Helplines

These organisations provide advice, information and counselling services over the telephone. The help that you are looking for may also be available from counselling services or information and advice providers.

Stockport T.P.A.

Address: 44 St Petersgate, Stockport SK1 1DH
Phone: 0161 474 1042
E-mail: info@stockporttpa.co.uk
Website: http://www.stockporttpa,co.uk , http://www.mycaremychoice.org.uk
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm
Phone Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm
Referral: No
Comment: Confidential accurate and local advice around all adult health and social care services in Stockport. Also an independent and accessible assisted signposting service.

Narcotics Anonymous

Address: UK Service Office, 202 City Road, London EC1V 2PH
Phone: 0845 373 3366
Fax: 020 7251 4006
E-mail: ukso@ukna.org
Website: http://www.ukna.org
Phone Hours: Helpline open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Comment: ecovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. Membership is open to anyone irrespective of age, sex, religion, race, creed or class and the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using drugs. Phone or check website for details of local meetings.

Eclypse CGL

Address: 39-41 Thomas Street, Manchester M4 1NA
Phone: 0161 839 2054 Adult Client & Community Detox Services
Fax: 0161 2728123
E-mail: eclypsemanchester@cgl.org.uk
Website: http://www.changegrowlive.org.uk
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 6.00pm, Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Comment: Information, advice and support to drug-users, friends, relatives & families. Lifeline aims to minimise the harm that young people may come to whilst they are experimenting with drugs or using them recreationally.

Drinkline – National Alcohol Helpline

Address: PO Box 4000, Glasgow, G3 8XX
Phone: 0800 917 8282
Minicom: 0800 027 4114
Website: http://units.nhs.uk/
Office Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Comment: Confidential helpline for callers worried about their own drinking. Support to the family and friends of people who are drinking.Information, self-help materials and advice on where to go for help

Wah Sum Helpline – Chinese Mental Health Association

Phone: 0845 122 8660 (Local rate)
Fax: 020 7739 6577
E-mail: info@cmha.org.uk
Website: http://www.cmha.org.uk
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Comment: Referral: GP, social worker, CPN, psychiatrist, etc A national mental health helpline to serve the Chinese community in the UK.Wah Sum Helpline is a confidential service which offers information and advice, advocacy, care for carers, free counselling, housing advice, user social group, befriending, health promotion and trainee counsellor placement programme.

SANE

Address: First Floor, Cityside House, 40 Adler Street, London, E1 1EE
Phone: 0845 767 8000
Fax: 020 7375 2162
E-mail: sanemail@sane.org.uk
Website: http://www.sane.org.uk
Office Hours: Daily 6.00pm – 11.00pm
Comment: National mental health charity which aims to raise awareness of mental illness and campaign to improve services, initiate and fund research into the causes of serious mental illness through its research centre. Information and emotional support is also provided to anyone affected by mental illness va the helpline(SANEline) and by email (SANEmail).

National MIND’s Infoline – Information and Legal Advice

Address: Granta House, 15-19 Broadway, London, E15 4BQ gate
Phone: Mindinfoline 0845 766 0163 Mind Legal Advice Line 0845 225 9393
Minicom: 0845 766 0163 (if using BT Texdirect add the prefix 18001)
E-mail: info@mind.org.uk , legal@mind.org.uk
Website: http://www.mind.org.uk
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Comment: Information and Legal advice line for mental health users, carers and professionals.

ECT (Electro Convulsive Therapy) Anonymous

Address: Flat 5, Quaker House, St. Mark’s Street, Leeds LS2 9EQ
Phone: 0113 244 5454
E-mail: unaparker@aol.com
Contact Name: Una Parker
Office Hours: Office hours only (BT call minder may operate)
Comment: ECT Anonymous UK provides a listening service for those already affected by Electric Shock Treatment (ECT)or for those considering having the treatment and to their relatives, carers, friends or advocates. Produce a booklet “Shock” – the things you need to know before having shock treatment (£2-50). Staffed by volunteer who will return calls to those who leave a message.

C.A.L.M. (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

Address: PO Box 52490, London, NW3 9DW
Phone: 0800 585858
E-mail: janepowell@thecalmzone.net
Website: http://www.thecalmzone.net
Contact Name: Jane Powell
Office Hours: Saturday / Sunday / Monday / Tuesday 5.00pm – 12.00am
Comment: Help and advice for anyone in distress. Aimed at young men.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Manchester

Address: Suite A, Fourth Floor St Margaret Chambers 5 Newton Street, Manchester, M1 1HL
Phone: 0161 236 6569 Helpline
Website: http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Phone Hours: Helpline 11.00am – 11.00pm, 7 days a week. Anwerphone Other times
Comment: Mutual support groups in the Stockport area where people share experiences to help them and each other recover from alcoholism.