Emergency Numbers

If you or someone else is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury, you should call the emergency services by dialling 999.


If you are in crisis, your situation is very serious and you need help immediately or in life threatening situations, the Accident & Emergency department at your General Hospital is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.


Links to Tameside Hospital and Oldham hospital here:



You can also contact The Samaritans if you need to talk to someone confidentially. Samaritans — 116 123 

Or if you are a younger person you can contact ChildLine in total confidence on 0800 1111


Self Help are a user-led mental health charity based in the North of England. They offer a wide range of support, services and opportunities for people living with mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks. Their number is 0300 003 7029


If you are feeling ill now, you can use the NHS symptom checker to get advice on what to do medically. Please click on the link to be taken to their website. Alternatively, call 111 for non-emergency medical advice. NHS Choices Website


Emergency Social Services Call in the event of unexpected major problem within the home or family: Oldham - 0161 770 6936   Tameside - 0161 342 2222

More emergency numbers you may need

CALM – 0800 58 58 58 – The CALM service run by the Department of Health has a free, confidential helpline that runs from 5pm to midnight, Saturday to Tuesday. CALM is targeted at young men aged between 15 and 35, suffering distress due to mental health difficulties and / or drug dependency, but the helpline is open to anybody and calls will not show up on landline telephone bills.


Anxiety UK 08444 775 774


Depression Alliance – 0845 123 2320


Citizens Advice 0161 342 5005 – Free advice for a variety of problems that people may be facing.


Carer’s Centre 0161 342 3344 – Information on help available for carers.


Welfare Rights  08000 74 99 85 – Benefits Freephone Advice Line. Mon, Tues & Thurs 9:30am-12:30pm – Free, confidential advice and representation of welfare benefits.


Adult Social Services Oldham – 0161 770 1122 – 8:40am - 5:00pm, Mon – Fri.


Children’s Social Services Oldham – 0161 770 3730 – 8:40am - 5:00pm, Mon – Fri.


NSPCC  0808 800 5000 – Help and advice for adults concerned about a child.


Mindline TransPlus+ – 0300 330 5468 – MindLine Trans+ is a confidential emotional, mental health support helpline for people who identify as Trans, Agender, Gender Fluid, Non-binary, and to support family and friends.


PAPYRUS – 0800 068 41 41


Mind, Body & Sole – text 'SHOUT' to 85258 if you're in a dark place or suicidal, and a trained crisis volunteer will text you back.

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