Cheadle Medical Practice

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Are you feeling anxious, stressed, or low at this time? There are lots of things you can do to lift your mood.

Please download the information leaflet here for groups and services that can help you.

Wellbeing Resources

Crisis Helplines

The Stockport Crisis Helpline is available 24/7 for anyone who needs mental health advice and support urgently. You can freephone 0800 014 9995 to access.


SilverCloud is a confidential and secure series of programmes to help ease stress, sleep better or build resilience. To find out more, click here.

You can also download Silvercloud’s guide to supporting an anxious teen and guide to supporting an anxious child.

Living Life to the Full

This gives you instant access to courses that can help improve low mood, overcome stress, sleep better and build confidence, and they are available in 18 languages. To find out more, click here.

Open Door

Mental Health Crisis support 24/7

Contact details for Open Door

Email: [email protected]

24/7 Helpline: 0800 138 7276

Kooth / Qwell

Kooth provides free, safe and anonymous online support for people aged 10-25, 24/7. Click here for more info.

Please visit the video link below for more information

Qwell provides the same service for those aged 26 or over. Click here for more info.

There are no waiting lists and no referral is needed.

Greater Manchester Bereavement Service

This is available for anyone who has been bereaved or affected by a death by whatever cause, no matter how long ago. You can call 0161 983 0902 or click here for more information.

You can make an appointment with a GP to let us know how you have been feeling. It may be tough to begin with, but your GP can refer you for counselling and other talking therapies that can really help.

Shining a Light on Suicide

This service is for whether you’re feeling suicidal, worried someone else is, or if you have lost someone to suicide. Whatever you’re going through you can get the advice and support you need. Click here for more information.

If it’s an emergency and you’re worried you can’t keep yourself safe, go to A&E immediately or call 999 if you can’t make it to a hospital.

CBT Self-referral

Under the IAPT scheme (improving access to psychological therapies), we are now able to offer self-referral to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This has been shown to be very effective for the treatment of mild to moderate anxiety and depression.

You may wish to discuss this with your doctor first, or they may have directed you to our website.

You can download the forms then complete and send them to the CBT department yourself, hopefully giving you quicker access to the help you need.

Download CBT Service Information here

Psychological Wellbeing Service

This is a free of charge service for those over the age of 16 suffering from common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, low self esteem, OCD, health anxiety and panic.

Patients can self refer for this service via the Self Help website here or by downloading and completing a self referral form here.

You can also call the service on 0161 480 2020 or visit your GP who can arrange a referral if appropriate.

Stockport Self Help Services – Stress

To access the service you can refer yourself, or ask your GP to refer you, for more information follow the link below.

Wellbeing and Self Care Service

This service is for patients aged 18+ to help manage things in your life that may be affecting your health & wellbeing.  Appointments are available to book online and by calling the practice.

Self Care Coordinators provide this service for people aged 18+ in your practice to help you to manage the things in your life that may affect your health and wellbeing. We have time to listen, explore options and help you to work towards your goals.

The Self Care Coordinator is someone who:

  • You can talk to confidentially
  • Gives you one to one support to help you manage your own health and wellbeing
  • Can link you to local services and support
  • Can provide you with techniques and online tools you can build into day to day living

The type of issues the service can support you with:

  • Long Term Conditions such as asthma, obesity, diabetes, anxiety, hypertension
  • Lifestyle e.g. diet, physical activity, weight management
  • Finance, relationships, housing, employment
  • Loneliness, social isolation
  • Caring issues

Download an information poster here

NHS Talking Therapies Self Help

Big Life is in the business of changing lives. They fight inequality by working with people and places to create opportunities and inspire change.
Big life services work with people on all areas of their life and help them with the things that matter most to them first, working with them to remove all the obstacles to changing their life for the better. They help people see the skills and support they already have so that they can build on it. Follow this link to find out more or generate a self referral.

Information about further mental health services in Greater Manchester is available here.

Date published: 10th May, 2022
Date last updated: 2nd November, 2023