More emergency numbers you may need
Safe Tameside - A safe place for mental health support: an alternative offer to A&E
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.
You can talk as much or as little as you want. Whatever support you need we are here to help you – whether you are at crisis point yourself or seeking crisis support for someone you know.
You don’t need to book an appointment to see us . You can drop in to our SAFE Tameside Hub in Ashton at a time that is best for you:
1pm – 8pm
Please note the last walk-in or bookable appointment is 7pm.
The Anthony Seddon Centre
12 George Street
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.
Rehab4Addiction - A website that offers guidance and support for people experiencing problems with substance misuse and co-occurring mental health problems in Oldham.
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 Transgender, Gender Fluid, Non-binary, and to support family and friends.
PAPYRUS – 0800 068 41 41
Shout 85258 – text 'SHOUT' to 85258 if you're in a dark place or suicidal, and a trained crisis volunteer will text you back.
Children, Young People and Families Support
If you need support relating to young people or families, please visit the Resources page on the Youth in Mind section of our website by clicking here.
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.
Pennine 24/7 Helpline: (freephone)
"Our Mental Health Helpline is here for anyone in our areas requiring urgent mental health support – this includes people already know to mental health services, those who are not known and carers.
Call 0800 014 9995, 24 hours a day, seven days a week."
- Listen to you and help you work through immediate problems
- Work with you to find ways to move forward or suggest ways of working
- Give you information about other services that may be helpful to you or the person you care for
Who will I be speaking to?
The support line is run by experienced mental health professionals who can provide mental health support and advice.
Links to Tameside Hospital and Oldham hospital:
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