Personal Wellbeing

A good starting point with links to counselling services in Manchester as well as leaflets and guides to read yourself (self-help):

Mental Health in Manchester











Free psychological support in Greater Manchester:

Mental Health support in Greater Manchester
Mental Health support in Greater Manchester











Free ongoing support for health and wellbeing in Salford. They are also looking for volunteers to help with the project:

Being Well Salford
Being Well Salford











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.

The Zion Centre also has an activity programme (Zion Centre What’s On Guide) and most areas in England should now have something similar (North West directory).




Lots of self-help leaflets (see also the Mental Health in Manchester website link above for other self-help leaflets): self-help leaflets self-help leaflets












Elefriends – a supportive online community for people with mental health or mood issues:

Elefriends - a supportive online community
A supportive online community










Stress, Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

London Deanery stress video
London Deanery video about stress in the workplace










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.’ –

Anxiety management app
Anxiety management app














A series of mindfulness meditation soundtracks and a list of mindfulness information resources provided by Dr Louise Barber, clinical psychologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.