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                                                   what happens next?
                                                the essential young persons guide to mental health in Manchester
Mind In
Manchester
The Progress Centre
Charlton Place Ardwick Green
Manchester M12 6HS
                                                                                                                   what
                                                                                                                   happens
Telephone 0161 272 8204
Fax 0161 272 8199
Email info @ mind-in-manchester.org.uk
Website www.mind-in-manchester

                                                                                                                       the essential young person,s

                                                                                                                   next?
                                                                                                                       guide to mental health in
                                                                                                                       Manchester 2006
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                                                            Welcome to the Young Person’s Directory 2006!
                                                            This guide is a “one stop” shop designed to cover all aspects affecting
                                                            the mental health of young people living in Greater Manchester.
                                                            It consists of lists of services and useful points of contact for young
                                                            people, as well as “real life” stories and pictures.
                                                            It was developed by Mind in Manchester and YASP (which is a HARP
                                                            project) who worked closely with young people to develop the guide
                                                            and produce a series of stories highlighting the main issues.
                                                            This included group and individual consultations together with artistic
                                                            development sessions with Andrassy Design.
                                                            This guide acts as a signpost to both young people and service
                                                            providers and helps people access appropriate networks of support.
                                                            Service lists are included together with useful contact numbers and
                                                            email addresses.
                                                            Mind in Manchester and YASP would like to thank all the young people
                                                            who contributed their stories and contributed to the development of
                                                            the guide. In particular, we would like to thank Wahida, Rehana, Katie,
                                                            Emma, Shaun, Louise, Zion, Jo, Gurpreet, Arran, Jorden, Jason, Will,
                                                            Gregg, Ilhan, John, Kelly, Aziz, Marina and Nelly.

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                                                            CONTENTS
                                                                       Helplines                     06
                                                                       Advocacy                      12
                                                                       Asylum Seekers and Refugees   16
                                                                       Care                          18
                                                                       Carers                        20
                                                                       Crisis                        21
                                                                       Drugs & Alcohol               24
                                                                       Eating Disorders              28
                                                                       Ethnic Minorities             32
                                                                       Family Support Services       36
                                                                       Gay and Lesbian               38
                                                                       Housing                       40
                                                                       Self Harm                     44
                                                                       Sexual Health                 46
                                                                       Therapy and Treatment         50
                                                                       Women                         54
                                                                       Web Links                     58

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       Helplines

                                                            My Mum’s boyfriends started battering me

Help is only
                                                            when I was about 8. My own Dad threw me
                                                            across the room when I was eleven or
                                                            twelve and I ended up in hospital with a
                                                            broken cheekbone and fractured jaw.

one call away
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     Helplines
     Body Positive North West                         Crisis Service for                                Get Connected                           Lesbian & Gay                                   Muslim Youth helpline                            young people being abused can also call
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the helpline.
     0161 873 8103                                    Women Helpline                                    0808 808 4994                           Foundation Helpline                             0808 808 2008                                    Open 24 hours
     For anyone who is HIV+, their friends,           0117 925 1119                                     Free, UK wide telephone helpline for                                                    Confidential helpline offering counselling
     families and partners
                                                      Open Fri & Sat nights 9pm - 12:30am
                                                                                                        young people                            0845 330 3030                                   to help with problems or concerns staffed
     Open 10am - 10pm, seven days a week                                                                Open 1pm - 11pm every day               Supports lesbian, gay and bisexual people       by young people.
                                                      Sun evenings 6pm - 9pm
                                                                                                                                                in the North West through a helpline and a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 One Parent Families
                                                                                                                                                                                                Open weekdays 6pm - 12pm, weekends
                                                                                                                                                wide range of services.                         12pm – 12 am                                     0800 018 5026
     CALM                                                                                               Gingerbread                             Staffed 6pm - 10pm every day automated                                                           National helpline provides independent,
                                                      Crisisline                                                                                                                                                                                 confidential, free information and advice on
                                                                                                                                                service outside these hours.
     0800 585858                                      0808 808 2007                                     0800 018 4318                                                                           National Youth Advocacy                          all issues facing lone parents including
     CALM's freephone helpline aimed at young         Crisisline is a free Manchester helpline for      Freephone advice line for lone                                                                                                           maintenance, tax credits, benefits, work,
     men is confidential and anonymous.                                                                 parent families.                                                                        Service                                          education, legal rights, childcare and
                                                      people who are in crisis or worried about their                                           Message Home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 holidays. The line is open from Monday to
     Open from 5pm to 3am                             mental health. There is immediate access to       Open 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday                                                       0800 61 61 01
                                                      translators in many languages.                                                            0800 700 740                                    If you are a Young Person (up to 25) with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Friday.
                                                      Free Textphone 0808 808 2117.                                                             Confidential service where you can send a       problem or you would like some advice or         Open Monday - Friday
                                                                                                                                                message to friends or family or recieve a                                                        9:30am - 4:30pm
     Connexions Direct                                Open every day 3pm - midnight                     Greater Manchester                      message. Information about other services
                                                                                                                                                                                                just want to speak confidentially to an
                                                                                                                                                                                                advisor you can call us or send a text
     0808 001 3219                                                                                      Low Pay Unit                            that can help with accomodation is available.   message to 0777 333 4555.
     Information, advice and support to 13-19         Frank                                             0161 953 4024                           Open 24 hours                                   Open 8am - 8pm weekdays and 10am -               Prisoners Families
     year olds. All advisers are trained to offer                                                                                                                                               4pm Saturdays
     confidential advice and practical help.          0800 776600
                                                                                                        Free confidential advice by telephone                                                                                                    Helpline
                                                                                                        on employment rights.
     Text 07766 413 219                               For free confidential drugs information and                                               Mind in Manchester                                                                               0808 808 2003
     Textphone 08000 968 336.                         advice talk to Frank.                             Open 9am to 5pm weekdays
                                                                                                                                                Information Service                             NSPCC Child                                      Provides support to families
     Open between 8am and 2am every day               Textphone 0800 917 8765.                                                                                                                                                                   of prisoners.
                                                      Translators available for 120 languages                                                   0161 272 8205                                   Protection Helpline                              Monday and Wed-Fri 9am - 5pm Tuesday
     Childline                                        Open 24 hours                                     Hearing Voices                          Information about Manchester’s mental           0808 800 5000                                    9am - 8pm
                                                                                                        0845 122 8642                           health services and mental health issues.
     0800 1111                                                                                                                                                                                  The free NSPCC Child Protection Helpline
     National helpline for children and                                                                 Confidential helpline for people who    Open 10:30am - 3:30pm Monday to Friday          is open to anyone who is concerned that a
     young people.                                                                                      hear voices.                                                                            child is suffering or in distress. Children or
   8 Open 24 hours                                                                                      Open 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday                                                                                                                                                        9
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       Helplines
       Rape Crisis Line                            Runaway Helpline                                   Sexwise                                             Talkadoption                                         Women,s Domestic                                   Youth2Youth
       0161 273 4500                               0808 800 70 70                                     0800 28 29 30                                       0808 808 1234                                        Violence Helpline                                  020 8896 3675
       Confidential support service run by         Help if you are under 18 and have run away         Confidential information for 12 - 18 year olds      Talkadoption is a unique national helpline for       0161 636 7525                                      National Young Person’s helpline, run by young
       women for women and girls who               from home or are thinking of running away. The     about any issues about sex.                         young people under 26 who want to talk about                                                            people, for young people. Confidential service
                                                                                                                                                                                                               If you need to talk to somebody in confidence
       have been raped or sexually                 line is confidential and calls cannot be traced.                                                       adoption. Helpline calls are taken by a team of                                                         for people aged under 19 staffed by trained
                                                                                                      Open 7am - 12midnight                                                                                    due to emotional, physical or sexual abuse from
       abused. Black/Asian Women's                 Call the National Missing Persons Helpline                                                             trained volunteers, recruited for their ability to                                                      volunteers aged between 16 and 21.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               a partner or family member contact the helpline.
       Helpline: 0161 273 4514.                    0500 700 700 if you are over 18.                                                                       listen and offer support.                                                                               Open every Monday and Thursday evening
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm. The
       Open Wednesday 6 - 9pm,                     Open 24 hours                                      Shelterline                                         Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am -
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Language Service is available Monday and           from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.
       Thursday 6 - 9pm, Friday 2 - 5pm.                                                                                                                  6pm, Tuesday 9am - 8pm Friday 9am - 4pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tuesday 10am - 4pm and Wednesday 1pm -
                                                                                                      0808 800 4444                                                                                            4pm. Languages available are Urdu and
                                                   Samaritans                                         National housing helpline, providing advice                                                              Punjabi.
       Refugee Action                                                                                 to anyone with a housing problem.                   Victim Supportline
       Clientline                                  08457 90 90 90                                     Open 24 hours
                                                   You can speak in total confidence with a                                                               0845 30 30 900                                       Young Minds Parents’
       0800 917 2719                               Samaritans volunteer about anything that                                                               Help for people to cope with the effects of crime
       Helpline for asylum seekers and             is troubling you.                                                                                                                                           Information Service
                                                                                                      Survivors UK                                        by providing confidential support and
       their friends and relatives across          Open 24 hours                                                                                          information to victims of crime and to witnesses     0800 018 2138
       Greater Manchester that gives                                                                  0845 1221201                                        attending local courts. Minicom (or text             Provides information and advice for anyone with
       advice and signposts clients to                                                                Information, support and understanding for          telephone) number on 020 7896 3776.                  concerns about the mental health of a child or
       other local agencies as appropriate         Sexual Health Helpline                             male survivors of rape or sexual abuse. The         Open 9am - 9pm weekdays                              young person.
       Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday                                                                 helpline is also there for the families, partners   9am -7pm Saturdays and Sundays                       Open Monday and Friday 10am-1pm Tuesday
       and Friday from 10am -1pm and               0800 567 123                                       and friends of men who have experienced             9am - 5pm Bank Holidays                              and Thursday 1-4pm and Wednesday 1-4pm
       2pm - 4:30pm                                Advice and information for anyone concerned        sexual abuse and/or rape.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               and 6-8pm.
                                                   about HIV / AIDS.                                  Open Tuesday & Thursday 7pm to 10pm
                                                   Open 24 hours

