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Being a Carer

Manchester Carers Centre

They deliver a range off free, high quality support services for unpaid carers in the city. These services include, providing information and advice, emotional support, practical help, community drop-ins, respite breaks, social activities, access to grants and training, and a dedicated young adult carers service for 16-25 year old carers.

Facebook: @manchester.carers.centre

Twitter: @mcrcarers

Telephone: 0161 27 27 27 0

Website: www.manchestercarers.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

Manchester Carers Network

They aim to help improve carers’ health and wellbeing and reduce ‘carer breakdown’ (when carers are in crisis). They do this by coordinating carer support and working to increase the number of carers being identified.

Facebook: @manchestercarersnetwork

Website: www.manchestercarersnetwork.org.uk

Free Needs Assessment

Needs assessments are for adults (18 years of age or over) who may need help because of a disability, ill health or old age. Anyone who appears to have a need for care or support can have a needs assessment, regardless of the ‘level’ of those needs or the person’s financial resources.


Telephone: 0161 234 5001

Website: www.manchester.gov.uk


Telephone: 0161 912 5199

Website: www.trafforddirectory.co.uk

Trafford Carers Centre

Trafford Carers Centre supports unpaid carers looking after someone who lives in the Trafford area, including help applying for a carer’s assessment by Trafford Council.

Telephone: 0161 848 2400

Website: www.traffordcarerscentre.org.uk

Being There

Being There is a small charity with support services in Manchester and Trafford providing emotional support and home-based practical help to people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, along with those closest to them, such as family, friends and carers.

Telephone: 0845 123 23 29

Website: www.beingthere.org.uk

Talbolt House

Talbot House has been supporting the families of people with learning disabilities in Manchester since 1976.

Telephone: 0161 203 4095

Website: www.talbot-house.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice for Carers

If you provide unpaid care to friends or family there is information and support available.

Manchester Telephone: 0800 234 6123

Trafford Telephone: 0300 330 9073

Website: www.gov.uk/guidance-for-those-who-provide-unpaid-care-to-friends-or-family

Free Carer’s Assessment

If you provide unpaid care for a friend or relative, you are entitled to a free assessment of your own needs as a carer from the council. You will be entitled to an assessment regardless of the amount or type of care you provide, your financial means or your level of need for support.

Manchester City Council – Caring for someone

Manchester Carers Forum

Regardless of whether you care for someone for just one hour per week or 24 hours per day, every day, Manchester Carers Forum is here to help. They can offer home visits if you would prefer to talk to someone face to face.

Telephone: 0161 819 2226

Website: www.manchestercarersforum.org.uk

ACCG – African Caribbean Care Group

The ACCG delivers day care and home care services and aims to provide a service to the whole family, not just the person being cared for.

Telephone: 0161 226 6334

Website: www.accg.org.uk

Young Carers

Lots of young people are carers without realising it – often for a family member such as a brother or sister, parent or an older relative. Sometimes it can be for a partner or friend who is ill, frail, has a disability, has a mental health concern or has a drug (or alcohol) addiction.

Manchester City Council

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 0808 808 7777

Website: www.carersuk.org

Email: [email protected]

Being Active and Staying Healthy

More Life

At MoreLife, they’re passionate about supporting individuals and communities to lead healthier lives. They’ve been successfully delivering weight management programmes for over 20 years.

Website: www.more-life.co.uk/greater-manchester

Manchester Girls Can

Manchester Girls Can is for all Manchester women who fancy giving it a go, no matter how good they are or how they look! Fear of judgement is stopping many of us from taking part in exercise but as thousands of women across Manchester are proving, it really doesn’t have to.

Website: www.manchestergirlscan.co.uk

Buzz Manchester

An NHS health and wellbeing service whose aim is to help improve your health and wellbeing of people and communities in Manchester, to help individuals and families live fuller, healthier, happier and longer lives.

