Bluesci Talking Therapies
Bluesci have a friendly team who work across our four centres providing one-to-one support for individuals who may be experiencing emotional or psychological distress. We use a range of proven therapies that help you. Sometimes it’s easier to talk to a stranger rather than to relatives or friends. During talking therapy, a trained counsellor or therapist listens to you and helps you find your own answers to problems, without judging you. It’s an opportunity to look at issues in your life in a different way with someone who will respect you and your opinions.
Who can access our talking therapy service?
Any adult (over 18) living in Trafford can refer themselves or be referred.
What will happen when I get in touch?
A staff member will contact you within seven days and find out how we can best help you. Your first appointment will be within four weeks following that conversation.
If you are feeling in crisis, out of control or have thoughts of harming yourself, it is important that you take action to overcome this:
Tell a trusted family member, friend or professional.
Know that you can get through this. Promise yourself that you will hold on for another day, hour, minute or whatever you can manage.
If you feel in distress we urge you to contact any of the following organisations who can offer support:
24hrs a day, 7 days a week.
Provides a welcoming and non-judgemental listening ear to anyone experiencing distress.
Call 0161 236 8090 or 08457 909090 (24hr support).
If you are short of credit on your phone, Samaritans will call you back.
Alternately you can visit from 8:30am-8:30pm at 72-74 Oxford Street, Manchester, M41 5NH.
National out-of-hours telephone help-line for individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers. Their lines are open from 4.30pm to 10.30pm every day providing a space and time for you to talk about your mental health, or the mental health of someone close to you.
Phone Helpline: 0300 304 7000 (local call rate). Also support forum available online at www.sane.org.uk
CALM(Campaign Against Living Miserably)
A helpline specifically for men who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information or support. Helpline open from 5pm to midnight every day of the year. Phone helpline : 0800 58 58 58 webchat also available at
A national charity dedicated to support young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, as well as people concerned about someone else. Helpline open 10am-10pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 10pm on weekends.
Phone Helpline: 0800 068 4141 also able to email to www.papyrus-uk.org and text to 07786209697
Shout crisis text line
A national charity providing 24/7 txt support to all
Text SHOUT to 85258 and start a conversation through txt messages. Sometimes talking on the phone maybe too much and it can be more comfortable to communication in other ways, text conversation can help.
These free conversations won’t show up on your phone bill.
For more information visit.
In a crisis please attend A&E at your nearest hospital.