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                                                                     to speak up for me

                                 I was bad that day- I was hearing
                                 things from the war. Somebody
                                 took me to A&E at the hospital
                                 where the Doctor there told me I
                                 was sick... My GP refused to
                                 refer me to a psychiatrist but my
                                 Caseworker managed to. This
                                 helped me because I was suicidal.
                                 My Caseworker also helped me
                                 get some benefits - because I’m a
                                 refugee I had no money!
                                 WAHIDA
                                                                     finding a voice
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                                 Advocacy

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       Advocacy

       African & Caribbean Mental                            CAFCASS                                         City Centre Project                             Signpost
       Health Services                                       CAFCASS looks after the interests of children   City Centre Project (CCP) offers support to     Project based in Wythenshawe providing
                                                             involved in family proceedings.                 people aged 16 - 25 in moving towards           information, advice and support to young people
       Provides a range of services including advice,
                                                             Phone: 0161 445 8221                            independent living. Services include            about issues including homelessness, benefits,
       advocacy, self-help groups, drop-ins, training,
                                                             Fax: 0161 44 8840                               information and advice, casework,               debt and employment.
       employment opportunities, and counselling.
                                                                                                             resettlement, supported housing, access to      Phone: 0161 436 5432
       Phone: 0161 226 9562                                  4 Candleford Road, Withington,
                                                                                                             opportunities in education work and training,   Fax: 0161 437 1055
       Fax: 0161 226 7947                                    Manchester M20 3JH
                                                                                                             peer education programme and tenancy
                                                             webenquiries@cafcass.gov.uk                     training courses. The information and advice    St Andrews Hall, Brownley Road, Wythenshawe,
       Zion Community Resource Centre,
                                                             www.cafcass.gov.uk/English/Teenagers/           centre is open 10am - 12noon and 1pm-4pm        Manchester, M22 0DW.
       339 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester
       M15 4ZY                                               Teenagersintro.htm                              every weekday and there is a drop in cafe       signpost@signpostadvice.org.uk
                                                                                                             which is open every weekday morning. There      www.signpostadvice.org.uk
       admin@acmhs-blackmentalhealth.org.uk
       www.acmhs-blackmentalhealth.org.uk                                                                    is access to free showers and laundry
                                                             Central Manchester                              facilities.

