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Community Change Foundation

28Cornbrook CourtManchesterM15 4EP
0161 872 9220

Community Change Foundation

Community Change Foundation (the operating name of Community Change Trust) is a Charity based in Manchester dedicated to improving the lives of young people within the local community by providing mentoring based support in both one to one and group settings.

We use a holistic, resilience based mentoring model to empower the people we work with to make positive, informed choices about their future, improving not only their own lives but those of the people in the communities around them.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 872 9220
E-mail
enquiries@ccf-org.com

Where to go

Venue Address
28
Cornbrook Court
Manchester
Postcode
M15 4EP

Manchester and Trafford Therapy and Counselling MATTAC

Working with Children, Adolescent's, Adult's and families offering Counselling/Therapy. 

I believe anybody can experience Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues and other problems.  You may need a little bit of extra help to make sense of what you are experiencing , therapy can help do this. 

Based in Sale seeing people from across Manchester and Trafford. Listed on http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellor...  and am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy .

Who to contact

Telephone
07974056799
E-mail
bernie@mattac.co.uk
Website
MATTAC

42nd Street

We're open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 7pm
87-91Great Ancoats StreetManchesterGreater ManchesterM4 5AG
Admin Line: 0161 228 7321 Fax: 0161 228 0528

42nd Street

If you are aged 13 to 25, living in Manchester, Salford, Trafford or Tameside/Glossop and under stress, or know someone who is, we might be the service for you.

At 42nd Street we believe that a range of different approaches can be effective in responding to young people's mental health needs and this is reflected in the variety of services we offer. As well as therapy, counselling and individual support, we offer a wide range of youth work interventions including groups and arts-based projects. All our services to young people are free and confidential.

Who to contact

Telephone
Admin Line: 0161 228 7321
Fax: 0161 228 0528
E-mail
theteam@42ndstreet.org.uk
Website
42nd Street
Twitter
https://twitter.com/42ndstreetLDN
Extra details

Helpline available Monday, Thursday & Friday: 12.30pm to 4.30pm for:

  • - Referrals
  • - Service Enquiries
  • - Advice and Information

Where to go

Name of Venue
The Space
Venue Address
87-91
Great Ancoats Street
Manchester
Greater Manchester
Postcode
M4 5AG

When is it on?

Days & Times
We're open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 7pm

Who is it for?

Ages
From 13 years to 25 years
Supporting People With
Mental health conditions
Challenging Behaviour

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Yes
Referral Details

42nd Street takes referrals from young people themselves and from parents, carers and professionals.

If you would like to refer someone to 42nd Street you can either:

  • Call the admin line: 0161 228 7321 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm)
  • Complete a referral form and fax it back to us on: 0161 228 0528
  • Access our website for more information: http://42ndstreet.org.uk/referrals/

Please do not email referrals
(This is to ensure Confidentiality)

We will only accept referrals where the young person has consented to the referral being made.

Cost Information

Free

How accessible is this service?

Further Details

Our building is wheechair accessible. We have targeted inclusion projects aimed at BME young people, disabled young people and LGBTQ young people. Young people can choose the gender of the worker they wish to see and we offer daytime and evening sessions. Young people are able to refer themselves to 42nd Street.

42nd Street Disabled Young People's Project

The Disabled Young Peoples project offers:·

  • 1:1 support with a specialist worker
  • An arts and drama based group
  • Opportunities to meet other young people

If you have any access needs, require support to attend or would like information in a different format please contact the Helpline or email: kay.hirst@fortysecondstreet.org.uk

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 832 0170
E-mail
theteam@fortysecondstreet.org.uk
Website
42nd Street
Related Organisation
42nd Street

Where to go

Name of Venue
Swan Building
Venue Address
Swan Street
Manchester
Postcode
M4 5JW

Who is it for?

Ages
From 13 years to 25 years
Supporting People With
Mental health conditions

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Yes
Referral Details

42nd Street takes referrals from young people themselves and from parents, carers and professionals.

If you would like to refer someone to 42nd Street you can either:

  • Call the helpline / referral line: 0161 228 1888 (Mon, Thur, Fri: 12.30 – 4.30)
  • Complete a referral form and fax it back to us on: 0161 228 0528

Please do not email referrals (This is due to Confidentiality issues)

We will only accept referrals where the young person has consented to the referral being made.

