Wellbeing in Salford

Find information about local services and organisations that can help you here in Salford and beyond:


Salford Independent Domestic Abuse Support Service

Salford Independent Domestic Abuse Support Service (SIDASS) provides independent advocacy and specialised support to victims.

Telephone: 0161 793 3232

Website: www.salfordwomensaid.org

End the Fear

Anybody who is experiencing domestic or sexual violence can find help, support and advice here.

Telephone: 0161 636 7525

Website: www.endthefear.co.uk

Talk, Listen, Change

Talk, Listen, Change has a simple mission; to support safe, healthy and happy relationships.

Telephone: 0161 872 1100

Website: www.talklistenchange.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

Men’s Advice Line

Men’s Advice Line’s friendly advisors will believe you, offer you non-judgmental emotional support, practical advice and information.

Telephone: 0808 8010327

Website: www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

ManKind Initiative

ManKind Initiative confidential helpline is available for male victims of domestic abuse and male victims of domestic violence across the UK.

Telephone: 01823 334244

Website: www.mankind.org.uk


Salford Carers Service

Salford Carers Service has been supporting carers locally since 2001. They offer a comprehensive range of support, tailored to individual carer’s needs.

Telephone: 0161 834 6069

Website: www.gaddumcentre.co.uk/salford-carers-service/

Trafford Carers Centre

Trafford Carers Centre is an independent registered Charity (1102075) that supports unpaid carers looking after someone who lives in the Trafford area.

Telephone: 0161 848 2400

Website: www.traffordcarerscentre.org.uk

Manchester Carers Network

Manchester Carers Network aim to help improve carers’ health and wellbeing and reduce ‘carer breakdown’ (when carers are in crisis).

Website: www.manchestercarersnetwork.org.uk

Manchester Carers Centre

Manchester Carers Centre was established in 1997 as an independent voluntary organisation. They deliver a range of a free, high quality support services for unwaged carers in our city, including information and advice, emotional support, practical help, community drop-ins, breaks, social activities and access to grants and training.

Telephone: 0161 27 27 27 0

Website: www.manchestercarers.org.uk

Crossroads Together

Crossroads Together is a registered charity dedicated to providing information, advice and practical support to unpaid carers of all ages and the people they care for.

Telephone: 0333 323 1990

Website: www.crossroadstogether.org.uk

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 0808 808 7777

Website: www.carersuk.org

Email: [email protected]

Child Health

Children’s Centres

Supporting all families from pregnancy through to teenage years.

Website: www.salford.gov.uk

Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

Website: www.nhs.uk


Change4Life is here to help you and your family be healthier and happier.

Website: www.nhs.uk/change4life

Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Website: www.nhs.uk

Community Groups

Salford Foodbank

Salford Foodbank are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Website: www.salford.foodbank.org.uk

Being There

Being There is a small charity providing emotional support and practical assistance to people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, along with those closest to them, such as family, friends and carers.

Telephone: 0845 123 23 29

Website: www.beingthere.org.uk

Salford Women’s Centre

SWC was set up in the early 1980s by women, for women. Their mission statement is for the health and well-being of all women who live or work in Salford (and their children).

Telephone: 0161 736 3844

Website: www.salfordwomenscentre.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

My City Salford

Discover local events and organise your own. Connect with nearby businesses and get special discounts. Volunteer in your neighbourhood and share your own skills with those in your community. Never miss out on what’s happening in your area. Get involved, and make a difference.

Website: www.mycitysalford.com

Emmaus Salford

Emmaus Salford are a charity that supports homeless people by providing them with a home and an opportunity to progress.

Website: www.emmaus.org.uk/salford

Salford Heart Care

Salford Heart Care is the place for practical, social and emotional support for heart care patients, their families and carers.

