Let’s see what we can do…


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

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]

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]

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


Cruse Bereavement Care

We 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. We now offer one to one support to adults aged 18 or over.

Telephone: 07377 710382

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

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

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]

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


Carers UK

No matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

Manchester Carers Network

Manchester Carers Network aim to help improve carers’ health and wellbeing and reduce ‘carer breakdown’ (when carers are in crisis).

Telephone: 01618 346069


Email: [email protected]

Being There

Being There is a small charity 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

Email: [email protected]

Child Health

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

Vaccination planner

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

Website: NHS: Vaccination Schedule

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

Community Groups

Breakthrough UK

Breakthrough UK support disabled people in Manchester to re-connect with their local communities. They also help access local health services following Covid-19. They can help you if you live in Manchester, over 18 and consider yourself to be a disabled person.

Website: www.breakthrough-uk.co.uk

Manchester Community Central

Manchester Community Central provides Manchester’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector with an extensive range of resources, information and tools designed to meet current and future development needs.

Telephone: 0333 321 3021

Facebook: VCMOfficial

Twitter: @McrCommCentral

Website: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org

Greater Manchester Youth Network

Greater Manchester Youth Network is a youth organisation that provides opportunities for young people and supports local youth organisations.

Telephone: 0161 274 3377

Facebook: gmyouthnetwork

Twitter: @gmyn

Website: www.gmyn.co.uk

Depression, Anxiety and Stress

Manchester Mind

Manchester Mind is an independent local mental health charity which delivers services to young people and adults. Its vision is of a city that promotes good mental health and treats people with mental health problems positively, fairly and with respect.

Telephone: 0161 769 5732

Website: www.manchestermind.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 supports young people aged 11-25 years with their emotional wellbeing and mental health, promoting choice and creativity.

Twitter: @42ndStreetmcr

Telephone: 0161 228 7321

Website: www.42ndstreet.org.uk

Email: [email protected]


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]

Drugs and Alcohol

ADS: Addiction Dependency Solutions

ADS is a leading UK drug and alcohol charity operating throughout the North and the Midlands. With decades of experience treating drug, alcohol and more recently prescription drug addiction, the aim is to provide the right treatment and get to the root of addiction.

Telephone: 0161 831 2400

Facebook: ADSolutionsUK

Twitter: @ADSolutionsUK

Website: www.adsolutions.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

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 917 7650

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

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


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]


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

Elderly Care

Age UK Manchester

Age UK Manchester is a local charity working in the community to support older people, their families and carers which wants everyone to be able to love later life.

Telephone: 0161 833 3944

Twitter: @AgeUKManchester

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk/manchester

Email: [email protected]

Silver Line

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


Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.


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

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

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

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


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

Facebook: @sxwise

Twitter: @sxwise

Website: www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk

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]

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


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

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

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]

Quit with help

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

Website: www.quitwithhelp.co.uk

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

Weight Management

Am I a Healthy Weight?

Calculation your BMI using this NHS Tool

Website: NHS: BMI Calculator

Weight Watchers

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

Website: www.weightwatchers.com

Walking for Health (Manchester)

Walking for Health is England’s largest network of health walks with over 400 active schemes, helping people across the country lead a more active lifestyle, including laps of Manchester Velodrome on Thursdays.

Website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

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

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