“Tough times never last, but tough people do!”
The Dream Centre firmly believes in the healing power of Jesus through the Holy Spirit and have many testimonies that support this truth. We are also very aware of the rise in anxiety and other mental health issues and the distress and difficulties these can cause. To help and support people who may be experiencing difficulties, we would encourage people to seek help and support. In support of this, we have a list of helplines, organisations, advice, and exercises below which have been provided by a qualified mental health practitioner. We would also encourage people to seek support from their GP or other NHS support service if experiencing ongoing mental health difficulties.
Telephone: 116 123
Drop-In: 72-74 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH
PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide):
Telephone: 0800 068 4141
Telephone: 0845 767 8000
Available from 4.30pm – 10.30pm daily
Telephone: 0808 808 2007
Available from 8.00pm to 12.00 midnight from Tuesday to Sunday
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MENTAL HEALTH ADVICE – Who to contact if you need urgent support in a crisis
If you feel suicidal or feel like harming yourself or other people
Call 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department (A&E)
For non-emergency situations
Visit your GP
Visit NHS Choices via http://www.nhs.uk
Mental health services
If you are already receiving support from mental health services you should have a care plan. This will include details of who you should contact in a crisis.
Who to contact if you can’t find your care plan:
During the day: Contact your Community Mental Team (CMHT) and ask for your Care Co-ordinator or the person on duty.
During evenings, weekends, or bank holidays: Call your local crisis team
Useful sites for Manchester residents who want to know more about how to look after their emotional health and well-being. You will find information and resources about mental health and mental health problems and advice about where to go for help if you’re worried about yourself or someone else. These sites might not tell you everything you need to know, but it definitely gives you a place to start.
They offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.
Tel: 116 123 (24 hours every day) www.samaritans.org
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
Tel: 0800 585858 (helpline 5pm-midnight)
Support, and information for men who are down or in crisis.
Support, advice, and information to children, young people, and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people. Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email, and website support.
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Grief & Loss NHS
Self Help Services
T: 0161 226 6775
Self Help provides a range of support, services, and opportunities for people living with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, phobias, and panic attacks. Out of hours services also available: Tel: 0300 0037029 (24 hours every day)
Drug and Alcohol (FRANK)
Tel: 0300 1236600
For friendly, confidential advice about everything, you might want to know about drugs.
Tel: 0161 237-5005
Creative Support is a charitable organisation that promotes the independence, inclusion, and wellbeing of people with care and support needs.
Tel: 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm – 10.30pm)
SANE is a leading UK mental health charity. We work to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.
Tel: 0300 1233393 Text: 86463
Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Moodgym is like an interactive self-help book that helps you to learn and practice skills that can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.
National Debt Line
(Mon-Fri: 9am – 9pm / Sat: 9.30am – 1pm)
Tel: 0808 8084000
Free debt advice
Advice about symptoms, conditions, medicines, and treatments.
Tel: 08444 775 774
Anxiety UK offers support to those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression by providing information, support, and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy.
Helpline: 0844 967 4848 (10am l0pm, 7 days per week)
Support, information, and local self-help group for people suffering from anxiety, phobias, obsessions, panic attacks, and other related anxiety disorders including those people who are trying to give up Tranquillizers. No Panic also provides support for the carers of people who suffer from anxiety disorders.
Triumph over Phobia (TOP UK)
Tel: 01225 571740 (office)
Structured self-help group for people with phobias or obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Alternatively, the following may help someone who is experiencing anxiety.
Try one of these visualisations, which may help manage your mood:
1. Serene Beach Scene Technique
• Visualise yourself lying on a white sandy beach, complete with clear blue skies and gently lapping waves.
• Imagine your body sinking into the chair and feeling the warmth of the sand on your feet.
• Let go of any tension, soften your eyes, and continue to breathe with the rhythm of the rolling waves.
2. Blue Light Technique
• Visualise yourself surrounded by a glowing orb of blue light.
• Breathe in the light and allow it to fill your whole head.
• As you breathe out, Visualise tension leaving your body as black smoke. It dissolves completely in the light around you.
• With each breath, allow your body to gradually fill with the healing blue light until your entire being is clear, like a blue crystal.
3. Ball of Yarn Technique
• Picture a small ball of yarn holding all of that residual tension from the day.
• Find the tip of the yarn and imagine it slowly unrolling. The strand gets longer and longer, and you can actually feel your tension unwinding.
• When the yarn is completely loose, you can relax and enjoy the night.
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