Emotional support

Emotional support

At times, being a carer can be an intensely lonely and stressful experience. Carers often become isolated from their previous social circles and support networks just at the time when they most need a friendly voice or sympathetic listening ear. When you are emotionally supported, you feel less alone and sometimes all it takes to relieve an emotional burden – at least momentarily – is to share the weight by having a chat about it all. 

When difficult subjects are very personal and close to home, it can be easier to talk to someone outside your circle of friends and family. That’s why we are here to listen and respond to your needs, concerns and frustrations, whatever they may be, without judgement. Often this is enough, but if we believe you would benefit from talking with one of our trained counsellors, we will be happy to arrange this for you.

Call us on 0161 442 0442, email info@signpostforcarers.org.uk or send us a message via Contact Us if you’d like to talk to a member of our Adult Carer Support team or find out more about the counselling we can offer.

Further Support

Counselling service

At Signpost, we offer accessible and affordable counselling to carers and former carers. We have years of experience in delivering counselling. We understand the challenges your caring role brings and through counselling support we aim to alleviate some of that distress for you.

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LGBTQ+ Carers

Signpost Stockport for Carers is a fully welcoming place – and you can expect a warm welcome from our support groups, and other services too.

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Dear Friend and Supporter of Signpost

Like many organisations, we are experiencing increased demand for our services alongside reduced funding and donations. To enable our team to work as effectively and efficiently as possible, we have taken the difficult decision to close our phone lines from 1pm, Monday – Friday.

If you do call us in the afternoon, please do leave a message with your name, number and a summary of your enquiry. Our colleagues will be checking voicemails throughout the afternoon and will call you back as soon as possible. This will be within 2 working days. Alternatively, please email info@signpostforcarers.org.uk

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you in advance for your understanding.