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Childline

Location: National 

This is a free and confidential helpline that is open for children and young people to ring at any time of the day. You can also download their app 'For me' on the app store. Counsellors are available to chat to every child that is in need of help, is worried or just needs a friendly chat. 

Open: 24 hours

Age: 0-19 years

  • Address:
  • Weston House
  • 42 Curtain Road
  • London
  • EC2A 3NH

Healthy Young Minds

At Healthy Young Minds Tameside and Glossop (formerly CAMHS) we offer 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.  Some of the problems that we an help with include: 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

We also provide consultation, advice and training to other agencies and accept referrals from a wide range of professionals.The team is multi-disciplinary, which means our clinicians come from a range of clinical and professional backgrounds.

This may include psychiatrists, nurses,social workers or psychologists amongst others. 
Open mon-fri 9-5.

  • Child & Family therapy Service, Springleigh, Waterloo Road, Stalybridge, SK15 2AU
  • Tel: 0161 716 3600
  • Fax: 0161 716 3601
  • Parking Available: Yes
  • Visit: http://healthyyoungmindspennine.nhs.uk

Mind

Location: Ashton

Families in Mind
We now offer a Mental health and well-being service aimed specifically at supporting familes living in the Tameside area. These services are designed to provide early intervention support for families with emerging difficulties around common family issues which are beginning to impact emotional health and well-being. These issues may include difficulties around communication, conflicts, family roles and family strengths.

Family Solutions
1-1 Sessions for families aimed at supporting the family unit to work on common family issues such as:
-Communication
-Family roles
-Resilience

Families Together Course
A course for families, aimed at supporting families to build on their strenghts and assets in order to improve relationships and coping skills within the family unit. Families will work alongside other families who are experincing similar difficulties with the opportuntiy for shared learning and undertsanding.
1 hour per week for 8 weeks.
https://www.togmind.org/news/families-in-mind

Parents Toghether Course
A course for parents to work alongside other parents/carers who are experiencing similar family challenges. Aimed at supporting parents to build upon their existing skills, to gain insight and develop shared undertsanding to help improve their relationships and coping strategies.
1 hour per week for 8 weeks.
 
Children and young people Toghether Course
A course for children and young people who are experiencing challenges centered around their own emotional well-being, who would like to work with peers who are exeprincing similar challenges.
1 hour per week for 8 weeks.
 
You will need to attend a family assessment first, book by calling 0161 330 9223



Mind offers a number of different services and volunteering opportunities:-

1-2-1 Service
Providing the opportunity for people to discuss any worries or concerns with a trained worker. All information is treated confidentially.

Counselling Service
This can be accessed via a 1-2-1 appointment where clients are offered up to twelve weeks of counselling.

F.A.S.T. Service
Helps to find solutions to any problems that you may be having.

Courses
Offers a wide range of course running throughout the year. (please contact for more details)

Drop-ins
Regular drop-in sessions are held for things such as smoking cessation, welfare rights and routes to work, plus more.

Vegetarian Cafe
Serving healthy "Good Mood Food".
 

We Are Open:
Monday - Thursday:
10am-4pm
Friday: 10am-3pm (Counselling offered until 7pm)

Referral Details: Self Referral by telephone, drop-in or appointment.

Access/Facilities: Disabled access (open all year round).



Address: 216-218 Katherine Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL6 7AS

For more information please contact us on:

Off the Record

Location: Hyde 

We understand it can be difficult to make that first contact or appointment with us. For this reason, we run weekly 'Drop In' sessions, where you can just turn up to speak to a counsellor, without an appointment, on a one-to-one basis, in confidence. You can also use this time to find out more information about our services.

We run a Drop In session in Hyde, Tameside each week and one in Oldham Town Centre. You can use the Drop In facilities on a regular basis, or just as and when you need us - depending on how you feel. You are more than welcome to bring a friend or family member for support, we have a waiting area for them.

On Wednesdays in Tameside, you can Drop In between 3.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. at our main office;

  • Off The Record, 45 Clarendon Place, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 2 ND

 

At Oldham on Wednesdays we also have a Drop In between 2.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. at Positive Steps

  • Oldham Medtia Place, 80 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1DJ


If you need more information about the Drop In sessions or anything else regarding Off The Record why not give us a ring on 0161 355 3553. We are here Monday to Friday and have an out of hours answer phone service. Just leave us your name and telephone number we will always ring you back.

