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Where to go for Support

Below is a list of support groups available in Cheshire East (in alphabetical order)

If you are aware of any other groups you think should be added to the list please email mh@congletontowncouncil.co.uk 

ABORTION/Sterilisation

Marie Stopes UK Helpline                            0345 300 8090 (24hrs)                                      www.mariestopes.org.uk

British Pregnancy Advisory Service              0345 730 4030                                                   www.bpas.org

 

ALCOHOL

Alcoholics Anonymous                                  0800 917 7650                                                 www.alcoholicasanonymous.org.uk

Substance Misuse Service (Stepping Stones):                                                                       www.cwp.nhs.uk/steppingstones

  1. Catherine House, Crewe                    01270 65630
  2. Barnabas Centre, Macclesfield           01625 712000  

 

ANGER MANAGEMENT

CALM mainly for men aged 15-55                        0800 58 58 58                                           www.thecalmzone.net

British Association of Anger Management            0345 1300 286                                          www.angermanage.co.uk

The Hope Street Centre, Sandbach, CH11 1BA    01270 764003                                          www.hopestreet.co.uk

 

ANOREXIA

B-eat                                                                                                                                       www.b-eat.co.uk

  1. Helpline 0345 634 1414
  2. Youthline 0345 634 7650

 

ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR                                          

Anti-Social Behaviour Team (ASB) (CEC)               0300 123 5030

Victim Support Team                                               0808 168 9111                                       www.victimsupport.org.uk

 

ANXIETY                     

Anxiety UK                                                              08444 775 774                                        www.anxietyuk.org.uk

CAMHS 16-19 CWP NHS Trust                              01625 663502

 

ARMED SERVICES & EX SERVICE PEOPLE

Royal British Legion                                                0808 802 8080

SSAFA Association                                                  0800 731 4880                                         www.ssafa.org.uk

Veterans Mental Health Charity                               0800 138 1619

War Widows Society                                               0845 241 2189                                         www.warwidows.org.uk

 

AUSTISM/ASPERGES

Brainwave North West                                           01925 825547

Autism Together Trust                                           0800 013 0014                                          www.togethertrust.org.uk

National Autistic Society                                        0808 800 4104                                           www.autism.org

 

BEREAVEMENT

Cruse Bereavement                                               0808 808 1677                                          www.cruse.org.uk

Macclesfield Bereavement Support Service           01625 439333                                                                             

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide SOBS          0300 111 5065                                          www.uk-sobs.org.uk

 

BEREAVMENT of PETS

Pet Bereavement Support Service                         0300 777 1897                                         www.bluecross.org.uk

 

BLINDNESS

Iris Vision Resource Centre                                   01270 250316                                           www.iris-centre.co.uk

Macclesfield Eye Society                                       01625 422602

RNIB                                                                      0303 123 9999                                          www.rnib.org.uk

 

BULIMA

B-eat                                                                                                                                         www.b-eat.co.uk

  1. Helpline  0345 634 1414
  2. Youthline 0345 634 7650

CWP NHS – Eating Disorder Service                    01244 397 397                                           CWPeatingdisordersservice@cwp.nhs.uk

 

BULLYING

ACAS                                                                    0300 123 1100                                            www.acas.or.uk

Family Information Service (FIS)                          0300 123 5033                                           www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/fis

Anti-Bullying Alliance                                                                                                                www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk

Childline                                                                0800 1111                                                   www.childline.org.uk

Bullybusters                                                          0800 169 6928                                           www.bullybusters.org.uk

BullyingUK (part of family lives)                            0808 800 2222                                            www.bullying.co.uk

 

CANCER

Macmillan Cancer Resource Centre                     01625 663128

Prostate Cancer Support                                      0845 456 0675                                             www.prostatecancer.org.uk

Prostate Cancer Support Crewe                           0845 456 0678                                            darrel@prostatecancersupport.org

Macclesfield Breast Cancer Group                       01625 523045

East Cheshire Hospice                                         01625 610364

 

CARERS

Carers Trust 4 all (Congleton)                              0333 323 1990                                             headoffice@carerstrust4all.org.uk

Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust                    0800 085 0307

 

CHILD ABUSE

NSPCC                                                                 0808 800 500                                               www.nspcc.org.uk

Cheshire without Abuse                                        01270 250390                                              www.cheshirewithoutabuse.org.uk

Childline                                                                0800 1111                                                    www.childline.org.uk

NAPAC                                                                 0808 801 0331                                              www.napac.org

Cheshire East Domestic Abuse Hub (24/7)         0300 123 5101                                              cedap@cheshireeast.gov.uk

