Mental health support

If you’re going through anything that may affect your studies and don’t know where to go for help, contact your ResLife Advisor as soon as possible.

Urgent help

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, call: 

  • Emergency services on 999
  • University Security on +44 (0)161 306 9966
  • Greater Manchester Mental Health 24/7 helpline on +44 (0)800 953 0285

The ResLife team are here to offer support with any issues you may have.

If you need to talk to someone about suicidal thoughts or you’re worried about someone you know, please contact the Counselling and Mental Health Service.

If you're having issues related to your studies, you need to speak with your Academic Advisor and the Student Support Staff in your School.

All conversations with us and the Counselling and Mental Health Service are confidential. We will only share information if we believe there is a risk to life.

Counselling and Mental Health Service

The Service aims to help you with any personal issues affecting work, self-esteem, relationships, sexuality, mental health and general wellbeing and is available to all students and staff.

You’ll find different materials, workshops and recommended readings on mindfulness and how to enjoy a healthy student experience.

The Service also runs regular workshops on topics such as managing stress and anxiety.

Wellbeing rooms

The University has several wellbeing rooms across campus, which you can take advantage of by joining the 'Be Active' class programme and counselling workshops. Rooms are also available for you to relax.

The programme varies depending on the semester and resources available, but examples of the activities running all year are: yoga, Zumba, pilates, belly dancing, kettlebell conditioning and Tai Chi ball.

External support

There are many charities and organisations that offer free mental health support in Manchester, such as:

  • Samaritans offer help to anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts or who needs assistance helping someone and are available 24/7.
  • Papyrus is a service dedicated to the prevention of suicide in people under 35. You can call them from 9am to 10pm (Monday to Friday) and between 2pm and 10pm on weekends and bank holidays.
  • Campaign Against Living Miserably offers advice on its website and free chats for men who feel down or suicidal. You can call them from 5pm to 12am every day or chat with someone online.

Alternatively, you can contact Nightline, a confidential listening service you can turn to about anything. No issue is too big or small.

Their phone, email and instant messaging are available 8pm to 8am during term time, contact them at:

  • tel +44 (0)161 275 3983/4 (this is also on the back of your student card);
  • email nightmail@manchester.nightline.ac.uk;
  • for instant messenger details, visit manchester.nightline.ac.uk.