Mental Health Support for Adults in Stockport

The Community Programme

The Community Programme is a service for mental health support in Stockport and the ideal entry point into Arc. It is led by experienced community artists and designed to help vulnerable participants build in confidence, relax, increase their wellbeing and feel more a part of their local community. All abilities are welcome.

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The Creative Challenge Programme

Creative Challenge is a self-development programme for individuals suffering from mental health difficulties who feel they are ready to take the next step in their journey towards recovery. Supported by staff, volunteers and social work students, the programme works with each individual to help them fulfil their aspirations. See our very first virtual exhibition of artwork by participants here.


Men’s Music For Wellbeing

Would you like to learn songwriting, music-making skills and meet some new people in Stockport? If the answer is yes then you should come along to Arc’s new men’s music for wellbeing project!Over 8 weeks participants will work with two experienced musicians Phill and Rob, who’ll lead you through the basics of songwriting and production. Covering everything from guitars to drum machines, singing to synths, at the end of the project you’ll have written your very own music.
We want it to be an opportunity to take a bit of time out of your week to learn new skills, gain confidence and meet some new 
people. No experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided so you just need to bring your enthusiasm and an interest in music! The project is for Stockport residents and is designed for men who are feeling isolated or experiencing low mood or anxiety. The project is free and will run at Arc at Hat Works on the A6 in central Stockport on Wednesday mornings at 10:30am from December 1st – get in touch with our referrals team at:

T: 0161 474 1462 or E: referrals@arc-centre.org


Creative Mums

The Creative Mums programme is designed to support mums who are experiencing post-natal depression, anxiety or low mood. Creative workshops provide therapeutic ‘me-time’, whilst creating a safe space for mums to connect, share their feelings and develop peer-to-peer support. See the video here for an example of a key project with professional animators. Alternatively while face-to-face sessions are suspended, find out more about the Creative Mums Online Facebook Group.

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Age Well

Arc’s Age Well programme consists of weekly artist-led workshops designed to build social connections and increase wellbeing for isolated older people.


If this is your first time at Arc, it is recommended that you talk to us about which of our programmes is most appropriate for you. Sessions that are still running are currently held online, and we will help you through the process.

If you are looking for mental health support in Stockport and would like to know more about you or someone you know or work with joining one of our programmes, please email referrals@arc-centre.org with your name, contact details and referring agency (where applicable) stating which programme you are interested in. We will then get back in touch with a referral form. Alternatively please call our Referrals Team on 0161 474 1462.

Looking for mental health support for young people? Visit this page.