Telephone: 0161 707 7402

Website: www.salfordheartcare.co.uk

Working Well Early Help

Working Well Early Help supports patients who are self employed or employed and off work sick and in receipt of a fit note (for 2 weeks +) to return to work by addressing work and non-work related issues using a person centred approach – providing early access to Employment and HR advice, Health & Wellbeing support, CBT and physiotherapy at no cost to you.

Telephone: 0300 456 8107

Website: www.information.maximusuk.co.uk/Working-Well-Early-Help

Email: [email protected]

Depression, Anxiety & Stress

Self Help

Self Help offer a wide range of support, services and opportunities for people living with mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks.

Website: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk

Twitter: @WeAreSelfHelp

Mind in Salford

Mind in Salford is an independent, user focused charity providing vital services to make a positive difference to the wellbeing and mental health of local people.

Telephone: 0161 710 1070

Website: www.mindinsalford.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

‘Healthy Minds’ free online mental health course

‘Healthy Minds’ is a free mental health and wellbeing course you can do online if you live or work in Greater Manchester. It takes about an hour to do and has been developed by the NHS Greater Manchester mental wellbeing team with the Royal Society for Public Health. You can access the course for free on their website without needing to register.

Start the course


Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.

Website: kooth.com


Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927

Website: www.rethink.org

Email: [email protected]

Rethink Mental Illness Manchester Group

The Rethink Mental Illness Manchester Group is a group for people affected by severe mental illness to come together to share information and support with each other.

Telephone: Mary on 07816 754032

Website: www.rethink.org

Email: [email protected]


Thrive helps you prevent and manage stress, anxiety and related conditions. The game based app can be used to relax before a stressful situation or on a more regular basis to help you live a happier, more stress-free life.

Download from: www.apps.apple.com

Download from: www.play.google.com


Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123

Website: www.samaritans.org

Email: [email protected]


Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Telephone: 0300 123 3393

Website: www.mind.org.uk

Drugs and Alcohol

Achieve Recovery Services

Achieve are committed to improving health and social outcomes for service users and families allowing more people to make a meaningful recovery from drug and alcohol misuse.

Telephone: 0161 358 1530

Website: www.gmmh.nhs.uk/achieve

One You Days Off – Mobile App

The One You Days Off app is a simple and easy way to track the days you drink alcohol and the days you don’t.

Download from: Google Play: One You Days Off

Download from: iTunes: One You Days Off

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Telephone: 0800 9177 650

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

Drinkaware Online Tools & Apps

Online trackers and apps from Drinkaware to help you avoid harm from alcohol.

Download from: www.drinkaware.co.uk


If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.

Telephone: 0300 123 1110

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Telephone: 0300 123 6600

Text: 82111

Website: www.talktofrank.com

Email: [email protected]

Eating Disorders Support


Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity – they exist to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

Telephone: 0808 801 0677

Website: www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Anorexia and Bulimia Care

Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC) provide on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders, those struggling personally and parents, families and friends.

Telephone: 03000 11 12 13

Website: www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk

Elderly Care

Cyril Flint Befrienders

Caring for an ageing community – Cyril Flint is a free befriending and volunteering service for adults in later life.

Telephone: 0161 942 9465

Website: www.cyrilflint.org

Silver Line

Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 0800 4 70 80 90

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk

Age UK Salford

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.

Telephone: 0161 788 7300

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Alzheimer’s Society

From day one of dementia, Alzheimer’s Society will be right here with you. For support and advice. For campaigning, and one day, for a cure.

Telephone: 0300 222 11 22

Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk


Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.

Telephone: 0800 888 6678

Website: www.dementiauk.org

Email: [email protected]


This Girl Can With Manchester

This Girl Can With Manchester is part of Sport England’s national This Girl Can campaign which has already inspired millions of women like you to start getting active.

Website: www.manchestergirlscan.co.uk

The Angel Centre – Free Exercise Sessions

It’s not easy getting into exercise, but you are much more likely to find exercise that works for you when you have a bit of support.