  • Address:
  • 45 Clarendon Place
  • Hyde
  • SK14 2ND 

Papyrus

  • Provide confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person
  • Help others to prevent young suicide by working with and training professionals
  • Campaign and influence national policy

 

Thinking of suicide?

Suicide is something PAPYRUS takes very seriously. If this is how you feel, please give us a chance to help.

Call our helpline

 

HOPELineUK is a specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to:

  • Children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling
  • Anyone who is concerned about a young person


Opening hours

Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, weekends: 2pm-10pm & bank holidays: 2pm-5pm


Victim Support

Victim Support is here to help anyone affected by crime.

Because we’re an independent charity, you can talk to us whether or not you've reported the crime to the police. If you want, we can support you without the involvement of the criminal justice system, and we won’t contact them about you unless we feel someone is at risk. We are here just to support you.

 

Last year we offered support to 814,000 people. With over 40 years’ experience as the leading independent victims’ charity, we know the impact that crime has on people’s lives and what it takes to help them get their lives back on track.  We work locally to support people affected by crime, and campaign nationally to put their needs first, ensuring that they get the support they need and the respect they deserve. Together, we help people feel safer and find the strength to move forward after crime.
Anyone affected by crime in England or Wales can contact us for free, confidential support.

If you've been affected by crime, there are a number of ways you can contact us to get support or information.


42nd Street

Location: Manchester 
42nd Street are a charity offering one-to-one support, counselling and groups for young people.  They have been established in Greater Manchester for 36 years and have recently obtained funding to extend their service into the Tameside & Glossop area.
We are now taking referrals for 11 - 25 year-olds  who feel in need of emotional support.  Young people have to be either resident or registered with a GP in the Tameside & Glossop geographical areas to be eligible for this service.  For other areas, please contact our head office.
Young people can refer themselves, or be referred by another party, as long as the young person consents to it.
Please refer to our website www.42ndstreet.org.uk.
Young people aged 11 - 25  can self-refer or be referred with their consent by  a family member or professional.  Referral forms need to be posted to head office, 42nd Street, the Space, 87-91 Great Ancoats Street, Manchester, M4 5AG.
Contacts:
Tahra Jenkins - Mental Health Practitioner (Informal Support) - 07823349241
Dannie Rosenhammer - Mental Health Practitioner (Counselling & Therapy) - 07866360069  
  • Address:
  • 42nd Street
    The Space
    87-91 Great Ancoats Street
    Manchester
    M4 5AG
  

Supportline

Location: National 

We provide emotional support to children, young people and adults on any issue throughout the UK. We can refer callers to local or specialised help when needed.

We aim to work with callers to help them to take responsibility for and control their own lives and be responsible for their own choices and decisions.

We work with callers to help them to develop an inner feeling of strength and to help them to learn to value themselves in order that they can walk away from any abusive situation, and work on increasing confidence and self esteem.

We deal with a wide range of issues including:

  • Child abuse
  • Bullying
  • Self harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Mental health
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Family bereavement
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Rape and sexual assault

Whilst the helpline is open for a minimum of 15 hours per week (number listed below) callers will always be notified of the next opening time. 

Helpline: 01708 765 200

Admin: 01708 765 222

Address:
  • PO Box 2860
  • Romford
  • Essex
  • RM7 1JA
For more information Helpline: 01708 765200 admin: 01708 765222 Visit: http://www.supportline.org.uk Email: info@supportline.org.uk

B-eat

Location: Norwich 

Beat is the UK's only nationwide organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders, their family members and friends, and campaigning on their behalf. We are also the world's largest eating disorders charity.

Our activities are designed to increase knowledge, awareness and understanding of eating disorders; to provide support, help and information to people directly affected; and to increase the understanding and skills of professional staff.

We run telephone helplines; local support groups; and this website, which includes information, message boards and online chat. Last year we had direct contact with 250,000 individuals, and many, many thousands more through our website and the media.

We are lucky enough to have a great network of volunteers who support us; around 80% of our work is carried out by volunteers. They work on the helplines, run support groups, speak to the media, get involved in research, and carry out vital local fundraising.

Beat's vision is simple: eating disorders will be beaten.

