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Stockport Service Providers – Christmas 2021

Stockport Service Providers – Christmas 2021
No one should feel alone at any time, but Christmas can be a particularly stressful time. Across Stockport there are many organisations ready and willing to help.
The following is a list of Stockport Food and Wellbeing Service Providers over the Christmas holidays:

All Saints Marple – 0161 427 2378 / office@allsaintsmarple.co.uk 
Closed Christmas Day; extra food will be given out on Sat 18 Dec 

Brinnington – Big Local – 07525 857496
Closed 23rd December – 4th January 
Cooking up a storm – free ingredient pack for a xmas lunch up to £15 of goods; young persons pack too

Brinnington Pantry – 0161 474 4760
Open as normal until 24 December, then open as a one off on Thursday 30 Dec – TBC

Chat Health – Send a message at https: //chathealth.nhs.uk/ or text 07480635227
Open on 24th December 8.30 – 2pm; closed 25th – 28th December; open 29th – 30th 8.30 – 4.30pm; 31st 8.30 – 2pm; closed 1st – 3rd January 2022
Chat Health allows children and young people to seek confidential health and relationship advice from their local school nurse. It will be available for those aged 11-19 years old and open to discuss all subjects, such as mental health, healthy eating or sexual health. Once connected, you will receive a message from a local health professional ready to listen and advise within 24 hours.

EAICO – 0161 477 1914 / contactus@eaicostockport.org

Gatley Foodbank @ Bethany Church – 07972 168861
Closed from 22nd December – check for opening times over Christmas holiday period 
A children’s breakfast with father Christmas and children’s entertainer on 4 Dec at Bethany Church, Gatley. There will be donkey rides for the children on the Sunday and also open the church for other Christmas activities that will involve families.

Hope Line – Call: 0800 068 4141 / Text: 07860039967

9am – midnight 365 days a year
HOPELINEUK advisers want to work with you to understand why these thoughts of suicide might be present. They also want to provide you with a safe space to talk through anything happening in your life that could be impacting on your or anyone else’s ability to stay safe. For children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide. For anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide

Kooth – https://www.kooth.com/
Open throughout Christmas and new year – check online for opening times
Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community for those aged 11-18. Access free, safe and anonymous support – online advice is available 24/7, with mental health professionals available to talk during the times outlined on the left.

Mottram Street Pantry – pantry@stockporthomes.org 0161 474 4760 
Open Thursdays 3.30pm – 5.30pm and Fridays 10am – 11.30am as normal on 24 Dec, then open as one off on Thursday 30 Dec

Pantry at Number 5 – pantry@stockporthomes.org 0161 474 4760
Open Thursdays 3.30pm – 5.30pm and Fridays 10am – 11.30am as normal on 24 Dec, then open as one off on Thursday 30 Dec

Pennine Care NHS Mental Health Helpline – 08000 149995
Open 24/7, 365 days a year

Penny Lane Pantry
Provisionally closed from 22 December until 11 Jan

SHOUT Mental Health Support – Text SHOUT to 85258
https://giveusashout.org/get- help/
Open 24/7, 365 days a year

Starting Point Community Learning Partnership – 0161 494 9947 / hello@startpoint.org.uk
Closed Sat 25 – Mon 27 Dec and Sat 1 – Mon 3 Jan
Confirmed free sandwich and snack for any child who asks during school holidays.

Stockport Foodbank – foodbank@stockportfoodbank.org.uk / 07483 115349 
All Foodbank Centres OPEN as normal upto and including 24th Dec. Bredbury Foodbank will be open on the 28th Dec. Usual Foodbank’s open 29th, 30th and 31st Dec. All Foodbanks open as normal from 4th Jan.

Stockport Together
4 Family fun drop in sessions:
23rd Dec – family Christmas party (each family will be given a food pack for Christmas day dinner)
29th Dec family panto trip and photography workshop (family will get snacks and activity pack) and 30th Dec famliy photo workshop (family given pizza making kits)
4th Jan – family arts & craft and multi sports session (family food pack for evening meal)

The Cherry Tree Project – cherrytreeproject@mail.com
We hope to provide 3000 christmas dinners (as ingredient bags), 600 of these are confirmed the rest are dependent on funding. Face to Face holiday clubs from 3rd Jan for ages 7-16 dependent on HAF.

The Wellspring – info@thewellspring.co.uk 0161 477 6344 
The Wellspring will be open every day, the week of the 27th we will be working on reduced hours of 8am till 2pm.
We will continue to provide hot meals these are served 8.30 am till 10am and dinner 12.30 till 1.30pm except for Christmas day, the dinners will be served 12 till 1.30pm
We will also be providing a delivery of Christmas dinners – these will have to be pre-ordered by a professional or people can call the wellspring and book themselves in. These meals will be delivered Christmas eve dependant on what volunteers are supporting.

Togetherall – https://togetherall.com/en-gb/
Open 24/7, 365 days a year
Togetherall is a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Woodley Pantry
Provisionally closed from 22 Dec until 11 Jan

Open Door (safe haven) (Making Space) – opendoorstockport@makingspace. co.uk
0161-549 9717 Crisis call line will be available 24/7 0800 138 7276

Mental health phoneline open 24/7, 365 days a year
Open Door provides immediate mental health crisis management and emotional support, structured guided self-help and approved computerised therapy programmes, taking a person-centred approach to hearing your needs and creating an action plan. We can offer you support via telephone, WhatsApp, video calling and face to face at our new hub in the town centre: 72-74 Prince’s Street Stockport, SK1 1RJ
We can offer you support via telephone, WhatsApp, video calling and face to face at our new hub in the town centre.
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