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Warrington Wolves Foundation

What is it: The Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation is the charitable arm of Warrington Wolves Rugby League Club. Created to provide life changing opportunities through sport, education, health and the arts which enrich, inspire and celebrate the Warrington community.

Website: https://warringtonwolvesfoundation.com/

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/wolvesfoundation/

Telephone: 01925 248894

Email: community@warringtonwolvesfoundation.com

Offload @ Warrington Wolves Foundation

What is it: Offload is a free 10-fixture programme, designed to prevent mental health problems support men to look after their own mindsets and recognise when they or others require further support.

Website: https://warringtonwolvesfoundation.com/offload/

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/wolvesfoundation/

Contact: jameshowes@warringtonwolvesfoundation.com

Pathways to Recovery

What is it: Open access drug and alcohol service – just turn up, you don’t need an appointment.

Website: https://www.changegrowlive.org/pathways-to-recovery-warrington

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/CGLWarrington/

Contact: 01925 415 176

Out of hours contact number: 07919 558644

Email: warringtonsms@cgl.org.uk

Baby and Infant Bonding Support

What is it: provides essential support to parents who are having difficulty bonding or developing their relationship with their baby.

Website: https://www.nwbh.nhs.uk/bibs-halton-warrington

Contact: Sarah Fielding Sarah.Fielding@NWBH.NHS.uk

Autism Spectrum Condition Diagnostic Service

What is it: Our Autism Spectrum Condition Diagnostic Service provides autism assessment and diagnosis for adults who do not have a learning disability in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens or Warrington.

Website: https://www.nwbh.nhs.uk/autism-diagnosis

Tel: 0151 426 5885

Email: autism.service@nwbh.nhs.uk 

Early Help

What is it: The purpose of Early Help is to prevent any issues from getting worse by offering support at the right time. Any professional working with your family, such as those based in schools, health services, and in voluntary sector organisations, can offer Early Help services as soon as they can see that advice, support and/or intervention may be needed.

Website: https://www.warrington.gov.uk/early-help

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/EarlyhelpSEND/

Contact: earlyhelpsupport@warrington.gov.uk

Early Help – Elaine Bentley – Susan Humphries Children’s Centre Manager/Nicola Connor – neonatal wards

Warrington Voluntary Action

What is it: Warrington Voluntary Action supports the development of a vibrant, thriving and sustainable third sector to meet the diverse needs of local communities.

Website: https://www.warringtonva.org.uk/about-us

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warrington.voluntaryaction.7

Contact: 01925 246880

Email: info@warringtonva.org.uk

Papyrus Hopeline UK

What is it:  For young people (aged under 35) who are having thoughts of suicide and anyone who is worried about a young person who may be at risk of suicide.

Website: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/

Contact: 0800 068 41 41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PAPYRUSUK

Directions for Men

 What is it: We’re a group for men who are struggling. Whether its physical or mental health, debt, relationships or just not feeling themselves. We meet we talk about it and we help each other through.

Contact Name: Chris Judge

Contact Number: 07894 971434 (General Number)

Website: https://directionsformen.org.uk/?fbclid=IwAR1THkZBkwcg844rsZZ52kccsKAW34eTPbgUQQ8tXNbb3Ph9bvgqT4UPx8A

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DirectionsForMen/

Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/751743148681488/?ref=pages_group_cta


What is it: Warrington based collective that works to prevent male suicide in the town.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoveMENtWA

Talking Matters Warrington

What is it: Talking Matters Warrington is designed to help anyone registered with a Warrington GP, to deal with common mental health problems. These may include depression, anxiety, panic, phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or post-traumatic stress disorder

Website: https://www.mhm.org.uk/talking-matters-warrington?fbclid=IwAR0yK047YKo1wJnbyv-C5sqpoPgYs2DzDy2JksiLkbxQO0sKtuAJXy2k9Mk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mhmtalkingmatterswarrington

Contact: 01925401720

MacIntyre Charity Warrington

What is it: MacIntyre is a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities. Support parents with Learning difficulties. Homestart have already made one referral.

Website: https://www.macintyrecharity.org/?fbclid=IwAR32OoNOFRKFK6y-dOXcKFJJNklxaBIk_YzA1Jn_MhlEaQpkzm1giEeL0Co

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MacIntyreinWarrington

Contact: 01925 234443

Email: peter.connor@macintyrecharity.org

New Leaf Mental Health Support

What is it: Mental Health Support and support getting into employment, run by Golden Gates Housing Trust

Phone: 01925 581756

Email: newleafccbt@makingspace.co.uk

Warrington Foodbank

What is it: Supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Website: https://warrington.foodbank.org.uk/?fbclid=IwAR2TEYkTDWE7rJB6e9-KjOpzCVi9EwK_bPQcLEFkdQlaRlnQZOEPGzkjL7w

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoodbankWarrington

Contact: 07583 080 521

Email: info@warrington.foodbank.org.uk

Warrington Midwives

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warringtonmaternity/

Antenatal Clinic – 01925 662260

Antenatal Day Unit – 01925 275200

Labour ward – 01925) 662334

Community Midwives – 01925 662092

The Nest – Maternity Suite at warrington hospital with 4 private rooms, specialise in water and home births – (01925) 662043.