42nd Street Groups

Monday to Friday
87-91Great Ancoats StreetManchesterM4 5AG
0161 228 7321

42nd Street Groups

A wide variety of groups run at 42nd Street. The groups are designed to provide support, both from workers and other young people. Groups can help build confidence and reduce isolation.

In addition, the groups provide the opportunity to get involved in activities such as sport, art, drama and music. For information about current groups contact the Admin line or check out the website.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 228 7321
E-mail
theteam@42ndstreet.org.uk
Website
42nd Street
Twitter
https://twitter.com/42ndstreetLDN
Related Organisation
42nd Street

Where to go

Name of Venue
The Space
Venue Address
87-91
Great Ancoats Street
Manchester
Postcode
M4 5AG

When is it on?

Days & Times
Monday to Friday

Who is it for?

Ages
From 13 years to 25 years
Supporting People With
Mental health conditions

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Yes
Referral Details

42nd Street takes referrals from young people themselves and from parents, carers and professionals.

If you would like to refer someone to 42nd Street you can either:

  • Call the admin line: 0161 228 2321 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm))
  • Complete a referral form and fax it back to us on: 0161 228 0528

Please do not email referrals (This is due to Confidentiality issues)

We will only accept referrals where the young person has consented to the referral being made.

Cost Information
Free

How accessible is this service?

Facilities
Wheelchair Access
Accessible Toilet
Further Details

42nd STreet does not have any car parking facilities attached to the building, however there are some street parking bays for blue badge holders nearby.

42nd Street Work In Schools

87-91Great Ancoats StreetManchesterM4 5AG
0161 228 7321

42nd Street Work In Schools

Stress and mental health problems can have a huge impact on young people’s ability to enjoy and achieve in school.

Mental health problems can also have a negative impact on behaviour, attainment and attendance and for many young people having access to emotional support in school can make a huge difference.

For many years 42nd Street has provided individual support, counselling and groupwork in a range of high schools across Manchester, Salford and Trafford and we are currently offering services in a number of schools

To find out more please contact Chris Jacob, Head of Service. 

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 228 7321
E-mail
theteam@42ndstreet.org.uk
Website
42nd Street
Related Organisation
42nd Street

Where to go

Name of Venue
The Space
Venue Address
87-91
Great Ancoats Street
Manchester
Postcode
M4 5AG

Who is it for?

Ages
From 13 years to 25 years
Supporting People With
Mental health conditions

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Yes
Referral Details

42nd Street takes referrals from young people themselves and from parents, carers and professionals.

If you would like to refer someone to 42nd Street you can either:

  • Call the admin line: 0161 228 7321 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm)
  • Complete a referral form and fax it back to us on: 0161 228 0528

Please do not email referrals (This is due to Confidentiality issues)

We will only accept referrals where the young person has consented to the referral being made.

Cost Information
Free

How accessible is this service?

Facilities
Wheelchair Access
Accessible Toilet
Further Details

42nd Street does not have any car parking facilities attached to the building, however there are some street parking bays for blue badge holders nearby.

Trafford Youth Offending Service

Waterside PlazaSaleManchesterM33 7ED
0161 911 8201 Fax: 0161 911 8202

Trafford Youth Offending Service

Youth offending service

Trafford Youth Offending Service (YOS) is one of the top performing Youth Offending Services in England and Wales. The most recent inspection can be found following this link

https://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprobation/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2015/02/Trafford-FJI-250215.pdf

The Youth Offending Service in Trafford has an overarching aim to reduce offending and re-offending of young people.

The Youth Offending Service is a multiagency model made up of representatives from the social services, health, education, substance abuse, police, and probation.

The Multiagency model helps identify the individual needs of each young offender by assessing them with a national assessment. This helps to identify specific problems that make the young person offend as well as measuring the risk they pose to others. YOS to identify suitable programmes to address the needs of the young person with the intention of rehabilitation and preventing further offending.

You can find out more about the service by clicking here: Trafford Youth Offending Service

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 911 8201
Fax: 0161 911 8202
E-mail
yosadmin@trafford.gov.uk
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Trafford-Youth-Offending-Service-628716740564879/
Twitter
https://twitter.com/Trafford_YOS

Where to go

Name of Venue
Sale Waterside
Venue Address
Waterside Plaza
Sale
Manchester
Postcode
M33 7ED

Who is it for?

Ages
10-18

How to use this service

Referral Required?
No
Cost Information
Free

How accessible is this service?

