Support Services

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.

Text SHOUT to 85258

PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

  • Call: 0800 068 4141
  • Text: 07786209697 or
  • Email:

Supporting positive mental health in teenagers

Calm Harm App & Calm Cards 

he free crisis lines provide support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people of all ages.

The new dedicated phone numbers are:

  • 0800 051 3253  for people living in Wigan
  • 0800 051 1508  for people living in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington

Opening hours are 5pm – midnight every day.

CALM offer an accredited, confidential, anonymous and free support, information and signposting to men anywhere in the UK through our webchat service.

Or Call: 0800 58 58 58

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. Childline Art box is also a space to write and/ore draw your feelings, which you can choose to keep to yourself or share.

WYZ offers young people from across Wigan the opportunity to meet friends, have new experiences, learn new skills and access the support they need to develop and achieve their potential.

01942 612061

“We exist to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide.”

National Helpline
0300 111 5065

Support Forum

Providing accredited information and advice and a variety of other services to deaf people, predominantly those who use British Sign Language (BSL).  Contact via the live-chat facility on our website, or email

  • Whole family support and advice
  • After school groups
  • Counselling and befriending support
  • Cookery classes
  • Holiday lodges

01942 679352

Delivers a range of community and offender healthcare services including, but not limited to, sexual health services, substance misuse services, and health services.

SH:ARP (Wigan & Leigh Sexual Health Services)

Wigan – The Galleries Shopping Centre, 1st Floor, Wigan, WN1 1PX

Leigh – Leigh Health Centre, Entrance C, The Avenue, Leigh, WN7 1HR

Tel: : 01942 483188 Email: 

Child bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child is facing bereavement.

Helpline: 0800 02 888 40

Live Chat 9-5pm

Call the Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm for free)

We provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems. 

Advice service: 0300 500 0927

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity.

Helpline: 0808 801 0677

Youthline: 0808 801 0711

Student line: 0808 801 0811

A non-profit registered charity with a Community Café and Food Market (social supermarket), with the mission to reduce food waste, food poverty and social isolation. Tonnes of good food is wasted every year and at the same time people are struggling to afford to eat.

The Samaritans offer a safe place to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever is getting to you.

Call: 116 123

We are a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional well-being. We support people to explore the right options for themselves. We aspire to a society where all LGBT+ people are informed and empowered.

0300 330 0630 | Open 10:00-22:00 every day | | Emails are typically replied to within 72 hours

MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people, working to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern.

All services are offered online, by phone and by email: 01273 234839 |

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