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Get immediate help with minor illnesses and injuries:
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Pharmacists can also advise on minor illnesses and injuries:
Alternatively you can visit your nearest Minor Injury Unit:
Trafford General Hospital
Tel: 0161 748 4022
08:00 – 20:00
Second Floor (Boots)
32 Market Street
Tel: 0161 839 6227
08:00 – 20:00
Tel: 0161 763 4242
08:00 – 20:00
If you wish to get advice or see a Nurse or Doctor, please visit our Consulting Room.
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For Health reviews, including Asthma reviews and Smoking cessation please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic.
Get fast help from a Pharmacist with various conditions such as minor cuts, sprains, aches, colds, headaches, rashes, cystitis. No appointment is necessary. Many Pharmacists have a confidential area and are open till late and at weekends.
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…for blood tests, vaccinations, blood pressure checks, health reviews, ECGs, Warfarin checks, family planning and sexual health advice, ear irrigation, wound management and cervical screening.
Get help for any health problem
No more waiting on the phone to get a GP appointment! Tell us your problem or question and we’ll get back to you within 2 working days – online, phone or face to face.
COVID-19 Support Room
COVID-19 Support Room
If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it visit NHS 111 online coronavirus service for advice.
Well-being while staying at home
Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.
If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support.
To stay fit and healthy whilst at home, try the NHS Home workout videos.
Advice for patients with pre-existing conditions
Advice for Vulnerable Patients
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Salford Women's Aid
Salford Independent Domestic Abuse Support Service (SIDASS) provides independent advocacy and specialised support to victims.
Telephone: 0161 793 3232 Monday to Friday 10:00 – 16:00
Salford Women's Centre
Salford Women’s Centre (SWC) was set up in the early 1980s by women, for women. Their mission statement is for the health and well-being of all women who live or work in Salford (and their children).
Telephone: 0161 736 3844
Talk, Listen, Change
TLC: Talk, Listen, Change’s message is simple; to support safe, healthy & happy relationships. TLC offer a range of services and projects across Greater Manchester, but also increasingly work in collaboration with other organisations to pilot innovative ways of supporting individuals, couples, families and communities.
Telephone: 0161 872 1100
Making Sense of Allergies
What allergies are (and aren’t) and the evidence for causes and treatments. Allergies are frustrating and sometimes frightening conditions and they seem to be on the rise in developed countries. View information with some of the scientific evidence that we know about allergies.
North West Allergy Network
The Doctors, Nurses and other health care professionals of the North West Allergy Network have worked together to produce a series of documents for patients with advice and guidance on the management of allergies. All of the documents have been reviewed by specialist doctors and nurses and approved for use.
Oral Allergy Syndrome
A common but not a dangerous form of allergy that occurs to certain fruits, often causing itchy mouth and ears.
Eczema and Allergy
Many people wonder about the link between eczema and allergies. This leaflet explains a bit more.
Salford Young Carers
Salford Young Carers provide a range of services to young, young adult and adult carers in Salford who are providing care and support to friends and family who without them would not be able to manage.
Telephone: 0161 212 5451
Reach Beyond and Open Doors Project
GMMH is the first NHS Trust in the UK to employ someone with Dementia. Both Kevin and Mike’s role to engage with patients and their carers and create a dedicated forum to give them a voice and somewhere to put forward their opinions has been well received and very successful, the benefits of this project have been immense for people living with dementia.
Telephone: 0161 703 1071
Manchester Carers Network
Manchester Carers Network offer a range of workshops and other opportunities for carers to find information and develop their skills.
Free Modern Meditation Workshop For Carers
The beanddo techniques will help you overcome fear of failure, manage stress and anxiety, nurture creative insight and purpose towards fulfilling your true potential.
Telephone: 0161 834 6069
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
Salford Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) are specialist NHS services. It is a term for all services that work with children and young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. Salford’s main CAMHS service is an outpatient service of assessment and treatment of serious mental health difficulties for under-18s.
Telephone: 0161 211 7260
CHAMP (Children's Health and Monitoring Programme)
Manchester initiative CHAMP helps parents/carers to understand their children’s growth and achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Telephone: 0797 694 7895
Common Childhood Illnesses
Treating your child’s illness yourself or with advice and medicines from your local pharmacy can often be the easiest and quickest way to help your child feel better. Be prepared by keeping at home what you need, for example paracetamol, a digital thermometer and plasters.
Common childhood illnesses include:
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, chickenpox and warts.
Child Vaccinations (Immunisations)
Please talk to your GP, Practice Nurse, or Health Visitor if you have any questions or worries about vaccinations. Please bring your child’s Red Book when you come to an appointment.
Children in Manchester are also routinely offered the BCG vaccination shortly after birth to protect against tuberculosis – you will be invited by the Health Visitor service for this.
Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.
Every family with a child under the age of four and a half has access to a Health Visitor and their team. The service is delivered through home visits, contact in the community and telephone calls as necessary.