Telephone: 0161 710 1075

Website: www.theangelcentre.org.uk

Change your Weigh

Salford Community Leisure’s Active Lifestyles Team run a free 12 week ‘Change your Weigh’ programme.

Website: www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk

Learning Disability Support

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation is making a difference to the lives of children, young people and adults across the UK by providing information and support, running workshops and speaking up for families on a national level.

Website: www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk


For every shape and size of family, whatever they need and whatever their child’s disability, Contact can help.

Telephone: www.contact.org.uk

Website: 0808 808 3555


Mama Academy

Mama Academy’s mission is to empower all maternity professionals and expectant parents on stillbirth prevention methods to help more babies arrive safely.

Telephone: 07427 851670

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MAMAAcademy

Twitter: @mamaacademy

Website: www.mamaacademy.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

Instagram: @mamaacademy

Start 4 Life

Trusted NHS help and advice during pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

Website: www.nhs.uk/start4life

Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

Download from: Google Play: Baby Buddy

Download from: iTunes: Baby Buddy

Your Birth Plan

A birth plan is a record of what you would like to happen during your labour and after the birth.

Website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/how-to-make-birth-plan/


Tommy’s provides information and support to empower parents during pregnancy.

Website: www.tommys.org

Sexual Health

Sexual Health – Salford CCG

Lots of us will have problems with sex from time to time. There is no need to be embarassed – help and support is available.

Website: www.salfordccg.nhs.uk


Sexwise are here to give you honest advice about contraception, pregnancy, STIs and pleasure.

Website: www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk

Family Planning Association

A sexual health charity, the Family Planning Association gives straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.

Telephone: 020 7608 5240

Website: www.fpa.org.uk

MyCity Health – Sexual Wellbeing

Get help making the right choices to stay safe and healthy with your sexual partners.

Website: www.mycityhealth.co.uk


Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year.

Website: www.brook.org.uk

Sexual Health Helpline

The National Sexual Health Helpline provided by Public Health England is open Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm.

Telephone: 0300 123 7123

Quit Smoking

My City Health

If you are ready to quit smoking for good, reduce the number of cigarettes you have each day, or keep your addictions at bay, there is lots of local support that can help you.

Website: www.mycityhealth.co.uk

One You – Quit Smoking

Stopping smoking is one of the best things you’ll ever do for your health. Get started with free expert support, stop smoking aids, tools and practical tips.

Website: www.nhs.uk

The Angel Centre – Free E-Cigarette

The Angel Centre have been giving Salford people free E-Cigarettes to help them reduce or quit smoking for over a year.

Website: www.theangelcentre.org.uk

Weight Management

Change Your Weigh

Salford Community Leisure’s Active Lifestyles Team run a free 12 week ‘Change your Weigh’ programme.

Website: www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk

This Girl Can With Manchester

This Girl Can With Manchester is part of Sport England’s national This Girl Can campaign which has already inspired millions of women like you to start getting active.

Website: www.manchestergirlscan.co.uk

Am I a Healthy Weight?

Calculate your BMI using this NHS Tool

Website: NHS: BMI Calculator

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.

Website: www.slimmingworld.co.uk

One You – Lose Weight

If you’re overweight, losing weight has many health benefits. Making small, simple changes to what and how much you are eating and drinking can really help you lose the pounds.

Website: www.nhs.uk

The Angel Centre – Free Dieting Support

The Angel Centre’s friendly nutritionist, Chantelle is on hand to help you reach your dieting goals.

Telephone: 0161 710 1075

Website: www.theangelcentre.org.uk

Email: [email protected]


Meetings, Online or a little bit of both. They’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle.

Website: www.weightwatchers.com/uk

Youth Counselling

42nd Street

42nd Street is a Greater Manchester charity that supports young people aged 11-25 years with their emotional wellbeing and mental health, promoting choice and creativity.

Telephone: 0161 228 7321

Website: www.42ndstreet.org.uk

Young Minds

Young Minds is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported an empowered, whatever the challenges.

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk