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Mental Health

Stressed, anxious, depressed, bereaved or just struggling with your mental wellbeing?

To access mental health services you can book in with any of the doctors. We can offer advice on what treatments would help you most and signpost you to local services.

This might include:

  • Short term support
  • Medication
  • Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Referral to psychology, psychotherapy or to a psychiatrist

A range of psychological and counselling services can be accessed via self-help services at The Zion Centre in Hulme without GP referral.  To find out more information please visit the Self Help Services link on our Weblinks page or download a self referral form.

More complex problems will be referred by your GP to the Manchester mental health gateway.
Are you in Crisis?

Are you in immediate need of mental health support?
Do you feel you are in crisis?
Are you worried you are at risk of harming yourself or others?

If so please contact and use the services below:

Samaritans (24 hours, 7 days a week) 116 123 (free call) / 0161 236 8000 (Local charges apply)

Manchester Crisis Team 0161 922 3801 (Out of hours)

The Sanctuary (24 hours, 7 days a week) 0300 003 7029

Crisis Point​ 0161 225 9500

​If you feel you are at risk of taking your own life, or seriously harming yourself or someone else, attend your local A&E immediately or call 999
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

CBT has a focus on the here and now- 'this is what I think..., it makes me feel..., this is what I do in response...'

It is the most researched psychotherapy and so can be measured as a treatment for anxiety, depression, panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders and a whole range of other problem areas people experience. CBT can help you break these problems down from the overwhelming part they play in your life to smaller more manageable blocks. In effect it reminds you how to be your own therapist in life.

You can self-refer for CBT through the self-help services website or discuss with your GP for more information
Mindfulness is an integrative, mind-body based approach that helps people to manage their thoughts and feelings. It is becoming widely used in a range of contexts. It is recommended by NICE as a preventative practice for people with experience of recurrent depression.

Mindfulness exercises are ways of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing, and yoga. Training helps people to become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and body sensations so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, they are better able to manage them. Practising mindfulness can give more insight into emotions, boost attention and concentration, and improve relationship.   

Many local mental health services can offer a mindfulness based approach, including Self-help Services. If you are interested, it is worth specifically asking to work with a therapist who has experience in this area.
Substance Misuse
At the Manchester Integrated Drug and Alcohol Service (MIDAS), teams work in partnership with service users to assess their requirements and to plan individual treatment plans and support that will help service users to address their problems and achieve their personal goals.

The services include assessment, information and advice, treatment and referral, and are designed to meet the needs of service users who use drugs and alcohol

Contact details:

Zion Centre
339 Stretford Road Manchester M16 5ZA
0161 226 5526
(appointment only)

43 Carnarvan Street
Manchester M1 1EZ
0161 214 0770
(drop in clinic)