Website: www.buzzmanchester.co.uk

Little Box Gym

There is a local family-run community gym near St Werburgh’s Road tram stop: “the gym for people who don’t do gyms”

Website: www.littleboxgym.com

How to Lower Blood Pressure

Your diet, exercise levels and weight have a real effect on your blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, you can start lowering blood pressure today by eating more healthily and being more active.

Website: www.bloodpressureuk.org

British Heart Foundation

View information on cholesterol, its causes and how you can reduce your cholesterol level.

Website: www.bhf.org.uk

ABL Health

ABL Health are commissioned by Manchester City Council to offer free weight management programmes.

Telephone: 01204 570999

Website: www.ablhealth.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

Weight Watchers

Meetings, Online or a little bit of both. They’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle.

Website: www.weightwatchers.com/uk

Physical Activity and Lifestyle Toolkit

The toolkit has been designed by the RCGP in partnership with Sport England, to be used by primary care professionals in the UK.

Website: www.rcgp.org.uk

That Counts!

It doesn’t have to be great feats of endurance, running marathons or pumping iron, you can choose your own moves! It could be dancing around the kitchen, jumping in puddles with the kids, walking the dog or running for the bus. However you move, as long as you move more, it all counts.

Website: www.thatcounts.co.uk

MCRactive – Get active in Manchester

The site is delivered through a collaboration and partnership between Manchester City Council and Eastlands Trust. Two like-minded and passionate organisations who share a vision, passion and commitment for this great city.

Website: www.mcractive.com

NHS Couch to 5k

Find out more and download the nine-week set of Couch to 5K podcasts.

Website: www.nhs.uk/couch-to-5k-week-by-week

Be Well (The Big Life Group)

Life in the way of healthy living? Be Well is here to help you find a way to live and feel well whatever twists and turns life brings. They can even help you get on top of work, housing, family and money worries.

Telephone: 0161 470 7120

Website: www.thebiglifegroup.com


View health information, recipes and advice on how to lose weight.

Website: www.dietdoctor.com

Am I a Healthy Weight?

Calculate your BMI using this NHS Tool

Website: NHS: BMI Calculator

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.

Website: www.slimmingworld.co.uk


Childhood Bereavement Network

The Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) is the hub for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families across the UK. They underpin our members’ work with essential support and representation: bringing them together across localities, disciplines and sectors to improve bereavement care for children.

Website: www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk

Hope Again

Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.

Telephone: 0808 808 1677

Website: www.hopeagain.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

Cruse Bereavement Care

They offer support and help to those who are grieving, following the death of someone close. Such an event can affect us emotionally, physically, socially and in many practical areas of our life.

Telephone: 07377 710382

Website: www.cruse.org.uk/manchester

Email: [email protected]

Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish supports bereaved children, young people, their families, and the professionals who support them.

Telephone: 08088 020 021

Website: www.winstonswish.org

Child Health


Change4Life aims to ensure parents have the essential support and tools they need to make healthier choices for their families. Modern life can mean people are a lot busier, less active, and more reliant on convenience and fast food than we used to be.

Website: www.nhs.uk/change4life

Is my Child Too Ill For School?

When your child is unwell, it can be hard deciding whether to keep them off school. These simple guidelines should help.

Website: www.nhs.uk/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school

Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Website: NHS: Vaccination Schedule

Child Fun

Fun, engaging and exciting health and hygiene themed activities. All activities are available at no cost and are free.

Website: www.childfun.com/health-and-hygiene

Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

Website: NHS: Visual Guide for Childhood illnesses

Counselling and Talking Therapies

Talking Therapies

Counselling is a process in which a person works closely with a counsellor on issues that may be causing distress in their lives. Counselling provides an opportunity to talk about problems and feelings, in an environment which is safe and confidential.

Website: www.nhs.uk/types-of-talking-therapies

Counselling Directory

A nationwide database of private qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.

