Our safeguarding policy (which you can read in full here) clearly identifies that The Hannah Whitley Foundation provides for the practice of yoga. We are not medically professionally trained to provide support to someone experiencing a mental health (or other) crisis. We must ensure that we adhere to the remit of our role. We must maintain clear boundaries of our role in the provision of yoga. We must signpost beneficiaries.

We signpost to the following :

  • For urgent medical advice please call NHS 111 (England)
  • Samaritans offer a 24 hours a day, 365 days a year confidential, free helpline.
  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123
  • Mind telephone lines are open 9 am to 6pm Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays
  • Mind info line: 0300 123 3393

Useful safeguarding links:

We hope you will find the following links useful.

If you are feeling suicidal or just need someone to talk to then contact the Samaritans:

East Cheshire Hospice provide support services for  patients and their families and also have specialist counselling available for children:

Beacon counselling provide support to people living in Stockport and the surrounding area.  Some of their sessions are free of charge:

A website to brighten up your day, rooted in the belief that all people can connect through kindness and that kindness can be taught:

Article on how yoga can help the grieving process.  This website also has lots of practical advice on a variety of topics:

Move through and beyond loss with a practice that opens both heart and mind, offers strength and comfort in the present, and prepares you for the next leap of faith or love:

Links to podcasts and articles on how yoga can help your self-care during periods of grief: