Support Groups and Health Information

NameDetailsTelephoneWebsite and contact details 


Asthma UKA good source of information to learn about what Asthma is, common triggers, its management with inhalers and medication and what to do in an asthma attack

Bereavement Support

The Lullaby TrustThe Lullaby Trust offers confidential support to anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young toddler. This is available immediately or at any later time in your lives. This support is for families, friends, carers and professionals.0808 802 6868

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people. We offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

0808 808 1677

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK Supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying or when a child is facing bereavement.

0800 02 888 40


Breastfeeding NetworkA great source of information and support including useful leaflets on common problems and drugs fact sheets

BfN Supporter helpline 

0300 100 0210

BfN Supporter Helpline Bengali/ Sylheti) 0300 456 2421

Drugs in Breast milk helpline 0844 412 4665

National breastfeeding helplineThe National breastfeeding helpline is run by Breasfeeding Network and the Association of Breastfeeding mothers. Calls are taken by volunteers who have all breastfed and have all received extensive training in breastfeeding support.

National Breastfeeding Helpline  

0300 100 0212

Association of Breastfeeding MothersOnline information and telephone support offered by volunteers who have breastfed and had training in breastfeeding support0300 330 5453

Local Breastfeeding Groups in Tameside

Bumps and Breastfeeding

Homestart breastfeeding group.

Weekly drop in for breastfeeding mums and mums to be to get support, information or just to meet other mums

Mondays 9.30-11.30am

Hyde Flowery Children’s Centre, Old Rd, Hyde, SK14 4SQ

Tel 0161 351 9664

Bumps and breastfeeding

Homestart Breastfeeding group

Weekly drop in for breastfeeding mums and mums to be to get support, information or just meet other mums

Mon 9.30-11am (Term time only)

Healthy Baby Clinic, St. Peter’s Children’s Centre, Trafalgar Square, A-U-L, OL7 0LL,

Tel 0161 330 6666

Feeding together group Weekly drop in for breastfeeding mums and mums to be to get support, information or just to meet other mums

Mondays 10-12md

Hadfield Children’s Centre, Queen St., SK13 2DW

Tel 01457 860729

NCT/Homestart and BfN breatfeeding group NCT breastfeeding group runs each week at IKEA in the cafe. With support from Homestart Breastfeeding peer supporters

Tues 10.00-12md

IKEA Cafe, A-U-L OL6 7TE (toddler friendly) ​

Bumps and BreastfeedingFortnightly drop in for breastfeeding mums and mums to be to get support, information or just to meet other mums

Wed 1-3pm (Alternate weeks)

Fairfield Children's Centre. Fairfield Road. Droylsden, M43 6AF.

Tel 0161 371 9289

Feeding Together group Weekly drop in for breastfeeding mums and mums to be to get support, information or just to meet other mums

Wed 10.00-12md

Glossop Children’s Centre Victoria St, SK13 8HZ

Tel 01629 531232

Breastfeeding SupportFortnightly drop in for breastfeeding mums and mums to be to get support, information or just to meet other mums

Fri 9.30-10.30am (Alternate weeks) Greenside Lane Children’s Centre, Droylsden, M43 7RA

Tel 0161 301 6726

Cancer Care

MacmillanMacmillan provides information on different types of cancer, treatments, and offers contact details for local support groups

Cancer warriors

Local cancer support and awareness groups in Tameside for those living with cancer and beyond

2nd Friday of the month at Stamford Park Pavillion cafe - 10am til 1pm 

3rd Tuesday of the month at Reclamation rooms Scona in Uppermill, Lee Street

Droylsden Prostate Group

All welcome to just drop in for peer 2 peer support,in the lovely surroundings in the club bar and why not grab a pint ,if you don't fancy going alone bring a friend or partner ,if you are going alone and feel awkward dont its a great bunch of very welcoming people who are in the same sort of positions as you

We know its hard for men to ask for support or attend a group you may feel you show weakness or the typical male responce of I dont need help .....we intend to change this view, its ok to ask for help and support ,it takes a real man to ask for help ,you are not weak your are fighting cancer

For more information contact Cancer Warriors UK

Breast Cancer Support group 

Weekly support group for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer.