Website: www.counselling-directory.org.uk

LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation has been providing a talking therapies service to the LGBT communities of the North West for over a decade with free sessions to individuals and couples.

Telephone: 0345 3 30 30 30 

Website: www.lgbt.foundation.co.uk

The African and Caribbean Mental Health Service

Provides person-centered health and social care to the African Caribbean community in Manchester, Trafford and the surrounding areas. Professional counsellor available to look at problem areas in your life and find ways of dealing with them. Contact Dawn:

Facebook: @acmhsmanchester

Telephone: 0161 226 9562

Website: www.acmh-services.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

Gaddum Centre Adult Counselling

A counselling service based at Gaddum House in Manchester, offering therapy for common mental health conditions. This service can be accessed by anyone, regardless of locations and accepts self-referrals, as well as referrals from GP/professionals/family members.

Telephone: 0161 834 6069

Website: www.gaddumcentre.co.uk

Community Groups


Spice have an incredible range of events. If you’re looking for a fantastic social group you don’t need to look any further! You can increase your social circle and wave boredom goodbye – it is a great way to meet new people and make new friends!

Website: www.spiceuk.com/spice-manchester

Social Circle

Free online experiences with a new, social community. Unlike any other social groups online, Social Circle includes a huge range of events free to members: regular cinema trips to see the latest films, fitness classes and cultural and social events – the list goes on.

Telephone: 0161 434 0098

Website: www.social-circle.co.uk

Email: [email protected]


Getting together with real people in real life makes powerful things happen. Side hustles become careers, ideas become movements, and chance encounters become lifelong connections. Meetup brings people together to create thriving communities.

Website: www.meetup.com/manchester


Stitch is the world’s largest companionship community created by members, for members. Being part of a community makes life richer and more fun. Because everybody needs companionship, especially now.

Website: www.stitch.net

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Bright Sky

Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship, or those concerned about someone they know.

Website: www.hestia.org/brightsky

Manchester Safeguarding Partnership

The Manchester Safeguarding Partnership is made up of organisations that work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults, children, young people and their families across the city of Manchester.

Website: www.manchestersafeguardingpartnership.co.uk/domestic-violence-abuse

Are You About to Hurt Someone?

If you are concerned about your behaviour and feel you may be about to hurt someone please contact The Respect Phoneline. They are a confidential national helpline, email, webchat service for perpetrators of domestic abuse looking for help to stop.

Telephone: 0808 802 4040

Website: www.respectphoneline.org.uk

Manchester Women’s Aid

Manchester Women’s Aid provides services so that domestic abuse survivors can live a life free from the fear of domestic violence and abuse. They provide safe and confidential temporary accommodation, play services, advice and support, dedicated case workers and support groups.

Telephone: 0161 660 7999

Website: www.pankhursttrust.org/manchester-womens-aid/get-help

Email: [email protected] 

Cover Your Tracks Online

If you are worried that someone may find out which websites you have visited, there are ways to cover your tracks online.

Website: www.womensaid.org.uk/cover-your-tracks-online

Saheli Asian Women’s Project

A specialist service in Manchester, dedicated to serving the particular needs that Asian women and their families face. Thousands of women over the years have had a chance to leave abusive situations and secure a better future for them and their families.

Telephone: 0161 945 4187

Website: www.saheli.org.uk

Silent Solutions Police

In an emergency call 999 for the police. If you cannot safely speak to the operator to ask for the police, stay on the line and the call will be forwarded to an operating system. Press 55 to be transferred to the local police force as an emergency.

Silent Call Police: 999, wait, then 55

Domestic Violence Aware Practice

The staff in your GP practice are trained to ask about domestic abuse and specialist workers are available to support you. Your practice is an ‘IRIS’ practice. You can talk to the doctors, nurses or other staff working here, if you are being hurt or controlled by your current or ex-partner, are afraid of someone at home or a member of your family.