                                                             Women,s Aid                                     Phone: 0161 228 7655/4                          Young Adult Advice
                                                                                                             Fax: 0161 236 5081
       Body Positive North West
                                                             Domestic violence advice/help, advocacy,        52 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE.           & Support Project
       Provides drop-in, café, information centre, gym,      counselling, telephone counselling, housing
       counselling, complementary therapies, advice          service, self-help.                                                                             YASP is a community based Youth Mental Health
       and advocacy for people available to anyone who                                                                                                       Project, providing practical advice and support
                                                             Phone: 0161 273 4366
       is HIV+, their friends, families and partners.                                                        Irish Community Care                            for 15-25 year olds around issues such as
       Phone: 0161 873 8100                                  PO BOX 10, Manchester M13 ORJ                                                                   housing, benefits, money, health, education,
                                                             info@cmwa.org.uk                                The Irish Youth Project offers advice,          relationships and sexual health.
       Fax: 0161 873 8102
                                                             www.cmwomensaid.org.uk                          information and advocacy on health,             Phone: 0161 221 3054
       Lawrence House, City Road, Hulme, Manchester                                                          housing, employment, benefits, volunteering
       M15 4DE                                                                                                                                               Fax: 0161 221 3124
                                                                                                             and culture.
       info@bpnw.org.uk                                                                                                                                      832 Stockport Road, Levenshulme,
                                                                                                             Phone: 0161 205 9105                            Manchester M19 3AW
       www.bpnw.org.uk                                                                                       Fax: 0161 203 4627
                                                                                                                                                             info.yasp@harp-project.org
                                                                                                             289 Cheetham Hill Road, Crumpsall,              www.harp-project.org/young.htm
                                                                                                             Manchester M8 0SN
                                                                                                             mcr.irish@zetnet.co.uk
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                                 I lost my parents in 1991 in the Somali War. After      Rafiki- Refugee                                           Refugee Action                                   YSRP Young Seperated
       Asylum                                                                            & Asylum Seekers Project                                                                                   Refugee Project
       Seekers                   my sisters moved out, I was adopted and they
                                                                                         This project offers a range of support services to
                                                                                                                                                   Confidential service offering information,
                                                                                                                                                   advice and support to asylum seekers and         Part of City Centre Project, this
       and                       treated me like a slave and beaten by the military. I   young refugees and asylum seekers aged between 14
                                                                                                                                                   refugees who are considering voluntary return.
                                                                                                                                                   Interpreters for languages spoken by refugees
                                                                                                                                                                                                    project offers advice to refuguees and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    asylum seekers aged 16 - 25 by
       Refugees                  tried to escape when I was six and a half but was
                                                                                         and 25. The aim is to support and advocate for young
                                                                                         people through all aspects of their life in the UK
                                                                                         whether its practical or emotional help that is needed.
                                                                                                                                                   available.
                                                                                                                                                   Phone: 0161 233 1200
                                                                                                                                                                                                    appointment only. Please note this is
                                                                                                                                                                                                    not an immigration advice service.
                                                                                         The project offers individual support, several drop-ins   Fax: 0161 236 4285                               Phone: 0161 228 7655/4
                                 caught but I later tried again and succeeded.           and help in accessing legal, health and other services.   4th floor, Dale House, 35 Dale Street,           Fax: 0161 236 5081
                                                                                         Phone: 0161 832 0170                                      Manchester M1 2HF                                52 Oldham Street,
                                 Somehow I managed to find a new family for a            Minicom: 0161 831 7616                                    manchester@refugee-action.org.uk                 Manchester M4 1LE
                                                                                         Fax: 0161 839 5424                                        www.refugee-action.org.uk
                                 number of years, but last year I lost my adopted        Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JW.
                                                                                         theteam@fortysecondstreet.org.uk
                                 father. It was then that my adopted Mother sent me      www.fortysecondstreet.org.uk                              Young Adult Advice &
                                                                                                                                                   Support Project
                                 to England and some of my sisters to Poland...When
                                                                                         Manchester Refugee                                        YASP is a community based Youth Mental
                                 I moved to Manchester I was evicted and ended up        Support Network
                                                                                                                                                   Health Project, providing practical advice and
                                                                                                                                                   support for 15-25 year olds around issues
                                 on the streets, which was really hard. I got some       Organisation offering advice and support to refugees
                                                                                                                                                   such as housing, benefits, money, health,
                                                                                                                                                   education, relationships and sexual health.
                                                                                         & asylum seekers in Greater Manchester. Open for
                                                                                                                                                   Services include Caseworker Drop-In,
                                 help to find me a place to live but I’m looking for a   advice on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays
                                                                                                                                                   Volunteering Opportunities, Art.
                                                                                         10am-1pm.
                                                                                    ,                                                              Phone: 0161 221 3054
                                 place of my own; somewhere more independent...          Phone: 0161 868 0777
                                                                                                                                                   Fax: 0161 221 3124
                                                                                         Fax: 0161 232 9117
                                                                                                                                                   832 Stockport Road, Levenshulme,
                                                                                         129 Princess Road, Moss Side, Manchester M14 4TH
                                 ILHAN                                                                                                             Manchester M19 3AW
                                                                                         mrsn@mrsn.org.uk
                                                                                                                                                   info.yasp@harp-project.org
                                                                                         www.mrsn.org.uk
                                                                                                                                                   www.harp-project.org/young.htm

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       Care

       I grew up in care... it was difficult.                             Barnardo,s Leaving
                                                                          Care Service
       I used to be in trouble most of the                                Provides the now statutory personal advisor
                                                                          advice and support to all young people aged
                                                                          15 to 21 leaving care who were legally in care of
       time, mainly for fighting or kicking                               Manchester Local Authority (as defined by the
                                                                          Children and Children Leaving care Acts), or
       off... I was so angry. Eventually                                  who were similarly in the care of other
                                                                          authorities but who now live permanently
                                                                          in Manchester.
       I   got    kicked         out       and      was                   Phone: 0161 226 6722
                                                                          Fax: 0161 226 5112
       homeless... I moved into a hostel                                  36 Monton Street, Moss Side,
                                                                          Manchester M14 4LT

                                                             who cares?
       and I’m still under care but I feel                                john.strongman@barnardos.org.uk
                                                                          www.barnardos.org.uk/leavingcaremanchester

       like things are looking up. I don’t

       feel down as much...
       GREGG

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       Carers
                                                                                                          where can                                Crisis

                                                                                                             i Turn ?
                                                             Young Carers Forum
                                                             Do you look after someone who has an
                                                             illness, disability, mental health or
                                                             drug/alcohol problem? The ‘Young and
                                                             Unique’ Carers Forum provides information,
                                                             advice and social activities.                    ...after that I started joyriding. I had n
                                                             Phone: 0161 629 9859
                                                             Unit 6, Cariocca E-Manchester Business           money because my Mum used to spend it o
                                                             Park, 2 Sawley Road, Miles Platting,
                                                             Manchester M40 8BB                               drink and drugs so I started robbing a
                                                             hugh@manchestercarersforum.org.uk
                                                             www.manchestercarersforum.org.uk                 well. I robbed some schools but I got caugh
                                                                                                              and was sent away for six months. No on
                                                                                                              came to visit me in that time; I cried myse
                                                                                                              to sleep every night in my cell...

                                                                                                              Then when I came out my Mum set me up
                                                                                                              was 15 and she gave me her car to drop m
                                                                                                              brother off; when I came home the Polic
                                                                                                              were waiting for me...
                                                                                                              SHAUN
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       Crisis
                                  WAHIDA

                                           going to be kicked out on to the street!

                                                                                      on my own with no family thinking I was

                                                                                                                                anyone to help me... it was very scary being

                                                                                                                                                                               weekend, so I had to wait until Monday for

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of my house in four days time. It was the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        had a letter that told me I had to move out

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      When I was in Gorton I had no carers and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Crisis Point                                            Samaritans                           Young Adult Advice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Crisis Point is a mental health crisis support centre   You can speak in total confidence    & Support Project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 where people can manage or resolve their crisis         with one of our volunteers about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              YASP is a community based Youth Mental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and develop strategies to prevent or better manage      anything that is troubling you. We
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Health Project, providing practical advice and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 such crises in the future. Services for people          are open to callers between 8:30am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              support for 15-25 year olds around issues such
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 include accommodation (offering stays of up to ten      - 9:30pm daily.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              as housing, benefits, money, health, education,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 nights), advice and information.                        Phone: 0161 236 8000                 relationships and sexual health. Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Phone: 0161 225 9500                                    72-74 Oxford Street,                 include Caseworker Drop-In, Volunteering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fax: 0161 225 4009                                      Manchester M1 5NH                    Opportunities and Art.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 24 Albert Road, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 2FP         jo@samaritans.org                    Phone: 0161 221 3054
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 www.turning-point.co.uk                                 www.samaritans.org                   Fax: 0161 221 3124
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              832 Stockport Road, Levenshulme,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Manchester M19 3AW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              info.yasp@harp-project.org
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              www.harp-project.org/young.htm

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       Drugs and
       alcohol
                                                             Hooked
                                                             I was living at my Mum and Dad’s and I wasn’t getting enough money to get by.
                                                             Some guy sorted me out with some weed and I was selling it to get a little bit of
                                                             money. I did it because I couldn’t get a job - I knew it was wrong so I was just
                                                             selling it to my mates.
                                                             ZION

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       Drugs and
       alcohol

