Useful links

Useful links

The following links to other services and organisations might be helpful.

Man about a Dog

Man about a Dog provides peer support based on the message that suicidal thoughts and attempts should not be hidden away or feared. All MaaD workers have survived a suicide attempt and we still experience suicidal thoughts. They can identify with you if you have attempted to end your life or are thinking about doing so.

Pure Innovations

Pure Innovations supports people with a defined need to achieve their aspirations and goals and make the most of what they can do in areas such as work, care, community and independence.

Staying Safe offers compassion, kindness and easyways to help keep people safer from thoughts of harm and suicide, seek support and discover hope of recovery through powerful videos from people with personal experience.
The website provides vital ‘Safety Plan’ guidance tools jointly finded by NHS England, with easy to print/ online templates and guidance video tutorials purposfully designed to help people through the process of writing their own Safety Plan to build hope, identify actions and strategies to resist suicidal thoughts and develop positive ways to cope with stress and emotional distress.

Stockport and District Mind

An independent adult mental health charity that offers friendly, accessible support and information to promote well-being in the community.

Targeted Prevention Alliance

The Stockport Targeted Prevention service provides early help and preventative support for a wide range of vulnerable people and households in the borough and is commissioned by Stockport Council as part of their Preventative Strategy.

The service is delivered through an alliance of organisations working in partnership with Stockport Council. The organisations are: Age UK Stockport, FLAG, Nacro, Relate GMS, Stockport Homes and Threshold.

Stockport Advocacy

Stockport Advocacy is a small, local, independent organisation supporting local people who are at risk of social exclusion to have their voices heard. They provide statutory and non-statutory advocacy – please see their website for more information.

Stockport Signpost for Carers

Signpost Stockport for Carers is an independent charity, established in 1986, which provides free and confidential information to unpaid carers of all ages and ethnicity, and professionals who work with carers, in the Stockport area. A carer is defined as somebody who looks after a relative, partner or friend who is ill, disabled or confused.

Arc Centre

Arc is a creative arts organisation based in Stockport, UK, specialising in workshops, wellbeing and community development. We work in and around Stockport and the North West from our base at Arc Centre and Gallery.

Case Outcome Recording System (CORS)

CORS is a simple to use, flexible case recording and monitoring system. It is suitable for charities and community organisations with Outcome Focused Interventions.

Making Space

Making Space is a national charity and leading provider of adult health and social care services.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

A registered charity working towards the promotion and regulation of counselling and psychotherapy, both for the profession and the public benefit.

Self Injury Support

Self Injury Support is a national organisation based in Bristol that supports girls and women affected by self-injury or self-harm.

Carers UK

Carers UK is a charity set up to help the millions of people who care for family or friends.

Calm Clinic

A specialised guide for sufferers of anxiety, depression, stress and panic disorder.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

The campaign against living miserably (CALM) is a registered charity which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK.

Counselling Directory

A national directory of counsellors and psychotherapists, searchable by postcode, town or county. Counselling Directory only lists counsellors and psychotherapists who are registered with a recognised professional body or who have provided copies of their qualifications and insurance cover. The link above shows counsellors in the Stockport area.

Hypnotherapy Directory

Hypnotherapy Directory is a UK based online directory listing hypnotherapists who are registered with a professional body or those who have sent in copies of their qualifications and insurance cover. The directory is run by a team dedicated to promoting the benefits of hypnotherapy. Its aim is to connect visitors with the hypnotherapy professional most suited to their needs.

Depression Alliance

Information and support for people affected by depression.


The charity DrugScope went into liquidation in March 2015. Until then it was was the national ‘voice’ for the drug and alcohol sector and the UK’s leading independent centre of expertise on drugs and drug use. A ‘legacy’ website has been created to preserve the reports and consultation documents published during its lifetime. The aim is to try and keep the drug information sections up to date.

Talk to Frank

Friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Beat – Beating Eating Disorders

BEAT is the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape.

Legal Aid

A government website giving information on the legal aid system in England and Wales.

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information, carries out research, and campaigns to improve services for people affected by mental health problems

No Panic

No Panic provides information and advice for the carers of and people with Panic, Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and the effects of Tranquiliser withdrawal.

Citizens Advice

The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

Rethink Mental Illness

Working to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding.

OCD Action

A national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, providing support and information to anybody affected by OCD.


Confidential non-judgemental emotional support 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

Young Minds

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young make cycling viable, safer and better for everyone.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism

Rehab 4 Alcoholism is a free and impartial helpline for people troubled with drug and alcohol issues.  Rehab 4 Alcoholism aims to save lives by stopping addiction before it becomes too late.
Tel: 0800 111 4108