Mental Health Awareness

Mental health awareness continues to be a priority, particularly in helping and supporting local people to cope with and recover from the wide range of issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.

There are a number of services that you can tap into for expert help if you really feel your not coping well:

The pandemic is changing the way we all live so it’s likely the psychological and social impacts will outlast the physical ones.

It’s a challenging time right now – we’re not living as we normally do – and how you choose to cope with this and look after yourself is fine.

If you are really struggling, there is plenty of help out there. You can get simple tips and create your own Mind Plan to start taking better care of your mental wellbeing at:

Safe Haven

Stockport residents will be able to access the Safe Haven’s 24/7 helpline, which will be available for any resident aged 18 and above who need mental health support

Individuals will be able to have a secure video or telephone-based appointment by calling the helpline team on 0800 138 7276.

The Big White Wall

This offers 24/7 anonymous support via a digital emotional wellbeing and mental health service and offers peer support for anyone over the age of 16 as well as support from trained clinicians alongside a range of helpful tools and resources.

If you are a Stockport resident you can register by using your own postcode. If you are a member of staff living outside Stockport, you can still access the Big White Wall but will need to use the civic complex postcode of SK1 3XE. Go to



Greater Manchester Combined Authority has launched a new SHOUT service – a confidential, 24/7 text service for people aged 16+, operated by trained crisis volunteers who will chat using text responses.

Advice is available for those struggling with a host of issues, including: anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying or relationship issues.

In Stockport, the service can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, simply by texting GMStockport to 85258.

To find out contact details for other areas in GM visit: SHOUT

Silver Cloud

All Greater Manchester residents can now access Silver Cloud – an online therapy programme proven to help with stress, anxiety, low mood and depression. And it’s all from the comfort of your own home!

Find out more and sign up to use: Silver Cloud