Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can access Stockport and District Mind’s services?
Anybody experiencing mental distress, or who is affected by someone suffering mental distress and lives within – or is registered with a G.P – in the SK1 – SK8 postcodes.

Click here to find your local Mind.

  • Where is Stockport and District Mind?
Dove House
65 Union Street
Stockport
SK1 3NP

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  • Do I need a diagnosis to receive support?
No, many people experiencing mental distress don’t have a diagnosis but Stockport and District Mind is here to help.
  • Do I have to pay or make a donation to receive support?
No, there is no charge for using our support. Donations are welcome, but are not expected and would only be at your own discretion.
  • Can you advise me about medication?
National Mind publishes some general guides to medication, they can be found here.

We are unable to give specific advice about your medication. However, if you have concerns or questions about your medication one of our Advocates will be able to accompany you to your medical appointments and help you to voice your concerns and ask any questions you might have.

  • Can I receive support from Stockport and District Mind if I also get support from other organisations?
  • Yes, we work in conjunction with many organisations within Stockport and Greater Manchester. However, to avoid confusion we do need to ensure we aren’t duplicating work that other organisations are already doing with you.
    • Can Stockport and District Mind help my relative or friend?
    We understand how difficult it can be when someone you care about is experiencing mental distress. it can often leave you feeling worried, helpless and upset – especially if the person you care doesn’t want help or doesn’t feel they need help.

    Stockport and District Mind can only provide support to people that want to access our service. However, here is a link to National Mind’s page that gives some guidance.

    At Stockport Mind we also have a service that provides support for mental health carers. Here are the details of our service:

    Do you provide emotional and practical support to a partner, relative friend or neighbour who could not cope without your help? Then you can receive support as a carer.

    We are here to provide confidential, impartial information, support and advice to mental health carers. For more information telephone:

    0161 475 6229
    9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Thursday
    9.00am – 4.30pm Friday

    Or email:

    carerssupport@stockportmind.org.uk