State of Mind were fortunate to meet up with Matt from The Sanctuary Wigan

Matt from The Sanctuary Wigan and Leigh during the Darkness Into Light Walk in Wigan recently
The Sanctuary Matt
Self Help is a user-led mental health charity based in the North of England. Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. Self Help believe no-one should have to face this alone. We are here to provide the support, advice, tools and techniques you need to help you take control of your life.

We believe in people having a choice in mental health care and we value the experiences of those who have had a mental health difficulty at some point in their life.
Sean O'Loughlin England Rugby League Captain
A lot of our work is funded by local health authorities, who pay us to provide high quality services across the North of England. We also raise money for special projects by applying to trusts and other grant-making bodies. At least 60% of our staff have personal experience of mental health problems.

Don’t struggle alone. Our team are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you’re experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression, suicidal thoughts or are in crisis, call us now

Speak to someone now: 0300 003 7029 Lines are open all day every day