Loneliness and isolation

Helping you connect with others – local support

There's a wide range of support in Stockport that can help you connect with other people and your local community.

If you’re feeling very anxious or depressed or struggling to control your feelings of loneliness, talk to your GP. They can offer support through some of the many services that Stockport has to offer.

Stockport Local

You can find out about Stockport's community and voluntary organisations in the Stockport Local Directory.

Volunteering in Stockport

If you're looking for opportunities to volunteer in Stockport you can visit the volunteer hub website.

Or call 0161 974 0753 or email Support@stockportvolunteerhub.org.uk

Looking for paid work

Being out of work can be a lonely experience as you may lose your social networks that went with your work. Visit the Stockport Jobs Match website to look for paid employment and information. You can also find advice on job hunting and help to make new connections.

Support services available in Stockport

The Prevention Alliance

The Prevention Alliance (TPA) provide support with all aspects of wellbeing, including loneliness. TPA Community Connectors provide opportunities:

  • to explore informal connections and networks of interest
  • to help you set up new groups
  • to strengthen existing community groups with their guidance

Call: 0161 474 1042
If you have hearing loss text: 07539 468560
Email: info@stockporttpa.co.uk

Age UK Stockport

Age UK Stockport provide information, advice and individual support including practical, social, and emotional.

Call: 0161 480 1211. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Closed Bank Holidays.

Viaduct Wellbeing and Self Care Team

The Viaduct Wellbeing and Self Care Team are GP practice-based self-care coordinators. If you're experiencing loneliness and social isolation or other mental wellbeing issues, they offer 1-2-1 and group support.

Ask your GP receptionist to refer you.

Signpost for Carers

Signpost for Carers provide information and support for unwaged carers in Stockport, including online groups and young carer’s support.

Call: 0161 442 0442. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm
Call: 0161 947 4690 for the Young Carers Team

The Wellbeing and Independence Network (WIN) - Pure Innovations

For support to help you take part in a wide variety of social, civic, leisure, learning, work, or volunteering opportunities visit the WIN Stockport website.

Call: 0161 804 4416, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm

The Wellbeing and Independence Network (WIN)- Community Transport

If you're struggling to use public transport, the Community Transport/Stockport Car Scheme will make a real difference to your life. If you're isolated and lonely it will help you get out into the community and take the stress of transport away.

Call: 0161 804 4416. Lines are open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 4:30pm. Friday from 9am to 4pm

Stockport College

If you're an older person and feel isolated, the Stockport College community care letter exchange scheme can connect you with students. Email: michelle.mclaughlin@tcg.ac.uk for more information.

Mind Stockport - Isolation and Social Engagement Service

The Isolation and Social Engagement Service offers individually tailored support for over 16 year olds who are:

  • experiencing isolation
  • feeling lonely
  • have other mental health or wellbeing needs

Call: 0161 475 6229. Lines are open Monday and Wednesday from 9:30am to 1pm. Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Email: info@stockportmind.org.uk

Ebony and Ivory Community Organisation

The Ebony and Ivory Community Organisation are an activity learning group for African and Caribbean young people and their families.

Call: 0161 477 1914

Stockport User Friendly Fellowship (STUFF)

If you live in Stockport and are suffering or recovering from a range of mental health/alcohol problems, STUFF can provide you with support.

Call: 07845 928227

Forward LGBT+ Stockport

Forward LGBT+ Stockport provide a visible and dedicated safe space for local LGBT+ folks, family and friends, to meet, participate and share with the wider community.

Call: 07719 103201, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. A helpline for social contact, validation, emergency food parcels, friendly ear.