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No matter what you are experiencing, there are services in your local area to help you when you are struggling.

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If you’re feeling suicidal and need help, click on your area to find local support. You can find national support and helplines here.

Please note that due to current Government guidance, the services listed may not be offering face to face support. Many of these service will be offering support over the phone, by email or by video calls. Please be aware that opening times may also be different.

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Suicide prevention support in

Dad Matters

Helping dads have successful relationships with their families and support with anxiety, stress and mental health issues.

Men’s Sheds

A place to meet like-minded people and someone to share your worries with. Aims to reduce isolation and help men deal with mental health challenges.

NHS 111

Call 111 if you need help urgently for your mental health, but it's not an emergency. They will tell you the right place to get help if you need to see someone.

Andy’s Man Club

Peer support group for men to talk to others. Andy's Man Club currently have groups in Manchester, Oldham and Rochdale as well as a national online group.

Early Help, Positive Steps

Free practical help for you and your family. There are different levels of support available depending on needs.

Healthy Minds

A range of treatment and support option for people experiencing a range of mental health problems. If you’re over the age of 16 and registered with a GP in Oldham, you can refer yourself online.

Oldham Rethink

An informal support group for people caring for someone affected by mental illness. The group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 10am to midday at The Link Centre, 140 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1DZ


As well as being available by phone, email or text, you can speak to trained volunteers in person in Rochdale town centre.


A 24/7 confidential text service for people who are in crisis. Text GMOldham to 85258 to speak to someone.

Off The Record

Free counselling service for people aged 10-25 to discuss various issues they’re facing, including bereavement.

Background Circle
Background Circle

More Resourses

Information and services for people who are struggling to cope, wanting to find out how to help someone or are looking for bereavement support.