Support and Advice


Anybody who is experiencing domestic or sexual violence can find help, support and advice here. We also provide support to people who know someone who may be being abused. We want to encourage victims of domestic and sexual violence in Greater Manchester to find the courage to come forward and seek support and help. You don’t have to put up with domestic abuse.






Advice and Support

Local Offer: Information on support available locally for children and young people aged up to 19 with special educational needs or disabilities, includes information on after school activities, sports clubs and youth groups.                                             

The Mix:  Essential support for under 25s, online Q&As, expert advice, online directories for local support around a range of emotional health, wellbeing and practical issues.

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Way2Wellbeing: Local health and wellbeing information, advice and support for anyone living in Salford.

Way to wellbeing

 It's Not Okay: Information and advice for young people on issues such as online safety and sexting.

It''s not OKAY

 Mental Health advice for young people

Young Minds:  Offers information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing, with lots of information and advice on how to look after yourself.

Young Minds 

NHS Choices Moodzone: Online information hub with advice and help on mental health, interactive tools and videos.

NHS Choices

Sane: Young SANE is a virtual community that focuses on mental health for people aged under 25.


Elefriends: A supportive online community where you can be yourself, a safe place to listen, share and be heard, part of the MIND charity.


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans (LGBT) young people

LGBT Foundation: Free support and advice, including homophobic bullying.


The Albert Kennedy Trust: Support for LGBT young people (16-25 year olds) who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment.

 The Albert Kennedy Trust

The Proud Trust:  Supports LGBT young people empower themselves to make a positive change for themselves and their communities, provides youth groups, peer support, training and events.

The Proud Trust 

Self harm

Harmless:  Provides a range of services about self harm including support, information to people who self harm, their friends and families.


Self Injury Support: A National organisation that supports girls and women affected by self-injury or self-harm.

Helpline 0808 800 8088

Self Injury Support

Anxiety / stress

Anxiety UK:  Charity providing information, support and understanding those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression.


No Panic: Advice and information for anyone suffering from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, related Anxiety Disorders.

Youth helpline 0330 606 1174

No Panic


Hopeagain: Support and advice for anyone affected by the death of someone close.

Hope Again

Cruse Bereavement Care Offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.

Helpline 0808 808 1677

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Bullying UK: Online support and information for young people.

Helpline 0808 800 2222

 Bullying UK


The Hideout: Support for young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to you.

The Hideout

Galop: A National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) domestic abuse helpline and online chat.

Helpline 0800 999 5428


Saheli:  Support for Asian women experiencing domestic abuse situations, information and advice is available to help them to make positive decisions.


Safeline: Offers support for men, women and young people who are survivors of sexual abuse and rape


Drugs or alcohol

National Ass. for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA): If you are affected by someone else’s drinking, NACOA can help you find out more about alcoholism and the effects on the family.


Frank: 24-hour helpline offering information and advice to anybody concerned about drugs and substance misuse

Helpline 0300 123 6600


Young Addaction Provides friendly and expert advice on drugs and alcohol for young people aged 10 to 17 problems

Young Addaction

Eating disorders

B-eat Information on anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, EDNOS and other kinds of eating disorders

Youthline 0808 801 0711


Anorexia & Bulimia Care (ABC):   Provide emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders.

Helpline 03000 11 12 13

 Anorexia and Bulimia care


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Some links below for more advice and service information:

    ‣ Looking after yourself - top tips
    ‣ Emotional Health and Wellbeing Directory
    ‣ Services and Activities in Salford
    ‣ Local Offer
    ‣ Find your nearest Doctor






Emotional health pages

♥  What is emotional health? 
♥  What is mental health? 
♥  Need to talk to someone?
♥  What's worrying you?
♥  Local Services
♥  Useful websites
♥  Helplines