       Alcohol & Drug Services                               Eclypse                                           Manchester Drug Service                             New Start Trust                                       Smithfield Services                                Waterloo Project
       Working to prevent and reduce the harm caused         Citywide service for under 19s who use            A community drug treatment service with the         New Start is an agency for people aged 17 plus        Advice, information and support on alcohol or      Advice, information and support for hard
       by alcohol and drugs to individuals, their            or are at risk of using drugs and alcohol.        aim to reduce drug related harm to individual       that offers a safe and totally confidential service   drugs for people over the age of 18yrs. Services   drug users and sex workers.
       families and the community. Services include                                                            drug users, their families and friends as well as   to anyone affected by illicit drug use, the           include Alcohol Detox, Drug Detox, Floating        Phone: 0161 792 6922
       counselling and other support.                        Phone: 0161 273 6686                              the wider community. The methods used can           individual, their families/partners and our           Support, Supported Housing and the Northern
                                                             Fax: 0161 272 8123                                                                                                                                                                                             Fax: 0161 705 7118
       Phone: 0161 834 9777                                                                                    include detox, maintenance and complementary        communities. We advise on the potential               Quarter Project (outreach in the centre of
                                                             73 Ardwick Green North,Ardwick M12 6FX            therapy. The Service works with people who are      physical and psychological related problems           Manchester). Will accept referrals from any        Youth Action Building, Brentfield Avenue,
       Fax: 0161 214 6407                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 0TW
                                                             info@eclypse-yps.co.uk                            over the age of 18.                                 associated with drug misuse, how to safely            source including self referral.
       87 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LW                                                                                                                         reduce and/or stop. Plus how to cope with a
                                                             www.lifeline.org.uk                               CENTRAL                                                                                                   Phone: 0161 839 8829
       ads@alcoholanddrugservices.org.uk                                                                       Phone: 0161 232 7359                                drug free and crime free lifestyle.                   Fax: 0161 839 8825
                                                                                                               Zion Centre, 339 Stretford Road,                    Phone: 0161 498 0615                                  Thompson Street, Collyhurst,
                                                             Lifeline Adult Client Services                    Manchester M15 4ZY                                  Fax: 0161 436 5570                                    Manchester M4 5FX
       Community Alcohol Team                                                                                                                                      Alderman Downward House, The Birtles,
                                                             Assist persons and their families and             NORTH                                                                                                     info@turning-point.co.uk
       Clinical team that provides short term focused        dependents affected by the misuse of drugs.                                                           Civic Centre, Wythenshawe,                            www.turning-point.co.uk
                                                                                                               Phone: 0161 273 4040                                Manchester M22 5RF
       intervention including motivational interviewing      Services include advice and information, needle
       to enable people to reduce their drinking. The                                                          The Bridge, 104 Fairfield Street,
                                                             exchange, specialist nurses, counselling and                                                          info@newstarttrust.org
       service is provided from clinics in GP practices.                                                       Manchester M1 2WR
                                                             complementary therapy.                                                                                www.newstarttrust.org
       People can self refer to the service or be                                                              SOUTH
       referred by a health professional. The service        Phone: 0161 839 2054
                                                             Fax: 0161 834 5903                                Phone: 0161 490 2251
       works with people over the age of 16.
                                                             101-103 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LW          Alderman Downward House, Room C1,
       Phone: 0161 223 9641                                                                                    Civic Centre, Wythenshawe,
       Fax: 0161 230 7811                                    acs@lifeline.org.uk
                                                                                                               Manchester M22 5RF
       Bewsick District Office, 1 Campion Walk,              www.lifeline.org.uk
       Beswick, Manchester M11 3RS.
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                                                             ,
       Eating Disorders                                       I used to go most day without eating
                                                             anything... I was so proud of myself. Some
                                                                                                   ,
                                                             days would be really hard and I d break
                                                             down    and   eat   a   piece   of   bread   or
                                                             something. I used to be so disappointed in
                                                             myself... If I could have lasted the whole
                                                             day without eating, then I would have
                                                             been able to go a whole day without
                                                                           ,
                                                             throwing up...
                                                             DYLAN

eat without fear
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       Eating Disorders

       Eating Disorders                              North West Eating                               Overeaters Anonymous GB                       Self Help Services Eating
       Association (EDA)                             Disorders Service                               Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of       Disorders Group
                                                                                                     individuals who, through shared experience,
       Advice and support for young people with      Eating disorders psychology led counselling                                                   Self Help Services provides a network of over 35
                                                                                                     strength and hope, are recovering from
       eating disorders. National Youth Helpline     service for 16-65 year olds in the North West                                                 user-led support groups for a wide range of
                                                                                                     compulsive overeating.
       (under 18) open weekdays 4pm - 6:30pm &       region - referral via GP or consultant only.                                                  mental health/emotional issues including
       Sat 1pm - 4:30pm.                                                                             Phone: 07000 784985                           Alcohol issues, Anger management, Anxiety
                                                     Phone: 0161 480 0882
       Youthline: 0845 634 7650                      Fax: 0161 480 0882                              PO Box 19, Stretford, Manchester M32 9EB      disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder
       Adult Helpline: 0845 634 1414                                                                                                               (BPD), Depression, Eating disorders, Epilepsy,
                                                     Oakwood House, 251 Wellington Road South,       oanorthengland@yahoo.com
       Fax: 01603 664 915                                                                                                                          Meditation, Survivors groups, Self harm,
                                                     Stockport SK2 6NG                               www.oagb.org.uk
                                                                                                                                                   Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender, Black and
       103 Prince of Wales Road,                     info@oakwoodhouse.co.uk                                                                       minority ethnic groups.
       Norwich NR1 1DW                               www.oakwoodhouse.co.uk                                                                        Phone: 0161 226 5412
       helpmail@edauk.com                                                                                                                          Fax: 0161 227 9862
       www.edauk.com
                                                                                                                                                   Zion Community Resource Centre, 339 Stretford
                                                                                                                                                   Road, Hulme, Manchester M15 4ZY
                                                                                                                                                   info@selfhelpservices.org.uk
                                                                                                                                                   www.selfhelpservices.org.uk

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       Ethnic Minorities

                                                             I just want
                                                             to get a job
                                                             and start a
                                                             new life...
                                                             discrimination
                                                             free
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       Ethnic Minorities