Every family has its ups and downs. Being a parent is hard work and there is nothing to be ashamed of in asking for help. Manchester’s Early Help service could help in a number of ways. Just talk to your GP, Health Visitor or other professional working with your family for a referral, or view the following information.
Salford Foodbank gets emergency food to local people in crisis. Whether you take on the part-time role of a warehouse volunteer or choose to meet clients face-to-face while helping out at the centre, you will help to make a real difference to those in need.
Telephone: 0161 637 4500
Salford Sea Cadets
As long as you’re aged over 18, you can get involved with Salford’s unit. If you’re enthusiastic and want to help train young cadets or can apply business skills to assist the management team, then there is a role for you. You will be supporting local young people and gaining externally recognised qualifications.
Telephone: 0161 793 7981
Come along to the Allotment Project, enjoy the outdoors and get more active by doing some light gardening. Everyone is welcome – suitable clothing required.
The Allotment Project runs on Tuesdays from 12:00 – 14:00 at Tindall Street Allotments, Tindall Street, M30 7DF.
Red Pepper Programme
The Red Pepper Programme is a family weight management programme providing nutritional and physical activity support for families. The programme runs on Wednesdays from 15:30 – 17:00 at Eccles Town Hall. Please ring for more information and to book on a course.
Join a dedicated team of volunteers to help compile a weekly audio round up of the local news suitable for blind or partially-sighted individuals. There are both speaker and admin roles available.
Telephone: 0161 736 8670
Bike Rides for Beginners and Experienced Riders
Free leisurely community bike ride. There may be a number of adult bikes and helmets which are free to use – just turn up. Wear suitable clothes and bring a drink.
Family rides will be in school holidays. All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Groups meet on Fridays from 10:00 – 12:00 at Cleavleys Track, Blantyre Street, Winton, M30 8HY.
Mental Health Drop-In
Activities at the group include arts and crafts, pool and table football, board games, wellbeing and weight management classes. The group meets on Mondays from 10:00 – 13:00 at Salford Link Project, Chadwick Road, M30 0WP.
Stop Smoking Drop-In Sessions
The Stop Smoking Drop-In sessions allow you the chance to have a chat with our stop smoking advisors and to meet other people who are also trying to quit.
The sessions are held on Mondays from 16:00 – 17:45 at Eccles Gateway (Room 2), Barton Lane, M30 0TU.
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.
Telephone: 0333 321 3021
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.
Six Degrees is a Salford based Community Interest Company with a reputation for delivering high performing and innovative mental health services.
Telephone: 0161 212 4981
Change, Grow, Live
Change, Grow, Live (CGL) Manchester works 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.
Telephone: 0161 226 5526
42nd Street is a Greater Manchester young people’s mental health charity providing free and confidential services to young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Telephone: 0161 228 7321
Fax: 0161 228 0528
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
Papyrus’ mission is to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.
Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.
Telephone: 0300 5000 927
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Telephone: 0300 123 3393
Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss mental health issues.
Achieve Salford Clinical Treatment Service
Achieve focus on delivering innovative and high performing substance misuse treatment and recovery with their partners, using a proven approach that will promptly identify and support people affected by alcohol or drug misuse into appropriate treatment.
Telephone: 0161 358 1530
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 9177 650
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
(Weekdays 09:00 – 08:00, weekends 11:00 – 16:00)
Drinkaware Unit & Calorie Calculator
Want to know what’s in your drinks? Easy, find out about what calories and how many units you consume.
Tel: 020 7766 9900
Fax: 020 7504 8217
Drinkaware Online Tools & Apps
Online trackers and apps from Drinkaware to help you avoid harm from alcohol.
Download from: www.drinkaware.co.uk
Age UK Salford
Age UK Salford is a local charity working in the community to support older people, their families and carers which wants everyone to be able to love later life.
Telephone: 0161 788 7300
Manchester Cares is a brand new community network of young professionals and older neighbours hanging out and helping one another in this rapidly changing city.
Eldergym Senior Fitness
Having adequate motion in your low back, hips, knees and ankles is an important factor in preventing injury or re-injury around these joints. Eldergym Senior Fitness showcases useful exercises with videos for keeping strong in old age.
Salford Housing Options Point
It is important to get help as soon as you have a problem. Salford Housing Options Point have trained officers to help stop you from losing your home. They can also help you move to more suitable accommodation and with what to do if you have already lost your home.
Emmaus Salford is a registered charity that supports homeless people by providing them with a place to stay and with meaningful work.
Telephone: 0161 737 8279
Places for People - Salford Foyer
Places for People help young single homeless people aged 16-25 with support needs and young single mothers aged 16-25 with a child up to 2 years old Applicants must have a local connection and be willing to engage with the support on offer.