 

CONSUMER

Citizens Advice UK                                               03454 040506

Cheshire East Citizen Advice Bureau                   03444 111 444                                             www.cecab.org.uk

 

COUNSELLING

The Hope Street Centre                                      01270 764003                                             www.hopestreet.co.uk

East Cheshire Counselling                                  07578 100256                                             www.eastcheshirecounselling.com

Therapy in Cheshire                                           07811 981645                                             http://therapy-cheshire.co.uk

Just Drop In                                                        01625 665079                                             www.justdropin.co.uk            

 

DEBT/FINANCIAL WELFARE

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)                        0800 328 0006                                         www.capdebthelp.org

Citizens Advice UK                                              03454 040506

Cheshire East Citizen Advice Bureau                  03444 111 444                                         www.cecab.org.uk

 

DEPRESSION

Students Against Depression                                                                                              www.studentsagainstdepression.org

Depression Alliance                                                                                                             www.depressionalliance.org

Macclesfield Mind                                                           01625 500 644                             jayne.maccmind@btinternet.com

National Mind                                                                 0300 123 3393                              www.mind.org.uk

 

DEMENTIA

Dementia Reablement Service (CEC)                           01625 378287 – 01270 371273

Alzheimer’s Society                                                       0300 222 11 22                               www.alzheimers.org.uk

Age UK National                                                            0800 678 1174                                www.ageuk.org.uk

Cheshire                                                                        01606 881660                                www.ageuk.org.uk/cheshire

 

DISABILITY

Scope (Northwich)                                                         01606 350065

Scope (National)                                                            0800 800 3333                               www.scope.org.uk

Alternative Futures Group                                             01477 532512                                www.alternativefuturesgroup.org.uk

 

DYSLEXIA

Dyslexia Association                                                     0118 966 8271                                www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

The Cheshire Dyslexia Association                              01606 832035

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Cheshire East Domestic Abuse Hub (24/7)                 0300 123 5101                                 cedap@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Cheshire without Abuse                                               01270 250390                                 www.cheshirewithoutabuse.org.uk

Arch (Domestic Abuse Service for Men)                     01270 253957 – 07769725750         www.archnorthstaffs.org.uk

 

DRUGS

Cheshire East Substance Misuse Service                   01625 712000

Talk to FRANK                                                             0300 123 6600                                   www.talktofrank.com

Narcotics Anonymous                                                 0300 999 1212                                    www.ukna.org

Rehab online                                                                                                                          www.rehab-online.org.uk

Re-Solv                                                                       01785 810762                                     www.re-solv.org

 

DOWN’S SYNDROME

Down’s Syndrome                                                      0845 230 0372                                    www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Group                            01606 246171                                     www.cheshiredownssyndrome.com

 

ETHNIC MINORITY GROUPS

Black and Minority Ethnic Health & Wellbeing Service           01270 617685

Cheshire Halton & Warrington Race & Equality Centre          01244 400730

 

EXAM STRESS

Young Minds                                                                0808 802 5544                                   www.youngminds.org.uk

Student Minds                                                              01865 264168                                   www.studentminds.org.uk

 

FERTILITY

Infertility Network                                                         01424 732 361                                  www.infertilitynetworkuk.com

Cheshire Fertility Centre                                              01625 569449                                   www.cheshirefertilitycentre.com

 

FORCED MARRIAGES/HONOUR ABUSE

Karma Nirvana                                                             0800 599 9247                                  www.karmanirvana.org.uk

Against Forced Marriages                                            0800 141 2994                                 www.againstforcedmarriages.org/helpline

Cheshire without Abuse                                               01270 250390                                   www.cheshirewithoutabuse.org.uk

 

GAMBLING

Gam Care & Gamble Aware                                        0808 802 0133                                  www.gamcare.org.uk

Gamblers Anonymous UK                                                                                                     www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

 

GENDER IDENTITY

LBGT Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender               03453 30 30 30                                 www.lbgt.foundation

Gender Trust                                                              01527 894 848                                  www.gendertrust.org.uk

Mermaids UK (gender issues in children)                   0344 334 0550                                  www.mermaidsuk.org.uk

 

HATE CRIME

Cheshire Police – To report Hate Crime call 101 or 999 or visit: a) Crewe, Nantwich & Congleton Citizen Advice Bureau Centres, b) CVS Cheshire East, 11 Hope Street, Sandbach, CW11 1BA or c) St John’s Church (Rev Tim Robinson) Wilwick Way, Macclesfield, SK11 8RS

True Vision                                                                                                                          www.report-it.org.uk/home

 

HEARING

Deafness Support Network                                         0333 220 5050 – 01625 669680      www.dsnonline.co.uk – dsn@dsnonline.co.uk

 

HIV

GOSH – East Cheshire NHS Trust                              0300 323 1300                                 www.gosexualhealth.co.uk

Test.HIV                                                                                                                               www.test.hiv – info@test.hiv

(Nationally commissioned provider of HIV home-sampling screening, and offers free HIV tests in participating regions)

Further STI screening such as chlamydia tests are available via sister site freetest.me.

