April 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thank you for contacting Platt Bridge Start Well Family Centre.

Our opening times are 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon to Fri.

We try to respond to all queries as soon as we can.

If you need to speak to someone at the centre please call 01942 487999

Coronavirus Support

If you need any support please contact 01942 489018 or click on https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Crime-Emergencies/Forms/Self-isolation-welfare-support.aspx

For all other information, including birth registrations, please visit www.wigan.gov.uk

 Thanks PBSWFC Team.

Stay Safe. Stay Home. Be Kind

To those of you who might be struggling, or supporting someone who is struggling, we just wanted to share some of the ways you can find support and information during this difficult time. 

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

Stay at home advice

  • Platt Bridge Start Well Family Centre Tel: 01942 487764
  • Elefriends is a really supportive online community where you can be yourself, share and be heard. There is someone on hand to speak to you every night till midnight.                                    
  • Samaritans are available to talk 24/7 about whatever is on your mind.
  • Mind Infoline has information on treatments and where to get help. It is open at different times for the holidays.
  • Mind’s A-Z of mental health information covers over 100 topics, including coping tips for a range of diagnoses, and ways that family and friends can support.       

What help could I get in a crisis?

I'm in crisis now and I need urgent help

If you don't feel you can keep yourself safe right now, seek immediate help:

If you need urgent support but don't want to go to A&E, you could:

Support Services for Pupils and Families

Name Role Contact Mobile  Contact Email 
Jo Robinson  Start Well Family Centre Manager  07855 506 301 joanne.robinson1@wigan.gov.uk 
Beth Hughes  Senior Start Well Worker 07776 473 429 B.Hughes@wigan.gov.uk
Nicola Lever Start Well Worker 07500 835 748 N.Lever@wigan.gcsx.gov.uk
Diane Conroy  Start Well Worker 07500 835 759 D.Conroy@wigan.gcsx.gov.uk
Nicola Bamber Start Well Worker 07500 835 762 N.Bamber@wigan.gcsx.gov.uk
Louise Pennington  EY Outreach Worker 07824 452 017 L.Pennington@wigan.gov.uk
Leanne Gaskell EY Outreach Worker 07917 560 749 L.Gaskell@wigan.gov.uk


Here’s a list of signposted providers that can offer counselling, coaching and other support that may help improve your overall wellbeing.

Stress & Anxiety

Mind www.mind.org.uk

Childline www.childline.org.uk

The Stress Management Society www.stress.org.uk

The Big White Wall Support Network www.bigwhitewall.com

NHS www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression

Mental Health Matters www.mentalhealthmatters.com

24 hour helpline 0800 1070160


NHS Live Well – Get Started www.nhs.uk/livewell/getting-started-guides

The Girl Can – Sport England www.thegirlcan.co.uk

Living Streets www.livingstreets.org.uk

Swimming ASA www.swimming.org/asa

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy www.csp.org.uk/your-health/excerise-advice-all-ages-fitness


Work / Life Balance

NHS Live Well – Work Place Health www.nhs.uk/livewell/workplacehealth

Mental Health Foundation www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/w/work-life-balance

Cycle Scheme www.cyclescheme.co.uk

Home Life

Reiate www.relate.org.uk

Samaritans www.samaritians.org

Notational Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247

Barnardo's www.barnardos.org.uk

Childline www.childline.org.uk 08001111


Your Body

NHS One Your Campaign www.nhs.uk/oneyou

British Heart Foundation www.bhf.org.uk



NHS Live Well www.nhs.uk/livewell/smoking

NHS Smokefree www.smokefree.nhs.uk

No Smoking Day www.nosmokingday.org.uk


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