07920 803778

Tuesdays 7-9pm 

The coffee shop, Wimberry Hill Garden Centre , cemetery rd ,Glossop SK13 7QE

Contraception and STI's

BrookBrook offers a comprehensive contraception toll which covers information on al methods of contraception, as well as advice on STI's

Crohn's and Colitis

Crohn's and Colitis UKA guide on inflammatory bowel disease, its management and local support available 

Dementia, Old Age and Carer services

Dementia Support group, Tameside 

A weekly Alzheimer's Society Group where people with dementia and their carers can come and enjoy a cuppa, a chat and activities in a friendly and supportive environment.  A society representative is also available to discuss any issues you may have.

1-3pm every Monday (except Bank Holidays) 

To book or for more information please call Alzheimer's Society Stockport Office: 0161 477 6999

Meetings are held at:

Oaklands Hall, Beech View,  Hyde SK14 3DE 

Alzheimer's Society Drop in Cafe 

Alzheimer's Society Cafe gatherings are for people living with dementia, their family, carers and friends to get together and learn from each other, find out information and most importantly have some fun! 

2-3pm every 4th Thursday of the month

No need to book ahead, just turn up.  For more information call 0161 477 6999

Meetings held at;

BHS Cafe, Crown Point North Retail Park, Denton M34 3SP

Carer Information and support programme The Carer Information and Support Programme is a series of workshops for people caring for a family member or friend with a recent diagnosis of dementia.  It provides an opportunity for you to talk in a friendly and confidential environment about your experiences and the impact they are having on you.To book onto a course or for more information please contact Maggie Murdoch on  0161 477 6999

Oaklands Hall, Beech View, Hyde, SK14 3DE

Tameside Memory Services

Tameside Memory Services provides assessment and diagnosis of memory conditions, initiation and monitoring of cholinesterase inhibitor treatment for Alzheimers, post diagnostic information, and support via in-house sessions, referral, and signposting to voluntary and other statutory services

GP referral

0161 716 3449Etherow Building, Tameside General Hospital, Fountain Street, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 9RW
Tameside and Community mental Health Team

Tameside community mental health team provides multi-disciplinary assessment, treatment, intervention and care for older people who may be experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems, which may include depression, bi-polar disorder and psychosis. The team also offers a service to people with a diagnosis of dementia.

Self referral or GP referral

0161 716 3400

Etherow building, 1st Floor, Tameside General Hospital, Fountain Street, Ashton-under--Lyne, OL6 9RW

Tameside Carers Centre

Tameside Carers Centre's aim is to provide those who look after someone in Tameside with information, advice, support and advocacy.

Monday to Friday 10am-3pm for Drop-Ins.  other times/visits by appointment.

0161 342 3344

Carers direct UK 0808 802 0202

Tameside Carers Centre, Hyde Town Centre (Via Corporation St) Market Street, Hyde, SK14 1AL

Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia

Reading Well Books on Prescription is a library service which provides a range of books offering advice about symptoms and how dementia progresses, as well as how to make the most of life with dementia and the personal accounts of those who have the condition.  

Self referral  or via GP presecription

Tameside library 0161 342 2031

Tameside Libraries Information Service, Central Library, Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SG

Alzheimers Society

A comprehensive website which provides information and support for people with dementia, their family and carers and information on local services

0161 477 6999 (local)

Age UK

Age UK is a leading charity providing information and support for people with dementia, their family and carers and information on local services.

0800 169 2081

Willow Wood Hospice

Carer supporter group once a month.  If you're a carer and feel you need some support or just a chat with someone who understands your situation then you're warmly invited to attend.

Specialist dementia nurse, Ann Regan, will be on hand to talk any worries through with you and we'll also have a trainee solicitor for informal legal advice.

2-3pm on the third Friday of the month 

at Willow Wood Hospice

Diabetes UKDiabetes UK provide information, help and peers support, so people with diabetes can manage  their condition effectively as well as online videos on healthy eating and comprehensive guides about the condition

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Diabetes teamA new service for people with diabetes is providing more specialised care to patients in Tameside and Glossop.


