Find Your Community

Lockdown has been difficult, especially when it comes to socialising. Even as an adult, it’s difficult to find friends and people to talk to unless you know where to look. So We here at Chapter have compiled a list of groups – online, local, specific or general – for you all to check out!

Non-Urgent Support Organisations/Groups

DIAL WEST CHESHIRE
01244 345655 / https://dialwestcheshire.org.uk/
Improving the lives of disabled people

CARERS UK
0808 808 7777 / https://www.carersuk.org/
Support for unpaid, informal carers

KOALA NORTH WEST
0151 608 8288 / https://koalanw.co.uk/
Support for families with young children

MOTHERWELL
01606 557666 / https://motherwellcheshirecio.com/
Women supporting women in motherhood

LGBT FOUNDATION
0345 3 30 30 30 / https://lgbt.foundation/
Support for individuals across the spectrum of the LGBTQ+ Community

ABILITYNET
0800 048 7642 / https://abilitynet.org.uk/
IT volunteers provide free tech support

CHAPS (Cheshire Autism Practical Support)-
0344 850 8607 / https://www.cheshireautism.org.uk/
Supporting individuals with Autism and their families – with events, activities and more.

Cheshire Carers Trust
0300 102 0008 / https://cheshireandwarringtoncarers.org/
Offering information, advice and support to Carers across Cheshire

Disability Positive
01606 331 853 / https://disabilitypositive.org/
Providing services, opportunities and a voice to people living with disability and long-term health conditions, and their families

Social Groups

Chester IVC
Dave: 07720841219 / https://chesterivc.co.uk/
Social group for 21-45 year olds based in Chester.

Not a Reading Group
https://www.storyhouse.com/event/not-a-reading-group
Storyhouse – Online book club meeting on Zoom

Making Connections project
0300 1235522 / https://www.forhousing.co.uk/making-connections
Explore volunteering opportunities, take part in various activities and meet people, learn new skills!

Boaty Theatre Company
0151 356 7432 / https://www.boatytheatre.co.uk
Community hub in Ellesmere Port

The Bubble
https://shop.healthboxcic.com/pages/the-bubble
Wellbeing workshops and activities

Use websites like Neighbourly.com and Meetup.com! Neighbourly especially has some groups local to smaller areas such as Blacon and Hoole.

Look up your area on Facebook or other social media if you’re able, you can find other people in your area and even social groups that meet up.

Last, but certainly not least – Here at Chapter!

We have a coffee group that takes place online on Thursdays, and July 12 sees the launch of CONNECT, our new project that aims to give people who may be experiencing loneliness or isolation a friendly voice to talk to – keep an eye on the website and social media for Self-referral details.
Our coffee group is open to current service users and can be joined by emailing info@chaptermentalhealth.org !

Posted in Wellbeing.