We hope you find some of the following resources helpful. These links are provided for your convenience, some services are provided by some of Cheshires mental health services and many others are provided by charities.
Links made to other sites/Apps are made at your own risk and Oaklands Surgery accept no liability for any linked sites.
Visyon – Offer one to one therapy, therapeutic group work, family support work, therapeutic play, creative activities, mentoring, CBT, solution-focused therapy and parent support groups. Based in Congleton.
Tel – 01260 290000 www.visyon.org.uk
Relate – Offer children and young peoples counselling for those suffering from mental health problems, problems at school or issues with parents. Nearest centre in Crewe.
Tel – 0300 0030396 www.relate.org.uk
Hope Again – Supporting children and young people after loss. Offers face to face, group work, telephone and email support. Unfortunately the nearest centre is in Birkenhead, Wirral.
Tel – 0808 808 1677 www.hopeagain.org.uk
Papyrus – Provide confidential support and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person. Run a national helpline.
Tel – 0800 068 4141 https://www.papyrus-uk.org/
Catch22 Cheshire East Family Focus – Provide solution-focused support for families with complex needs including young people involved in crime, children who do not attend school regularly, children who have been assessed as needing support and parents and young people with a range of health problems. Requires a referral through Cheshire East Consultation Service from a professional.
Tel – 01625 487180. Referral number – 0300 123 5012
Bullying UK offers support via a helpline, extensive advice on our website, befriending services, and parenting/relationship support group on any aspect of bullying. Contact them via their helpline 0808 800 2222 or www.bullying.co.uk.
Online Counselling & Support Lines
NHS Choices www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/talking-to-children-about- feelings
NHS Choices www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/talking-to-your-teenager
Some other useful websites:
Bereavement & Loss
Child Bereavement UK – Offer support for families who have lost a child or support for children who are bereaving. The nearest centre is Runcorn where they offer counselling and also a Young Peoples Advisory Group. They do also have a helpline and some useful information sheets about children and bereavement.
Tel – 0800 02 888 40 www.childbereavementuk.org
The East Cheshire Hospice Children’s Therapies Team offers support for families, teachers and healthcare professionals working with bereaved children through training events, group work and face to face counselling for children and teenagers who have experienced the loss of someone important to them. Contact via 01625 610364 or www.eastcheshirehospice.org.uk/patients- families/children’s-therapies.
St. Luke’s Hospice supports young people and children regarding loss and bereavement within the Mid & South Cheshire area. They can arrange counselling sessions for children individually, as part of the whole family or as a group of young people. Contact them via 01606 555693 or www.stlukes-hospice.co.uk/how-we-can-help/families-carers/bereavement-support-for-children/.
Care for the Family is a national charity that aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties, offering Marriage Support, Parent Support and Bereavement Support. Contact them via 029 2081 0800 or at www.careforthefamily.org.uk
www.winstonswish.org offers support to children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling.
www.riprap.org.uk is especially for teenagers who have a parent with cancer.
Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is somewhere that you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone. Contact this service at www.hopeagain.org.uk or via 0808 808 1677.
www.griefencounter.org.uk support bereaved children and their families to help alleviate the pain caused by the death of someone close. Additionally, they can be contacted via their helpline 020 8371 8455.
For substance misuse, www.talktofrank.com/mess-with-your-mind could be accessed. They also have online and telephone support available via their website.
www.changegrowlive.org/content/change-grow-live-cheshire-east/ offer CYP substance misuse services across East Cheshire.
www.adfam.org.uk is a national charity working to improve life for families affected by drugs or alcohol.
Mind – Provide information and support
Tel – 0300 123 3393 www.mind.org.uk
Samaritans – 24-hour crisis line
Tel – 116 123
Cheshire East Domestic Abuse Hub – Support for those in fear of their partner or family member, concerned about their own behaviour or concerned for someone else’s safety.
Tel – 0300 123 5101 or text 07771941464
Cheshire Without Abuse – Support women, men and children whose lives have been affected by domestic abuse. Offer counselling, training, support meetings, recovery programmes, drop-in sessions.
Tel – 01270 250390 www.cheshirewithoutabuse.org.uk
Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust – Support and information if someone is a carer including benefits and rights as a carer
Tel – 0800 085 0307 cheshireandwarringtoncarers.org
Carers Trust 4All – Provides practical support to carers and people with care needs
Tel – 0151 230 1137 www.carerstrust4all.org.uk
Relate – Provide relationship counselling, family counselling, medication and sex therapy.
Tel – 0300 100 1234 www.relate.org.uk
Pandas Foundation – Support and advise any parent who is experiencing perinatal mental illness. Also inform and guide family members, carers, friends and employers as to how they can support someone who is suffering. Nearest support groups are Poynton, Stockport and Stoke but they also offer helpline and online support.
