While we make every attempt to ensure you get the most out of this website, you may find you can improve your browsing experience by altering particular browser settings.

Below, we show how to change the settings for common web-browsers.

When in doubt, check your browsers built-in documentation.

Internet Explorer (IE)

Change font sizes in IE
IE7: From the Page menu, choose the Text size option
IE6 and below: From the View menu, choose the Text size option

Change colour and font settings in IE

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Internet Options
  2. Select the Accessibility… button (bottom right)
  3. By checking the desired checkboxes, you can force the browser to ignore the colours, font styles and font sizes

Disable images in IE

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Internet Options
  2. Select the Advanced tab (top right)
  3. Scroll down to the Multimedia section
  4. Untick the checkbox labelled Show pictures
Mozilla Firefox

Change font sizes in Firefox

  • From the View menu, choose the Text Size option

Change colour and font settings in Firefox

  1. On OSX: With Firefox in focus, select the Firefox menu, followed by Preferences
  2. On other platforms: From the Tools menu, choose Options
  3. Select the Content tab. To select fonts:

    Within the Fonts & Colors section, select the default font and size from the drop-down menus

    Clicking the Advanced… will display a new dialog. To enforce your previous font selection, untick the checkbox Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above

  4. To select colours:

    Within the Fonts & Colors section, click the Colors… button

    The dialog that appears allows you to select a colour palette that best suits you

    To enforce your colour selection, untick the checkbox Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above

Disable images in Firefox

  1. On OSX: With Firefox in focus, select the Firefox menu, followed by Preferences
  2. On other platforms: From the Tools menu, choose Options
  3. Select the Content tab
  4. Untick the checkbox labelled Load images automatically

Further help

If your browser isn’t covered here, or you would like more in-depth information, visit My Web my Way, an online guide that explains the various accessibility features provided by your web browser.

Features of the site

Descriptive link text

When the author of a site uses descriptive link text, all links on the page will make sense even when read out of context. For users of assistive technology (e.g. Screen-readers) this can allow them to quickly jump through pages of text to find relevant links.

Meaningful ALT attribute on images

Most images on this site contain additional ‘alternate’ text that is stored with the image. This allows users who otherwise wouldn’t be able to see the image access to the stored information. Although this can help users of assistive technology (e.g. Screen-readers), this also applies to visitors who disable images because of a slow internet connection.

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Coronavirus update

In light of the current situation, we are making changes to the way we deliver services at the moment. One-to-one appointments that would normally be delivered face-to-face will now take place over the phone or through video call. There is no need to call us to confirm – your regular point of contact will call you at the time your appointment was scheduled.

We are also no longer holding groups inside. We’re currently arranging alternatives where possible through considering walking or virtual groups. Please contact your group facilitator, or the centre where the group runs from, for more information.

If you’re worried, think you may have symptoms of Coronavirus or want further information, see the latest advice from Public Health England.

Finally, if you’re struggling through self-isolation, please don’t feel alone. There are local community groups being created all over the country, which you can find here. Alternatively, you can call our community centres in your local area, which you can find here.


Contact us

Due to changes in our working practice, in response to the coronavirus, we encourage you to contact us via email and refer yourself online where possible.

Please note, from the week beginning Monday, 23 March, we are not picking up post at our offices. If you have sent post to us at any time this week, please contact the relevant service to ensure that we have received it:

Manchester – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: pws.manchester@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/Manchester

Stockport – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: stockportpws@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/Stockport

Cheshire – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: talking.therapies.ec@thebiglifegroup.com or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: https://www.mytalkingtherapies.com/

Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: thinkingahead@thebiglifegroup.com or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: https://www.thebiglifegroup.com/thinkingahead

Tameside and Glossop – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: mindsmatter@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: https://www.thebiglifegroup.com/mindsmatter/

eTherapy Salford and Trafford – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: etherapy.admin@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/etherapy