Support and Advice

As an arts organisation, our role is to support people and communities affected by and in recovery from substance use, to create transformational art. 

If you, or someone you know, is currently affected by or in recovery from substance use, and needs to speak to someone for support, here are some useful local and national services: 


Achieve Recovery Services 
Substance use treatment and recovery services in the boroughs of Bolton, Bury, Salford and Trafford. 

Al-Anon Family Groups 
Local meeting groups across the UK and Ireland, for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else's drinking. 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 
Call the national helpline for free on 0800 9177 650, or find your nearest meeting. 

Change Grow Live: Adult and Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service (Manchester) 
Find group and individual support services via their website. 

Manchester Integrated Drug and Alcohol Service (MIDAS) 
Call 0161 823 6306 or visit the website to access this free NHS service. 

Narcotics Anonymous (UKNA)
Call the national helpline (10am – midnight) on 0300 999 1212, or get support via the website. 

SMART Recovery 
A range of free support services available, via their website

Turning Point 
Social enterprise, providing health and social care services across the UK, with centres in Manchester and Oldham. Find support via their website. 

Mental Health

Blusci Support 
Trafford community mental health and wellbeing services, offering activities and support based at Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre. 

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust 
Advice on addiction and a range of other services available via the website. 

Call for free on 116 123 or visit the website for other ways to access support.