Children’s Mental Health Week: What our reporters have to say and signposting to support in Greater Manchester

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week (Feb 6 – 13), which is dedicated to helping to make a difference to the lives of children and young people across the UK. 

With this in mind, we asked our mini reporters what makes them happy – watch above!

There are some fantastic mental health charities across Greater Manchester that support young people. 

Our friends at Calm Connections, based in Trafford, provide support to families going through tough times. They aim to help to build calm, positive relationships within families and try to maintain wellbeing and good mental health. They help children and young people, but also parents and families, with security and confidence. You can email them at or call on 07919848558.  

42nd Street, based in central Manchester, provides free and confidential services to young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Their aim is to make young people feel listened to, valued, included, safe and unique. Learn more by following the link to their website, or email them at 

Leading relationships charity, Talk Listen Change, supports children and young people, as well as adults, to build and maintain safe, healthy and happy relationships. They deliver a wide range of services designed to help people, they offer free support, and depending on the service, a payment model to help with costs. Get in touch via email or call on 0161 872 1100.  

Out There, offers support to families who are affected by the imprisonment of a family member. They offer advice, face to face or phone support, and direct support for children and young people affected. Their team is available on 0161 232 8986. 

TDAS, or Trafford Domestic Abuse Services, offer support to individuals and families living or working in the Trafford area who are suffering or who have suffered domestic abuse. They provide both intervention and prevention services and work in partnership with other voluntary organisations to support families across Greater Manchester. You can call them on 0161 872 7368.

Our young reporters Finn and Lauren have created a video with the services mentioned above to find out more about mental health charities in Greater Manchester. 

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