Mental Health Network

Looking after your health and wellbeing is important. At Pure Innovations we offer various groups and support to help individuals build friendships, manage difficult times and stay in good health.

Mental Health Network

What is the Mental Health Network?

The Stockport Mental Health Network supports people on their move away from statutory services, helping them to be more confident and resilient in everyday life.

Funded by Stockport Council, and run by Pure Innovations in partnership with Beacon Counselling and the Stockport Progress and Recovery Centre (SPARC), the Mental Health Network is designed specifically for people who have been engaged, or currently engaged with, or are leaving mental health services.

The Mental Health Network is also backed up by access to expert advice and guidance provided in partnership with Stockport Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). – where we offer forward referrals to other services as appropriate.

Why has this service been set up?

Moving away from statutory Mental Health Services is generally a welcome result of improvement. However, it can leave people feeling alone, overwhelmed and unsupported.

The Mental Health Network has been designed specifically to overcome these barriers to recovery by providing people with opportunities to build relationships, confidence and engagement with social activities.

How can the Mental Health Network help?

Our friendly team are here to help. We can help you improve your health, wellbeing and confidence.

To achieve this we will help you engage with:

  • social group participation
  • physical activities
  • education and training
  • rewarding volunteering opportunities

The Network team can also help you explore peer support, as it can be very reassuring to share with others who understand first hand what you are going through.

We will get back to anyone who contacts us for a friendly chat to find out about their wants and needs. They will be assigned an engagement worker who will then meet up with them. We will help them find and participate in social, community-based opportunities including volunteering, training, sport and much more. This will initially include accompanying them to and at those opportunities. We all like a little support and it can seem hard to walk into a room where we know no-one. The process is all about bridging that gap between leaving statutory Mental Health Services and resuming everyday life.

Kristian Wraxall - Pure Innovations

Alan’s video

In this video, Alan talks about the dark times he faced and how SPARC and the MHN are helping him now.

If you think the Mental Health Network can help you, just fill in and submit our short self referral form below. Alternatively you can contact us on : 0161 470 1227 or by email at

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