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Healthy Stockport is a free, confidential local support service to help people living, working or registered with a GP in Stockport make positive lifestyle changes.
A Stockport Health & Care Finder app has been created to give people a chance to take more control of their own health. This will help to increase people’s understanding of how to use and access local health and social care services, self-care options and lifestyle opportunities.
If you have a compatible Android or Apple device you can download the Stockport Health & Care Finder App by going to your app store and searching for it by name or by scanning the QR Code.
The Children & Family Centre
The Children & Family Centre provides play opportunities in a safe and welcoming environment for children with Learning Disabilities and Additional Needs. Through its wide range of groups, play sessions and training courses, children can learn and play, while parents can access a wide range of information and support.
The Centre holds groups and activities including:
After School Club, Sign and Sign, Sensory Stories, Sibling Club, Boredom Busters, Parents Coffee Morning.
To find out more information about the Centre, click here.
The Pines - 67 Chester Road
T: 0161 456 6502
British Red Cross - Loan of Equipment
The Red Cross provide short-term loans of wheelchairs and other equipment. These are designed to help you get around and improve your comfort.
The types of mobility aids you can borrow include:
- Bath seat
- Walking sticks and frames
They request donations to help them provide the service. The service is run by their volunteers. A refundable deposit may also be required for some items.
You can buy equipment from their online shop by clicking here.
Centres in the area that provide loans of equipment are as follows:
Stockport: Heaton Moor Centre - SK4 3LD
Tel: 07843 501164
Stockport: 14 Derby Way - SK6 7AH
Tel: 0161 427 8366
Manchester: Bradbury House - M16 9HQ
Tel: 0161 888 8900
Visit: www.redcross.org.uk to find out more
Stockport Psychological Wellbeing Service
The Psychological Wellbeing Service in Stockport offers a range of support and services including one to one support based on cognitive behavioural therapy techniques, groups, workshops and e-therapy (computer based therapy). Do you suffer from...
Low mood / Depression; Loss of interest and pleasure; Feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness and guilt; Poor concentration; Excessive worry or panic; Sleep problems; Anxiety
To find out more or refer to the service please call 0161 480 2020
or visit our website: www.stockportpws.org.uk
For the addresses, opening times and contact number for the 6 foodbank centres please click on the link below.
Stockport foodbanks provide 3 days' emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. There are 6 centres covering 6 days a week around Stockport.
You can be referred by local agencies which include Stockport Advice offices, The Wellspring, Job Centre, Citizens Advice, Housing Support Officers, Children's centres, Health Visitors, Social Services and some local charities.
You can call or email the foodbank can put you in touch with local agencies who will talk through your situation and supply you with a food voucher where appropriate.
Offerton Dementia Drop In
For anyone with dementia and their relatives or carer. Come along and have a cuppa and a chat at our friendly, relaxed dementia drop in.
Offerton Community Centre
Offerton SK2 5NX
First Wednesday of the month
10:30am till 12:30pm
Stockport Contraceptive and Sexual Health Service
For information on the contraceptive and sexual health service (CASH) please phone 0161 426 5599 or click the link to view an information leaflet for the CASH Service.
Opening times are:
Monday - Friday 10am-12noon, 1pm-4pm
Are you withdrawing from antidepressant medication? Worried about the impact this will have on your mood? Scared that your depression will come back? Or worried about side effects? the breaking free course could help you.
For more information visit the website
Rethink Mental Illness Manchester Group
The Group is open to Carers and people who suffer from Mental Illness. This is a campaigning, information and support group for anyone in Manchester.
For more information contact:
Manchester Digital Laboratory (MADLAB)
36-540 Edge Street
Rethink Mental Illness Manchester