Due to the impact of Coronavirus on our daily lives, here is an update on all aspects of our services and activities. We are still here to support you over the phone and online, but all in-person activities are now on hold.
Our decisions have been taken in line with guidance from the government and Public Health, to ensure the maximum safety of the general public.
For details on support available outside of Stockport Mind, and other key links and information, please click here.
As much as is possible, we are still available for anyone (you do not have to have been a user of our services) to phone for support during our standard opening hours. If you can’t get through right away, please leave a message and we will get back to you – 0161 480 7393.
Our hours are Mondays/Wednesdays 9.30am-1pm, Tuesdays/Thursdays 9.30am-4.30pm (closed for lunch 1-1.30pm), and we are closed on Fridays.
You can email us too – email@example.com
Stockport Council have set up a support network and dedicated helpline – please see details of the helpline here, and a further page here which includes links to support around: money, health, for older people, domestic abuse, housing, counselling, special educational needs and disabilities, homelessness, Carers, advocacy, food poverty, mental health and safety.
All our groups – Rendezvous, Singing 4 Fun, Hearing Voices, Thursday at One, Carers drop-in, and Carers Choir – are suspended until further notice. This information lists services you could contact in the meantime. However, our Thursday at One art group is continuing virtually. Members – and anyone else – can submit work to be showcased on our website.
Our Dove House office will be closed to the public until further notice. All staff are working from home as much as possible.
If you’re already under our Carers or Isolation-reducing services, the face-to-face elements of these services are suspended until further notice, but we are still offering telephone support – 0161 480 7393 for Isolation Service, 0161 475 6229 for Carers.
It is likely that you may need to leave a message but we are monitoring the answer machine and will get back to you. We will be on the other end of the phone as much as possible within standard working hours.
For anyone who receives in-person therapeutic sessions from John, they are also suspended until further notice.
We won’t be attending any public events until further notice.
What if I’m worried I may have the virus?
If you have any concerns that you may have the virus, head to https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/.
Resources and support from other services
This blog from Mind, ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’, has lots of information and resources about how COVID-19 might affect your life, and how to manage worries and anxieties around this, as well as a comprehensive range of practical tips to take care of yourself and loved ones at this concerning and difficult time.
Mind also have Coronavirus support resources specifically for young people, workplace teams, and parents/Carers of those aged 11-18. Mind are part of Our Front Line as well, joining with other mental health charities to ensure frontline staff and key workers have round-the-clock support available.
We would advise that you try as much as possible to keep active with things like exercise, music, films, or whatever interests you. Avoid negative social media and try to look at factual information – as linked above and below – and take care of yourself and loved ones as much as you can.
More resources and support
There are many other services and groups out there providing support and information at this difficult time. We have produced a separate page for this, so please click here for details.
For our arrangements, please keep an eye on this website and our social media, which we will update with new information as we go. Take care of yourselves and each other, thank you.
Shirley Williams (Chair), Collin McCabe (Manager), and staff
Stockport and District Mind
How you can support us
Giving to others is one of the five ways to wellbeing, and we know lots of kind and amazing people out there like to help us and other charities out, even at times of personal tragedy and difficulty.
Therefore, if you want to help us so we can continue to support people at a time when our services are needed more than ever, a small donation to our Emergency Appeal would be very welcome.