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GP Access Alliance

If you need to see a GP, ANP, Nurse or HCA in the evening, over the weekend or bank holidays, please ring 01942 482848. 

You will be given an extended hours appointment to attend designated centres/hubs across the Wigan Borough, during the hours of 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm weekdays and 8:00 am to 8:00 pm weekends and bank holidays. 

This service is available to all registered Wigan Borough patients. Please note these appointments are not at this Surgery. 

For further information please click the link GP Access Alliance

This service is separate from NHS 111, which is an out-of-hours service. 

Winter Pressure Appointments

We are providing additional appointment between November and March, this can be either a face to face appointment with the GPs, or a telephone consultation if appropriate

About us

Wigan Family Welfare est 1958 offers several free counselling services to residents of Wigan, Ashton & Leigh. We are a warm & welcoming organisation that is happy to help.

Counselling projects:

There is no charge for our counselling services:

Appointments from 8am - 4pm at Scholes office in Wigan


Note to GPs: please give our number to your patient for them to self refer

  • Counselling for adults who are feeling angry - therapy for anger related concerns. Everyone has their own reasons for feeling angry/stressed/frustrated - we will work with these reasons, and you as a person.
  • New & expectant parents counselling - If your partner is pregnant or has recently had a baby.
  • Ante/post Natal depression counselling
  • Child bereavement - counselling for children who have had someone in their life that has died.
  • Child Anger - counselling for children who display anger
  • General counselling - we are sometimes able to offer this thanks to our trainee/volunteers, phone for details.
  • CBT  - Wednesdays  - Anxiety & depression


There is no charge for counselling sessions. Sessions are treated confidentially and are 'one-one'.


Please call the number provided to self refer. You can leave a message outside of these hours and we will call you back. Please state if it is okay to leave a message.

If you have used our services before you are welcome to use them again.

Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm

Training, qualifications & experience

Counsellors are qualified BACP registered counsellors and we are an accredited organisation by British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).  Counsellors undertake continual training throughout the year and are all either accredited or working towards accreditation.

The organisation and counsellors abide by The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy's ethical framework.

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