Facilities
Wheelchair Access
Accessible Toilet
Disabled Parking
Further Details

The YOS has a delivery point in old Police Station in Sale which has an accessible entrance.

Senior Family Support Practitioner - Central Family Support Team

4th FloorWaterside PlazaSaleManchesterM33 7ZF
0161 912 5021

Senior Family Support Practitioner - Central Family Support Team

The role of a Senior Family Support Practitioner is very varied, they provide support to vulnerable families at an early intervention level by utilising multi-agency working through the family CAF process, alongside assertive working methods to empower families to address their problems in a way that sustains positive change across social, environmental and economic areas and prevent new problems arising.

We hold a caseload of families that require intensive family support. As part of our work with the other Area Family Support Teams we also work with families that have been deescalated from child protection and  child in need sometimes co-working the case if intensive parenting/ child interventions are needed that are not being provided by specialist services.

We also provide support to agencies such as schools around the CAF process and also with regards to completing the CAFs.

Alongside this we help various agencies co-deliver parenting courses such as Escape and Incredible Years and we also sit on the Area Case Panel for the West Area, which is held once a month.

The panel provides support for practitioners with cases requiring guidance from a multi-agency team approach as well as providing agencies with a forum to discuss referrals for early family support. Cases for referral support by the team will be allocated or declined at this panel meeting.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 912 5021

Where to go

Name of Venue
Sale Waterside
Venue Address
4th Floor
Waterside Plaza
Sale
Manchester
Postcode
M33 7ZF

Who is it for?

Ages
Over 18 years old

How to use this service

Referral Required?
No
Cost Information
Free

North Family Support Team

Talbot RoadStretfordManchesterM32 0TH
0161 912 5034

North Family Support Team

The role of a Senior Family Support Practitioner is very varied, they provide support to vulnerable families at an early intervention level by utilising multi-agency working through the family CAF or Early Help Assessment process, alongside assertive working methods to empower families to address their problems in a way that sustains positive change across social, environmental and economic areas and prevent new problems arising.

We deliver regular parenting courses such as Incredible Years and Escape. IncredibleYears courses are usually run starting January, March and September. 

We also hold a caseload of families that require intensive family support. As part of our work with the other Area Family Support Teams we also work with families that have been deescalated from child protection and  child in need sometimes co-working the case if intensive parenting/ child interventions are needed that are not being provided by other services.

We also provide support to other professionals around the Early help process and provide advice re behaviour management and child emotional regulation.

We also sit on the weekly panel providing support for practitioners with cases requiring guidance from a multi-agency team approach as well as providing agencies with a forum to discuss referrals for early family support. Cases for referral support by the team will be allocated or declined at this panel meeting.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 912 5034
E-mail
emma.bamlett@trafford.gov.uk

Where to go

Name of Venue
Trafford Town Hall
Venue Address
Talbot Road
Stretford
Manchester
Postcode
M32 0TH

Who is it for?

Ages
Families with children aged 0-18 years

How to use this service

Referral Required?
No
Cost Information
Free

How accessible is this service?

Further Details

Appointments available in families' own homes and public spaces.

South Family Support Team

Waterside PlazaSaleManchesterM33 7ZF
0161 911 8225

South Family Support Team

The role of a Senior Family Support Practitioner is very varied, they provide support to vulnerable families at an early intervention level by utilising multi-agency working through the family CAF process, alongside assertive working methods to empower families to address their problems in a way that sustains positive change across social, environmental and economic areas and prevent new problems arising.

We hold a caseload of families that require intensive family support. As part of our work with the other Area Family Support Teams we also work with families that have been deescalated from child protection and  child in need sometimes co-working the case if intensive parenting/ child interventions are needed that are not being provided by specialist services.

We also provide support to agencies such as schools around the CAF process and also with regards to completing the CAFs.

Alongside this we help various agencies co-deliver parenting courses such as Escape and Incredible Years and we also sit on the Area Case Panel for the West Area, which is held once a month.

The panel provides support for practitioners with cases requiring guidance from a multi-agency team approach as well as providing agencies with a forum to discuss referrals for early family support. Cases for referral support by the team will be allocated or declined at this panel meeting.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 911 8225
E-mail
blue.matthewsmason@trafford.gov.uk

Where to go

Name of Venue
Sale Waterside
Venue Address
Waterside Plaza
Sale
Manchester
Postcode
M33 7ZF

Who is it for?

