The Sanctuary: 24-hour mental health crisis support for Stockport residents

Following the success of its mental health crisis services, Self Help have been commissioned for The Sanctuary, which provides 24-hour support for local residents who are experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression, suicidal thoughts or are in crisis.

Sanctuary card - Manchester areas - Nov 2016 (social media)

The Sanctuary is a 24-hour service offering a telephone crisis line during the day, from 6am – 8pm, alongside a night time service, from 8pm – 6am, when people can also attend in person.

The Sanctuary provides support, in a non-clinical environment, where people can speak to trained Self Help staff who have experience of living with a mental health difficulty.

People can access the service by calling The Sanctuary on 0300 003 7029. Following a conversation with trained staff, people will then be offered telephone support or they will be invited to go to The Sanctuary for one-to-one support overnight, between 8pm – 6am.

The Sanctuary provides an important alternative to people who, in the past, have gone to A&E services when experiencing a mental health crisis.

This service is available to adults (aged 18+) registered with a GP in Manchester, Trafford, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Glossop, Bolton, Wigan and Leigh.

Please note: as a primary care mental health service, they cannot accept referrals from people with severe and enduring mental health issues.