Telephone: 0161 737 7778
Referral Address: 1 Lower Seedley Road, Salford, M6 5WX
Monthly (£10) clothing and footwear allowance for people
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 – 16:00 (closed Thursdays)
Hot meals – Fridays 19:00 – 21:00
Saturday 10:00 – 16:00
Telephone: 0161 228 7331
Free, confidential and impartial advice, support and guidance for anyone who is homeless or in housing need and/or has debt or benefit problems. Specialist level advice, legal representation, support to access the Private Rented sector and guided self-help and access to information and resources.
Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 17:00
Telephone: 0344 515 1640
Coffee for Craig
7 day homeless drop-in service offering advice on housing and emergency support, hot food, showers, internet access.
Monday to Friday 19:00 – 21:00
Saturday and Sunday 17:00 – 19:00
Telephone: 07973 955 003
Cornerstone Day Centre
Drop-in service offering telephone, showers, meals, advice, dentist, haircuts, opticians, internet access, employment support and housing support.
Monday to Friday 10:30 – 16:00
Telephone: 0161 232 8888
Daily housing support for young people aged 16–25.
Monday to Friday 10:00–12:00 and 13:30–16:30pm (except Wednesday afternoon) and ad hoc activities.
Telephone: 0161 228 7654
Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH)
Women Only. MASH offers free support for women who sex work or women who are at risk of sex working. You do not need an appointment and can pop in whenever the Drop-in is open.
Drop-in Monday 15:00 – 18:00
Tuesday and Friday 12:30 – 15:30
Wednesday and Thursday 12:30 – 15:30 and 08:00 – 22:45
The Men's Room
Men Only. Day support, advice and advocacy for young men 18–30 years old.
Tuesday to Thursday 10:00 – 15:00
Telephone: 0161 834 1827
University of Salford Podiatry Clinic
Your GP or practice nurse can refer you to the NHS podiatry service but there is a currently a long waiting list of several months. The School of Podiatry at the University of Salford offer a faster service. The assessment and management clinic can be attended by anyone (adults and children) in need of essential foot care – you may have painful pressure lesions or just be unable to care for your feet. At the clinic you will be given a full assessment and treated accordingly for £10-15.
Telephone: 0161 295 2205
Arthritis Research UK
Arthritis Research UK invests in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support for everyone affected by arthritis.
Go2Physio – New Self Referral Physio Service
You can directly access NHS physiotherapy without having to see your GP first. Physiotherapists are physical activity specialists working with you to enable you to manage your condition. They are expertly skilled to assess, diagnose, and manage patients with Musculoskeletal conditions such as muscle or joint problems like back pain, knee pain or sprains are best managed by physiotherapists. Physiotherapists can transform people’s lives by:
- Reducing pain
- Improving quality of life
- Keeping people out of hospital
- Reducing disability
- Reversing the deterioration of conditions
Visit www.srft.nhs.uk/go2physio to complete a self-referral form to access go2physio clinics.
Planning your Pregnancy
If you’re planning on getting pregnant, you can improve your chances of conceiving and having a successful pregnancy follow these steps.
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
Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it here:
Sexual Health and Contraception Clinics
If you think you might have an infection, or just want a sexual health check-up, the doctors and nurses at Northern clinics in Manchester will be happy to help. These clinics are free and confidential.
The Proud Trust (LGBT+)
The Proud Trust is the home for LGBT+ Youth (Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Trans. Other identities).
Telephone: 0161 660 3347 (09:00 – 17:30 daily plus emergency calls on weekends)
Sexual Health Helpline
The National Sexual Health Helpline provided by Public Health England is open Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 20:00.
Telephone: 0300 123 7123
Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year.
Salford Specialist Stop Smoking Service
The stop smoking advisors run a friendly drop in service every Monday evening from 16:00 – 18:00. Alternatively, you can book a one to one session at a time and place to suit you by phone.
Telephone: 0800 952 1000
Manchester Stop Smoking Service
Manchester Stop Smoking Service provides free NHS support to help you quit smoking. Support is available from trained professional advisors at places 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
Get A Plan
Everyone has a different reason for quitting, get a personalised Quit Smoking Plan.
Get Support Now
Choose from an app, Quit Kit, email, SMS and face-to-face guidance.
Salford Weight Management Service
Salford Royal’s Weight Management Service is staffed by our friendly, non-judgemental team of specialist doctors, dietitians, and psychologists.
Telephone: 0161 789 7373
Change Your Weigh
Salford Community Leisure’s Active Lifestyles Team run a free 12 week ‘Change your Weigh’ programme. The programme is aimed at adults (over 18 years old) who live or have a GP in Salford and are referred by a health professional.
Manchester Girls Can
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.
Get Started on the NHS 12 Week Weight Loss Plan
The NHS 12 Week Weight Loss Plan, which has been downloaded more than 4 million times, is designed to help you lose weight safely – and keep it off.
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.
Telephone: 0344 892 0400
Meetings, online or a little bit of both. WW UK, formerly Weightwatchers, offers options and support, whatever your lifestyle.
For more information about the benefits of losing weight, top tips and more visit:
Am I a Healthy Weight?
Calculate your BMI using this NHS Tool