Ages
Over 18 years old

How to use this service

Referral Required?
No
Cost Information

Free

Life Coaching - Coaching Inside and Out (CIAO)

Our coaches are flexible and can work day or evening, weekday or weekend.
07769 185916

Life Coaching - Coaching Inside and Out (CIAO)

Work with a coach to bring about change in your life

We offer life coaching to adults and young people across Trafford. But what is life coaching?

Life coaches focus on the future, not the past, and help individuals discover their own answers about what's holding them back. Life coaches ask: "What do you want to change?"

Other Trafford residents who have had coaching say it has given them greater confidence as well as helping them put their ideas into action. So they have gone on to get jobs, get fitter, manage money better, improve relationships and so much more. That's why it's called ‘life coaching’ - it helps in whatever areas of life each person wants to improve.

Clients can have up to 10 x 1 hour sessions of one to one coaching. These begin weekly but clients will then decide the schedule with their coach. Clients meet their coach in a private room in a public building anywhere in Trafford that is convenient for them.

Who to contact

Telephone
07769 185916
E-mail
julesr@coachinginsideandout.org.uk
Website
https://coachinginsideandout.org.uk
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ciaocoaches/
Twitter
https://twitter.com/CIAOcoaches

Where to go

Venue Notes

We work out of a range of community centres, church halls, libraries and other venues across Trafford. When you are signed up and allocated a coach we will find out where suits you best to meet and find a suitable venue nearby.

When is it on?

Days & Times
Our coaches are flexible and can work day or evening, weekday or weekend.

Who is it for?

Ages
We work with adults and young people from 13yrs upwards.
Eligibility Details

When assessing suitability for coaching, we ask:

  • What do you want to change? Coaching is forward-focused activity so people must want to make a change or changes in their life
  • Are you willing? Coaching can be challenging and require people to think differently about themselves and try out new activities or ways of thinking.
  • Are you well enough? Coaching is driven by the client not the coach so they must be able to have their head in the room to do the thinking required to bring about change.

In exploring these areas of eligibility, we may decide that people are ready for coaching right away or not ready for coaching right now but may be later (for example they may have other commitments at the time). Everyone who is referred into the service will have a face to face meeting with a project Coordinator for both parties to decide together if coaching is a good fit.

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Yes
Referral Details

We require referrals through a third party organisation. However, please contact us directly if you believe you have an urgent need for life coaching and are uncertain if you are eligible or not. 

Cost Information
All coaching is free of charge for the client.

How accessible is this service?

Further Details

If a client has any additional needs, this will be picked up at the point of assessment by the project coordinator and any additional accessibility needs will be put in place, for example, we are able to coach deaf people through an interpreter if required.

Trafford Psychological Therapies

Trafford I A P T Service, 1-3Ashton LaneSaleM33 6WT
0161 495 9096

Trafford Psychological Therapies

Trafford Psychological Therapies provides talking therapy for adults of all ages: it is free, confidential, and proven to be effective. Referral is via GP or other healthcare provider or self-referral. We provide talking therapies for those experiencing difficulties with anxiety and depression based presentations.

  • Are you feeling low, and it just won’t shift?
  • Do you worry excessively: have a head full of 'what if's?
  • Are you stressed or anxious, everyday?
  • Do you have panic attacks? Feel afraid to leave home? Can’t be on your own?
  • Are you always anxious when around other people?
  • Are you worried about your health, despite reassurance from doctors?
  • Are you tormented by unwanted intrusive thoughts and the need to repeat behaviours, pushed around by the internal bully of OCD?
  • Do you have flashbacks of frightening past events?
  • Are you your own worst enemy, always harsh and critical of yourself?
  • Do you find it hard to manage your anger?
  • Do past events still negatively affect how you think of yourself and other people?

If the answer is “yes” to one or more of these questions then you are not alone. There are 30,000 people in Trafford struggling in silence with the impact of such emotional difficulties.

Trafford Psychological Therapies provides talking therapy for adults of all ages: it is free, confidential, and proven to be effective. You do not have to endure this unnecessary suffering.

You can expect us to be collaborative, respectful, caring, and go out of our way to try and help you to make a difference to your life. We expect you to work alongside us, commit to regular attendance and share responsibility for making the changes you want to make.

We try to provide everybody with a first appointment within four weeks.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 495 9096
Website
Trafford Psychological Therapies

Where to go

Venue Address
Trafford I A P T Service, 1-3
Ashton Lane
Sale
Postcode
M33 6WT

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Yes
Referral Details

Self Referral Form https://www.gmmh.nhs.uk/tpt-refer

You can also ask your GP or other health professional to make a referral. If you need an interpreter, or have any other requirements, please make a note on the referral and we will make appropriate arrangements for you.

