Help in a crisis
If you are in crisis and need urgent help, you can go to any Emergency department.
Alternatively you can contact your GP and request an emergency appointment.
If it is not an emergency but you require urgent advice 111.
If you are unable to get in touch with friends/ family or would rather talk to someone else, the Samaritans offer confidential, non-judgemental support.
This type of support can be helpful if you are struggling with difficult feelings, but do not need to access emergency support.
Voluntary services directory
Provides information about services available in the Greater Manchester Area.
A UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury by providing support and information:
Headway helpline: Tel: 0808-800-2244, 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Headway information library – lots of helpful leaflets and workbooks, free to download, to help with understanding and managing many aspects of TBI:
Offer a range of health and wellbeing services around the country:
Provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem:
The brain and spinal injury centre, a local charitable organisation providing information and support - located 5 minute walk from Salford Royal hospital:
Helpful apps for people suffering the effects of a brain injury including reminder apps for memory problems, calendar apps, accessibility information and apps to enable you to voice-control your electronic devices:
Provides mutual support, information exchange, listening and raising awareness – online and group based peer support.
Brain Tumour Charity
Provides information and support via groups, online and a telephone line.
Provide ‘coffee and chat’ groups as a relaxed way to meet people, share experiences and learn about epilepsy