Helplines

For the Adult Helpline, please call 0845 634 1414. This helpline is available to anyone over the age of 18 and is open Monday to Thursday 1.30pm – 4.30pm. Alternatively, you can email help@b-eat.co.uk

For the Youthline, please call 0845 634 7650. The Youthline is available to anyone aged 25 or under, and is open Monday to Thursday 1.30pm – 4.30pm. You can also text the Youthline on 07786 20 18 20 - send us a message and we will get back to you within 24 hours. There is also a Youthline email service at fyp@b-eat.co.uk

  • Wensum House
  • 103 Prince of Wales Road
  • Norwich
  • NR1 1DW 
Telephone: Helpline 0808 801 0677 Youthline 0808 801 0711 Visit: http://www.b-eat.co.uk Email: info@b-eat.co.uk

North West Centre for Eating Disorders (NWCED)

Location: Davenport, Stockport 
NWCED provides, individual, family and group treatments for anorexia, bulimia, compulsive over-eating and associated eating and weight distress.  The service is NHS funded by the NHS although other areas may access the service privately or via NHS funded referrals from the relevant primary care trust.
 
For further information regarding services available – click here
 
Open: Monday to Friday 9.00am-9.00pm, Friday 9.00am-5.00p.m. and Saturday 10.00am-12.00noon
Referral Details: Referral only 

Age Range:  16 years plus.
For more information Telephone: 0161 456 6799 Fax: 0161 480 0882 E-mail: info@oakwoodgroup.org Website: www.oakwoodhouse.co.uk

The Hive

Location: Ashton
 

The Hive is a mental health and wellbeing hub for children and young people aged 8-18 in Tameside and Glossop.
We offer a variety of support for children and young people struggling with low level mental health issues, or are in need of wellbeing support - for further information regarding support available – please click here
 

Drop in

This service is a 20 minute 1-2-1 appointment that a young person can access to discover what services are available to them and be signed up or signposted to relevant support. This can be used as an offloading space where the young person can “drop in” sporadically to talk to a worker.  We also have bookable time slots available throughout the evening, so you are able to book before you come! Remember that the last drop in slot will be at 7:00 pm.


Early Intervention

This service can help Children and Young People with low level mental health such as Anxiety, Low Mood, Stress, Anger and Confidence. The model works via facilitated self-help, where our Early Intervention Practitioners will support the young person with low level CBT and help educate on the condition. These sessions are 1-2-1 and short, brief sessions of 30 minutes for a duration of 5 weeks. You can be referred onto this after attending a Sort it! Drop in. Remember that the last early intervention appointment is at 7:30 pm.


Counselling

Counselling is a 121 service offered within the Hub hours in one of our therapy rooms. The service offers up to 8 session to a young person where they can explore any issues that are going on for them. The sessions are confidential to the young person, and wouldn’t be discussed with parents/carers without prior consent. Though we do work with carers as much as possible to encourage positive change outside of the sessions. You can be referred onto this after attending a Sort it! Drop in.


Bee Arty

Each week we’ll be holding an Art Space that Children and Young People are able to attend. Although the maximum number of attendees is 15, young people are able to drop in and out throughout the evening. The space will promote social inclusion, along with encouraging CYP to express their feelings through art, along with learning new skills. We split the art groups into juniors and seniors; Junior appointments (8-13) start at 4pm until 5:30pm, Our senior appointments (14-18) begin from 6pm until 7:30pm.


Extra Information

There is food and drink available for you and your family until 7pm, and a central café area where parents or carers are able to wait. If you are over the age of 13, you are welcome to come to The Hive on your own, however those under 13 will need a parent or carer present.


On Wednesdays

Bee Creative arts and crafts group running every week from 5pm-6pm. No need to book, just come along.


Under 13

You will need to attend The Hive with a parent/carer. You can go into your appointment without them if you wish, but they will need to remain in the building.


Over 13

You can access The Hive without your parent/carers consent. Do feel free to bring them along though if you wish.


Open:
Mondays
 - Glossop Primary Care Centre - 4pm-8pm.
Wednesdays - At our centre in Ashton - 4pm-8pm.
Appointments on Mondays need to be booked by calling us on 0161 330 9223.
​Appointments on Wednesdays can be booked or you can walk in between 4pm and 7pm.