Epilepsy ActionOnline advice and information about what epilepsy is, the different management options, living with epilepsy and further information about driving with epilepsy and social support

Heart Disease

British Heart FoundationBritish Heart Foundation covers conditions including angina, atrial fibrilation, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke and heart failure and provides helpful lifestyle advice and tips on how to keep your heart healthy

Lung Conditions

British Lung FoundationThe British Lung Foundation gives information on common lung conditions including pneumonia, asthma, COPD and lung cancer as well as how to find local support groups in your area

Mental Health Services for under 18's

Off the Record 13-25yrs

A free, confidential counselling service for young people 13-25yrs living in Tameside and Oldham

Self referral

0161 355 3553

Off the Record

45 Clarendon Place, Hyde SK14 2ND

Reading Well for Young People 13-18yrs

Reading Well Books on Prescription provides self-help reading using cognitive behavioural therapy for a range of common mental health conditions including anxiety and depression.  Books can be recommended by GP's from the relevant Books on Prescription reading list. People can also self refer to the scheme.   

Tameside Library 0161 342 2031

Tameside Libraries Information Service, Central Library, Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SG

Tameside CAMHS

Tameside Child and Adolsecent Mental health Service work with children and young people up to the age of 16 years.  Some of the problems that they help with include; anxiety, depression, eating disorders, psychosis, PTSD, self-harm, ADHD, autistic spectrum disorder and more complex psychological difficulties

GP referral only

0161 716 3600

Child & Family Therapy Service, Springleigh, Waterloo Road, Stalybridge SK1515 2AU

Young Minds

Young Minds is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional well being and mental health of children and young people.  Onlineyou can find information about common mental health problems, how to cope with your feelings about it and where you can get more information and advice 

Mental Health Services for adults

Healthy Minds from 16yrs+

Healthy Minds provides a range of treatment and support options for anyone struggling with low mood, stress, anxiety, depression or any of the common mental health problems.  There is a range of services on offer to help, from online self-help course to 1-2-1 therapy session or workshops.

Self referral 

0161 716 4242

Wharfinger House, Manchester road, Hyde SK14 2BJ

My Health My Community

My Health My Community aims to help people reach their full potential by ensuring they have the confidence, skills and knowledge to improve and manage their health and well being.  It offers a wide range of free courses from alcohol and drug awareness to increasing self esteem, getting active, relaxation techniques and many more.  All run in accessible community centres.  Once registered online a range of educational videos and materials can be accessed to help support you.

0161 716 3396

MHMC Project Team, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Trust Headquarters, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR


Mind is a mental health wellbeing charity and centre offering counselling, courses, workshops, advice, drop-in's eg welfare rights and housing support, veggie cafe and internet access

Self referral

0161 330 9223

216-218 Katherine Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7AS

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services including 1-2-1 therapy.

08444 775 774 

Making Space Tameside

Making Space is a charitable organisation providing support to people with mental health needs in Tamside.  The aim of Making Space is to raise standards in Mental Health Services.

0161 343 6838

NHS Choices

Search and read aout a wide variety of mental health conditions and their treatment options as well as listen to mental health audio guides with expert advice and tips on coping with conditions such as anxiety and depression.

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness is a charity which offers support to those experiencing depression or anxiety for the first time.  Others who rely on the charity for long-term support to cope with bipolar disorder or Schizophrenia, as well as those who love, support and care for them.

0845 456 0455

The Sanctuary 

Struggling to Cope?

If you are experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression, suicidal thoughts or are in crisis The Sanctuary can help support you 

0300 003 7029 

Musculoskeletal Conditions

 Arthritis ResearchArthritis research provides detailed information on an A-Z of musculoskeletal conditions from back pain, carpal tunnel and Rheumatoid arthritis to neck pain and fibromyalgia

Pregnancy and baby

NHS ChoicesNHS Pregnancy and Babay has more than 200 easy-to-read pages, detailed week by week guides and lots of expert videos, parents tips and interactive tools to explore.  Topics covered range from staying healthy during pregnancy to antenatal screening, vaccinations and your baby's development

Tommy'sTommy's fund research into the causes and prevention of pregnancy complications that lead to miscarriage and stillbirth.  They also provide pregnancy health information for parents to be.0207 398 3400

Premature Birth 

BlissBliss is a charity which exists to ensure that every baby born premature or sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life.  Bliss has a helpline and lots of online information and offers support to parents and healthcare professionals.Helpline: 0808 801 0322

TEDS Group 

Local support group for parents and families who have had a baby born premature or sick and who spent time on a neonatal unit 

TEDS is a friendly group offering support, information or just a chance to meet others who  have been through a similar situation.

