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Getting Support


The START (Stockport Triage Assessment Referral Team) offer anyone aged over 26 a free and confidential service to access the alcohol and/or drug support and treatment that’s right for you.

If you are aged 25 or under you can contact MOSAIC - our dedicated young people’s service.

The team will speak with you on a one-to-one basis, making sure we understand your needs so we can guide you towards the support that is best for you.

There are a number of different alcohol and drug services available in Stockport and one of our aims is to make sure that you’re supported in finding the right service.

Talk with us today

You can talk with us today if you would like our help in finding the right support or treatment or simply if you would like more information.

The START operates from many locations within Stockport, including the council contact centre at Fred Perry House. The service operates Monday to Wednesday 8:30am – 5:30pm, Thursday 8.30am – 6:00pm, Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm. Evening appointments are also available.

To get in touch, simply complete our online form.

Alternatively, you can call us on 0161 474 3141 or email to make your appointment and get more information.

We’ll offer you help and advice whether it’s for you or if you’re concerned about a friend or family member.

You can find more details about each different treatment and support service on the next few pages.