Health and Wellbeing

Your personal health matters – access resources to support you on this page.

How are you feeling?

Whether you feel fine, are struggling, or are finding things really tough, if you feel like you could do with some extra help when it comes to staying well, these resources are for you. If you need immediate help, call Childline for free on 0800 1111. You can also chat online one to one with their counsellors. If you’re over 19, you can contact the Samaritans by calling 116 123 or emailing them.

Mental Health Resources in Greater Manchester

Are you struggling with your wellbeing or do you know someone who is? These mental health resources for young people in Greater Manchester can help.

Healthy Young Minds

Previously known as CAMHS, Healthy Young Minds is an NHS mental health service that offers a range of wellbeing support for young people in Bury, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale, Oldham, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop.

Young Minds

Young Minds is a registered charity that works hard to boost the mental health of children and young people, wherever they live in the UK. Check out their site for advice and helplines relating to any mental or emotional problem you may be dealing with right now, from disorders, bullying or abuse to coronavirus.


#Thrive is an emotional health and wellbeing service for young people, aged up to 19 years, who live in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (or have a GP in those areas). You can walk straight into the #Thrive office at 48-50 Drake Street, Rochdale, OL16 1NT or call them on 0161 716 2844.

42nd Street

42nd Street exist to support you with your emotional wellbeing and mental health by offering a choice of effective, creative, young person-centred and rights-based approaches. They offer one to one support, group sessions and have a wealth of advice and resources on their website.

The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust is an LGBT+ organisation that supports LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programmes, and the Proud Connections chat service.


Kooth is an online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform. It’s accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. On Kooth, you can chat to friendly counsellors via the web, read articles from other young people and get support from the online Kooth community via telephone, email and online.

Read tips and advice on our blog

The GMACS blog has tips and support on how to look after your wellbeing and manage your stress levels.

Looking after yourself while studying

School, college, uni… these tips and resources can help you take care of your wellbeing and stress levels as a student.

Looking after yourself while looking for work

Looking for work can knock your confidence, but these tips and resources can help you take good care of yourself on your journey to employment.

Young people united against violence

By not getting involved in violence, you have so much more to gain. Violence can have devastating consequences on young people, families and local communities. It stops young people from achieving their goals in life.

GMCA’s Creative Care Kit

We’ve partnered with a range of organisations across Greater Manchester’s creative and cultural sectors to create a Creative Care Kit to help you boost your mental wellbeing. Creativity is so important when it comes to wellbeing – so download this kit, packed with activities, hints and tips to help you boost your mental health.

Download interactive maps of local activities in your area

Sometimes it’s hard to find local events and activities. As part of the Creative Care Kit project, we also created 4 interactive maps you can use to find events near you. These are all about being creative and volunteering, and they’re split up into 4 sections: being in the world, being myself, being the change, and being creative. Download them all below.

Young People in AA Manchester supports 18-30 year olds who want to stop drinking

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) offer meetings and support for young people in Greater Manchester. You can find out more about the support they offer on their website below, or you can see when the next Young People in AA meeting is.

Where can I find gyms in Greater Manchester?

Your health and wellbeing is about more than just your mental health. If you’d like to find gyms in Greater Manchester, we found 57 gyms where membership or access costs less than £50 a month. You could also check out Puregym, a chain of affordable gyms with 18 locations in Greater Manchester. If going to the gym is not an option for you, and you have a smart phone or PC/laptop, try looking online for free YouTube home exercise videos. You’ll find all kinds of tutorials to suit your level of fitness and activity.