216-218 Katherine Street, Ashton-u-Lyne, OL6 7AS Phone: 0161 330 9223 Email: office@togmind.org  


The  Anthony Seddon Fund

Location: Ashton

We are a small mental health charity passionate about helping local people living with mental illness and its effects. We advance awareness and educate the general public, in particular children and young people, in all areas relating to mental health and well-being. We aim to improve the quality of life of those affected by mental health issues, their families, friends and carers, in Tameside by promoting and protecting their physical and mental health through support, education, practical advice and provisions of financial assistance. Our work is conducted alongside a wide variety of other organisations and agencies, to help us to meet these objectives. We are run entirely by unpaid volunteers. The vast majority have lived experience of mental illness, or are actively caring for someone who has. Our charity shop and well-being centre are based centrally in Ashton-Under-Lyne.

  Telephone:  0161 376 4439 Email: office@tasfund.org.uk (Please note: this email may not be monitored on a daily basis, please bear with us in replying) 12 George Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6AQ  Visit: https://tasfund.org.uk/

Kooth

Kooth is an app for young people to express their feelings and talk to trained counsellors on webchat and so much more.

Just some of the things you'll find on Kooth

Magazine

Helpful articles, personal experiences and tips from young people and our Kooth team.


Discussion Boards

Start or join a conversation with our friendly Kooth community. Lots of topics to choose from!


Chat with the team

Chat to our helpful team about anything that’s on your mind. Message us or have a live chat.


Daily Journal

Write in your own daily journal to track your feelings or emotions and reflect on how you’re doing.

Visit: https://www.kooth.com/

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a member of the Association of Mental Health Providers. We work to relieve and support those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy. We work regularly with external agencies and healthcare professionals to improve services for those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression and also campaign to raise awareness of the conditions.

We can provide support and help if you’ve been diagnosed with, or suspect you may have an anxiety condition. We can also help you deal with specific phobias such as fear of spiders, blushing, vomiting, being alone, public speaking, heights – in fact, any fear that’s stopped you from getting on with your life.

With our help you can start to recover your confidence and forget your fear.

Address: Zion Community Centre 339 Stretford Road Hulme, Manchester M15 4ZY
 
Text: 07537 416 905 Infoline: 08444 775 774 Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm Email: support@anxietyuk.org.uk Visit: https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Bipolar UK

We're the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers. Each year we reach out to and support over 80,000 individuals through our range of services.

Telephone: 0333 323 3880 Email: info@bipolaruk.org Visit: https://www.bipolaruk.org

No Panic

Helping you break the chain of anxiety disorders

No Panic is a registered charity which helps people who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders including those people who are trying to give up Tranquillizers.

No Panic also provides support for the carers of people who suffer from anxiety disorders.

Severe anxiety and phobic disorders are a major and widespread problem. Recent surveys indicate that they affect up to 18% of the population of the United Kingdom.

 Up to 5 million with Agoraphobia  Up to 1 million with social phobias  Up to 4 million with specific phobias  Up to 2 million with Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder  Up to 2 million on Tranquillizers, many long term

About 75% of anxiety disorder sufferers do not get professional help of any kind.

No Panic specialises in self-help recovery, providing people with the skills they need to manage their condition and work towards recovery, enabling them to lead more fulfilled lives.

All of No Panic’s support services are provided over the telephone to ensure that we can reach more sufferers regardless of how isolated they are. Also in many areas support services for mental health are very poor and not easily accessible for many sufferers.

Each year our helpline answers 75,000 calls per year with approximately 50% of that number not being able to get through due to call volume. In order to keep up with the increasing demand for our services it is essential that No Panic find a minimum of 40 new volunteers to train and work on our helpline each year, as well as to delivery our telephone support services.

Youth Helpline: 0330 606 1174 Helpline: 0844 967 4848 Crisis Number: 01952 680835 Office Number: 01952 680460 Email: admin@nopanic.org.uk

The Mix

Life’s tough, we know that. It can throw a lot your way and make it hard to know what the hell to do with it all.

So, welcome to The Mix. Whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, we’re here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have. We give you the information and support you need to deal with it all. Because you can. Because you’re awesome.

We’ll connect you to experts and your peers who’ll give you the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing – for everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs.

We’re a free and confidential multi-channel service. That means that you choose how you access our support, without the worry of anyone else finding out. Whether it be through our articles and video content online or our phone, email, peer to peer and counselling services – we put the control in your hands. You can even volunteer with us too. We want to be the first place young people turn to get support. Sometimes what you’re told at school or at home just doesn’t cut it. We’re here whenever you need us, wherever you are. We can ensure you have all the best information to make the right choices for yourself.

Life is hard, but support doesn’t have to be. We’ve got this.

Looking for advice or support?

