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.  Call your nearest NHS Walk-In Centre or go to Accident & Emergency (A&E) at your local hospital. Find your nearest walk-in centre online

* 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.