The IRIS service is for all GP patients and staff, both women and men, aged 16 or over, whatever age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or background. IRIS’s oldest patient so far is over 80.

Social isolation can increase stress at home, impacting on you and your family’s well-being. Your GP practice is here to help you.

Please contact your GP or practice nurse for help and advice. They will refer you to the practice’s IRIS worker, the ‘IRIS Advocate Educator’.

IRIS Office – 0161 820 8416 (09:00 – 16:30)

​In an emergency call the Police on 999.

Domestic Violence During COVID-19

Boots has partnered with the UK Says No More campaign to turn its consultation rooms into “safe spaces” for victims of domestic abuse, and other pharmacies can join the initiative.

People who are experiencing domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic can walk into any Boots branch in the UK from May 1st 2020 and ask the pharmacist if they can use the consultation room.

Once inside the room, “all the specialist domestic abuse support information will be available” and if the person needs to contact a domestic abuse support service, they can “make that call safely”, according to the website set up for the campaign.

The initiative is a partnership between Hestia – a charity offering support to victims of domestic abuse and modern slavery and those with mental health needs – and Boots. It is supported by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA), the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpine

Independent choices provides the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Greater Manchester. The helpline is confidential and you do not have to give your name. The Domestic Abuse Helpline is a safe space for you to talk through what is going on at the moment and give you the options that are available to you.

Telephone: 0808 2000 247

Website: www.domesticabusehelpline.co.uk/greater-manchester-domestic-abuse-helpline

Email: [email protected]

End The Fear

Anybody who is experiencing domestic or sexual violence can find help, support and advice here. They also provide support to people who know someone who may be being abused. They want to encourage victims of domestic and sexual violence in Greater Manchester to find the courage to come forward and seek support and help.

Telephone: 0161 636 7525

Website: www.endthefear.co.uk

Drugs and Alcohol

Drinkaware Unit and Calorie Calculator

Want to know what’s in your drinks? Easy, find out about what calories and how many units you consume.

Website: www.drinkaware.co.uk/unit-calculator

Change Grow Live – Manchester

Change Grow Live are here to support you. They work with adults, young people and anyone looking to live a happier and healthier life.

Website: www.changegrowlive.org/manchester


Adfam is the national charity working to improve life for families affected by drugs or alcohol. They want anyone affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use to have the chance to benefit from healthy relationships, be part of a loving and supportive family and enjoy mental and physical wellbeing.

Facebook: @AdfamUK

Twitter: @AdfamUK

Website: www.adfam.org.uk

Drinkaware Online Tools & Apps

Online trackers and apps from Drinkaware to help you avoid harm from alcohol.

Download from: www.drinkaware.co.uk


If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.

Telephone: 0300 123 1110

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Telephone: 0300 123 6600

Text: 82111

Website: www.talktofrank.com

Email: [email protected]

Back on Track

A Manchester charity that runs a learning centre in Manchester’s Northern Quarter for people who are going through a process of recovery or rehabilitation, having been through problems with alcohol or drugs, offending, homelessness and mental health.

Website: www.backontrackmanchester.org.uk


If you’d like some advice and support when it comes to drugs and alcohol, Mash can help. Their case workers are here to offer you support, whether you need someone to talk to, or you’d like to seek further help.

Website: www.mash.org.uk/drugs-and-alcohol


Al-Anon Family Groups UK & Eire is there for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else’s drinking. Whatever your relationship with the drinker, you will find other people who have similar stories to tell. Listening to the shared experiences of others may help you find the confidence you need to deal with the effects of someone else’s drinking.

Telephone: 0800 0086 811

Website: www.al-anonuk.org.uk

One You Days Off – Mobile App

The One You Days Off app is a simple and easy way to track the days you drink alcohol and the days you don’t.

