We work in partnership with Beacon to refer any young care leaver that feels they will benefit from counselling. You can register for an appointment with Beacon by clicking here

Counselling offers an opportunity to discover more about yourself, your inner strengths, and helps to understand current problems and challenges then find ways to remove or overcome them.

Our counsellors offer you a safe space at a regular day and time to explore whatever is important to you without judging, criticising, or offering advice. They will also work at a pace that suits you, giving the time to work out how to make the changes you want in your life.

People who make use of counselling at Beacon tell us they feel more confident, better about themselves, and have improved relationships with others (partners, family, friends, or colleagues). Very importantly, they also tell us they feel better equipped and more resilient to deal with future challenges.

 Beacon Counselling - Website


Ami (our Psychological Wellbeing Worker) is based in Cheshire East (Wilmslow-Crewe). If you feel like you could use some additional support from her mental health wise as a care leaver please contact her directly or via your PA.


She also has places to offer for Fast track counselling in the Cheshire east area.

Amongst other things Ami will work to: 

  • Provide therapeutic emotional support to young care leavers (at times and in places suitable to them)

  • Provide trauma informed training to upskill other professionals working with care leavers

  • Build relationships and liaise with other relevant health professionals around the mental health needs of care leavers

  • Monitor and prioritise referrals into the new Fast Track Trauma Counselling service

  • Support the development of two youth led projects to develop self care toolkits and a safe social media space to stamp out stigma


Stockport Access Team 

Oasis Building
Stepping Hill Hospital

Tel: 0161 419 4678

(Self referral for mental health issues)

Healthy Minds 


Referral needs to be through your GP

Tel: 0161 419 5725

Click here for website


The Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. 

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Tel: 116 123 (FREEPHONE 24 x 7)


Experiencing depression can make it hard to find the energy to look after yourself. But taking an active role in your treatment, and taking steps to help yourself cope with your experiences, can make a big difference to how you feel.

Self care isn't an afterthought, if you don't take care of yourself first how can you care for others. 

Why not take a break?

Have you tried the Mobile App ‘Head Space’? It is a really good and new innovation which focuses on mindfulness techniques and provides ways to emotionally regulate. Its free and easy to access on apple and android devices. Just type head space into your search engine to find out more!

‘Mind’ website also has clear and concise explanations of mental health struggles and diagnosis so if there is something your GP has diagnosed you with or something you feel you could use more help understanding, look on this website as it has all the information you need whether explanation or what a diagnosis is or means and also the support available when you have received a diagnosis.