                                                                                                                                                            REHANA

                                                                                                                                                                     a job and start a new life...
                                                                                                                                                                                                     I am. I just want to live independently, get
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    people have learned to accept me for who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               I’ve had to learn to live with it but now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           for the first month of living in a hostel.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I have had a lot of racial discrimination
       African & Caribbean                               AWAAZ                                      Forty Second Street -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           hidawayyouth@btconnect.com                           Young Black Peerspectives
       Mental Health Services                            Service for Asian people who need an       Young Black Women’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Irish Community Care                                 Works with BME and Refugee and Asylum
                                                         independent advocacy service. AWAAZ                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Seeker young people aged 11-25 in inner city
       Provides a range of services including                                                       Counselling Service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Irish Youth Project offers advice, information
                                                         also run drop-ins also provide advice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and advocacy on health, housing, employment,         Manchester, Trafford and Salford. The project
       advice, advocacy, self-help groups, drop-ins,
                                                         and support.                               Young black women are provided with a safe and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  benefits, volunteering and culture.                  delivers peer-led education on a variety of
       training / employment opportunities, and
                                                         Phone: 0845 644 1972                       confidential setting in order to explore problems,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   citizenship topics including health and self-
       counselling.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Phone: 0161 205 9105
                                                                                                    thoughts and feelings. Counselling is non                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            development, also one to one support for young
       Phone: 0161 226 9562                              464 Cheetham Hill Road, Cheetham Hill,     judgemental and aims to build trust, confidence                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fax: 0161 203 4627                                   refugee and asylum seeking young people aged
       Fax: 0161 226 7947                                Manchester M8 9JW                          and help young people work through their                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        289 Cheetham Hill Road, Crumpsall, Manchester        17-25. This includes advice and support on
       Zion Community Resource Centre, 339               altaff@aol.com                             problems at their own pace. Contact Rashmi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      M8 0SN                                               accessing services and helping to resolve
       Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester M15 4ZY         www.awaaz.co.uk                            Vadgama.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mcr.irish@zetnet.co.uk                               everyday concerns.
       admin@acmhs-blackmentalhealth.org.uk                                                         Phone: 0161 832 0170                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            www.iccmanchester.org.uk                             Tel: 0161 455 1502
       www.acmhs-blackmentalhealth.org.uk                                                           Minicom: 0161 831 7616                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fax: 0161 455 0213
                                                         Bangladeshi Womens                         Fax: 0161 839 5424                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Text: 07968 688 65
                                                         Organisation                               Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Wai Yin                                           Kath Locke Centre, 123 Moss Lane East,
       Asian Girls/Young                                                                            Manchester M4 5JW                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Manchester M15 5DD
                                                         Promote awareness and provide practical                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Services include a wide range of employment,
       Womens Project                                    support on issues such as mental health,   theteam@fortysecondstreet.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                education and community services for both men     youngblackpeerspectives@blackhealth
                                                         education and welfare rights.              www.fortysecondstreet.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and women in the Chinese communities including agency.org.uk
       Project offers counselling, support, advice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the Kwan Wai (mental health) Project. The Youth   www.blackhealthagency.org.uk
       and information to young Asian women.             Phone: 0161 257 3867
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Project is open for all young people aged between
                                                         or 0161 257 2122
       Phone: 0161 273 2946                                                                         Hideaway Youth Project                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          16 and 25, living in the Manchester and
       Fax: 0161 273 1998                                360 Dickinson Road, Longsight,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             surrounding areas.
                                                         Manchester M13 0NG                         For young people who feel they aren’t being heard.
       c/o Longsight Youth Centre, 422 Stockport                                                    Hideaway offer a safe space to sharpen up basic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Phone: 0161 237 5908
       Road, Longsight, Manchester M12 4EX               anannmcr@aol.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fax: 0161 228 3096
                                                                                                    life skills and add focus to life. Working with young
                                                                                                    men and women 13-21 to deliver Boys To Men                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      61 Mosley Street, Central, Manchester M2 3HZ
                                                                                                    Project and Powerful Women Project.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             info@waiyin.org.uk
                                                                                                    Phone: 0161 226 7325                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            www.waiyin.org.uk
                                                                                                    The Amani Centre, Shoreham Walk, Moss Side,
                                                                                                    Manchester M16 7DG
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       Family
       support
       services

                                                                                                           Me and my Mum used to fight - proper
                                                                                                           hitting each other and stuff... then my
                                                                                                           Mum and Dad split up when I was 14 and

                                                                                                           started hitting my schoolwork and
                                                                                                           eventually I was expelled in Year 9 and
                                                                                                           they both ended up depressed. This
No longer
at this

                                                                                                           had to go to a special school.
addressDiscus Youth
       Inclusion Project
       Help and support given to vulnerable young
       people and their families, including Young
       Persons Development Programme.
       Phone: 0161 223 3568
                                                      Reconnect
                                                      Reconnect provides free and confidential family
                                                      mediation and one-to-one support for young
                                                      people in Manchester aged 16-25 who are
                                                      homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless as a
                                                      result of family relationships breaking down.
                                                      Additionally the Parenting Progeramme will
       Fax: 0161 223 9599                             support parents to laearn strategies to respond
       Cuthbert Business Centre, Ashton Old Road,     to their child which in turn increases the child’s
       Openshaw, Manchester                           self esteem, self discipline and social
       pamela.dodoo@discusproject.org.uk              confidence. We accept referrals from young
       www.nacro.org.uk                               people, their families and outside agencies.
                                                      Phone: 0161 232 0604
                                                      Fax: 0161 232 7162

                                                                                                                                                     KATIE
                                                      Wesley Centre, Royce Road, Hulme,
                                                      Manchester M15 5BP
                                                      manchester.reconnect@depaultrust.org
                                                      www.depaultrust.org

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                                 I’ve heard some coming out horror stories; parents kicking       Albert Kennedy Trust                                         42nd Street - Inside Out Project
       Gay                                                                                        The Trust works to ensure that all lesbian,                  Inside Out is 42nd Street's project for lesbian, gay,
                                 people out... but it’s pretty rare I think. I’ve heard of more
       and                                                                                        gay & bisexual young people are able to live in accepting,
                                                                                                  supportive and caring homes. Services include
                                                                                                                                                               bi and questioning young people. It offers counselling,
                                                                                                                                                               individual support and advice to young people 14 - 25
       Lesbian                   people’s parents saying they always knew or that it doesn’t      information and advice, mentoring for lesbian, gay and
                                                                                                  bisexual young people up to the age of 25 supported
                                                                                                                                                               who are Manchester residents. This provision is based
                                                                                                                                                               in Manchester City Centre but project workers can
                                 matter. Because of this, a week or so ago I told my parents.     lodgings for 16-21 olds.                                     meet young people in other, community-based, venues.
                                 It was scary, but I thought I should because other people        Phone: 0161 228 3308                                         Phone: 0161 832 0170
                                                                                                  Fax: 0161 228 3309                                           Text: 07976 875412
                                 had known for much longer than them.                             4th Floor, Princess House, 105-107 Princess Street,          Minicom: 0161 831 7616
                                                                                                  Manchester M1 6DD                                            Fax: 0161 839 5424
                                 They were fine about it too, which surprised me, if I’m          manchester@akt.org.uk                                        Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JW
                                                                                                  www.akt.org.uk                                               insideout@fortysecondstreet.org.uk
                                 honest. My parents said they wouldn’t think of me any                                                                         www.fortysecondstreet.org.uk

                                 differently. I told my brother too over a year ago and he was
                                 great, which I thought he would be as he had friends who         Lesbian & Gay Foundation                                     Lesbian and Gay
                                                                                                  Supports lesbian, gay and bisexual people in the             Youth Manchester
                                 were gay. The only people I haven’t broached the issue with      North West through a helpline and a wide range of
                                                                                                                                                               Support, information and fun stuff for all young
                                                                                                  services including counselling, sexual health.
                                 are my grandparents, and I don’t really want to. I don’t         They are open for people to pop-in informally.
                                                                                                                                                               gay, lesbian and bisexuals living in and around
                                                                                                                                                               Manchester.
                                 expect they’d take it well as they were brought up when it       Helpline: 0845 3 30 30 30
                                                                                                                                                               Phone: 0161 273 7838
                                                                                                  Phone: 0161 235 8035 (administration)
                                                                                                                                                               PO Box 153, Manchester M60 1GL
                                 was illegal and they have entirely different views about         Fax: 0161 235 8036
                                                                                                  4th Floor, Princess House, 105-107 Princess
                                 sexuality and relationships.                                     Street, Manchester M1 6DD
                                                                                                  info@lgf.org.uk
                                 JOHN                                                             www.lgf.org.uk

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                                                             of my own
                                                             Somewhere
       Housing

       Then me and my brother had a fight so he
       grassed me up... My Mum asked me to leave
       because she didn’t think it was fair on my little
       sister. The Police used to come around a lot
       for things that I hadn’t done and this used to
       scare her... My Mum was good and helped me
       move out - I’ve got somewhere of my own now
       and I’m trying to get into a new place.
       ZION

