IMPORTANT – Capacity Issues 25th November 22

Due to a significant number of absence due to sickness with both clinical and non-clinical staff, we are experiencing a serious short staffing problem which will require us to offer only urgent medical services. We may also have to cancel some Nurse and Healthcare Assistants appointments; however, every effort is being made to re book

Need help with a non-urgent medical or admin request? Contact us online.

Mental Health

Loneliness

Loneliness is an issue that can affect us all, young or old, at any point in our lives. We might live in a busy city or a rural location, on our own or with others and still feel isolated. You should not blame yourself for feeling like you are struggling, now or at any other time.

Keep Baby In Mind

Another National Lockdown means that now more than ever we need to keep baby in mind and be curious about their experience of any risks experienced by their parents. Mental health difficulties can stir up big feelings. With big feelings can come risk to both parents and their babies. Risk can be greater when it is out of sight and without support.

basis – Baby sleep info source

This website presents research evidence about biologically normal sleep for human babies. We discuss how infant sleep may vary due to cultural behaviours and expectations such as what babies are fed, where they sleep, and how we interpret their needs. This information is for; a) parents who wish to make informed choices about infant sleep and night-time care b) health practitioners who wish to share evidence-based information with parents about infant sleep.

Cry-sis -Parent with crying and sleepless babies

In 1981 a small group of parents, who were experiencing problems with their crying and sleepless babies, set up a support group. They discovered how important support is and how reassuring it can be to talk to someone. Today that support group has become Cry-sis, the only UK charity offering help and support to parents with babies who cry excessively or have sleeping problems. From modest beginnings Cry-sis has become a well-respected national charity.

Proud 2B Parents

Proud 2 b Parents is an inclusive organisation, for all routes to parenthood. We are run by and deliver services for LGBT+ parents/ carers to be , LGBT+ parents/ carers and their children living in Greater Manchester.

Spoons Neonatal Family Support

Our aim is to alleviate stress and reduce the isolation of families who experience neonatal care.

Dad Matters

We aim to help dads have successful relationships with their families, and to support dads with anxiety, stress and mental health issues. We hope to get dads engaged with services that have traditionally been targeted at mums, and to train & support volunteer dads to work with us. We work directly with services that support Dads, families and especially babies to increase engagement and knowledge across the sector. We want to make sure dads know how important they are.

Best beginnings

Feeling isolated during this COVID-19 pandemic? Worried or anxious about your pregnancy or new baby? We are here to help you. In addition to providing ongoing 24/7 support through our NHS approved Baby Buddy app, we are also offering free online Group and 1:1 Support to new and expectant mums, dads and other non-birth parents until the end of March. We have have partnered with Barnardo's on their See, Hear, Respond programme and with Bethel Health, Prosperitys and MumsAid to support you.

Home Start

Being a parent has never been easy. It can be lonely, frustrating, heart breaking and over-whelming. Life-changing events can happen to anyone. That is why Home-Start is ready to support families through their toughest times. Every Home-Start volunteer is trained to help them work alongside you to overcome the challenges you are facing. We work with you to build on your strengths and give you the support that you tell us that you need

Stressed Baby and Parent

Up to one in five women will experience a mental health problem in pregnancy, or the first year after birth, with up to three to five per cent experiencing a serious psychiatric disorder. As part of the NHS Long Term Plan, the NHS has committed to continued investment in perinatal mental health care for mothers and their partners who need specialist support during and following pregnancy. Up to 18% of fathers experience anxiety and depression in the perinatal period .

SelfHelp – Improving Mental Health

Our Talking Therapies services offer one-to-one support and structured courses for anyone experiencing common mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. They are available to anyone who is registered with a GP in Manchester or Stockport, and is aged 18 years and above.

Stockport Healthy Minds

We offer support and treatment if you're experiencing problems such as low mood, stress, anxiety, panic attacks or difficulty sleeping. We can work with you if you have post-natal depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, or eating difficulties. We can also help you to manage the emotional impact of a long-term physical health problem, or chronic pain.
0161 716 5640

Struggling to cope? Text SHOUT to 85258

If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, our trained Shout Volunteers are here for you, day or night. If your life is at imminent risk, please call 999 for immediate help. Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service. You can text from wherever you are in the UK.

Open Door Mental Health Helpline

For any Stockport resident aged 18 and over. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
0800 138 7276

Shining a Light on Suicide

A confidential information service for people bereaved or affected by suicide. The impact of bereavement through suicide is devastating – for family – for friends – for the community. The Suicide Bereavement Information Service has been set up to help answer your questions – whether it is seeking advice on immediate issues that need addressing or making you aware of ongoing support services.
0161 983 0700

Stockport eTherapy Service

If you are struggling to cope with anxiety, depression, panic or sleep-related problems, you can access quick and confidential support through our range of online, interactive eTherapy programmes.
0161 480 2020

Living Life to the Full

Online courses and resources covering low mood, stress and resilience.

Togetherall

Commissioned by over 250 organisations globally, we’re an online service providing access to millions with anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues.

Viaduct Care

Viaduct Care delivers a service providing Mental Wellbeing and Self-care support to meet the needs of those patients presenting to General Practice with lifestyle and social needs and/or low level mental health related conditions, where there is no specific medical intervention required.
0161 204 4675

Stockport Information and Childcare Directory

Here you will find information regarding services available for children, young people and adults in Stockport.

Healthtalk

On healthtalk.org you can find out about what it’s like to live with a health condition, by watching other people share their stories. Our health affects every aspect of our lives. This website helps to prepare you for what’s ahead, beyond the symptoms and treatments. Healthtalk.org contains hundreds of real people’s stories. These stories are collected by academic researchers who interview people in their own homes, using their own words.

Healthwatch

We are the independent national champion for people who use health and social care services. We’re here to find out what matters to people, and help make sure their views shape the support they need.
03000 683 000

Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide)

Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) gives advice and support for young people who feel like they want to take their own life, and all their advice is confidential.
0800 068 41 41

Your mental health

A range of content designed to give you more information about mental health and to help you to look after your mental health.