One-to-one counselling isn’t for everyone, but there are still other things that you can do if you’re struggling with issues.

Here are some websites with advice on how to help yourself and each other…

Talk to Frank

FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don't). For friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Live chat

Call: 0300 123 6600

Text: 82111


Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. They are a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected by eating disorders, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered.

Helpline: 0808 801 0677

Youthline: 0808 801 0711

Student line: 0808 801 0811

Young minds

Leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. There to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.

Call the Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm for free)

CALM Webchat

CALM offer an accredited confidential, anonymous and free support, information and signposting to men anywhere in the UK through our webchat service. Chats are taken by trained staff who are there to listen, support, inform and signpost. And because calls are confidential and anonymous we don’t and can’t offer a counselling service.

Opening hours are 5pm – midnight every day.


Call: 0800 58 58 58


PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

HOPELINEUK advisers want to work with you to understand why these thoughts of suicide might be present. They also want to provide you with a safe space to talk through anything happening in your life that could be impacting on your or anyone else’s ability to stay safe.

  • Call: 0800 068 4141
  • Text: 07786209697 or
  • Email:


We provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems. When mental illness first hits you or your family, it can be hard to know who or what to trust. We give people clear, relevant information on everything from treatment and care to benefits and employment rights

Advice service: 0300 500 0927

The Samaritans

The Samaritans offer a safe place to talk any time you like, in your own way - about whatever is getting to you.

Call: 116 123

Self-help Services

Self Help provide a range of support, services and opportunities, across the North West of England, for people living with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks.

Call: 0300 003 7029

The Sanctuary Wigan and Leigh

The Sanctuary Wigan and Leigh provides a place of safety overnight for adults (aged 18+) who are experiencing panic attacks, anxiety, feeling low or suicidal.

Following a conversation with our trained staff, you will be offered either telephone support or invited to come to The Sanctuary, between 8pm-6am, for one-to-one support.

Chid line

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.

You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.

Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to us: