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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
Oxford Road
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M13 9WL
Tel: 0161 276 1234
8.00am – 10.00pm
City Health Centre
Second Floor (Boots)
32 Market Street
Manchester
Lancashire M1 1PL
Tel: 0161 839 6227
8.00am – 8.00pm
Hawthorn Medical Centre
Unit K, Fallowfield Retail Park
Birchfields Road
Manchester M14 6FS
Tel: 0161 220 6080
Mon-Fri: 8.00am-8.00pm, Sat/Sun: 10.00am-5.00pm

If you wish to get advice or see a Nurse or Doctor, please visit our Consulting Room.

Consulting room

Consulting room

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For Health reviews, including Asthma reviews and Smoking cessation please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic.

Speak to someone now – Call NHS 111.

Call 111

Call 111 at any time, 24 hours a day. You will speak to NHS professional staff who will help guide you on any medical issue.
Calls are free from landlines and mobiles. 111
Get fast help from a Pharmacist with various conditions such as minor cuts, sprains, aches, colds, headaches, rashes, cystitis.

Visit a Pharmacist

  • No appointment necessary
  • Many pharmacists have a confidential area
  • Open till late and at weekends
See a Nurse for  conditions such as ECGs, Spriometry, Cervical smears, Baby/child immunisations, Travel vaccines and advice, Smoking cessation, Health checks, Dietary advice, Ear syringing, Blood sampling and dressings.

Contact a Nurse

Book an appointment on the phone 0161 445 1957
Get help from an Optician with various conditions such as red eyes or eyelids, discharge from or watering of the eye, Irritation and inflammation of eyes or eyelids, dry eyes and Stye.

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.
See a Dentist for toothache and urgent dental problems

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Get medical advice and treatment from a Doctor.

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Book an appointment on the phone0161 445 1957

Travel Room

Travel Room

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Vaccinations, medication and travel advice

Travel Assessment

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.
The Travel Clinic is only available for patients registered at Didsbury Medical Centre.

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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Wellbeing Centre

Wellbeing Centre

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Carers

Carers Trust 4 All

Looking after a relative or friend who’s frail, ill or disabled can take up a lot of time. Before you know it, you can easily become a full-time unpaid carer. Carers trust 4all is here to help.

Carers trust 4all offer you the support you need, when you need it. Whether it’s simply a little advice, some practical help or a break from your caring responsibilities.

Facebook: CarersTrust4all

Twitter: @CarersTrust4all

Telephone: 0333 323 1990

Website: www.carerstrust4all.org.uk

Email: help@carerstrust4all.org.uk

Support for Young Carers

A young carer is someone aged 18 or under who helps look after a relative who has a condition, such as a disability, illness, mental health condition, or a drug or alcohol problem.

To view the services on offer from Manchester please visit the Manchester City Council website: hsm.manchester.gov.uk

Manchester Carers Centre

Manchester Carers Centre deliver a range of a free, high quality support services for unwaged Carers in our City, including information and advice, emotional support, practical help, community drop-ins, breaks, social activities and access to grants and training.

Facebook: manchester.carers.centre

Twitter: @mcrcarers

Telephone: 0161 27 27 270

Website: www.manchestercarers.org.uk

Email: admin@manchestercarers.org.uk

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

Child Health

CHAMP (Children's Health and Monitoring Programme)

CHAMP helps parents/carers to understand their children’s growth and to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Telephone: 0797 694 7895

Website: www.champ.cmft.nhs.uk

Email: champ@mft.nhs.uk

West Didsbury Sure Start Children's Centre

Sure Start Children’s Centres are places where children under 5 years old and their families can access a wide range of support services and information including early education, childcare, health and family support.

Telephone: 0161 219 2111 (Tricia Wood)

Website: hsm.manchester.gov.uk

Email: p.wood@manchester.gov.uk

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.

Website: www.nhs.uk

Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Download from: www.nhs.uk

Community Groups

Meetups in Manchester

Getting together with real people in real life makes powerful things happen. Side hustles become careers, ideas become movements, and chance encounters become lifelong connections. Meetup brings people together to create thriving communities.

Website: www.meetup.com

Greater Manchester Youth Network

Greater Manchester Youth Network is a youth organisation that provides opportunities for young people and supports youth organisations that work within Greater Manchester.

Facebook: gmyouthnetwork

Twitter: @gmyn

Telephone: 0161 274 3377

Website: www.gmyn.co.uk

Manchester Community Central

Manchester Community Central provides Manchester’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector with an extensive range of resources, information and tools designed to meet current and future development needs.

Facebook: VCMOfficial

Twitter: @McrCommCentral

Telephone: 0333 321 3021

Website: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org

Friends of Fletcher Moss Park and Parsonage Gardens

Regular activities include a Volunteering session every Tuesday morning in Parsonage Gardens, a second Volunteering session every Wednesday afternoon at Fletcher Moss Park, and a Health Walk every Monday afternoon from the Visitor Centre at The Croft, Fletcher Moss.