Download from: Google Play: One You Days Off

Download from: iTunes: One You Days Off

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Telephone: 0800 9177 650

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

Getting Older

Chorlton Good Neighbours

For older men, for older women! A group with services and activities that may be for you: coffee mornings linked to community nurse clinics, visits to you at home, trips, snooker, gardening.

Website: www.chorltongoodneighbours.org

Menopause Matters

An independent website providing up-to-date, accurate information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options. Here you will find information on what happens leading up to, during and after the menopause, what the consequences can be, what you can do to help and what treatments are available.

Website: www.menopausematters.co.uk

Central Falls Service

The community falls service comprises three nursing sisters and two staff nurses experienced in care of the elderly and in assessing the needs of people who have fallen.

Telephone: 0161 226 0101

People First

Offers a support service for people in Manchester who have issues around mental health, elderly people who are showing early signs of dementia and people at risk of becoming socially isolated.

Website: www.pfha.co.uk

Silver Line

Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 0800 4 70 80 90

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk

Age UK

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. They believe in a world where everyone can love later life and they work every day to achieve this.

Telephone: 0800 055 6112

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk



Daily housing support for young people aged 16–25. Monday to Friday 10:00-12:30 and 13:30-16:30 (except Wednesday afternoon).

Telephone: 0161 228 7654

Website: www.centrepoint.org.uk

Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH)

Women only. MASH offers free support for women who sex work or women who are at risk of sex working. You do not need an appointment and can pop in whenever the Drop-in is open.

Telephone: 0800 183 0499 or 0161 273 4555

Website: www.mash.org.uk

The Men’s Room

Men Only. Day support, advice and advocacy for young men 18-30 years old. Tuesday to Thursday 10:00-15:00. 113 Fairfield Street, First Floor, M12 6EL.

Telephone: 0161 834 1827

Website: www.mroom.co.uk


Offering breakfast, showers, toiletries and clothing. 142 Dantzic Street, M4 4DN. Saturday and Sunday 07:00-21:00.

Telephone: 0161 235 0744

Website: www.lifeshare.org.uk

Cornerstone Day Centre

Drop-in service offering telephone, showers, meals, advice, dentist, haircuts, opticians, internet access, employment support and housing support. Monday to Friday 10:30-16:00. 104b Denmark Road, M15 6JS

Telephone: 0161 232 8888

Website: www.cornerstonecds.org.uk

Mustard Tree

Monthly (£10) clothing and footwear allowance for people
sleeping rough. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00-16:00 (closed
Thursdays), Saturday 10:00-16:00. 110 Oldham Road, M4 6AG.

Telephone: 0161 228 7331

Website: www.mustardtree.org.uk


Free, confidential and impartial advice, support and guidance for anyone who is homeless or in housing need and/or has debt or benefit problems. Specialist level advice, legal representation, support to access the private rented sector and guided self-help and access to information and resources around housing, welfare benefits and debt.

Telephone: 0344 515 1640

Website: www.england.shelter.org.uk

Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

Urdu and Punjabi helpline

A dedicated, confidential service in Urdu or Punjabi provided as part of the Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline for anyone experiencing or has experienced domestic abuse.

Urdu/Punjabi Helpline: 0161 636 7525


Self Help

Self Help provide a range of support, services and opportunities, across the North West of England, for people living with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks.

Twitter: @WeAreSelfHelp

Telephone: 0161 226 3871

Website: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

Young Minds

Young Minds are the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. Find out more about them, their mission and how they work.

Facebook: @youngmindsuk

Twitter: @YoungMindsUK

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

Shining a Light on Suicide

They want to support you if you are bereaved by suicide or concerned that someone you know may be thinking of suicide.

Website: www.shiningalightonsuicide.org.uk

Living Life To The Full

Living Life To The Full is one of the most used resources for improving feelings, beating stress and boosting ability to live well. We want as many people as possible from across Greater Manchester to also enjoy these benefits. So we’ve made Living Life To The Full easily available, totally free of charge, for all residents.

Website: www.gmhealthhub.org


Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.