 

HOMELESSNESS/HOUSING

Cheshire East Council (Homeless advice)                 0300 123 5017 Option 1                    www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/housing

Shelter                                                                        0808 800 4444                                   www.england.shelter.org.uk                                       

P3 – Cheshire East Homeless Services                     0808 1686705                                    www.p3charity.org/homeless-services

Wulvern Housing                                                        01270 506200                                    www.wulvern.org.uk                  

Peaks and Plains Housing Trust                                 0800 012 1311                                   www.peaksplains.org

Adullam Homes Housing Association                         01260 298257                                    www.adullam.org.uk

Cheshire Homechoice                                                0300 123 5017                                   www.cheshirehomechoice.org.uk

The Rossendale Trust                                                01260 252500                                    www.rossendaletrust.org

Find Your Feet – YP Independent Living Program     07794437346                                     mandi.metcalfe@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Citizens Advice UK                                                     03454 040506

Cheshire East Citizen Advice Bureau                         03444 111 444                                    www.cecab.org.uk

 

INTERNET SAFETY

Internet matters                                                          0207 462 4242                                  www.internetmatters.org

NSPCC Share Aware                                                  0808 800 5002                                  www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse

Cheshire East Council – Keeping safe online                                                                       www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/environment/community_safety

 

LEARNING DISABILITY

CWP NHS Trust – Adult Learning Disability Team      01625 663631                                    www.cwp.nhs.uk

Macclesfield Adults LD Lifestyle Group                      01625 374077                                    cheshireeast.gov.uk/social_care_and_health.aspx

SCOPE                                                                       01244 390 239                                   www.scope.org.uk

 

LEGAL ADVICE

Rethink                                                                       0300 500 0927                                   www.rethink.org

Mind Helpline                                                              0300 123 3393                                                                                       

 

LONELINESS

Age UK – Advice & information for older people         0800 169 65 65                                  www.ageuk.org.uk

Carers UK                                                                   0808 808 7777                                   www.carersuk.org

Do-it trust – Advertises volunteering opportunities                                                                 doittrust.org

Empty Closets- online community group                                                                                emptyclosets.com

Gingerbread – advice & practical support for single parents    0808 802 0925                      gingerbread.org.uk

Mumsnet – online community for parents                                                                              mumsnet.com

Web of loneliness – online information & tips on loneliness                                                   webofloneliness.com

 

MENTAL HEALTH

Macclesfield Mind                                                        01625 500644                                    www.mind.org.uk

Bipolar UK                                                                   0207 931 6480                                    www.bipolaruk.org

Rethink                                                                        0300 500 0927                                    www.rethink.org

Community mental health teams

  1. Crewe:    01270 655273 
  2. Macclesfield:   01625 505626

Making Space – support for Adults with a mental health condition  01606 78671                 www.makingspace.co.uk

Sane                                                                            0300 304 7000                                   www.sane.org.uk

The Sanctuary                                                             0300 003 7029                                   www.selfhelpservices.org.uk

Talking therapies                                                          01625 508598                                    www.mytalkingtherapies.com

 

OCD

Young minds                                                                020 7089 5050                                   www.youngminds.org.uk

OCD Youth                                                                 020 7253 5272                                    www.ocdyouth.org

 

OFFENDERS & FAMILYS SUPPORT

PACT                                                                           0808 808 3444                                 www.prisonadvice.org.uk

POPS (Partners of Prisoners)                                     0808 808 2203                                  www.partnersofprisoners.co.uk

Offenders Families Helpline                                        0808 808 2003                                  www.offendersfamilieshelpline.org

 

OLDER PEOPLE

Age UK Cheshire East                                                01625 612958                                   enquiries@ageukcheshireeast.org

Royal Voluntary Service Cheshire                              0845 608 0122                                   www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

 

PARENTS NEEDING SOMEONE to TALK TOO

SCOPE                                                                       01244 390 239                                    www.scope.org

Gingerbread (single parents)                                     0808 802 0925                                    www.gingerbread.org.uk

