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Children and Young People Mental Health Support

Getting advice and getting help:  There are lots of organisations that offer mental health support locally. You might need different types of support at different times in your life. Sometimes it might just be about getting a bit of advice or sometimes problems are more serious or don’t get better with self-help.

When children and young people need help, we want them to find it easily, for it to meet their needs, be delivered by people who care and for services to listen to their views.

The following leaflet will help to guide families to health send support in the first instance.   The OKE Health Navigator Service offers friendly advice 7 days a week to help you find the support you need in a variety of ways and can help with queries on pathways

 Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Navigation Guide

 OKE (Our Kids Eyes) health navigator service, advice and additional support on health and mental health services for parents - 0161 342 5550, 07867484290 or

We talk about young people THRIVING – and support is in place in whatever way you need to enable you to thrive- whether that is about Getting Advice, Getting Help, Getting More Help or if services need to come together around Risk Support to prevent crisis.

The new Community Offer for Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health is delivered by TOG Mind with 42nd Street, for children aged 8-18, and families.
You can walk in to one of the friendly hubs in your local area with TOG Mind / 42nd Street, for an initial conversation, peer support or to access support that will be able to help. 


The Community Hive

Tameside, Oldham & Glossop Mind have teamed up with 42nd Street to bring your ideas of what mental health support should look like to life.
Introducing Community Hive, Tameside & Glossop’s Community Mental & Emotional Wellbeing Offer, providing a range of support, information, guidance, and training to young people age 8 - 18 years old, living in Tameside and Glossop.
Delivered via local community bases located in Ashton, Hyde, Stalybridge, and Denton we offer a wide range of support including:


Keep up to date with what’s going on and what is developing by visiting the website
or following the Facebook page

Come along to the Launch Event to find out more and have your say!

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Local providers have a range of options for young people to access arts, creativity and culture to support their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
GM I Thrive
Click for ideas and information from the GM iTHRIVE twitter feed

Word Cloud
Young Leaders
Find out more about the online sessions of crafts and creativity to build skills for life!
42nd Street
The Horsfall at 42nd Street is a
Creative and Arts project with
a range of interesting opportunities
for young people to try from physical activities to mindfulness to crafts.
Art for wellbeing project – try new activities, learn new skills and build confidence
Youth in Mind
Online craft groups, resilience courses and counselling available at The Hive, and also support for families
Online platform with forums and articles full of ideas for young people. Sign up
Art and creativity workshops for neurodivergent young people

 For 18+ support please visit Mental Health Support for 16-24 year olds 


Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people aged 10-25
Kooth provides:
  • Live chat function for a CYP to converse with a qualified counsellor;
  • Messaging function for children and young people to contact the service, these are monitored and managed by counsellors, emotional wellbeing practitioners and media workers;
  • Static and live topic-focused forums; forums encourage the development of a peers supported community online;
  • Online magazine containing a wealth of topic specific resources, from mental health specific topics to more general subjects; and
  • Crisis information, and self-help resources

The digital platform, which is available on any web-enabled, internet connected device (including laptop, smart phone, tablet) is available 24/7, 365 days a year.


Suitable for 
Children and young people aged 10 to 25 years who are who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.



Healthy Minds Pennine Care FT

Healthy Minds is a talking therapies service. Providing support and treatment for those who are experiencing symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, low mood / depression, stress, worry or anxiety, feelings of hopelessness or panic attacks. Healthy Minds also offer a service for complicated bereavements and adjustments to life events (6-12 months post incident).

The service offers an online therapy programme called SilverCloud which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can start the therapy straight away and it can be done at a time and place that suits you. You'll also have access to the system for a year after you’ve been discharged from the service.
The service is open to anyone aged 16 years+ self-referral/ professional referral.