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       Housing
       Burnage Lane Project                                 Creative Support                                  HAP (Homeless Advocacy                           Manchester Settlement                             Safestop                                          Young Adult Advice &
       This project provides temporary accommodation        Supported housing and residential care for        Project)                                         Young People,s Housing                            This hostel is for the youngest and most          Support Project
       for up to two years for 10 young people aged         people with severe mental health needs.                                                                                                              vulnerable young people who can stay just a
       16 to 25 who are homeless or in immediate
                                                                                                              Helps homeless people in Manchester access       Project                                                                                             YASP is a community based Youth Mental Health
                                                            Phone: 0161 236 0829                              health services including GPs.                                                                     few nights or they might need a longer
       housing need. Help is given with personal                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Project, providing practical advice and support
                                                            Fax: 0161 237 5126                                                                                 Supported housing with ongoing support around     breathing space. There is access to welfare
       development, lifeskills training, education,                                                           Phone: 0161 236 6633                                                                                                                                 for 15-25 year olds around issues such as
                                                                                                                                                               practical issues for 16-25 year olds.             rights, health care, training options and
       employment advice and on permanent                   Dale House, 53 Dale Street,                       Fax: 0161 236 6080                                                                                                                                   housing, benefits, money, health, education,
                                                                                                                                                               Phone: 0161 231 1114                              resettlement services. Referrals can only be
       resettlement.                                        Manchester M1 2HF                                                                                                                                                                                      relationships and sexual health. Services
                                                                                                              Urban Village Medical Practice, Sam’s Foundry,   Fax: 0161 231 1115                                made through Signpost, Barnados Leaving Care
                                                            enquiries@creativesupport.co.uk                                                                                                                                                                        include Caseworker Drop-In, Volunteering
       Phone: 0161 224 5403                                                                                   46 Radium Street, Ancoats M4 6AY                                                                   Project, City Centre Project or the Youth
                                                            www.creativesupport.co.uk                                                                          31 Bosworth Street, Beswick,                                                                        Opportunities and Art.
       Fax: 0161 248 4091                                                                                                                                                                                        Offending Team.
                                                                                                                                                               Manchester M11 3AP                                                                                  Phone: 0161 221 3054
       88 Burnage Lane, Burnage,                                                                                                                                                                                 Phone: 0161 445 0311
                                                                                                                                                               info@manchestersettlement.org.uk                                                                    Fax: 0161 221 3124
       Manchester M19 2WL                                                                                     Manchester Foyer                                                                                   Fax: 0161 448 2553
                                                            Crisis Point                                                                                       www.manchestersettlement.org.uk                                                                     832 Stockport Road, Levenshulme,
       burnage.lane@depaultrust.org                                                                           Offers housing, support and advice to 16-25                                                        Didsbury, Manchester
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Manchester M19 3AW
       www.depaultrust.org                                  Crisis Point is a mental health crisis support    year olds, including 61 self-contained flats                                                       safestop@depaultrust.org
                                                            centre. We offer a range of services for people   where young people can learn to live                                                                                                                 info.yasp@harp-project.org
                                                                                                                                                               Reconnect                                         www.depaultrust.org
                                                            including; accommodation offering stays of up     independently. Facilities include IT suite,                                                                                                          www.harp-project.org/young.htm
                                                            to ten nights; advice and information; non-       laundry and access to counselling                Reconnect provides free and confidential family
       City Centre Project                                  residential one-to-one sessions for up to 6                                                        mediation and one-to-one support for young
                                                                                                              Phone: 0161 276 1000                                                                               Signpost
       City Centre Project (CCP) offers support to          weeks for people unable or unwilling to use the                                                    people in Manchester aged 16-25 who are
                                                                                                              Fax: 0161 276 1001
       people aged 16 to 25 in moving towards               accommodation service.                                                                             homeless (including those in temporary            Project based in Wythenshawe providing
       independent living. Services include information                                                       61 Booth Street West, Hulme,                     accommodation), or at risk of becoming
                                                            Referral line open 8am - 12 midnight.                                                                                                                information, advice and support to young people
       and advice, casework, resettlement, supported                                                          Manchester M15 6PP                               homeless, as a result of family relationships
                                                            Mon-Fri 8am - 12pm Sat & Sun 8pm - 12pm                                                                                                              about issues including homelessness, benefits,
       housing, access to opportunities in education                                                          info@svha.co.uk                                  breaking down. We accept referrals from young     debt and employment.
       work and training, peer education programme          Phone: 0161 839 5030
                                                                                                              www.manchesterfoyer.org.uk                       people, their families and outside agencies.      Phone: 0161 436 5432
       and tenancy training courses. The information        Fax: 0161 832 2080
                                                                                                                                                               Phone: 0161 232 0604                              Fax: 0161 437 1055
       and advice centre is open 10am - 12noon and          24 Albert Road, Levenshulme,
                                                                                                                                                               Fax: 0161 232 7162                                St Andrews Hall, Brownley Road,
       1pm-4pm every weekday and there is a drop in         Manchester M19 2FP
       cafe which is open every weekday morning.                                                                                                               Wesley Centre, Royce Road, Hulme,                 Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 0DW
                                                            www.turning-point.co.uk
       There is access to free showers and                                                                                                                     Manchester M15 5BP                                signpost@signpostadvice.org.uk
       laundry facilities.                                                                                                                                     manchester.reconnect@depaultrust.org              www.signpostadvice.org.uk
       Phone: 0161 228 7655/4                                                                                                                                  www.depaultrust.org
       Fax: 0161 236 5081
       52 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE
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       Self Harm

       42nd Street                                             Self Help Services                            The thing is that I was being bullied at school.
       We can offer individual support for anyone aged 14
       to 25 wanting to feel safe in talking about suicide
       attempts, self-harm and suicidal feelings. Workers
       can meet young people at our City Centre base and
                                                               PUSH Self Harm Group
                                                               Self Help Services provides a network
                                                               of over 35 user-led support groups for    Cutting
                                                                                                             They used to call me fat, nick my stuff and spit on
                                                                                                             me. I never used to fight back, maybe I should have

                                                                                                         myself
                                                               a wide range of mental
       in other community based venues.
                                                               health/emotional issues including             but when I did, I used to get it doubly bad the next
       Phone: 0161 832 0170                                    Alcohol issues, Anger management,
       Fax: 0161 839 5424                                      Anxiety disorders, Borderline
                                                                                                             day. When that didn’t work I started cutting
       Minicom: 0161 831 7616
                                                                                                             myself... sometimes my wrists my legs,

                                                                                                         made
                                                               Personality Disorder (BPD),
       Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street,                         Depression, Eating disorders, Epilepsy,
       Manchester M4 5JW                                       Meditation, Survivors groups, Self            anywhere... That’s where it all started for me...
       theteam@fortysecondstreet.org.uk                        harm,Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgend
                                                               er, Black and minority ethnic groups.         When I cut myself it used to make me feel better as

                                                                                                         me feel
       www.fortysecondstreet.org.uk
                                                               Phone: 0161 226 5412
                                                               Fax: 0161 227 9862                            well as make me really confused. I used to say all
                                                               Zion Community Resource Centre,
                                                                                                             the things the other kids said to me when I was

                                                                                                         better
                                                               339 Stretford Road, Hulme,
                                                               Manchester M15 4ZY                            cutting. But that didn’t work because it wasn’t
                                                               info@selfhelpservices.org.uk
                                                               www.selfhelpservices.org.uk                   long before they found out...
                                                                                                             AZIZ
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       Sexual Health