SPAN (help for single parents)                                                                                               www.singleparents.org.uk

Young Minds Parents helpline                                    0808 802 5544

Working families (advice for parents & carers)           0300 012 0312                                   www.workingfamilies.org.uk

 

PTSD

Mind                                                                             0300 123 3393                                  www.mind.org.uk

Assist Trauma                                                              01788 560800                                   www.assisttraumacare.org.uk

Anxiety- UK                                                                  08444 775 774                                  www.anxiety-uk.org.uk

Combat Stress Veterans                                              0800 138 1619                                  www.combatstress.org.uk

 

PREGNANCY

British Pregnancy Advisory Service                              03457 30 40 30                                 www.bpas.org

National Childbirth Trust                                               0300 33 00 700                                 www.nct.org.uk

Antenatal Results & Choices                                        0845 077 2290                                   www.arc-uk.org

Post Natal Depression PSS                                                                                                     www.psspeople.com

Cry Sis (premature and problem babies)                     08451 228 669                                   www.cry-sis.org.uk

 

RAPE & ASSAULT

Sexual Violence                                                            0808 2000 247 (24hr helpline)

Cheshire East Domestic Abuse Hub                             0300 123 5101

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (Cheshire & Merseyside)                                        www.rapecentre.org

 

RELATIONSHIPS & FAMILY

Relate Cheshire & Merseyside                                      0300 300 5793                                  www.relatecm.org.uk

Marriage Care                                                               0800 389 3801                                  www.marriagecare.org.uk

Family Lives Charity                                                      0808 800 2222                                  www.familylives.org.uk

 

SELF-ESTEEM

Macclesfield Mind                                                          01625 500644                                  www.mind.org.uk

Young Minds                                                                  0808 802 5544                                 www.youngminds.org.uk

 

SELF INJURY/SELF HARM

Macclesfield Mind                                                           01625 500644                                  www.mind.org.uk

Young Minds                                                                   0808 802 5544                                 www.youngminds.org.uk

Rethink                                                                           0300 500 0927                                  www.rethink.org

Samaritans                                                                     08457 90 90 90                                 www.samaritans.org

Papyrus (under 35s)                                                       0800 068 41 41                                 www.papyrus-uk.org

Get Connected (under 25)                                              0808 808 4994                                  www.getconnected.org.uk

 

SEXUALITY

LBGT Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender                   03453 30 30 30                                 www.lbgt.foundation

 

STALKING

National Stalking Helpline                                              0808 802 0300                                   www.stalkinghelpline.org

Cheshire Victim Support                                                08 08 16 89 111                                  www.victimsupport.org.uk

Paladin – National Stalking Advocacy Service               020 3866 4107                                    www.paladinservice.co.uk

 

STRESS

Macclesfield Mind                                                          01625 500644                                      www.mind.org.uk

Young Minds                                                                  0808 802 5544                                     www.youngminds.org.uk

Rethink                                                                          0300 500 0927                                      www.rethink.org

 

SUICIDE

Samaritans                                                                    116 123                                                  www.samaritans.org

Get Connected (under 25)                                            0808 808 4994                                      www.getconnected.org.uk

SANE                                                                             0300 304 7000                                      www.sane.org.uk

CALM (mainly for men aged 15-55)                              0800 58 58 58                                       www.thecalmzone.net

Papyrus (under 35s)                                                      0800 068 41 41                                     www.papyrus-uk.org

SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide)               0300 111 5065                                       www.sobs.org.uk

AMPARO                                                                        0330 088 9255                                     http://listening-ear.co.uk/amparo/

 

TERMINAL ILLNESS

Marie Curie                                                                    0800 090 2309                                       www.mariecurie.org.uk

Cruse                                                                             0808 808 1677                                       www.cruse.org.uk

Macmillan Cancer Resource Centre                              01625 663128

East Cheshire Hospice                                                  01625 610364

 

TRAUMA

Headway                                                                        0808 800 2244                                       www.headway.co.uk

East Cheshire Counselling                                             07578 100256                                        www.eastcheshirecounselling.com

 

YOUNG PEOPLE

Childline                                                                         0800 1111                                                www.childline.org.uk

Young Minds                                                                  0808 802 5544                                         www.youngminds.org.uk

FRANK                                                                           0800 776 600                                           www.talktofrank.com

Cheshire East Youth Support Service                            01625 384320

Visyon                                                                            01260 290000                                          www.visyon.org.uk

Just Drop In                                                                   01625 665079                                          www.justdropin.co.uk