Getting support

Stockport Triage Assessment Referral Team (START)

START offer adults aged 26 and over a free confidential service to access alcohol and/or drug support.

The team will talk to you on a one-to-one basis. They'll make sure they understand your needs so they can guide you towards the support or treatment that's best for you. You can also call them if you'd like more information or advice.

START operates from several locations in Stockport, including Fred Perry House. The service operates:

  • Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 5pm
  • Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • evening appointments are also available

Contact details:


MOSAIC is a free and confidential support service for anyone under the age of 25 who need:

  • help with drug and alcohol issues
  • support to cope with parents who misuse substances

Services include:

  • optional group sessions looking at wellbeing and supporting recovery
  • flexible appointments in a range of locations including home and in schools
  • support for young people who are worried about a family member’s drug or alcohol use
  • support for parents or caregivers who are worried about their child’s drug or alcohol use
  • full health assessments
  • access to a nurse
  • substitute prescribing for opiate dependence
  • medication to support abstinence from alcohol
  • peer mentor involvement and training
  • counselling
  • referrals to inpatient detox and residential rehab facilities

Contact details:

  • call or request a call back: 0161 218 1100
  • address: Central House, Grand Central, Stockport, SK1 3TA
  • email:

Stockport Drug and Alcohol Service

A free and confidential service for anyone aged 26 and over, who need support to address drug and alcohol issues.

The service is delivered by Pennine Care NHS FT, in collaboration with Intuitive Thinking Skills and Acorn Recovery Project. It provides an integrated provision which includes:

  • prevention
  • early intervention
  • harm reduction
  • treatment
  • recovery

The service helps adults to set goals to successfully recover from drug and alcohol misuse.

Services include:

  • prescribing and community detox
  • care plan
  • group work, providing peer support and peer challenges
  • intuitive thinking skills
  • one-to-one support
  • links to mutual aid groups and wider organisations
  • engagement and outreach
  • workshops and training sessions
  • complimentary therapies
  • needle exchanges
  • support for family and friends
  • education, training and employment
  • recovery groups
  • specialist onward referrals

Recovery Support

Recovery support helps anyone who needs:

  • support when they're ready to leave treatment
  • support to maintain their goals or get back on track

They focus on the needs of the user. Support available includes:

  • having someone to talk to or a place to go at a difficult time
  • helping people into education or employment
  • helping with housing or any other issues

Access to the service is through the START team. Call 0161 474 3141.