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.
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
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
If you're an older person and feel isolated, the Stockport College community care letter exchange scheme can connect you with students. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.