Website: www.kooth.com


Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927

Website: www.rethink.org

Email: [email protected]

42nd Street

42nd Street is an innovative Greater Manchester young people’s mental health charity with 38 years’ experience of providing free and confidential services to young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Facebook: @42ndStreetmcr

Twitter: @42ndStreetmcr

Telephone: 0161 228 7321

Website: www.42ndstreet.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

Buzz Manchester

Their aim is to help improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities in Manchester, to help individuals and families live fuller, healthier, happier and longer lives.

Twitter: @buzzmanc

Telephone: 0161 271 0505

Website: www.buzzmanchester.co.uk

Right From the Start

For people experiencing psychosis for the first time. Getting the right support early to deal with mental difficulties improves prospects for recovery. Indeed that’s why early intervention in psychosis services developed.

Website: www.rightfromthestartmatters.com


Use your natural creative skills to maintain and improve your wellbeing. Pick from dozens of creative activities designed for you by experts in the field of arts and health on this website.

Website: www.start2.co.uk


The work of the charity is based on a belief that people can recover from severe mood problems and move on to lead happier and fuller lives. From its centre in Manchester, Moodswings reaches out across the north west and beyond with a message of real hope and optimism for individuals and their families and friends.

Website: www.moodswings.org.uk


Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123

Website: www.samaritans.org

Email: [email protected]


Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Telephone: 0300 123 3393

Website: www.mind.org.uk

Pregnancy and Maternity

Primary Care Women’s Health Forum

Here you can find the latest guidelines, patient materials and articles from a board of healthcare professionals and recommended external sources. Available free of charge to all.

Website: www.pcwhf.co.uk

Manchester University Antenatal Care

If you have had a positive pregnancy test, it is recommended that you access maternity care as soon as possible via your GP or Community Midwife, who will complete the necessary referral into maternity services.

Website: www.mft.nhs.uk/antenatal-care

Active Mums

You might be anxious that having a baby means you have to forgo your usual workout routine but luckily you can still get your exercise on with one of the great mums and babies exercise classes.

Telephone: 0800 032 1806

Aqua Natal at Moss Side Leisure Centre

Aqua Natal classes consist of gentle exercise in the water for expectant mums.

Telephone: 0161 226 5015

Pregnancy Testing

Pregnancy testing kits can be bought at pharmacies and supermarkets or can be done for free at a sexual health clinic. GP surgeries do not offer a pregnancy testing service.

Website: www.fresh4manchester.nhs.uk

ICON – Infant Crying and How to Cope

The Manchester ICON webpage has information on infant crying, safe sleeping, the health visiting service and Infant feeding team.

Website: www.manchesterlco.org

Unplanned Pregnancy Options

Find out where you can go for help and advice if you’re pregnant and not sure you want to continue with the pregnancy. This includes information about getting an abortion (also known as a termination of pregnancy).

Sexwise (National): www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk/unplanned-pregnancy

FRESH (Manchester): www.fresh4manchester.nhs.uk/pregnancy-options

Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

Download from: Google Play: Baby Buddy

Download from: iTunes: Baby Buddy

Sexual Health and Contraception

Contraception Guides

Here are some online guides to contraception options.

FRESH: www.fresh4manchester.nhs.uk/contraception-methods

Sexwise: www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk/contraception

Brook: www.brook.org.uk/contraception

MASH: Manchester on Street Health

MASH is a charity that provides free and confidential support for women who are sex working in Greater Manchester.

Telephone: 0800 1830 499

Website: www.mash.org.uk

Email: [email protected]


Sexwise are here to give you honest advice about contraception, pregnancy, STIs and pleasure.

Facebook: @sxwise

Twitter: @sxwise

Website: www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk


Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year.

Website: www.brook.org.uk

Sexual Health Helpline

The National Sexual Health Helpline provided by Public Health England is open Monday to Friday, 09:00-20:00.

