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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.

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 support groups and courses

Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone.

When you’re experiencing a mental health problem, supportive and reliable information can change your life. That’s what we do. We empower people to understand their condition and the choices available to them.

We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

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)

CYP Counselling and Art Therapy

CYP Counselling and Art Therapy allow children and young people to explore their issues in a supportive and confidential environment. Our children and young people’s counsellors and therapists are experienced in supporting younger clients to feel at ease and supported.

Counselling can be incredibly beneficial to younger people as they can talk about their issues separate from their parents, teachers and peers, without fear of judgement and begin to understand their feelings and learn how to manage difficult feelings when they occur.

Art therapy offers a creative way for children and young people to communicate and express their feelings. This is particularly helpful when a child or young person finds it difficult to find the right words or talk about their feelings. Using art materials or making images can help younger people to see their difficulties in a different way and find new ways to cope.

For more information please visit our CYP Counselling and Art Therapy (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.

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

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


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

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 - 5.30pm to 8.30pm, 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.

Forward Project

Forward Project is a confidential service for those who have been involved in the Criminal Justice System and those who are at risk of becoming involved in the Criminal Justice System. We provide support for people, who have mild to moderate emotional health issues and live in Heywood, Middleton or Rochdale.

As a community mental health service we focus on providing you with the opportunities to develop and grow the skills, knowledge and experiences that allow you to take control of your issues. This is done with the support of a Wellbeing Co-ordinator.

For more information please visit our Foward Project (external link)

Link Worker Project

The Link Worker Project is funded by Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership. The project led by Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind has been successfully implemented across 5 boroughs with another 5 boroughs of Greater Manchester in process of being established.

Rochdale & District Mind are working together with Adult Safeguarding and the Greater Manchester Police services. This project aims to reduce the statistic of individuals falling through the gap. It will have a further positive effect on health promotion and reporting within the wider community. Moreover, the Link Worker posts will allow for continuation work in areas of streamlining the referral portals for organisations, ensuring clients are accessing correct referral routes reduces the burden on statutory services.

For more information please visit our Link Project (external link)

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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