Trafford All Age Integrated Health & Social Care Service

As part of the implementation of the All Age Integrated model, a consultation has taken place to establish of the Senior Management structure within the new model.

The structure comprises the following Strategic Leads:

  • South Neighbourhood Strategic Lead and Borough-wide Lead for Adult Nursing
  • West Neighbourhood Strategic Lead and Borough-wide Lead for Children’s Nursing
  • Central Neighbourhood Strategic Lead and Borough-wide Lead for Adult Social Care
  • North Neighbourhood Strategic Lead and Borough-wide Lead for Children’s Social Care
  • Strategic Lead for Safeguarding and the All Age Front Door
  • Strategic Lead for Children in Care and Strategic Lead for Complex Needs and Boroughwide Lead for Allied Health Professionals
  • Strategic Service Manager for Frail Older People

A copy of the new structure is attached so you can see how it all fits together. It is the result of much consideration. We have particularly wanted to make sure that wherever we work there will be access to specialist knowledge and professional support as well as being able to deliver care to the whole person or family.

If you do have any particular questions then please do not hesitate to email our joint Pennine Care and Trafford Council programme office at reshapingCFW@trafford.gov.uk

Who to contact

E-mail
reshapingCFW@trafford.gov.uk

Healthy Young Minds Trafford (previously CAMHS)

Open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm (excluding bank holidays)
Oriel CourtTatton RoadSaleTraffordGreater ManchesterM33 7DF
0161 716 4747

Healthy Young Minds Trafford (previously CAMHS)

We are a free NHS multidisciplinary service for young people up to the age of 18 years old who may be suffering from a range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders amongst many others. 

Healthy Young Minds (HYM) Trafford  offer a range of assessment and treatment options for children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties. Although we are based at Oriel Court in Sale, children, young people and families are seen in local community settings such as local clinics, health centres and schools. 

The HYM team comprises child psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, specialist nurses and other specialist therapists. Children and young people experiencing a range of mental health disorders will be assessed by a member of the team and, together with family and carers, a treatment care plan will be agreed. 

Find out more on our dedicated HYM website and follow us on Twitter.

Website: www.healthyyoungmindspennine.nhs.uk

Twitter: twitter.com/HealthyYM

 

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 716 4747
Website
healthyyoungmindspennine.nhs.uk/
Twitter
https://twitter.com/HealthyYM

Where to go

Name of Venue
1
Venue Address
Oriel Court
Tatton Road
Sale
Trafford
Greater Manchester
Postcode
M33 7DF
Venue Notes

Parking information

The car park entrance is on Claremont Road, Sale, M33 7LN. There are a small number of clearly marked (CAMHS) parking spaces for young people and their families to use. The car park is used by other businesses so please park in the CAMHS designated bays.

Public transport

Oriel Court is easily accessible by public transport. It is close to Sale metrolink station and a number of bus routes.

You can plan your journey here http://www.tfgm.com/journey_planning/Pages/default.aspx

When is it on?

Days & Times
Open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm (excluding bank holidays)

Who is it for?

Ages
0 to 18 years
Supporting People With
Mental health conditions

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Yes
Referral Details

Referral Form

We accept written referrals from health and social care professionals. A referral to the HYM team can be made in writing by a health professional such as a general practitioner (GP) or school nurse or through social services. Referrals can be made in writing by post or by fax.

We do not currently accept self referrals or referrals from parents and schools. There is an out-of-hours emergency referral via Urgent Care Centre at Trafford General.

Cost Information
Free

How accessible is this service?

Facilities
Wheelchair Access
Accessible Toilet
Interpretation available
Parking
Further Details

If you have any queries regarding accessibility please give us a call to discuss on 0161 716 4747.

The Counselling and Family Centre - Children and Young People

Appointments are from 9.00am to 9.00pm Monday to Thursday, 9.00am – 4.00pm on Fridays, 9.00am – 1.00pm on Saturday.
40Mayors RoadAltrinchamCheshireWA15 9RP
0161 941 7754

The Counselling and Family Centre - Children and Young People

Our counsellors can help you if you are between 5 and 17 years old.

We know you face lots of challenges. It may be massive changes in your home life, problems at school, problems with friends, bullying, lack of confidence, low self-esteem.