If you’re under 25 and need help call our helpline for FREE on 0808 808 4994. You can also speak to our trained helpline supporters on our one to one chat serviceThe Mix’s team will be able to connect you with a range of services to help you with your query.

Visit: http://www.themix.org.uk

Head Meds

HeadMeds is a website for young people about mental health medication, launched in March 2014 and is owned and managed by the national charity YoungMinds.

Nightline

Nightline is a student listening service which is open at night and run by students for students. Every night of term, trained student volunteers answer calls, emails, instant messages, texts and talk in person to their fellow university students about anything that’s troubling them. As the Nightline volunteers are fellow students, they can directly empathise with their callers’ problems.

Each Nightline service is independent but they all follow five core principles:

Confidential – what callers discuss with Nightline volunteers will not be shared outside of Nightline. Anonymous – callers don’t have to give any identifying details about themselves. Non-judgmental – Nightline volunteers don’t judge and support callers through whatever it is they’re going through. Non-directional – meaning callers decide what they want to talk about and the Nightline volunteer gives them a safe space to do this. Non-advisory – Nightline gives the caller space to make their own decision, and supports them in this rather than telling them what to do. “We’ll listen, not lecture.”

Most Nightlines also offer information and some have supplies such as condoms, pregnancy tests and attack alarms.


Student Minds

Student Minds works with students, service users, professionals and academics to develop new and innovative ways to improve the mental health of students. 
We empower students and members of the university community to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health, support others, and create change, so that all in higher education can thrive.
Key to our approach is ensuring that young people have agency, whilst empowering the community around them to have the health literacy and tools to respond. We want to ensure students have access to timely, youth-friendly support and resources. We’re focused on prevention, ensuring that more young people learn how to build their own wellbeing toolkit. We train students and staff in universities across the UK to deliver student-led peer support programmes as well as research-driven campaigns and workshops. By working collaboratively across sectors, we share best practice and ensure that the student voice influences decisions about student mental health.  Telephone: 01865 264168 Email: info@studentminds.org.uk Visit: http://www.studentminds.org.uk

Students Against Depression

A website by students for students

One in four of us will experience some kind of mental health problem in our lifetime. One in 10 will experience depression or anxiety with depression in any one year. This statistic holds true for students and young people. Depression is one of the biggest dangers facing young people today – suicide is the biggest killer of young men under 35 in the UK.

Students Against Depression is a website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking. Alongside clinically-validated information and resources it presents the experiences, strategies and advice of students themselves – after all, who are better placed to speak to their peers about how depression can be overcome.

Visit: http://studentsagainstdepression.org

Heads Above The Waves

Heads Above The Waves is a not-for-profit organisation that raises awareness of depression and self-harm in young people. We promote positive, creative ways of dealing with the bad days. Self-harm affects around 1 in 12 young people, yet it remains an issue people struggle to handle, talk about, and understand. Sometimes, helping can be as simple as having a conversation, but a study by YoungMinds found that 71% of young people, 70% of parents, and 60% of teachers say they don’t feel able to actually talk about self-harm. 

Heads Above The Waves is run by two 20-somethings looking to make a difference. We’ve all experienced self-harm first hand, in one form or another. Because we’ve been through it, we want to share our experiences and let others know: you’re not alone.

We want to meet people on their level, without being childish and condescending, or cold and clinical. We’re not medical professionals; we’re just being ourselves, and connecting with people who feel the same way we have.


Noah’s A.R.T.

Noah’s ART is a unique mental health service. We provide animal assisted interventions aimed at improving mental wellbeing.

It is a flexible service able to support many kinds of diagnosis at all ages and any point within the recovery journey. Services include:
-Pet therapy visits in care homes, hospital and community groups
-Educational services in schools or at our base including specialism in supporting people with autism and challenging behaviour
-Dog assisted befriending scheme for isolated people who are housebound
-1:1 animal assisted therapy service for low mood, anxiety and animal phobia
-Intergenerational community projects including garden projects, designing animal habits and animal toys
-Hoppy Hut Theatre aimed at anxious performers of all ages and ability
-Creative arts projects including supporting theatre projects
-Open air dog café including volunteer and training in food hygiene opportunities
-Nature therapy
-Animal assisted mindfulness sessions
-Volunteer opportunities included supported volunteering
-Training courses in animal welfare and animal assisted

For more information please call us on: 0161 368 6544
Email : 
admin@noahs-art.co.uk
Website: https://www.noahs-art.co.uk/

 
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