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Rochdale and District Mind

We are still here 

Our offices may be closed but we are working hard to support the communities of Rochdale, Middleton and Heywood with their mental health and wellbeing.

We understand the current situation may be a causing concern and anxiety for people. We are changing how we deliver our services and we will continue to support our communities.

Checking in

Our Wellbeing Coordinators are contacting our current clients to check on their wellbeing and letting them know we are there for them.

Information line 01706 752338

Our information line remains open for people to access support with their mental health and wellbeing. We are also able to signpost to other services in the area for additional support. 

Signposting Service

We are keeping up to date on local services so we can provide accurate and current information to the public including who is open and what services they are offering. We are also looking in to new services that have started to support for people who are self isolating.

Online cCBT Courses

Beating the Blues is a computerised cognitive-behavioural therapy programme for individuals with mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety. New and existing clients can access this in their own homes to help them cope during isolation.

New Referrals

Our website is open to new referrals. All our new clients will receive an initial assessment over the phone with a Wellbeing Coordinator to discuss how we can support them and signpost to additional services if required. For all referall forms please see Access our services | Rochdale and District Mind (

What we do

We provide a range of services to support people with mild to moderate mental health and wellbeing issues in the Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale area.  Our services are designed by people with lived experience for service users.  We are focused on wellbeing and recovery, and have a person centred approach in supporting people to lead fulfilling lives.

Our projects are unique and designed to meet the needs of different people from the age of 12 and upwards.  Our services incorporate different types of information and support based on different projects and personal needs.

Everything you disclose to us will be treated in the strictest confidence, and will not be shared with any other organisations without your permission.

For further information or to refer to Rochdale and District Mind Services please visit (external link).

Wellbeing services and support groups

We offer a range of holistic and therapeutic sessions including art groups, creative writing and tai amongst much more. Our support groups are tailored around men or women only, alongside specific anxiety and depression groups. 

Groups we provide:

  • BAME women wellbeing group
  • Men’s support group
  • Anxiety and Depression support group
  • Depression management course
  • Anxiety management course
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse groups – separate male and female
  • Living life to the full course
  • Creative writing group

For more information please visit our Wellbeing Services (external link)

Counselling services

This service provides one-to-one, and group sessions to people over the age of 18.  Telephone counselling is also available.

For more information please visit our Counselling services (external link)

Open Young Minds project

Open Young Minds is a confidential young person’s service.  We provide support for young people aged 12 to 21 years old, who have mild to moderate emotional health issues.

For more information please visit our Open Young Minds Project (external link)

Female and male survivors of childhood sexual abuse

A group for ‘Survivors by Survivors’ (two separate groups). A 12 week programme where you will have the opportunity to talk in a safe place and not be judged. 

Empowerment, Surviving and Thriving. 

Also available is a ‘Female Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Support Group’ – This is run by survivors.  Come along, have a chat with other survivors in a safe place where you will not be judged.  If you’ve had counselling and feel you need extra support, then this is the place to be.

Please contact Jeanette 07896 156413 or Open Mind Team on 01706 752352 for further information.

Training and education

We offer a range of training opportunities for people who want to learn more about mental health and suicide awareness.  Some of our courses are free, others are for a small fee. 

For more information please visit our Training and Education page (external link)

Dementia Family Link - Shifa

Who's it for?

People with dementia, their carers, family and friends.

What we do

This service aims to empower and support individuals and families from all backgrounds to access appropriate services and support at the right time for them, and work towards tailoring dementia care services to all sections of the community in the borough of Rochdale.

The Shifa worker is offering support to people living in the community with memory loss issues or a diagnosis of dementia, as well as their carers and family members to enhance their ability to care better and live well in the community.

The service offers information, advice, guidance, support and dementia awareness to clients and also signposts them to partner agencies if required.


Mind Wellbeing Centre, 3-11 Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 1RE


Office opening times: Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4pm.

Tel: 01706 752340


What's on - Our upcoming events

Visit our Facebook page for local training and events information

Listening lounge

Are you struggling with mental health and emotional welling?

Please don’t suffer alone, if you are feeling anxious, low, are struggling with negative thoughts or just need someone to talk to, we are here for you.

Our listening lounge provides a safe, comfortable and confidential space that is open out of normal working hours to support anyone over the age of 18 with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.  


The Mind and Wellbeing Centre, 3-11 Drake Street, Rochdale, OL16 1RE. 


Opening times: Monday and Wednesdays - 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Saturday 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Tel: 01706 752338 or 07392 313880 for more information.

This is a free walk in or self-referral service that is run by Wellbeing Workers and volunteers from Rochdale and District Mind, in partnership with local NHS services. Referrals from professionals are welcome with consent from client.

Who to contact

01706 752338

Where to go

Name of venue
Mind Wellbeing Centre
Venue address
3-11 Drake Street
OL16 1RE

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4pm
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