When it's difficult to cope everything can feel as if it's going wrong. You might find yourself feeling angry all the time, or tearful and upset at the slightest thing, or you pull away from everyone and feel very alone and isolated, as if everything is hopeless. You might not feel like eating, or find yourself eating all the time. Your sleep could be broken by nightmares and you feel bad about yourself and maybe even want to hurt yourself.

These are strong feelings. We can help.

We offer a safe place to talk and help you to understand what is happening to you and get you back on track. You can tell your story in a variety of ways - you may wish to talk or, for example, you may prefer to draw or paint. It's ok to be quiet too if sometimes you don't feel like talking.

It's ok to talk about your feelings, whatever they are. Your counsellor will not be shocked, angry or upset. Anything you tell us is kept in confidence (except when we are really concerned about your safety) unless you tell us it is ok to pass something on.

You can contact us yourself or your parent or carer can do it for you. If you are under 14 an adult must come to the centre with you, though they don't have to come in with you to see the counsellor.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 941 7754
E-mail
appointments@thecfc.org.uk
Website
Family and Counselling Centre
Related Organisation
The Counselling and Family Centre

Where to go

Name of Venue
The Counselling and Family Centre
Venue Address
40
Mayors Road
Altrincham
Cheshire
Postcode
WA15 9RP

When is it on?

Days & Times
Appointments are from 9.00am to 9.00pm Monday to Thursday, 9.00am – 4.00pm on Fridays, 9.00am – 1.00pm on Saturday.

Who is it for?

Ages
From 5 to 17 years
Supporting People With
Mental health conditions
Challenging Behaviour

How to use this service

Referral Required?
No
Cost Information
We offer a free assessment and up to 8 free counselling sessions for those from households with a low income. Between £20 and £40 per session dependant on family income.

How accessible is this service?

Further Details

Full disabled access

Free parking is available outside the centre and we're just a short walk from the bus terminus/tram stop/taxi rank.

Our centre is set by Stamford Park, a tranquil environment just outside Altrincham town centre.

Counselling at CFC is open ended, meaning you can attend for as long as you like. Each session lasts for about an hour and you will see the same counsellor each week.

Brook - Sexual Health & Wellbeing for under 25s

Brook offers a free and confidential service for young people 19 and under working within Brook policies and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework.

Counselling...
.. Is designed to help you help yourself. Your counsellor will respect you, listen to you, won’t force opinions on you, judge you, or tell you what to do. The aim is to help you explore your problems, achieve a greater understanding of yourself and your personal resources so that you may find your own answers, helping you to become more in charge of your life and make positive, healthy choices.

Who can counselling help?

Perhaps you are feeling:

  • Worried or confused
  • Depressed
  • Bad about yourself
  • Upset or undecided about something
  • Angry
  • Lonely
  • Ashamed
  • Hurt
  • Isolated
  • Suicidal or you want to hurt yourself
  • Concerned about a pregnancy
  • Maybe you just want to make changes to your life?

Counselling can help you identify the root cause of the problem and then we can work out ways to help you resolve your issue(s). Our therapists can use a variety of counselling approaches to help you work through your problems or distress, such as Person Centred therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused therapy, Art therapy. Everybody is different so Brook counsellors have many ways of working with lots of different young people to help you become the best of who you are – to realise your potential and create the life you want to live!

What happens in counselling?

Each session with your counsellor will last up to 50 minutes and you can talk about anything you like. You will be offered up to 12 sessions of counselling but this can be extended if necessary.

Whoever you are, whatever the situation or problem, it can help to talk things over, in confidence, with an understanding person who will take the time to listen to you.

You can make an appointment by dropping in to the clinic and speaking to one of the Advisers or by phoning 0161 237 3001. Calls/messages are confidential one of our receptionist will call you back.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 237 3001
Website
Brook

Trafford Educational Psychology Service

Waterside PlazaSaleManchesterM33 7ZF
Dr Karen Harris 0161 912 3191 Steph Littleton 0161 912 2250

Trafford Educational Psychology Service

Trafford’s Educational Psychologists work with children, teaching staff, parents/carers and other agencies. They apply their understanding of psychology to identify teaching and learning strategies which will promote inclusion and wellbeing and improve educational outcomes for children and young people. All Trafford’s EPs are HCPC registered and have degrees in Educational Psychology, teacher training and teaching experience.  