TEDS meet on the first Wednesday of the month 10.30am til 12.30pm at Rosehill Children's Centre, Ashton Under Lyne OL6 8YG 

Services for Health Improvement

Weight Matters

Weight Matters is a weight loss programme for obese adults.  Through a combination of individual and group support, the service aims to help people loose 10% of their body weight at a steady pace, through healthy eating, portion size, reading food labels, exercise, and help with stress and confidence issues

GP or Self referral

0161 716 2000

To book onto a course, please contact the Health Improvement Service on:

0161 716 2000 or


Active Tameside

A team of specialist lifestyle advisors and personal trainers have joined up with GPs to improve the health of people with long-term conditions in Tameside.  Tameside Active, works with doctors in their surgeries helping patients with long-term conditions to develop a healthy living plan. 

0161 716 2000

Contact the Health Improvement Service at 

Acre House, 51a Manchester Road, Denton M34 2AF


Lockside Walking Group

**Currently on hold**

Lockside Medical Centre

Smokefree Tameside

There is a free local Stop Smoking Service in Tameside.  Studies show that people are 4 times more likely to quit with help.    The service offers free one-to-one support along with stop smoking medicines, which are available for the cost of a prescription.

Self Referral

0161 716 2000


NHS Live well

Offering health tips and information on over 100 topics including eating well, weight loss, getting active and sleeping better

Live Well TamesideWalk and Talks are gentle walks taking place in various locations around Tameside. Each walk usually lasts around 30 minutes and they are perfect for beginners or those wanting low impact 

Walk and Talk

Mondays 11am
30 minute walk through Sunnybank Vale. Meet at car park entrance on Greenside Lane (opposite Springfield Road), Droyslden, M43 7SL

Tuesdays 10am
30 minute walk starting at Denton Pool, Victoria Street, Denton, M34 3GU

Tuesdays, 12.30pm
A 30 minute walk starting from The Anthony Seddon Fund Shop, 140 Stamford Street, Ashton, OL6 6AD

Wednesday 10:30am (Starting 18th May)
A 30 minute walk starting from Active Oxford Park, Pottinger Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL7 0PW

Thursdays, 11am
A 30 minute walk from Dukinfield Library, Concord Walk, Dukinfield, SK16 4DB.

Every other Thursday 12:30pm (Starting 14th April)
A 30 minute walk from Mind’s Topaz Cafe, 216-218 Katherine Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7AS

Live Well TamesideA variety of walks for different abilities around Tameside ranging from 30 minutes to 90 minutes.

For more information contact George Cope on 07855 984586.

Mondays, 10.30am
A short 30 minute walk from Grafton House, Grafton Street, Hyde.

Mondays, 1pm
A 60-75 minute walk from Active Copley, Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge, SK15 3ET.

Wednesdays, 11am
A 90 minute walk starting from various locations in Ashton. Cut-off on some routes. Contact George Cope for more information.

Wednesdays, 2pm
A 60-75 minute walk from Roaches Lock Pub car park, 387 Manchester Road, Mossley, OL5 9BB. Cut-off on some routes.

Saturdays, 11am
Either a 30 minute or 60 minute walk from Active Medlock, Gardenfold Way, Manchester, M43 7XU. Cut-off available.
Please contact George if you would like to attend the 30 minute walk.

Saturdays, 1.30pm
A short 30-minute walk from the  Pavilion Café, Stamford Park, Ashton.

Live Well Tameside

The Grafton Centre Hyde

The Grafton Centre host lots of different activities throughout the week-there is something for eveyrone to enjoy.
Grafton Street, Hyde, SK14 2AX.

For More information about sessions please contact 0161 3684110

10:00 – 10:45am Keep Fit

10:30 – 11:30am Health Walk

1:30pm – 3:30pm Bingo

1:30pm 2:30pm Line Dancing


9:55am – 10:40am Tai Chi

10:45am – 11:30am Zumba

1:30pm – 2:30pm Indoor Bowls


10:30am – 11:30am Exercise for Fun

1:15pm – 3:15pm Sequence Dancing

1:30pm – 3:30pm Chit Chat

7:00pm – 9:00pm Bloco Mente Drumming Group


10:30am – 11:30am Sing for Fun

11:30am Line Dancing

1:00pm – 3:30pm Bridge

1:30pm – 3:30pm Art Workshop


10:15am – 11:00am Armchair Exercise

1:30pm – 3:15pm Drama

1:30pm – 3:00pm Tameside Voices

Live Well Tameside

Tai chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.
It can help to reduce stress, improve balance and general mobility and increase muscle strength in the legs. It is low-impact which means it won’t put much pressure on your bones and joints.

