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Get immediate help with minor illnesses and injuries:
Pharmacists can also advise on minor illnesses and injuries:
Alternatively you can visit your nearest Minor Injury Unit:
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Tel: 0161 276 5193
Second Floor (Boots)
32 Market Street
Tel: 0161 839 6227
Tel: 0161 748 4022
For local health information, help and support visit www.choosewellmanchester.org.uk
If you wish to get advice or see a Nurse or Doctor, please visit our Consulting Room.
How can we help you?
For Forms, Medicals, Test results and Certificates please visit Reception.
For Health reviews, including Asthma reviews and Smoking cessation please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic.
Visit a Pharmacist
- No appointment necessary
- Many pharmacists have a confidential area
- Open till late and at weekends
The Manchester Red Eye Service
- Walk-in assessment and treatment for red, sore or itchy eyes through your local optometrist
- Free service available to all patients over the age of 12 years who are registered with a Manchester GP
- provides a patient experiencing recently occurring red eye conditions with appropriate treatment closer to home or work.
Visit a Dentist
Contact a Nurse
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Vaccinations, medication and travel advice
We offer a full travel advice and immunisation service. If you are travelling abroad please complete and submit the travel form in plenty of time (we recommend 6-8 weeks) before your journey.
Do you need vaccinations?
Before you travel, it’s important to find out whether you will need vaccinations for the country you’re visiting. The following websites will help you.
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A community network of young professionals and older neighbours hanging out and helping one another in our rapidly changing city.
Workshops for Carers
Cookery & Nutrition Workshop
When: Wednesday 31st October, Wednesday 7th November and Wednesday 5th December – 10:30am-2pm
Further information: MCC – Cookery
Telephone: 0161 834 6069
Manchester Carers Centre
Providing free community services for carers in Manchester including advice and support, practical help, community drop-ins, social activities and access to grants and training.
Telephone: 01612 727 270
Vaccinations and Immunisations
One of the best ways to protect your baby against diseases like measles, rubella, tetanus and meningitis is through immunisation. Your baby needs their first injections at eight weeks, then 12 weeks, 16 weeks and one year.
Help & Support Manchester - Children & Families
Find information on national and local organisations, services and activities for families, children and young people and the practitioners supporting them. This includes details of childcare providers (Childminders, Day Nurseries, Playgroups, etc) in Manchester.
Help & Support Manchester - Early Help
Effective Early Help is essential to improve the life chances of Manchester’s children, young people and their families. The aim of the Manchester Early Help Service is to build capacity in communities that will prevent crime, support education and enterprise, and keep children, young people and their families healthy and safe. We aim to do this by working with other agencies and directly with people from local communities.
Childhood illness visual guide
Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.
10 ways to reduce pain
Whether your pain has just come on or you’ve lived with it for years, these tried and tested self-help steps can bring you relief.
Pain Toolkit - Living with Pain in Manchester
Living with Pain in Manchester has been developed from the Pain Toolkit, a simple information booklet that provides you with handy tips and skills to support you along the way to managing your pain.
Those who could benefit from social prescribing include people with mild or long-term mental health problems, vulnerable groups, people who are socially isolated, and those who frequently attend either primary or secondary health care; leading to positive health and wellbeing.
Please download our Social Prescribing leaflet.
Community Events Calender - PlaceCal
View Community Events such as coffee mornings, sewing groups, computer classes and gardening groups in Hulme and Moss Side.
Men’s Shed Friday Workshops
Get involved with creating and building practical,
projects in a fully equipped, free to use workshop.
10:30am – 12:30pm starting 27th April
The Boiler House, 9 Wilcock St, (near Alexandra Rd), Moss Side, M16 7DA
Telephone: 07708 622 368
Hulme Community Garden Centre
A volunteer and education hub promoting horticultural and sustainability issues.
Domestic Violence Aware Practice
If you are being hurt by someone in your family, are afraid of someone at home or are in a violent relationship you can talk to doctors, nurses and other staff working here, in private.
Contact Bernice O’Brien
Telephone: 07889 538942
Help & Support Manchester - Domestic Abuse
Find information and links to useful websites and services offering support on domestic abuse.
National Domestic Violence Helpline
The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.
The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential. Translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available.
Telephone: 0808 2000 247
Freedom Charity - Forced Marriage unit
Forced Marriage is a crime.
If you are affected by the issues of Forced Marriage, or you know someone that is, the Freedom Charity can help.
