Stockport Psychological Wellbeing Service provides effective psychological therapies for mild to moderate mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, self esteem and panic disorders.

Our aim is to improve access to mental health services and promote the psychological wellbeing of people living in Stockport. If you suffer from low mood, anxiety, sleep problems, poor concentration, loss of interest and pleasure, feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness and guilt, are aged 16 years and above and are registered with a GP in Stockport you can access a free range of services that could help you overcome your difficulties.



This is a normal response to threat and a powerful motivator. Anxiety disorders are common, often distressing, disabling and chronic. They are characterised by fear and the target of that fear helps to identify the specific disorder.
There are several different conditions that can cause severe anxiety. They include phobias, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Panic Attacks

A panic attack occurs when your body experiences a rush of intense psychological (mental) and physical symptoms. You may feel an overwhelming sense of fear, apprehension and anxiety. As well as these feelings, you may also experience physical symptoms such as nausea, sweating, trembling and a sensation that your heart is beating irregularly (palpitations).

Low Self-Esteem

Most people’s feelings and thoughts about themselves fluctuate somewhat based on their daily experiences. People with poor self-esteem often rely on how they’re doing in the present to determine how they feel about themselves. Low self-esteem can have devastating consequences. It can create anxiety, stress, loneliness and increased likelihood for depression. It can cause problems with friendships and relationships. It can seriously impair academic and job performance. It can lead to underachievement and increased vulnerability to drug/alcohol abuse. Worst of all, all these negative consequences themselves reinforce the negative self-image and can take a person into a downward spiral of lower and lower self-esteem and increasingly non-productive or even actively self-destructive behaviour.


People who are depressed reduce the frequency and type of their usual behaviours. Symptoms of depression include lasting feelings of sadness, losing interest in the things you used to enjoy, feeling constantly tired, having difficulty getting to sleep, loss of appetite and feeling life is not worth living.

If you think you might be affected by any of these conditions, please get in touch. Call our helpline and talk to someone who understands, or fill in our Get Help form and we’ll call you.