Our North West centre in Manchester

Contact information

Visit our contact us page to send a message or find direct contact details below.

Address: 1st Floor North Square, 11-13 Spear Street, Manchester, M1 1JU (view on Google Maps)

Telephone: 0161 236 5744

Fax: 0161 244 5577

Email: northwest@freedomfromtorture.org

Centre Manager: Simon Postlethwaite 

Office Co-ordinator: Katie Brandon

Our centre has been on a journey from its set up on ‘a wing and a prayer’, with many challenges and successes on its way to its central place today in the Manchester community. We’re proud to be part of the work with refugees in the area. Our centre is warm and welcoming to our clients and those working with us: the word ‘centre’ has never felt more important than here.

Simon, North West centre

About the North West centre

Our centre in Manchester was set up in 2003. It was our first centre outside of London, in response to the dispersal of asylum seekers across the UK.

The centre offers therapy and other support to adults, children, young people and families, as well as medico-legal reports. Visit our Help for Survivors section for more information and to make a referral. Clinicians also offer training and support to practitioners and services across the region.

Our North West centre covers the following areas of the UK: Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside, including: Birkenhead, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chester, Crewe, Darwen, Lancaster, Leigh, Liverpool, Manchester, Nelson, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale, Salford, Southport, Stockport, Warrington and Wigan.

Football team at our North West centre in Manchester
Football team at our North West centre in Manchester
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