Telephone: 0207 008 0151
Telephone: 0845 607 0133
Manchester Womens Aid
Manchester Women’s Aid is an independent charity providing a range of services for women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. We aim to provide excellence in all our services, placing women and children who use our refuge and community based services at the heart of the organisation.
Telephone: 0161 660 7999
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Telephone: 0800 917 7650
CGL Manchester is a recovery focused service, committed to supporting people to achieve goals and become drug free; they are aware this can take different routes and timescales for people.
Telephone: 0161 945 8772
Manchester Integrated Drug & Alcohol Service (MIDAS)
Their services include assessment, information and advice, treatment and referral, and are designed to meet the needs of service users who use drugs and alcohol.
Talk to Frank
If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.
Telephone: 0300 123 6600
If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.
Telephone: 0300 123 1110
One You Drinks Tracker - Mobile App
Drinking a bit too much can sneak up on you. Our free drinks tracker app makes it easy to keep an eye on the booze and take control with daily tips and feedback.
Download from: play.google.com
Download from: itunes.apple.com
Drinkaware Online Tools & Apps
Online trackers and apps from Drinkaware to help you avoid harm from alcohol.
Download from: www.drinkaware.co.uk
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, Macmillan can help. Find out what to expect, get information, practical advice and support, hear from experts and read about other people’s experiences.
Telephone: 0808 808 00 00
Expert Patients Programme
Expert Patients Programme is a free NHS Service to support people to manage their long term health conditions.
If you would like to learn helpful tips to control your symptoms and feel more in control and positive, please contact us. The programme consists of 6 weekly sessions for two-and-a-half hours at local venues across Manchester.
It is also helpful for carers of people who live with long term conditions
Telephone: 0161 371 2105
Citizens Advice Manchester
Our patients can now use the Citizens Advice Phone located to reception. Lines are open 9.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Patients calling outside of these hours are welcome to leave a message with their name and number to request a callback.
Telephone: 0161 226 7615
Get active in Manchester.
Sexual Health for Gay and Bisexual Men
An NHS page providing information and advice on sexual health for gay and bisexual men.
Know your rights at your GP Surgery
View information from the Proud Trust about your rights at your GP Surgery.
Sow the City
Sow the City want to build a healthier city where everyone can grow their own food. Somewhere that’s full of beans. The kind of city you want to live in.
Telephone: 0161 465 6954
Buzz is the new Health & Wellbeing Service for people and communities in Manchester.
A health and wellbeing group for BME women in the community.
It’s a chance to meet other women, make new friends, go to local trips, to get advice, support and information and link up with professionals and advice workers.
Please contact the Savera Group would like to attend a meeting or would like to refer somebody.
Every Tuesday between 10:00-12:30
Sure Start Centre, Moss Side, M16 7UH
Free entry/free refurbishments
We will reimburse your bus travel cost as well
Telephone: 0161 636 7551
Saheli Counselling Service
Saheli provides a free confidential counselling service for South Asian Women in Manchester.
If you are interested in free counselling for yourself, a member of your family or a friend.
Telephone: 0161 636 7551
African and Caribbean Mental Health Services
The African and Caribbean Mental Health Services provide a service predominantly for African and African Caribbean people as well as other minority groups including White Europeans who are aged 18+ and registered with a Manchester GP. All services are free and confidential.
You can refer direct to the service or you can ask your GP, family, friend or other professionals to refer you.
Open: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Venue: Windrush Millennium Centre, M16 7WD
One step at a time - Self-Help Booklet
This self-help booklet was developed from research with Muslim service users and therapists from different backgrounds. It is intended to be a resource for people who wish to refer to their faith for support in their wellbeing.
The preventative mental health project serving the people of Longsight and neighbouring districts of Manchester. It specialises in services for people from South Asian Cultures.
Telephone: 0161 205 5998
Back on Track is a Manchester charity that supports disadvantaged people through education, training, work experience, volunteering – helping them move on from problems in their past towards a meaningful and fulfilled life. Working with people who are going through a process of recovery or rehabilitation, because of problems with alcohol or drugs, offending, homelessness and/or mental health.
Provides a range of Talking Therapies that can help you work out how to deal with negative thoughts and feelings and make positive changes to your life.
Telephone: 0161 226 3871
Information and Support for all mental health issues.