       Body Positive North West                        Lesbian & Gay Foundation                      Manchester Action on                                      Waterloo Project
       Provides drop-in, café, information centre,     Supports lesbian, gay and bisexual people     Street Health (MASH)                                      Advice, information and support for hard drug
       gym, counselling, complementary therapies,      in the North West through a helpline and a                                                              users and sex workers.
                                                                                                     MASH provides a night time service for sex workers
       advice and advocacy for people available to     wide range of services including condom                                                                 Phone: 0161 792 6922
                                                                                                     and drug users. This includes advice and information,
       anyone who is HIV+, their friends, families     distribution and sexual health advice. They                                                             Fax: 0161705 7118
                                                                                                     screening and treatment for STDs, needle exchange,
       and partners.                                   are open for people to pop-in informally.
                                                                                                     condoms, first aid and referrals to other agencies.       Youth Action Building, Brentfield Avenue,
       Phone: 0161 873 8100                            Helpline: 0845 3 30 30 30                                                                               Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 0TW
                                                                                                     Phone: 0161 953 4107
       Fax: 0161 873 8102                              Phone: 0161 235 8035 (administration)
                                                                                                     Fax: 0161 953 4108
       Lawrence House, City Road, Hulme,               Fax: 0161 235 8036
                                                                                                     Unit 89-91, 23 New Mount Street,
       Manchester M15 4DE                              Unity House, 15 Pritchard Street,
                                                                                                     Manchester M4 4DE
       info@bpnw.org.uk                                Manchester M1 7DA
                                                                                                     feedback@mash.org.uk
       www.bpnw.org.uk                                 info@lgf.org.uk
                                                                                                     www.mash.org.uk
                                                       www.lgf.org.uk

       Brook Advisory Centre                                                                         Young Adult Advice
       Free and confidential sexual health advice
                                                       Logik
                                                                                                     & Support Project
       and services specifically for young people      Free confidential sex advice and
       under 19. Services include free                 contraception clinic for young people.        YASP is a community based Youth Mental Health
       contraception, counselling, pregancy testing    Offering condoms, emergency and general       Project, providing practical advice and support for 15-
       and referral to specialist services. Services   contraception and pregnancy testing.          25 year olds around issues such as housing, benefits,
       generally open on weekday afternoons on a       Anyone under 25 can drop in, you don't        money, health, education, relationships and sexual
       drop-in basis.                                  have to be a pupil.                           health. Services include Caseworker Drop-In,
       Phone: 0161 237 3001                            Open Mondays 2.45-4.45pm.                     Volunteering Opportunities and Art.
       Fax: 0161 237 3003                              Cedar Mount High School (north door           Phone: 0161 221 3054
       Faulkner House, Faulkner Street,                entrance), Mathews Lane, Gorton,              Fax: 0161 221 3124
       Manchester M1 4DY                               Manchester M18 7SP                            832 Stockport Road, Levenshulme,
       askbrook@brookmanchester.org.uk                                                               Manchester M19 3AW
       www.brook.org.uk                                                                              info.yasp@harp-project.org
                                                                                                     www.harp-project.org/young.htm
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       Therapy and
       Treatment

                                                              ,
                                                               I moved in with my Aunty in Manchester but we weren’t getting on so
                                                              the voices were telling me to kill myself. I took an overdose. I told my
                                                              sister and she called an ambulance, which took me to hospital. I told the
                                                              Doctor that I was ill but he refused to change my medication - I stayed
                                                              in hospital for a whole year! I was discharged to a residential home
                                                              where they helped me change my Doctor and my medication. I haven’t
                                                              heard my voices since and that was four years ago! I am well now and
                                                              am still taking my medication. I was in the nursing home for two years
                                                                                                                                       ,
                                                              before I moved out to live with my foster parents with whom I live now.

                                                      talkin g treatm en ts
                                                              EMMA

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       Therapy and Treatment

       42nd Street -                                       Counselling Service                                  NHS Child and Adolescent                         North West Eating                                   Youth Access Team
       Counselling Service                                 Free and confidential counselling service that can   Mental Health Services                           Disorders Service                                   The Youth Access Team offers confidential
                                                           help you sort your head out for people aged 13-19.                                                                                                        support to young people aged 12 to 18 who
       Counselling provides a safe space and a                                                                  (CAMHS)                                          Psychology led counselling service for 16-65
                                                           Drop-in on Mondays 11:30am - 3:30pm, Tuesdays                                                                                                             are feeling really down, stressed or anxious.
       reliable regular time to talk about distressing                                                                                                           year olds with eating disorders in the North
                                                           3:30pm - 5:30pm, Thursdays 4pm - 8pm.                CAMHS provide district based psychology                                                              The team is part of the NHS Child and
       thoughts, feelings and experiences.                                                                                                                       West region. Referral via G.P or consultant only.
                                                           Phone: 0161 273 7588                                 and psychiatry services across Manchester,                                                           Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).
       A counsellor can help your to discover inner                                                                                                              Drop-in Thursdays 1.00pm - 3.00pm at Gatley
                                                           Mobile: 07932 641822 ask for Beverley Hynes          including assessment and treatment for                                                               Phone: 0161 230 2241
       strengths and resources to move towards                                                                                                                   Health Centre. Self Help group available by
                                                                                                                children and young people up to the age of                                                           Fax: 0161 230 2225
       living in a more satisfying way.                    Longsight Youth Centre, Stockport Road M12 4EX                                                        appointment.
                                                                                                                18 and the provision of training, consultation
       Phone: 0161 832 0170                                                                                     and liaison with professionals in other          Phone: 0161 480 0882                                The Cornerstone Centre, 2 Graham Street,
       Fax: 0161 839 5424                                                                                       agencies. In addition there are city-wide        Fax: 0161 480 0882                                  Beswick, Manchester M11 3AA
       Minicom: 0161 831 7616                              Lesbian & Gay Foundation                             services for Looked After Children, Early        Oakwood House, 251 Wellington Road South,           youth.access@cmmc.nhs.uk
       Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street,                                                                          Intervention and Children with Learning          Stockport SK2 6NG
                                                           Supports lesbian, gay and bisexual people in the
       Manchester M4 5JW                                                                                        Disability.
                                                           North West through a helpline and a wide range of                                                     info@oakwoodhouse.co.uk
       theteam@fortysecondstreet.org.uk                    services including counselling.                      If you think you may need any of these           www.oakwoodhouse.co.uk
       www.fortysecondstreet.org.uk                                                                             services talk to your GP, School Doctor,
                                                           Helpline: 0845 3 30 30 30
                                                                                                                School Nurse or social worker.
                                                           Phone: 0161 235 8035 (administration)
                                                           Fax: 0161 235 8036                                                                                    Relate Young People’s
       Childline Northwest                                 Unity House, 15 Pritchard Street,                                                                     Service
       Telephone counselling for children and young        Central Manchester M1 7DA
                                                                                                                                                                 The Young People’s service offers counselling to
       people about a wide range of problems               info@lgf.org.uk                                                                                       young people between 10 -18 who are suffering
       including bullying, sexual and physical abuse,      www.lgf.org.uk                                                                                        as a result of the breakdown of their parents’
       and breakdowns in family relationships..
                                                                                                                                                                 relationship. We ask your parent or guardian to
       Phone: 0870 336 2920                                                                                                                                      make a contribution towards the cost of
       Fax: 0870 336 2921                                                                                                                                        counselling.
       1 Sickle Street, Manchester M60 2AA                                                                                                                       Phone: 0161 872 0303
       www.childline.org.uk/NorthWest.asp                                                                                                                        346 Chester Road, Cornbrook,
                                                                                                                                                                 Manchester M16 9EZ
                                                                                                                                                                 enquiries@relategms.co.uk
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       Women

Gi rls
Al lowed
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       Women

       Asian Girls/Young                                                   The Manchester Project                             Wai Yin

                                                                                                                                                                                 I left home because of cultural reasons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           when I was 16. My parents are strict

