Signposting to Support

With Glossop Arts Project, The Bureau and Glossop Creates

Glossop Creates has teamed up with the Glossop Arts Project and The Bureau to develop a list of support lines, services and other useful links in our effort to help our local, creative community and independent businesses, should they need them.

Please note: This blog will be updated regularly with new information on grants, training and support services over the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled. We will also update our social media channels as and when we find out more information.


Glossop Arts Project

Glossop Arts Project is a not-for-profit community-based project bringing Art to life! We offer creative sessions within a stimulating atmosphere to promote freedom of artistic expression, enhance social inclusion and wellbeing. Our welcoming, friendly and inclusive principles inspire people to try new activities, learn and improve skills, and build self-confidence.

The Bureau

The Bureau – Glossop’s community wellbeing charity – works with the belief that all members of the community will have both support needs of their own and the capacity to support others at various times in their lives – in some cases simultaneously. It is our mission to identify and link together community needs and solutions to enable people to live independently and improve the quality of life for local communities.

When these resources are not contactable please talk to …

*your G.P in the first instance – for medical advice call 111 or in an emergency 999

*NHS walk-In Centre Old Street Ashton-under-Lyne 0161 983 0530 

*Tameside & Glossop A&E Fountain Street, Ashton-under-Lyne 0161 922 6000

Emergency Social Services (out of hours) – Tameside 0161 342 222 Derbyshire 01629 532600

*Online services & helplines*


Kooth is for young people (born between 1995 and 2010) and is a free online mental wellbeing community, for safe anonymous support. Check the video out on their homepage for a great rundown of all of the features available.


Qwell is essentially the adult version of Kooth, with a quick sign up process you can access a safe and confidential space to share experiences and gain support from our community and qualified professionals.

CALM ~ is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight) Website:

Mental Health Foundation ~ provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities. Website:

Mind ~ promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems. 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) Website:

No Panic ~ is a voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD. 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Website:

PAPYRUS ~ Young suicide prevention society.0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays) Website:

Samaritans ~ Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.       116 123 (free 24-hour helpline) Website:

SANE ~ Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm) 

Textcare – comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most:  Peer support forum: Website:

YoungMinds ~ Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals. Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm) Website:

Refuge ~ Advice on dealing with domestic violence 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline) Website:

Alcoholics Anonymous ~ 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline) Website:

Narcotics Anonymous ~ 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight)

Cruse Bereavement ~ 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) Website:

Beat ~ Eating Disorder support  0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s) Website:

Silverline ~ 08004708090 is a free helpline for people over 55 feeling lonely, want to share worries, not sleeping or practical enquiries.

Shout  ~ 85258 is the UK’s first free, confidential, 24/7 text support service. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and need mental health support.

Mentell ~ Mentell provides circles for men aged 18+ to talk in a safe and confidential space, free from advice and judgement . Glossop has an active Mentell circle –

OK Rehab – A website that offers guidance and support for people experiencing problems with substance misuse and co-occurring mental health problems.


Glossop Creates

Glossop Creates aims to support, nurture and empower the local creative community to create the change they want to see. If you have a business or project idea, or want to set up a new space, or need to find funding to help realise your ideas, we’re here to help. We do this through a number of opportunities:

  • We host regular networking events for creative, food and drink and music individuals and businesses, encouraging people to get together and talk, share ideas and challenges and find ways to work together to improve business and celebrate the town.  
  • We curate a series of artist residency programmes called Pairings where we pair an artist or creative practitioner with an issue or theme. 
  • We host a website which is a directory of creatives and independent businesses operating in the Glossopdale area. The website also has an events calendar, an online marketplace for artisans and a section for blogs, inviting local people to write articles to support and promote local talent. 
  • We have recently set up a new studio and shop called KIN.DER – at The Gasworks, Arundel Street. Please drop in and have a chat, meet the team and get involved!

Some links to grants and training for artists and creatives:


Arts Council Develop Your Creative Practice

The next round opens on 9th November 2021. If you need support completing the application, please get in touch with the Glossop Creates team.

Arts Council Project Grants

Have an idea to deliver a project and have some project partners engaged. This is the fund for you. But the criteria and form is changing from November.


Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire has offered to deliver workshops in Glossop from January 2022. We will promote these workshops when we have further details.

Big House

Business support, events, grants and professional advice for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

Growth Hub –


Arts Admin 

Our Artist Support team work with UK-based artists at all career stages working in contemporary performance. We offer creative support sessions, workshops, development opportunities and programmes that support research and experimentation.

Arts Derbyshire 

Arts Derbyshire is the strategic arts charity for the county. Their aim is to enrich people’s lives through the arts. AD work with artists, arts organisations and the public to provide strategic direction for the creative and performing arts throughout Derbyshire, to enable collaborative working for arts development, and to encourage people to take part in the arts. 

Artist Newsletter 

a-n is the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK with over 23,000 members. We support artists and those who work with them in many practical ways, acting on behalf of our membership and the visual arts sector to improve artists’ livelihoods. We have a reputation for providing compelling insights and playing a catalytic role in influencing and informing cultural policy.

Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a national membership organisation representing everyone who believes that creativity and cultural engagement can transform our health and wellbeing. Please find their coronavirus resource page here.

CVAN East Midlands 

Celebrating and supporting arts and culture in the region, working to champion artists and safeguard an inclusive long-term future of the sector.

OPEN SOURCE – we have created a google document so you can also add any helpful links. This is a collaborative resource, so please be respectful and be careful not to delete any information. 
If you require any help, or have anything else to add or request, please do not hesitate to contact the Glossop Creates team at