Get urgent help

Rochdale and District Mind are here to support you, but we are not a crisis service.  If you need urgent help, there are other people and organisations out there that can help you.

  • GP Surgery


  • Rochdale Urgent Care Centre (was the Accident and Emergency Dept).

A mental health professional worker will be on duty to arrange for a mental health assessment.


  • Samaritans 116 123

The Samaritans provide confidential non-judgemental support, 24 hours a day, for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.


  • Non Emergency NHS Helpline 111

You should use this service if you urgently need medical help or advice, but it’s not life-threatening.


  • Emergency Services 999

If you or somebody else is at risk due to a mental health crisis, you should ring for an ambulance or police.


  • National Mind Information Line 0300 123 3393

The information line offers callers confidential help on a wide range of mental health issues.  Calls from anywhere in the UK are charged at local call rates.  Their website ( provides useful factsheets on various mental health issues which are downloadable for free.