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           highly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        westernised... My Dad was talking about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  an arranged marriage all the time and one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              day he gave me an ultimatum... So, I waited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to have an
       Womens Project                                                      Medium-term (two year), self-contained,            Services include a wide range of employment,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            until I was 16 then ran away to a hostel.
                                                                           supported accommodation for female survivors       education and community services for both men
       Project offers counselling, support, advice and
                                                                           (18+) of childhood sexual abuse, offering          and women in the Chinese communities
       information to young Asian women.
                                                                           practical and emotional support, information       including the Kwan Wai (mental health) Project.
       Phone: 0161 273 2946                                                and advocacy from a female staff team. This        The Youth Project is open for all young people
       Fax: 0161 273 1998                                                  project is for women living alone, or with their   aged between 16 and 25, living in the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Im
       422 Stockport Road, Longsight,                                      children.                                          Manchester and surrounding areas.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ,
       Manchester M12 4EX                                                  Phone: 0161 248 5354                               Phone: 0161 237 5908
                                                                           Fax: 0161 257 0464                                 Fax: 0161 228 3096

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  me
       Bangladeshi Womens                                                  manchester@richmondfellowship.org.uk               1st Floor, 61 Mosley Street, Central
                                                                           www.richmondfellowship.org.uk                      Manchester M2 3HZ
       Organisation
                                                                                                                              info@waiyin.org.uk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  wanted
       Promote awareness and provide practical                                                                                www.waiyin.org.uk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            marriage,
       support on issues such as mental health,                            Rape Crisis Line
       education and welfare rights.
                                                                           Confidential support service run by women for
       Phone: 0161 257 3867 or 0161 257 2122                               women and girls who have been raped or             42nd Street - WOW Women
       360 Dickinson Road, Longsight,                                      sexually abused. The help line 0161 273 4500 is    Only Wednesdays
       Manchester M13 0NG                                                  open Wednesday 6 - 9pm, Thursday 6 - 9pm,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and
                                                                           Friday 2 - 5pm. Black/Asian Women's Helpline:      42nd Street provides a range of groups, drop-ins
       anannamcr@aol.com
                                                                           0161 273 4514.                                     and other services specifically for young women.
                                                                           Phone: 0161 273 4591                               Phone: 0161 832 0170
       Central Manchester

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            arranged
                                                                                                                              Fax: 0161 839 5424
                                                                           c/o Dept 10, The Pankhurst Centre,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Muslims
       Women,s Aid
                                                                                                                              Minicom: 0161 831 7616
                                                                           60-62 Nelson Street, Manchester M60 2BS
                                                                                                                              Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street,
       Domestic violence advice/help, advocacy,                            mrcrasacs@btconnect.com
                                                                                                                              Manchester M4 5JW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MARINA
       counselling, telephone counselling, housing                         www.manchesterrapecrisis.co.uk
                                                                                                                              theteam@fortysecondstreet.org.uk
       service, self help.
                                                                                                                              www.fortysecondstreet.org.uk
       Phone: 0161 273 4366
       PO BOX 10, Manchester M13 ORJ
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       Web Links

       AT EASE                                          DEPRESSION ALLIANCE                   GURL                                 HOW'S YOUR DRINK?                             MENTAL HEALTH ACT
       www.rethink.org/at-ease                          www.depressionalliance.org            www.gurl.com                         www.howsyourdrink.org.uk                      www.markwalton.net/Userguidea/walk
       New mental health resource for young people      The leading UK charity for people     Online community and content site    Designed to help you work out                 thru/rightslinks.asp
       under stress or worried about their thoughts     affected by depression.               for teenage girls.                   whether you're drinking too much, and         Your rights under the Mental
       and feelings.                                                                                                               if so, what you can do about it.              Health Act.
                                                        EATING DISORDERS UK                   HEARING VOICES
       BULLY ONLINE                                     www.edauk.com                         www.hearing-voices.org               LIKE IT IS                                    MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
       www.bullyonline.org                                                                    We are committed to helping people   www.likeitis.org.uk                           www.mentalhealth.org.uk
                                                        Information and help on all aspects

                                                                                                                  get
       Bully OnLine is the world's largest resource     of eating disorders.                  who hear voices.                     Access to information about all aspects       The biggest, most comprehensive
       on bullying and related issues.                                                                                             of sex education and teenage life.            website on mental health in the UK.
                                                        FREEVIBE                              HOUSEMATE
       CALM ZONE                                        www.freevibe.com                      www.housemate.org.uk                 LIVING LIFE TO THE FULL                       MENTAL HEALTH IN MANCHESTER
       www.thecalmzone.net                                                                    This site looks at some of the big   www.livinglifetothefull.com                   www.mentalhealthinmanchester.org.uk
                                                        Get the facts on drugs.
       Information on loads of issues that could be                                           questions about young people and     This can help anyone wanting to learn new     Easy access to other websites for
       stressing you out or getting you down.                                                 housing and homelessness.            life skills or who at times feels fed up or
                                                        GET CONNECTED                                                              low, tense and anxious or dissatisfied with
                                                                                                                                                                                 straightforward information about
                                                        www.getconnected.org.uk                                                                                                  mental health.
       CONNEXIONS                                       Free, UK wide, email and telephone
                                                                                                                                   how you are and how you live your life.

                                                                                                            connected
       www.connexions-manchester.com
                                                        helpline for young people.
       Advice, guidance and support service for all
       young people 13-19 in Manchester .

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       Web Links
       MIND                                                       RD4U                                            In the past I was a bad
       www.mind.org.uk                                            www.rd4u.org.uk
       The leading mental health charity in England               RD4U is a website designed for young            person, going out stealing
       and Wales. Lots of factsheets available on-line.           people by young people. It is here to
                                                                  support people after the death of someone       from shops and people just
       MY GUIDE                                                   close. The main aim of the site is to let you
                                                                                                                  because I was bored. In the
       www.myguide.org.uk                                         find your own 'road' to dealing with your
                                                                  loss.
       Information about local provision for                                                                      end I went to prison. But if
       Manchester young people.
                                                                  SAMARITANS
                                                                  www.samaritans.org.uk                           there was help around at
       OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS GB
                                                                  Available 24 hours a day to provide
       www.oagb.org.uk
                                                                  confidential emotional support by               the time of my trouble or
       Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of                    phone or email.
       individuals who, through shared experience,                                                                someone to turn to, maybe
       strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive
                                                                  SHRINK TANK                                                   ,
       overeating.
                                                                  www.shrinktank.com
                                                                                                                  things wouldn t have got
       PAPYRUS                                                    Lots of useful info and self-tests.             so bad...
       www.papyrus-uk.org
       Resources and support for those dealing with               SOMETHING FISHY                                 LAURA
       suicide, depression or distress.                           www.something-fishy.org
                                                                  Dedicated to raising awareness and
       RIZER                                                      providing support to people with Eating
       www.rizer.co.uk                                            Disorders .
       What you need to know about crime,
       the law and you.

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       Web Links

       STEADY                                       THERE FOR ME
       www.steady.org.uk                            www.There4me.com
       This is an on-line self management           Website for 12-16 year olds with
       training programme for young people with     advice about all sorts of things...
       mood swings (bipolar disorder).              bullying, relationships, exams, drugs,
                                                    difficulties at home. Access to
       STUDENT HEALTH                               confidential online advice from an
       www.studenthealth.co.uk                      NSPCC advisor.
       Written by doctors, updated weekly, with
       lots of useful info and downloads.           THE SITE
                                                    www.thesite.org.uk
       SURVIVORS UK                                 We provide the facts, you make the
       www.survivorsuk.co.uk                        decisions about all aspects of life.
       Survivors UK supports and provides
       resources for men who have experienced       YOUTH INFORMATION
       any form of sexual violence..                www.youthinformation.com
                                                    Information toolkit for young people.
       THE HIDEOUT
       www.thehideout.org.uk
       Feeling confused about domestic
       violence? You’re not alone.

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