Each course is aimed at beginners.

Live Well Tameside

A slower-paced version of the beautiful game walking football is the fastest growing form of football in the UK. Players walk instead of run making it gentler on the joints and  a great way to keep fit.  All you need is loose clothing, a pair of trainers and a sense of humour. 

For more information please contact the Live Well team or ring Mick Owen on 07944 605508.

Mondays, 11am
Slipper Soccer, Loxley House, Birch Lane, Dukinfield, SK16 5AU

Tuesdays, 10am

Denton Youth FC, Martinfields, King Street, Denton, M34 6PF

Wednesdays, 11am

Slipper Soccer, Age UK, Katherine Street, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 7AW

Thursdays, 10am

Active Medlock, Gardenfold Way, Droylsden, M43 7XU

Fridays, 11am

Curzon Ashton FC, Tameside Stadium, Richmond Street, Ashton under Lyne, OL7 9HG

Live Well Tameside 

Family Welly walks

A chance for you and your little one to get active outdoors with our new Welly Walks. Walk are suitable for families of all ages and there are fun nature themed activities along the way.

Active Medlock.

Every Wednesday 9.30am (during term time)

Weekly walks take place at Active Medlock every Wednesday from 9.30am, featuring a special appearance from our friendly mascot Maddie the Monkey. Each walk will end with access to the exciting new soft play area at Sky High Adventure located within Active Medlock for only £1!

Active Copley.

Welly walks at Active Copley will take place monthly, due to the increased length of the walk. Dates will be announced here and on our Facebook page as they become available. Meeting at Copley leisure centre at 1.30pm, Welly Walks will give your little one to stretch their legs and explore nature as we venture up to Stalybridge Park. Walks will end back at the leisure centre where you can grab a brew and catch up with new and old friends.

No booking necessary – Just turn up in your wellies! Parking is available on site, and there are toilet and refreshment facilities available within both centres.

Live Well Tameside

Buggy Walks

A buggy friendly 30 minute led walk for children, parents and carers.

Mondays 1.30pm Hattersley Hub

Thursdays 1.30pm Dukinfield Library (The walk returns just in time for the library’s Time for a Rhyme session).

Live Well Tameside

Community and Disability Sessions

We have everything from Family Cycling to multi-sports, trampolining and badminton to get you active including inclusive disability sessions held across Tameside.

Live Well Tameside Supported Services

Active Tameside’s Supported Services aims to give people with a disability or additional needs the opportunity to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

Supported Services offers a weekly programme of activity to meet the needs of individuals with a disability or additional needs.

Our Lifestyle team deliver a diverse range of fun activities including swimming, sport, dance, trampolining, football, drama and arts and crafts as well as adult qualifications.

Activities also include a focus on life skills such as horticulture, cooking, housekeeping and independent travelling.

We focus on providing a safe and fun environment which encourages groups to socialize through sport and activity whilst also teaching independence.

Supported Services takes place daily at Active Tameside. For more information call 07739094831.

Skin Conditions

National Eczema SocietyThis website can be used to learn more about eczema, acne, psoriasis and other skin conditions as well as why they occur and they can be treated

British Association of DermatologyThis website can be used to learn more about eczema, acne, psoriasis and other skin conditions as well as why they occur and they can be treated

General Health and Well being

Tameside Arts

Tameside Arts Ltd is a not for profit arts organisation formed in 2005, providing a wide range of creative opportunities for ages 8+ including weekly activities, specialised projects and performances.

Most of their work is suitable for everybody, however some events are delivered by and intended for people with a range of support needs.

They have particular expertise in supporting people with Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, people with Mental Health issues, Profound and Multiple Disabilities, and people with Autism and Asperger’s

Various groups - men's group, women's group, Dancercize, Drama, Arts and crafts, music, Disco and Kareoke etc

see website and Facebook page for more information

Tameside Be Well Service

The Be Well service can support you to make those small changes that can have big benefits to your health and wellbeing.

Are you wanting to:

  • Lose weight
  • Cut down on your drinking
  • Give up smoking, or e-cigarette or chewing tobacco

Would you like to:

  • Have a healthier diet
  • Be more active
  • Feel better about yourself
  • Improve your sleep

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