Website: www.fletchermossgardens.org.uk

Email: info@fletchermossgardens.co.uk

Friends of Didsbury Park

Like minded people with a common interest in the wellbeing of the park.

Website: www.friendsofdidsburypark.com

Parrs Wood Environmental Centre

Our current activities include:

  • Gardening – basic skills and more specialised levels
  • Environmental awareness and education
  • Watching, recording and encouraging wildlife
  • Open days
  • Talks

Website: www.parrswoodenvironmentalcentre.org.uk

Home Community Cafe

Home is an independent cafe for all the community. A place to meet, make friends, make stuff, eat cake and drink proper coffee. A place where you belong. We are a registered charity, run by volunteer Home-Makers, and we have an ethos that’s as wholesome as the delicious, freshly prepared food that we serve.

Facebook: homecommunitycafedidsbury

Twitter: @homecafe_M20

Instagram: @homecommunitycafe_m20

Website: homecommunitycafe.org

Email: bookings@homecommunitycafe.org

Address:
Home Café
Emmanuel Church
6 Barlow Moor Road
Didsbury
Manchester, M20 6TR

Didsbury Good Neighbours

Didsbury Good Neighbours is a charity whose aim is to support senior members of the community through a volunteer befriending service and a programme of weekly activities.

Telephone: 07749 504298

Website: www.didsburygoodneighbours.org.uk

Email: nfo@didsburygoodneighbours.org.uk

Drugs and Alcohol

Manchester Integrated Drug and Alcohol Service

At the Manchester Integrated Drug and Alcohol Service (MIDAS), CGL’s teams work in partnership with service users to assess their requirements and to plan individual treatment plans and support that will help service users to address their problems and achieve their personal goals.

Facebook: changegrowlive

Twitter: @changegrowlive

Website: www.changegrowlive.org

ADS: Addiction Dependency Solutions

ADS is a leading UK drug and alcohol charity operating throughout the North and the Midlands. With decades of experience treating drug, alcohol and more recently prescription drug addiction, we provide the right treatment and get to the root of addiction.

Facebook: ADSolutionsUK

Twitter: @ADSolutionsUK

Telephone: 0161 831 2400

Website: www.adsolutions.org.uk

Change Grow Live

CGL Manchester is a recovery focused service, committed to supporting people to achieve goals and become drug free; we are aware this can take different routes and timescales for people.

Telephone: 0161 945 8772

Website: www.changegrowlive.org

 

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Drinkline

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Email: help@aamail.org

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Telephone: 0300 123 6600

Text: 82111

Website: www.talktofrank.com

Email: frank@talktofrank.com

Depression, Anxiety & Stress

Manchester eTherapy Service

This service offers a range of online therapy courses, across Manchester, to support people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia and sleep-related problems.

Telephone: 0161 226 3871

Website: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk

Manchester Mind

Manchester Mind is an independent local mental health charity which delivers services to young people and adults. Our vision is of a city that promotes good mental health and treats people with mental health problems positively, fairly and with respect.

Telephone: 0161 769 5732

Website: www.manchestermind.org

42nd Street

42nd Street supports young people aged 11-25 years with their emotional wellbeing and mental health, promoting choice and creativity.

Twitter: @42ndStreetmcr

Telephone: 0161 228 7321

Website: 42ndstreet.org.uk

Email: theteam@42ndstreet.org.uk

Mental Health in Manchester

This service is for Manchester people who want to know more about how to look after their emotional health and wellbeing. You will find information and resources about mental health and mental health problems and advice about where to go for help if you’re worried about yourself or someone else.

Website: www.mhim.org.uk

More services for young people

Samaritans

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

Website: www.samaritans.org

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Rethink

Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927

Website: www.rethink.org

Email: info@rethink.org

Beat Eating Disorders

We are a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected by eating disorders, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered.

Helpline: 0808 801 0677

Website: www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Email: help@beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Elderly Care

Age UK Manchester

Age UK Manchester are a local charity working in the community to support older people, their families and carers. We want everyone to be able to love later life.

Twitter: @AgeUKManchester

Telephone: 0161 833 3944

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk/manchester

Email: enquiries@ageukmanchester.org.uk

South Manchester U3A

U3A (The University of the Third Age) is a UK-wide movement which brings together people in their ‘third age’ to develop their interests and continue their learning in a friendly and informal environment.

Website: u3asites.org.uk/south-manchester

Email: smu3ambrship@gmail.com

Didsbury Good Neighbours

Didsbury Good Neighbours is a charity whose aim is to support senior members of the community through a volunteer befriending service and a programme of weekly activities.

Telephone: 07749 504298

Website: www.didsburygoodneighbours.org.uk

Email: info@didsburygoodneighbours.org.uk

Silver Line

Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 0800 4708 090

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk

Dementia

Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.

Telephone: 0800 888 6678

Website: www.dementiauk.org

Maternity

University Hospital of South Manchester Maternity Ward

If you choose to give birth at UHSM our highly skilled, caring team, will support you to have the most healthy and smooth pregnancy and birth possible. We offer both a midwife-led birthing centre and a consultant-led delivery suite. Our facilities include the largest number of birthing pools in the country, making our unit a popular choice for women wanting to find out more about having a water birth.