Telephone: 0161 769 5732
Living Life to The Full
Free online courses are available covering low mood and stress and all of the common linked problems this causes. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more. Try one of the sample sessions now.
Manchester Young Lives
Do you need help getting back on track?
Manchester Young Lives Youth Engagement Workers can provide help with many issues including health and wellbeing and support with mental health issues.
Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.
South Manchester Healthy Living Network (SMHLN)
SMHLN covers areas of south Manchester. It offers a range of wellbeing services.
Telephone: 0161 217 3667
Zest covers areas of north and east Manchester. It offer a range of wellbeing services.
Telephone: 0161 234 3715
There are a number of self help leaflets available to download from the NHS.
Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.
Telephone: 0300 5000 927
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. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Telephone: 116 123
Action for Happiness
The Action for Happiness vision is a happier world, with fewer people suffering with mental health problems and more people feeling good, functioning well and helping others.
There is an 8 week course called ‘Exploring What Matters’ that gives you the chance to meet friendly, like-minded people and find simple ways to make yourself and others happier.
MFT Maternity Services
MFT have been at the forefront at maternity and midwifery care for more than 50 years. Today, around 360 women give birth at MFT each month.
Telephone: 0161 291 2942
Withington/ Wythenshaw Hospital Maternity Services
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) was formed on 1st October 2017 following the merger of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM).
Saint Mary's Hospital Maternity Services
Saint Mary’s Hospital provides full maternity care for women including pre-conceptual counselling, antenatal care, delivery and postnatal care.
The Northern Sexual Health, Contraception & HIV Service
Providing integrated sexual and reproductive health services across the city of Manchester, and also for the boroughs of Stockport, Tameside and Trafford.
Offers routine, intermediate and specialist sexual and reproductive health provision including the testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, contraception and emergency contraception.
LGBT Foundation - Test Regularly
Find information on sexual health screening clinics in Manchester and advice on when and how to have a HIV test.
Telephone: 0345 3 30 30 30
Hepatitis B- Public Health England
Are you having casual sex or having sex with multiple partners? You are at risk of hepatitis B, protect yourself with a free vaccine available from sexual health clinics.
Sexual Health Help Line
The Family Planning Association Sexual health help line can give you confidential information and advice
Telephone: 0845 122 8690
Family Planning Association
They are a sexual health charity. They give straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.
Telephone: 0300 123 7123
Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year.
Stop Smoking Manchester
This service helps people to stop smoking. It offers free NHS support and advice.
Telephone: 0161 205 5998
Quit with help
Everyone has a different reason for quitting, get a personalised Quit Smoking Plan.
Millions have used Smokefree support to help them stop smoking. Choose from an app, email, SMS and face-to-face guidance.
NUPAS: National Unplanned Pregnancy Advisory Service
NUPAS has been contracted by NHS Manchester CCG to provide free:
- Pregnancy testing
- Pregnancy counselling
- Abortion advice
- Abortion treatments
- Full contraception including LARC
- STI screening in partnership R U Clear
You can self-refer through their website or by calling NUPAS directly.
Telephone: 0333 004 6666
Patient Transport Service (PTS)
The Patient Transport Service helps patients who live in Greater Manchester to get to and from non-emergency medical appointments.
Ring & Ride
Ring & Ride provides short, local trips to eligible residents of Greater Manchester. If you are a registered user you may travel to any location within 6 miles of your home address within Greater Manchester.
Transport for Sick Children (TfSC)
Transport for Sick Children (TfSC) is a charity which operates a volunteer driver scheme. TfSC and its superhero volunteer drivers aim to reduce the transport barriers that any children living in Greater Manchester may have, to ensure equal access to health care. It caters especially for children living in deprivation or tough social circumstances.
Telephone: 0161 443 4122
Hulme & Moss Side Community Bus Service
A new community bus is operating from New Hope Fellowship Church to Hough End Leisure Centre. The cost of this is £1 per round trip.
A Better Life Manchester - Family & Adult Weight Management Service
ABL Health Manchester can help you lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle.
Over 12 weeks the Enable sessions, delivered by experienced lifestyle coaches, will guide you through personal goals, provide tailored exercise and offer advice around healthy eating to support you to lose weight. If your whole family wishes to lose weight and improve their health together then maybe the Food, Activity, Balance (FAB) programme is for you. Both programmes are free of charge.
Telephone: 0161 393 7576
Meetings, Online or a little bit of both. We’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle.
You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.