Even as lockdown is beginning to ease, our everyday lives are still being altered by the Covid-19 pandemic, causing many of us to feel unsettled, anxious or overwhelmed. If you are struggling with your mental health as a result of the pandemic, there are lots of resources available to support you. We've compiled some of these resources below, so you can find out where and how you can get the support you need.

Manchester Mind

Manchester Mind have changed the way they work in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Most services are still running, but in remote ways. The following are key services that will be useful to young people and adults affected by poor mental health and potentially struggling in this current situation.

  • Children and young people

    Counselling for young people aged 15-25 years of age. You can get in touch by:

  • Listening service

    Open to young people up to 25 years of age who may be struggling with this period of social isolation. You can access the service by:

    Adults who are struggling with their mental health, social isolation, worries and anxieties can access the service by calling 0161 769 5732 between 10am-2pm or emailing info@manchestermind.org.

  • Advice service (CYP)

    Young people up to the age of 25 who are having difficulty with benefits, debts and housing issues can ring 0161 221 3054 and press option 3 to get an appointment to speak to an advice worker.

    Alternatively, you can email cypadvice@manchestermind.org or check out the website.

  • Advice service (Adults)

    Adults having difficulty with benefits, debts and housing can ring 0161 769 5732 between the hours of 10am and 2pm Monday – Friday or email info@manchestermind.org.

Be Well

The Be Well service takes a non-clinical approach to better health and wellbeing. The service is open to any Manchester residents registered with a Manchester GP and offers support with:

  • Work worries
  • Money worries
  • Housing and difficult living situations
  • Family issues
  • Long term heath conditions
  • Smoking too much
  • Stress, loneliness or if you’re feeling a bit low

You can find out more about Be Well on The Big Life Group's website.

Buzz Manchester

Buzz Manchester is the NHS' health and wellbeing service, and offers advice and support on a number of health issues. They have created a Covid-19 Resource Hub, signposting to helplines for a issues including:

Visit their website or Twitter for more information.

Contact us

We understand that poor mental health can have a widespread impact on our lives. Whatever you're going through, we want you to know that we are here to support you as much as possible.

If you are worried about rent, bills, benefits or debt, you can email our Advice Team for support.

If you are worried about your mental health, or anything else affecting your wellbeing, contact us and we will do our best to connect you with the support you need.