Welcome to Wigan Family Welfare

Wigan Churches’ Association for Family Welfare has been helping families in need for nearly 60 years. The organisation was established in 1958, at the time concentrating on supporting young people with pregnancy related issues.
Since then it has expanded over the years, identifying and meeting the needs of families and children. It exists now to provide a service through counselling, advocacy and community development as a free, independent and confidential service to the people of the Wigan Borough.change content

About Us

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team at Wigan Family Welfare have a wide range of skills and knowledge in order to provide the best service for you.
Helena Burke

Counselling Services Manager

Cath Lester

Office Services Manager

Stuart Parsons

Chief Officer

Simon Bentall


Graham Hagger


Carlos Sampson


Joanne Hazelden


Fiona Peake


Ian Henderson

Lean on me Project Co-ordinator

Gillian Meadows


Joanne Edwards


Natalie Collier

Senior Counsellor

Danny Hall


Wayne Woodward

Trainee Counsellor

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“We just want our children to be happy. We want to help them so if they get into the difficulty in the future, they have the skills to cope.”

Jillian Hyde, head of Ince Primary School, explains why the school uses counsellors from @WiganFamWelfare.


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3 months ago

We have been working hard recently to collaborate with other services and to promote our own services further. Our counselling manager Helena was on Wish FM this week speaking live about the need for #counselling in schools.

More to come soon, watch this space!

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