Telephone: 0161 291 2942

Website: www.uhsm.nhs.uk

Email: community.clerks@uhsm.nhs.uk

Midwife Appointments

When you become pregnant you will have various choices ahead of you. The earlier you seek advice the more options you have, you can book an appointment with a Midwife for a check-up and to discuss your options.

Book a Midwife appointment

Fresh 4 Manchester

If you are pregnant you can visit one of our FRESH clinics where a member of staff can support you to access the right health care and services that can offer you further help and support.

Telephone: South Manchester – 07970 976902

Website: www.fresh4manchester.nhs.uk

Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

Download from: play.google.com

Download from: itunes.apple.com

Sexual Health

The Northern Contraception, Sexual Health & HIV Service

The Northern Contraception, Sexual Health and HIV Service website provides services across North, Central and South Manchester, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford, offering you a free, confidential and friendly service.

Twitter: @TheNorthernISH

Telephone: 0161 701 1555

Website: www.thenorthernsexualhealth.co.uk

Email: thenorthernISH.Enquiries@mft.nhs.uk

Better2Know

Better2Know is the leading provider of Sexually Transmitted Infections testing in Manchester. You can get tested for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C – or a combination of these. Results are reported to you within 30 minutes while you wait.

Website: www.better2know.co.uk

UHSM’s Sexual Health Service

UHSM’s sexual health service offers a specialised and confidential service to patients in South Manchester. We provide screening, diagnosing and treatment of a range of sexually transmitted infections.

Telephone: 0161 217 4939

Website: www.uhsm.nhs.uk

MASH: Manchester on street Health

We’re a charity that provides free and confidential support for women who are sex working in Greater Manchester.

Telephone: 0800 1830 499

Website: www.mash.org.uk

Email: helenc@mash.org.uk

Marie Stopes Manchester Centre

We provide NHS-funded abortion and vasectomy care, as well as self-funded treatment. Treatments include; Medical abortion, Surgical abortion, Abortion aftercare, Vasectomy, Contraception and Counseling.

Telephone: 0345 300 8090

Website: www.mariestopes.org.uk

Brook

Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year.

Website: www.brook.org.uk

National Sexual Health Helpline

If you would like to talk to someone about a sexual health issue, you can call the national sexual health helpline. Your call will be treated with sensitivity and in strict confidence. The Sexual Health Helpline is open from 9am-8pm, Monday-Friday.

Telephone: 0300 123 7123

Website: www.nhs.uk/oneyou

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

Website: www.fpa.org.uk

Stop Smoking

University Hospital of South Manchester Smoking Cessation Clinic

The UHSM Smoking Cessation Nurse is here to support anyone who wishes to give up smoking.

Telephone: 0161 291 5030

Website: www.uhsm.nhs.uk

Email: Cheryl.Pearse@uhsm.nhs.uk

Stop Smoking Manchester

Manchester Stop Smoking Service provides free NHS support to help you quit smoking. Support is available from trained professional advisor at a number of venues across the city including pharmacies, GP practices, community centres, local markets etc. The service is open to anyone who lives or works in Manchester.

Telephone: 070 3167 0366

Website: www.stopsmokingmanchester.co.uk

Email: info@stopsmokingmanchester.co.uk

NHS Smokefree - Mobile App

The Smokefree app can help you stop smoking by providing daily support and motivation. If you stay smokefree for the 4-week programme you’re up to five times more likely to stay quit for good.

Download from: play.google.com

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Quit with help

Everyone has a different reason for quitting, get a personalised Quit Smoking Plan.

Website: www.quitwithhelp.co.uk

Weight Management

Physical Activity Referral Scheme (PARS)

The Physical Activity Referral Service helps people living with long term health conditions to increase their levels of physical activity in a safe and structured environment. The sessions are run across Manchester in local leisure and community centres.

Telephone: 0161 882 2591

Website: www.gmmh.nhs.uk

Walking for Health

Walking for Health is England’s largest network of health walks with over 400 active schemes, helping people across the country lead a more active lifestyle.

Website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Didsbury Runners

We are a friendly and inclusive running group, that meet for regular runs in the South Manchester area. Didsbury Runners is managed by volunteers and is completely not-for-profit. Our motivation is to spread the fun of running and support the running community in South Manchester.

Twitter: @didsrun

Website: www.didsburyrunners.co.uk

Email: didsburyrunnersclub@gmail.com

Manchester Girls Can

We’re here to support you to try something new or return to something you loved before, through the huge range of activities available to you in Manchester.

Facebook: manchestergirlscan

Twitter: @MCRgirlscan

Website: manchestergirlscan.co.uk

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Weight Watchers

Meetings, Online or a little bit of both. We’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle.

Website: www.weightwatchers.com

Slimming World

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.

Website: www.slimmingworld.co.uk

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