Trafford EPS can work with all schools, colleges and other educational providers within the local authority through our Service Level Agreement offer. This enables organisations to purchase time for EPs to work at an individual, class and/or whole-school level. Our work is prioritised and agreed during regular, termly consultations with key school staff. We may carry out direct individual assessments and/or interventions to support individual children or work in a consultative way with staff to support the needs of a wider group of children. Individual assessment work can include class observations, consultations with teaching staff and parents/carers as well as work with other professionals where appropriate. Direct assessments are summarised in a report which is completed and copied to schools, parents/carers and other agencies as appropriate.

We offer a wide range of bespoke whole school/in-service training packages for example; Attachment in the classroom, Precision Teaching, Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Attention and Concentration, Promoting Positive Behaviour, Kids Skills. To discuss your training needs in more detail please contact Dr Karen Harris (Principal Educational Psychologist) or Steph Littleton (Senior Educational Psychologist).  

We are also able to work as research partners with our clients through engaging in action research projects which support the wider development of pedagogy and continuing professional development within learning organisations.

Who to contact

Telephone
Dr Karen Harris 0161 912 3191
Steph Littleton 0161 912 2250
E-mail
Karen.harris@trafford.gov.uk
Steph.littleton@trafford.gov.uk

Where to go

Name of Venue
Sale Waterside
Venue Address
Waterside Plaza
Sale
Manchester
Postcode
M33 7ZF

Who is it for?

Ages
Children and young people from 0-25

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Yes
Referral Details

Schools are able to request the support of the Educational Psychology Service.

Cost Information
Schools can access the EPS through entering into a Service Level Agreement. For further details or an informal discussion please contact Dr Karen Harris. Time for statutory assessments and other statutory work directed by the Local Authority is allocated and funded centrally.

Engage Mentoring Project

Services are delivered according to the needs of the individual child or young person, throughout the week
3Jo StreetSalfordManchesterM5 4BD
0161 962 1880 Ext. 266 0161 787 8500 Ext. 266 07760 754492

Engage Mentoring Project

Engage Mentoring Project provides intensive mentoring and group activity sessions for young people aged between 9 and 16, each receiving an average of 2.5 hours contact time a week over 3 months (12 sessions).  We support children and young people to reduce their risk factors, raise their aspirations and prepare for adulthood. 

Once a child or young person has been referred to the project they will be allocated a professional mentor, who will be responsible for developing an appropriate support package to meet their needs and monitor their progress towards the achievement of agreed outcomes. (e.g. improved family and peer relationships, reduced risky behaviour, better anger management). Each young person will also receive support from a peer mentor – a young person aged between 17 and 25 living in Trafford who has experienced and overcome similar challenges and can provide a positive role model.

Each child or young person will receive a programme of support from the following service strands:

‘Impact’. – this is the core element of providing intensive mentoring on a one-to-one basis weekly, in school or at home. Parent/carer involvement and support is strongly encouraged. Impact sessions focus on developing new skills and attitudes to promote resilience, problem solving and aspiration. As part of these sessions a ‘Progress Check’ is completed, through which mentees will score their progress against personal and social outcome measures and set relevant goals covering the following areas:

  • reducing risks and promoting protective factors
  • engagement and progression in education, training or employment
  • raised aspirations and preparing for adulthood.

The peer mentors will supplement the work of the professional mentors and organise and deliver group activity sessions.

‘Safe and Sorted’. Activity-based workshops to inform, challenge and support mentees on issues relating to health, well-being and safety, including managing emotions; communicating effectively with parents. For older mentees workshop topics will include drugs and alcohol; sexual health; sexual exploitation, domestic violence, consequences of crime.

‘Achieve’. - sessions focus on supporting progress in school and the development of transferable skills for future employment and will include:

  • raising their aspirations for employment
  • improving their interpersonal skills; addressing behavioural issues through team building activities
  • participating in a social action project in their community
  • establishing routines and developing time management skills

‘Active’. We challenge children and young people to use their leisure time constructively and develop new interests they can continue on exiting our project.  A range of positive activities including sports and social events are provided. 

‘Progress’. Throughout our interventions foundations are laid to ensure that the outcomes achieved cab be sustained once participation in Engage comes to an end. Mentees will be referred and introduced to a range of universal services and accompanied to their first meeting/session, as appropriate.  This ensures more effective transition into partner services.

