A good starting point with links to counselling services in Manchester as well as leaflets and guides to read yourself (self-help): http://www.mhim.org.uk
Free psychological support in Greater Manchester: https://www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/
Free ongoing support for health and wellbeing in Salford. They are also looking for volunteers to help with the project: http://www.beingwellsalford.com/
There is a national programme of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) in England due for completion in April 2015. Most areas now have a way to self-refer for counselling and psychology therapy for depression and anxiety. One example is the Zion Centre in south/central Manchester where you can put your name down for therapy without a referral from the GP.
Lots of self-help leaflets (see also the Mental Health in Manchester website link above for other self-help leaflets): http://www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp/
Elefriends – a supportive online community for people with mental health or mood issues:
Some websites with general wellbeing advice that may be helpful:
A free mobile phone app for anxiety management, recommended by NHS Choices. Please note, the instructions state, ‘1. This app is not a substitute for a qualified counsellor or therapist; 2. If you are already in therapy for anxiety-related concerns, you should discuss using the app with your therapist.’ – http://apps.nhs.uk/app/sam-self-help-for-anxiety-management/