Tel – 01691 664275 www.pandasfoundation.org.uk
Motherwell – A service for mothers which offers educational services, holistic therapies and mental health support for pre and perinatal depression
Tel: 01606 557666
Brightlife – Project helping to address isolation and loneliness amongst older people. Help them access a range of activities and social opportunities. Based in Winsford
Tel – 01606 884444 www.brightlifecheshire.org.uk
Amparo – Support service for anyone who has been affected by suicide
Tel – 0330 088 9255
Survivors of Bereavement – Offer a helpline and lots of information and advice for those affected by suicide
Tel – 0300 111 5069 www.uk-sobs.org.uk
Expert Patient Programme – 6-week course for anyone living with a long term health condition.
Tel – 01625 505617 or email@example.com
Wishing Well – Offering a range of services and activities in Crewe and surrounding areas to improve the health and wellbeing of local people
Tel – 01270 256919 www.wishingwellproject.com
One You Cheshire East – Provide practical support to help people stop smoking, drink less, move more and eat well
Tel – 0808 1643 202 www.oneyoucheshireeast.org
Military Veterans Service – Offer specialist psychological interventions to military veterans of the British Armed Forces for their service related difficulties
Tel – 0151 908 0019
YouinMind – www.youinmind.org for advice and resources
SMASH care hub: https://www.carehub.info/
Emotions Anonymous – https://www.recovery.org/support-groups/emotions-anonymous/ 12 week online programme
Sexual Assault, Safeguarding Vulnerability & Domestic Violence
Antony can not provide help for the following problems:
We are making good progress vaccinating the top priority groups and we are now working through patients in priority group 6.
You will be invited by SMS or phone call.
You can view the priority groups here:
|1||Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults|
|2||All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers|
|3||All those 75 years of age and over|
|4||All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)|
|5||All those 65 years of age and over|
|6||Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk groups|
|7||All those 60 years of age and over|
|8||All those 55 years of age and over|
|9||All those 50 years of age and over|
|10||Rest of the population (to be determined)|
We have put together some frequently asked questions about COVID 19 vaccinations to support you during this time.
Our SMASH (Sandbach, Middlewich, Alsager, Scholar Green, Haslington) vaccination programme has started.
Patients must live within the practice boundary to be eligible for registration at the practice. If you are unsure if your home address is within our boundary please contact us for confirmation. We are unable to keep patients on our list who move out of this practice area.
In order to register with the practice, a receptionist will ask you to fill in a GMS1 form and a Patient Registration Questionnaire.
You are free to see any of our doctors, however not all the doctors in the practice provide all services and specific doctors may not be immediately available.
You can download a GMS1 form from here.
New Patient Registration Questionnaire Adult 18+
New Patient Registration Questionnaire Form Children up to 17 years old
We know that many people struggle with mental Heath; Stress, Anxiety and Depression especially at this difficult time.
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP), has launched a new mental health helpline which our patients can access if they need urgent mental health support during the Covid-19 pandemic.
What to do if you need urgent mental health help:
Please ? 0300 303 3972
Local NHS staff will support you to access the help you need;
The helpline is now the first port of call for mental health help – it is operated by people in your local area who will know how best to support you.
If you call NHS111 you may have to wait longer for help and will be re-directed to this local service – so call 0300 303 3972;
Please note, ?A&E and 999 are not the best places to get help for the majority of mental health problems.
You should still call 999 or go to A&E however if you have an immediate, life-threatening emergency requiring mental or physical health assistance.
For non-urgent help and general wellbeing advice, the CWP website contains information and links to resources to support people with anxiety, low mood, and worries relating to the current Covid-19 pandemic
For children and young people, there is also a dedicated website
Please try and maintain social distancing by ordering your repeat prescriptions online whenever possible.
Please also nominate your preferred pharmacy so the prescription can be sent directly to them electronically.
We recommend one of these systems:
MY GP App
This can be used on any smartphone-
This can be used on your phone, tablet or PC.
How so I set the online system up?
Complete the registration process, by following the instructions on one of the above systems. To complete the registration process it may ask for you to contact us so we can confirm we have seen your photo id.
Please phone us on 01606 836481 to help you with this.
Are you a carer?
If someone you care for is unable to go online and order their repeat prescriptions, they can give consent for you their carer to do this for them. You will both need to complete this short form and sign it to confirm you both agree with the arrangement.
When setting up this service, we may need to see photo id for you and the person you care for. Please be aware this will give you access to view their medical records.
How do I order online prescriptions for my child?
Parents with children over 11 will also need to complete this form. If your child is 11 or under we will not need a completed form to set this up for you.