Telephone: 0300 123 7123

The Proud Trust (LGBT+)

The Proud Trust is the home for LGBT+ Youth (Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Trans. Other identities).

Website: www.theproudtrust.org

The Northern Contraception, Sexual Health and HIV Service

The services are provided across North, Central and South Manchester, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford, offering you a free, confidential and friendly service.

Website: www.thenorthernsexualhealth.co.uk

Greater Manchester Health Hub

GM Health Hub have worked with partners across Greater Manchester to bring you information, tips and tools to enhance your sexual wellbeing.

Website: www.gmhealthhub.org/sexual-wellbeing

Family Planning Association

A sexual health charity, the Family Planning Association gives straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.

Telephone: 020 7608 5240

Website: www.fpa.org.uk

Stop Smoking

Greater Manchester Health Hub

Stopping smoking is the single best thing you can do for your health. Join the 300,000 people in the UK that have already #QuitforCOVID.

Website: www.gmhealthhub.org/smoking


You’re more likely to quit with the right support. Find the combination that’s right for you in just 3 easy steps.

Website: www.nhs.uk/smokefree

Quit with help

Everyone has a different reason for quitting, get a personalised Quit Smoking Plan.

Website: www.quitwithhelp.co.uk

My City Health

Whether going it alone, using telephone support, e-cigarettes, app’s or medications, there’s lots of helpful information to boost your chance of quitting. No single way is best, choose whichever option is right for you.

Website: www.mycityhealth.co.uk/smoking

Stop Smoking Manchester

Smoking contributes up to one in ten deaths every year worldwide, a figure which easily eclipses the combined number of deaths caused by terrorism, vehicle accidents, alcohol-related diseases, firearms-related fatalities, hunger and drug use. In the United Kingdom alone, over 86,000 people die annually due to smoking-related diseases.

Telephone: 070 3167 0366

Website: www.stopsmokingmanchester.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

Workplace Stress

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice aims to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives. They provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities including on benefits, debt, consumer, housing, family, law and immigration.

Telephone: 03444 111 222

Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Fit for Work

Manchester’s Fit for Work service is a free telephone-based support service, funded by Manchester Health and Care Commissioning. The service provides support to people who have needed to take time off work as a consequence of issues such as Mental Health (including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, confidence, stress), back, joint or neck pain (including lower limb pain, RSI, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia), bullying and harassment within the workplace, financial problems, redundancy, changes to employment circumstances and associated pressures and workplace stress, pressure of work-life balance.

Telephone: 0161 974 1286

Email: [email protected]

Greater Manchester Law Centre

Located on Princess Road in Moss Side near Alexandra Park, you can walk in to this centre Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 15:00 to ask about free legal advice.

Telephone: 0161 769 2244

Young People

When a Parent has Cancer

Riprap is a site developed especially for teenagers who have a parent with cancer. In riprap, you can learn more about cancer and its treatment and through real stories you can read the experiences of other young people and share your own story.

Website: www.riprap.org.uk


Online 24/7 support for ages 11-18.

Website: www.kooth.com

42nd Street

42nd Street is an innovative Greater Manchester young people’s mental health charity with 38 years’ experience of providing free and confidential services to young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Facebook: @42ndStreetmcr

Twitter: @42ndStreetmcr

Telephone: 0161 228 7321

Website: www.42ndstreet.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

Diabetes in Your Teens

This section is for teenagers with lots of information and support all about Type 1 diabetes. If you or someone you know has diabetes, you may find this useful.

Diabetes UK: Guide to Type 1 Diabetes in your teens

FRESH – Sexual Health and Contraception

FRESH is a city-wide sexual health and contraception services with dedicated clinics for under 25s.

Website: www.fresh4manchester.nhs.uk

Young Minds

Young Minds are the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. Find out more about them, their mission and how they work.

Facebook: @youngmindsuk

Twitter: @YoungMindsUK

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk