This project has been created thanks to funding from The National Community Lottery

This service is made up of 3 separate overlapping projects;

SPARC4Counselling – which is a continuation of our successful therapy service that provide 1-1 therapy and a range of workshops both online and face to face.

We offer one to one, couples, family and group work all can be accessed either face to face, Zoom or telephone; we also run online workshops covering a variety of issues. You will need to complete a counselling referral form; you can obtain a form from SPARC. Once completed please send this form to David Richards, SPARC’s Counselling Co-ordinator based at SPARC. Once suitability has been assessed; they will be placed upon our counselling waiting list and details held on our database. Once a therapist is available, they will get in touch with the person to discuss and assess their needs.

Referrals – all clients who are part of SPARC and its groups Horizons, MaaD, SPARC4Youth, SPARC4Wellbeing and family members of our clients.

Additional services: Pure Innovations, the Wellbeing Independence Network (WIN), Prevention & Personalization Service (PPS), Stockport Mind, mental health Carers, all secondary mental health services, Community Mental Health Team, Mental Health Network, and Psychiatrists, Stockport Community Hub and Stockport Support Hub.

SPARC4YoungAdults – this was a pilot project set up last year and can be accessed by young people aged 18 – 30.

Service aimed at young people aged 18-30 with mental health difficulties being their primary need; Providing a range of social and therapeutic group activities. Will need to complete a referral form

  • Live in the Stockport area
  • Has visited a GP or community service for mental health related concern
  • Aged between 18-30

SPARC4healing – this provides 1-1 support and small group workshops focused on both mental and physical health and wellbeing.

The service focuses on integrating psychotherapeutic and practical approaches to support clients in making client-led behaviour change that aids their mental and physical wellbeing. 

To clarify, we cannot help physiological issues. However we aim to support chronic pain through combining light physical-activity along with psychological relief.  

  • 18+ Living within SK1 and SK8
  • Has visited a GP or community service for mental health related concern