Athlete’s foot Fever Sprains and strains
Constipation Hay fever Teething
Dental pain Head lice Tummy upset
Dermatitis Headache Toothache
Diarrhoea Indigestion and Heartburn Oral thrush
Dry eyes Insect bites and stings Vaginal thrush (age 16-60)
Ear wax Mouth ulcers
The following Tameside pharmacies are part of the Minor Ailments Service
Adams Pharmacy 169 Mossley Road Ashton
Asda Pharmacy Water Street Ashton
Ashton Primary Care Centre Pharmacy Ashton Primary Care Centre Ashton
Cohens Chemist 2 Albion Street Ashton
Future Pharmacy 96 Stockport Road Ashton
Group Pharmacy Glebe Street Ashton
Penny Meadow Pharmacy 61 Penny Meadow Ashton
Audenshaw Pharmacy 3 Chapel Street Audenshaw
Cohens Chemist 98-102 Ashton Road Denton
Greencross Pharmacy 14 Ashton Road Denton
Rizwan Chemist 103-107 Manchester Road Denton
S F Wain Pharmacy 4 Tatton Road Denton
Windmill Pharmacy 709 Windmill Lane Denton
Market Street Pharmacy 95 Market Street Droylsden
Well Pharmacy 104-106 King Street Dukinfield
Lad RJ Pharmacy 201 Birch Lane Dukinfield
Newton Pharmacy 132-138 Talbot Road Hyde
Chadwick & Hadfield Ltd 189 Manchester Road Mossley
Manor Pharmacy 397 Huddersfield Road Stalybridge
Well Pharmacy 85 Huddersfield Road Stalybridge
Well Pharmacy 62 Grosvenor Street Stalybridge
Well Pharmacy 38-40a Market Street Stalybridge



Be Well Tameside

Be Well Tameside is a free service for all adults who live, work or volunteer in Tameside or who are registered with a Tameside GP.
The service offers support to make positive lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking, weight management, healthy eating, reducing salt, sugar and caffeine, increasing physical activity and alcohol awareness. 
Contact Be Well:
Tel: 0161 342 5050
Facebook: Be Well Tameside
Twitter: @BeWellTameside
Instagram: @bewell_tameside

Quit Smoking and Save Money

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Find out how much you could save
Be Well Tameside provides free support to adults and young people to stop smoking. Find their contact details linked and above.

Support with Substance Misuse

For all information on substance misuse support in Tameside please visit

My Recovery Tameside

Help with Drug & Alcohol issues and/or addiction is provided in Tameside within an integrated all age service.
The Service  My Recovery Tameside - is provided by CGL (Change, Grow, Live.) and is reshaping how we prevent, reduce and respond to drug and alcohol related harm in Tameside.
The Service provides a single point of contact for all residents and professionals and can be contacted on:
0161 672 9420 or email:

Other Substance Misuse Services

Alateen are groups of young people who are, or have been affected by problem drinking parents, relatives or friends.
☎ 0207 928 7377
Alcoholic Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience strength and hope.
☎ 0161 236 6569
FRANK is a confidential, anonymous, discreet and well-informed service for advice, information and support on drug issues. You can talk tot FRANK in 120 languages.
24 hour contact: 0300 123 6600

Sexual Health Services

You can contact Tameside’s Contraception and Sexual Health Service is Locala Health and Wellbeing at The Orange rooms, Ashton Primary Care Centre, 193 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SR
☎ 0161 507 9460
Visit for information on emergency contraception and other support services visit

Age UK

Age UK’s Café 131 exclusive serves up an array of wonderful dishes for club members 5 days a week. Find out more
There’s also Age UK’s Lunch Club
Tuesday and Friday Lunch Club for only £3 on a Tuesday and Free on a Friday.
Contact Age UK to book your 2-course meal.
Call Age UK reception on 0161 308 5000
Age UK’s Studio 131 offers a fully accessible studio space for older people to fully enjoy fitness and dance classes.
Action Together
Action Together provide a tool for you to search for local social groups, practical support or leisure activities in Tameside.
Tameside’s Social Prescribing team is here to work with you to focus on improving your wellbeing through meeting new people and trying new activities in your local community.
Who is it for?
Tameside residents aged 18+ who are experiencing anxiety, loss of confidence, low mood and loneliness. Also those who are experiencing life changing events such as bereavement, new parent, retirement, long term health conditions, and poor health linked to housing. Also providing support if you are Challenges with finances, work or relationships.
Find out more at

Domestic Abuse Support

Domestic abuse is the physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse of someone you have a close relationship with. This may or may not be your partner.
Get the help and support you need to leave the person who is abusing you- you do not have to deal with this on your own. 

In an emergency - you should always contact Telephone Number 999

If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone, call 999 and then press 55 - this will transfer your call to the relevant police force, who will assist you without you having to speak. For more information, please click here 

GMP Website
The Police take domestic violence seriously and will respond to all incidents

Visit for advice and local specialist support services. lists all local support services (including 24 hours advice, support and emergency refuge)
Both websites have a quick exit function.
The Bridges Service are here to help with all levels of abuse.
Call Bridges to talk confidentially about how they can help you-
Bridges 24 hour support: 0800 328 0967 (offering advice support and emergency refuge for all genders)
Help and Advice Line: 0800 328 0967