The service is available from Monday- Friday 9-5pm
Phone: 0161 716 4242
Click here to refer to SilverCloud.
Suitable for 
Individuals aged 16+  the service support those who are experiencing symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, low mood / depression, stress, worry or anxiety, feelings of hopelessness or panic attacks
The service is providing remote telephone therapies where clinically indicated.  All groups have been suspended
Online digital therapy offer being promoted via SilverCloud

Getting More Help – Sometimes people need more specialist advice, support and treatment regarding mental illness.

If a referral is required for specialist mental health, the MARS form must be completed by a professional and this will be triaged by a team that work together from early help, mental health and safeguarding, to ensure that you receive the right support.


A new children’s mental health referral pathway via Multi Agency Request for Service Pathway (MARS)

The new multi-agency referral pathway has been designed as a central referral point for all services that support families, including, children’s mental health referrals across Tameside & Glossop, for children and young people up to 18 years old.  Access to good quality information from a variety of agencies will enable joined up working and information sharing to ensure that the child receives the most appropriate support so that their needs are best met at the point of referral. Importantly families will experience one referral with a support plan being put in place following this referral.
Once a referral is received at EHAP the referral will be triaged by a mental health practitioner and the most appropriate service will be identified to best meet the needs of the young person.
The MARS referral form is embedded into GP systems (from April 2021) and can be found by searching ‘MARS’. This referral can be emailed to the single point of access (EHAP).   The form must be completed by the referrer, not by the family.
Alternatively, the MARS form can be completed in the online portal
If professionals have any questions or would like to discuss an urgent referral please contact us by phone on 0161 716 3600

Please see the offer below for a range of online support (KOOTH) or drop in sessions that can be accessed easily without referral


Getting More Help – Sometimes people need more specialist advice, support and treatment regarding mental illness. In this area you will find services that offer long term support around serious issues that you or your loved one may be struggling with.


Tameside and Glossop CAMHS (formerly Healthy Young Minds)…. offers specialist services to children and young people who are experiencing mental health difficulties. We help children and young people up to the age of 16 years and from 16-18 years for young people on particular pathways.

The service can support with : Anxiety Depression Eating disorders Psychosis Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Self-harm ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) More complex psychological difficulties

The service also provides consultation, advice and training to other agencies and accept referrals from a wide range of professionals. Emergency consultation available for crisis support.

Opening Hours: Monday- Friday 9am-5pm

Phone: 0161 716 3600


Suitable for 
Children and young people up to the age of 16 and from 16-18 on particular pathways in Tameside and Glossop. The service supports individuals with a range of emotional or behavioural problems such as anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, trauma, eating disorders, self-harm or suicidal urges.
The service also helps diagnose and support young people with neurodevelopmental conditions such as Attention Defecit Disorder, Autism and Tic Disorders.


Eating Disorders


Beat are the UK’s eating disorder charity Visit for more information about eating disorders, to access online support groups and one to one chat.


Eating disorders and children & young people: where to find information and support


Blue Ice

Blue Ice is an evidence-based app to help young people manage their emotions and reduce urges to self-harm. This app has launched and is available from a clinician working in CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services).


Suitable for 
Young people under CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services).


Nationally available services


The Mix

Mental Health crisis support for individuals under 25 years.
Phone: 0808 808 4994 (Sunday-Friday 2pm–11pm)
Email: Request support by email using this form on The Mix website
Text: Text THEMIX to 85258

Suitable for 
Anyone under 25 years experiencing crisis.



Papyrus Hopeline UK

Online, text and phone support for people under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling.
Phone: 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm
Text 07786 209 697

Suitable for 
Anyone under the age of 35 years, struggling with suicidal feelings or concerned about a young person who might be struggling.



Child Line

Run a free 24-hour helpline, email service and online and phone counselling service for children and young people in the UK.
Phone:  0800 1111

Suitable for 

Child Line is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through



The poster here can be downloaded.  It gives a one page overview of the places that can offer advice and help with your emotional wellbeing and mental health. You can be supported online by Kooth, or walk into the friendly community hubs with TOG Mind / 42nd Street, without a referral – or speak to your school pastoral team.




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