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Coronavirus (Covid-19) wellbeing and mental health support for adults

For adults, families and carers




Bluesci are operating a dedicated mental health /wellbeing help line that is covered by qualified and experienced practitioners, operating Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm. The number is: 0161 912 2177. People can leave a voice message outside of these times. 

BlueScie have also developed Online Mindfulness and Online Pilates courses


Greater Manchester


The Support Agency Directory contains details of organisations that offer support around welfare; finance; housing; wellbeing and mental health; caring; and employment across Greater Manchester - GMCVO

Telephone Listening Line for people with life-limiting illness, Trafford Office: 0161 747 2452 or 07716122613 - Being There

Free online programmes to ease stress levels, improve sleep or build resilience (16+)  - SilverCloud 

Working with the GMCA, the University of Manchester have created a Keeping Well at Home guide. It's aimed at older people who don't have access to the internet, and contains lots of useful health and dietary advice and exercisesWe know lots more people are currently walking to stay active, and there are now helpful resources available so you can do so safely.


General resources


How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak - The Mental Health Foundation

Coronavirus and your wellbeing - Mind

Coronovirus anxiety: how to cope - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy




Coronavirus guidance - Trafford Carers Centre

Guidance for carers - Carers UK

Advice for carers of those with severe mental illness - Rethink


Physical activities


Exercises for older adults live sessions on their Facebook page - Move It or Lose It

Support pack for older people on how to keep exercising at home - Move It or Lose It

10 minute chair workout for seniors - Joe Wicks


Family Wellbeing

Trafford Sunrise are offering mental health and wellbeing workshops online for Trafford parents of a child aged 5-12 - Just Pyschology

Calm Connections CIC is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring positive family relationships and good mental health. They are offering the following services accessible via online or phone:

  • Parent mentors
  • Online support groups via zoom and facebook
  • 1:1 Family coaching
  • Family workshops, mindfulness, story connections and Calm Families programme
  • Finding the Balance series to support with education, working from home, technology, motivation and any other challenges

Activities and resources for you and your family at home -  including help with home learning, keeping fit and wellbeing, fun things to do, and staying in touch with friends and family.

How to talk to your child or young person about coronavirus - lots of information and videos to help manage 

Children and Young People mental health and wellbeing support - including local support and activities