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Where to find support and information

Self-help

Local support

Stockport Local

To connect with others in your community visit Stockport Local, an online directory where you can find information in your area about:

  • community groups
  • services
  • events
  • activities
  • volunteering opportunities

Stockport Libraries - Boost your mood

Stockport Libraries have many 'mood boosting' books. They also have a range of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) self-help books. These can help with some common emotional and mental health problems.


Healthy Stockport

Take a look at other areas of the Healthy Stockport website. You'll find more information about how you can make healthy lifestyle changes yourself which can benefit your mental wellbeing:

  • healthy eating
  • physical activity
  • stopping smoking

Online tools and resources

Living Life to the Full

Living Life to the Full is a free self-help approach that provides all the tools you need for managing your own stress and low mood. The website has been written in the CBT approach.

If you live in Stockport you can access 3 resources for free:

  • living life to the full
  • reclaim your life from illness, disability, pain or fatigue
  • enjoy your baby

Visit the registration page and enter your details. You'll need the code: Stockportph2015.


Stockport and District Mind

Stockport and District Mind are a local, independent adult mental health charity, supporting people in Stockport. They run local activities and events to support your mental wellbeing.


Self Help Talking Therapies Stockport

Self Help Talking Therapies Stockport provide support, tools and techniques to help you take control of your life.

Talking Therapies can help you deal with negative thoughts and feelings. You can access this support on a one to one basis or as part of a wider group or workshop.

E-therapy courses enable you to work through a series of online exercises and learn techniques to help you feel better about yourself. You can access the courses from your own home.

These services are available to anyone who is registered with a GP in Stockport, aged 11 years and above.

Social Media

Spend well and Live Well in Stockport

The Spend well and Live Well in Stockport Facebook group is open to everyone. It's for services and residents to post tips and advice about maximising your own money and improving your wellbeing. This can cover anything from:

  • free advice sessions
  • money saving tips
  • affordable activities
  • school uniform exchanges

The list is endless.

Useful websites

NHS

Every Mind Matters provides expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. Take the quiz to get your free Mind Plan.

Moodzone provides practical information, interactive tools and videos to help you look after your mental health.


Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation has information about mental health and advice on how to look after your mental health. There are podcasts and videos, inspiring stories and an A to Z guide.


Mind

The national mental health charity, Mind, provides practical information on:

  • improving and maintaining your mental wellbeing
  • the 5 ways to wellbeing
  • conditions
  • support
  • treatment
  • your rights

There's also an online mental health page which explains the benefits and challenges to your mental health from being online, how to look after yourself online and how to get support.


Action for Happiness

Action for Happiness is a movement committed to building a happier and more caring society. Find out how you can create more happiness around you.

Apps

My Possible Self

The My Possible Self app helps you to develop coping mechanisms, learn mental health management skills and live happier on your journey to becoming your best possible self. You can download the free app on the website.


Feeling Good: positive mindset

The Feeling Good: positive mindset app helps relax your body and mind with a series of audio tracks. They're designed to help you build confidence, energy and a positive mindset.


Student Health App

The Student Health app offers reassurance, information and advice on topics relevant to students including mental health and wellbeing.