We deliver our services at the point of need, providing support at home, in school or other appropriate venues, such as community centres. Transport is provided to and from venues to overcome any barriers to access. All support and activities are free of charge.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 962 1880 Ext. 266
0161 787 8500 Ext. 266
07760 754492
E-mail
zohra.shah@salfordfoundation.org.uk
Website
www.salfordfoundation.org.uk
Twitter
http://www.twitter.com/SalfordFDN

Where to go

Name of Venue
Salford Foundation
Venue Address
3
Jo Street
Salford
Manchester
Postcode
M5 4BD
Venue Notes

All of our services are provided in locations across Trafford which best meet your needs (e.g. home; school; community venue). Transport to and from home/ school is provided.

When is it on?

Days & Times
Services are delivered according to the needs of the individual child or young person, throughout the week

Who is it for?

Ages
9-16
Supporting People With
Challenging Behaviour
Eligibility Details

In order to access provision young people must reside within the borough of Trafford, be aged between 9-16 years and have an identified need around anger management, expressing challenging behaviours, engaging in negative and/or risky behaviours, not in employment, education or training (NEET), or identified as having low aspirations.

Within these broad parameters, priority referrals are currently being discussed and agreed with partners. This information wll be updated here as soon as possible.

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Yes
Referral Details

Referrals must be received using an Early Help Assessment sent via email.

Cost Information
Free of charge

How accessible is this service?

Further Details

All of our services are provided in locations across Trafford which best meet your needs (e.g. home; school; community venue). Transport to and from home/ school is provided. We will do our very best to meet any individual access or additional needs and will discuss this fully with parents or carers.

TLC: Talk, Listen, Change Relationships Service

We are open between 9am-9pm
346Chester RoadTraffordM16 9EZ
0161 872 1100

TLC: Talk, Listen, Change Relationships Service

TLC: Talk, Listen, Change is a relationships charity. We work across Greater Manchester to deliver a range of services which help support safe, healthy, happy relationships. 

We have an experienced and dedicated team who work to support every type of relationship. We can help you to have a better relationship with yourself, with your partner, previous partner, between families, friends, school, an employer or within your community. 

Why choose us?

We are a reputable, experienced and innovative organisation with over 30 years' experience in relationship support. We have doubled in size in just 3 years, expanding our services to deliver what real people and real communities need. But hey, we know that's not everything right? That's okay, we've got the rest covered too...

The Stats

We support 3,768 people every year, delivering 13,517 sessions of support

From accessing our services, the reports returned to us showed...

  • 96% who have used our service would use it again and 94% would recommend us 
  • 82% improvements in emotional well-being
  • 91% improved relationships within the family unit
  • 100% of families feel less isolated
  • Increased safety for women and children who experience domestic abuse
  • Increased numbers of men motivated to accept responsibility for and change their behaviour
  • 211% reduction on Police call-outs for incidents of domestic unrest


And not forgetting...

  • Our organisation is officially accredited with the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
  • We are one of 14 UK sites to be RESPECT accredited. 
  • Counsellors receive professional supervision on a regular basis
  • Integrated support – referrals to appropriate agencies & internal pathways giving you access to multiple services that can support you further
  • Security of an officially registered charity with multiple sector memberships, partners and adherance to the Charity Governance Code.
  • An appointment every week guaranteed and reserved for you
  • Flexible payment options - as a charity we offer a "sliding scale" approach to paying for our services, ensuring you're paying what is comfortable for you. 

Plus: We are here to be inclusive and remove barriers to accessing support, so, we never turn anyone away.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 872 1100
E-mail
enquiries@talklistenchange.org.uk
Website
www.talklistenchange.org.uk/
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/TalkListenChange/
Twitter
https://twitter.com/TLC_Charity

Where to go

Name of Venue
TLC: Talk, Listen, Change
Venue Address
346
Chester Road
Trafford
Postcode
M16 9EZ
Venue Notes

We have parking available at the front and rear of the building, with disabled access at the rear of the building.

When is it on?

Days & Times
We are open between 9am-9pm

Who is it for?

Ages
5-80+
Supporting People With
Challenging Behaviour
Eligibility Details

We are an appropriate service for individuals, couples or families facing any form of relationship difficulty.

How to use this service

Referral Required?
No
Referral Details

To book in with us:

Cost Information
Dependant on funding available, some of our services may be chargable. Please call us, email us or visit our website for more details.

How accessible is this service?

Facilities
Wheelchair Access
Accessible Toilet
Disabled Parking
Parking
Further Details

We have disabled access at the rear of the building.

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