Tameside Women and their Families Centre

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Tameside Women and their Families Centre

Tameside Women and Their Families Service focuses on supporting women and their families who are:

• Victims/survivors of domestic abuse.
• Dealing with mental health issues.
• Suffering with substance abuse.

The service also contributes to reducing re-offending, ensuring offenders complete their community orders and licenses.

The overall aim is to develop better health and wellbeing for women and their families in the Tameside borough.

The centre also has a volunteer programme, offering comprehensive training and support, enabling women to achieve personal goals.

The service is delivered at Cavendish Mill, Ashton-under-Lyne.

Support sessions are managed by Jigsaw Support and provided by partners including Tameside and Glossop Mind, Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), Minted Financial Advice, and the Royal Exchange Theatre.

If you would like more information about the service, whether you need support or have a service you can offer, contact womenscentre@jigsawhomes.org.uk or call 0161 331 2211.

Visit the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Tamesidewomencentre/

Coronavirus support

While Tameside Women & Their Families centre is closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, we will be posting useful information and resources here.

Wellbeing at home welcome pack

This pack contains useful advice on staying physically and mentally healthy during self isolation. There activities to do such as breathing exercises and mindfulness techniques, games for children and physical activities.

Click here to download


Tameside Early Attachment Service

Advice from Tameside’s Early Attachement Service (part of NHS Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care) for new parents ‘Nurturing early relationships.

Click here to download


Healthy Minds

Help and advice around mental health.

Visit their website https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/healthymindstameside or call 0161 716 4242


Off the Record

Free counselling for young people in Tameside.

Visit their website www.otr-tameside.org or call 0161 355 3553


Anthony Seddon 

Supporting mental wellbeing in Tameside. Note that their offices are closed at the moment but they are offering advice via the phone and email.

Visit their website https://tasfund.org.uk/ or call 0161 376 4439


SafeLives – Staying safe during COVID-19 planning guide for victims and survivors of DV

SafeLives have put together a useful guide to staying safe during isolation for victims and survivors of domestic abuse. It includes advice on safety planning, self care, getting support from friends and family and useful contact numbers. Click the link below to download.

Safety planning guide, victims and survivors, COVID-19


Resources for children

Here are some links you may find useful if you are looking for ways to explain the coronavirus pandemic to children.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=this downloadable comic&utm_campaign=Weekly-03-03-20&t=1583271654945





Oxford Parent Infant Project – Ideas for parents to take emotional care of themselves, babies and toddlers during the COVID-19 outbreak

This resource from the Oxford PIP gives useful advice for parents of babies and young children on maintaining emotional wellbeing. Click the link below to download.

Oxford PIP Resource

Pennine Care COVID-19 Sleep Hygiene

This resource from NHS Pennine care gives some useful tips on getting good rest and staying energised during self-isolation and social distancing.

Covid-19 Sleep Hygiene


Hidden Harm

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Hidden Harm parents’ group in partnership with the Change Grow Live Branching Out Tameside.

Together we have developed a six-week programme for parents to attend. The aim being to form a safe support network for our parents where we can constructively talk about the effects their substance use has had on their children.

The programme will also aim to educate the parent and help them see things from their child’s perspective, thus broadening their understanding In this difficult area. We feel this will benefit the whole family network and open up support pathways for the parent and child as a collective.

If you feel this would benefit one of your service users, please complete the referral form or contact us directly on

WomensCentre@jigsawhomes.org.uk or telephone 0161 331 2211

Referral Form

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