Tiny Stars Support Group

What is it: Bereavement support group for early pregnancy losses.

Email Address: Debra.yates@nhs.net
Telephone Number: 07920567605

North West Forget Me Nots & Rainbows

What is it: Support for families who have lost a baby during pregnancy, at birth or shortly after, and also ongoing support for pregnancies after loss

Website: https://www.nwforgetmenotsandrainbows.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nwforgetmenotsandrainbows

Contact: 07454100951

Email:  info@nwforgetmenotsandrainbows.co.uk


Health Visitors

East Warrington
(Birchwood, Culcheth, Croft, Glazebury, Winwick, Padgate, Woolston)
Telephone: 01925 843868

West Warrington
(Penketh, Great Sankey, Dallam, Winwick park, Orford, Central)
Telephone: 01925 867928

South Warrington
(Stockton Heath, Grappenhall, Latchford, Appleton, Central, Lymm, Orford)
Telephone: 01925 867908

Email:  alwch.0to19@nhs.net.

Website: http://bridgewater.nhs.uk/warrington/health-visiting-service/meet-the-team/


Homelessness and Housing Advice Service

Contact: 01925 246868 Out-of-hours: 01925 444400

Email: housingadvice@warrington.gov.uk

Website: https://www.warrington.gov.uk/homelessness-and-housing-advice-service

Warrington Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

Contact Number: 0300 3309091

Website: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Warrington Wellbeing

What is it: The team can help you get the information and support you need to start feeling back on track. The team may be able to give you some personal advice, or they may help you to get advice from an expert.

Contact Number: 01925 248460

Website: https://www.warrington.gov.uk/warringtonwellbeing

Email: warringtonwellbeing@warrington.gov.uk

Axess Sexual Health Warrington

Website: https://www.mylifewarrington.co.uk/kb5/warrington/directory/service.page?id=aPybaKhhuXI HYPERLINK “https://www.mylifewarrington.co.uk/kb5/warrington/directory/service.page?id=aPybaKhhuXI&directorychannel=5″& HYPERLINK “https://www.mylifewarrington.co.uk/kb5/warrington/directory/service.page?id=aPybaKhhuXI&directorychannel=5″directorychannel=5

Contact: 0300 323 1300

Enjoy Football – Men’s Mental health and Football group sessions in Warrington.

Website: EnjoyFootball.co.uk

Facebook: Enjoy Football | Facebook

Contact email: enquiries@enjoyfootball.co.uk

Cheshire and Mersey Specialist Perinatal

Phone: 01925 275303

Email: specialist.perinatal@nwbh.nhs.uk

Family Nurse Partnership

What is it: Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a voluntary home visiting programme for first-time young mums under the age of 20 and designed to help parents have a healthy pregnancy, improve their child’s health and development, plan their own futures and achieve their aspirations.

FNP (parent has to be referred before 28 weeks’ gestation, ideally before 16 weeks). Telephone Number: 01925 867995 fnpwarrington@nhs.net

Amparo – support after suicide 

What is it: Amparo makes sure people have the support they need when someone has died by suicide. Amparo’s workers provide some practical and emotional support themselves, they also help people find local services that can support them. If you’ve been bereaved by suicide, or if someone’s suicide has affected you, then you can contact Amparo by calling or emailing.

Contact: 0330 088 9255

Email: amparo.service@listening-ear.co.uk

Website: https://listening-ear.co.uk/amparo/

Mental Health Assessment Team

Contact:  01925 666647

Livewire Library’s Service

What is it: LiveWire libraries have a range of free activities and resources to support all families.

Regular events take place to promote good mental well-being and combat social isolation such as baby yoga, rhyme times and story times.

Website: https://livewirewarrington.co.uk/

Email: mentwistle@livewirewarrington.org.uk

Housing Plus

What is it: Housing plus is the council’s housing advice and homelessness service.

Contact: 01925 246868

Email: housingadvice@warrington.gov.uk


Website: https://www.gght.org.uk/

If parents are a Torus tenant, Torus offer tenancy support services if tenancies are at risk and they require complex or financial support to sustain their tenancies and prevent homelessness.  Please contact 01925 452452 and ask for the tenancy sustainment team or email Complex Needs Team complexneedsteam@torus.co.uk


What is it: a mental health site for people who live or work in Warrington

Website: https://happyoksad.warrington.gov.uk/

In Your Corner Campaign: The aims of the In Your Corner campaign are to encourage men and young people to look out for their mates; and to be more supportive of people who experience mental health problems.

Children’s Social Care

if there are safeguarding concerns.

Office hours Tel:  01925 443400

Outside office hours Tel: 01925 443239

Warrington Health Promotion Resource Centre
What is it: once you’re a member you can borrow a wide range of resources and also order leaflets, posters and other health promoting materials (such as Happy? OK? Sad?, Make Time and In Your Corner materials).

Email: resources@warrington.gov.uk

Contact: 01925 443193

Wesbite: https://www.warrington.gov.uk/health-promotion-and-resources

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