Mental Health

Mental health services are free on the NHS, but in most cases you will need a referral from your GP to access them.

Some mental health problems can be managed without the help of a GP. There are a variety of materials available and local organisations offering help. You can also try the mood assessment quiz on the NHS website which is designed to recommend.

Find services by subject

Help for adults

Please see mental health services for adults below:

Rochdale and District Mind provide supportive and reliable information that can change your life.

Compleat cafe Rochdale provides support and training to people with mental health issues.

LivingWell Rochdale is here to support you when living and feeling well feels too tough to tackle alone.

Heywood and Middleton Community Mental Health Team offers mental health services to residents of Heywood and Middleton aged 18 to 65.

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Early Intervention Service provides care for people aged 14 to 65 years who experience a first episode of psychosis.

Rochdale Response Hub triage, assess and sign post you to mental health services.

Advocacy together hub Rochdale brings together all advocacy services in Rochdale and provides a single point of referral.

Housing support for people with mental health issues provides a high quality accommodation and preventative/enabling service in the Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton areas.

Every Mind Matters provides you with tips on how to make a big difference.

NHS Talking Therapies are effective and confidential treatments delivered by fully trained and accredited NHS practitioners.

Military Veterans Service supports British ex serving personnel who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

Samaritans is a suicide preventing helpline.

SANE is a charity that aims to raise awareness, fight to improve service and provide emotional support and host research.

Campaign against living miserably (CALM) are a campaign taking a stand against suicide.

Rethink mental illness improves lives of people severely affected by mental illness through our network of local groups and services.

Help for children and young people

Please see mental health services for children and young people below:

#THRIVE – Emotional Health and Wellbeing Support is for children and young people aged up to 19 years who are experiencing emotional health and well being issues.

 offers specialist service to children and young people who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

MindEd for families is a free learning resource about the mental health of children.

NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Talking Therapies helps with everyday issues that affect your mental wellbeing and provides professional support.

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Health Visiting Service offers support and encouragement to you and your family from pregnancy to birth, early years, to primary school.

Streetwise at early break supports young people who are experiencing difficulties with their emotional health and wellbeing.

42nd Street Supporting young people with stress (11 to 25) supports young people with their emotional wellbeing and mental health, promoting choice and creativity. provides free online support for young people

Talk to Frank gives you honest information about drugs, you can ring, text or email.

Barnardo's - Rochdale Services  Disabled and non-disabled children/young people have the right to have shared experiences and opportunities to ensure everyone is included and actively participates in everyday life.

Help for parents and carers

Calm Connections provides support to families of children and young people with mental health and wellbeing challenges

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership provides mental health support

Beyond Psychology helps to improve the mental health of children and families