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Tameside & Glossop Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Health and Early Help Access Point (EHAP)

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 https://secure.tameside.gov.uk/forms/mars/f1312mars.asp
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
More information here


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


Mental Health Support in Tameside and Glossop

More information for children and adult mental health support
If a family is awaiting ADS or ADHD diagnosis and you have a query around Autism or ADHD and need support…

ADHD / ASD Consultation Offer

Contact the CAMHS service on 0161 716 3600 to access one of the Tuesday Consultation slots with one of the Neuro Specialist Team. This could be delivered digitally, over the phone or where there are risks, we can support face to face. You can access more than one consultation appoint if you need to.
The Hive Drop in (8-18 year olds)
TOG Mind
Every Wednesday 4-7pm in Ashton
(Also Available in Glossop)

School Nurse Health Advice Line
Call 0161-366-2317
Monday to Friday 9am-4pm

Live information on the Facebook page

Local Offer for SEND

KOOTH Online Counselling and Peer Support Forum for 11-18 year olds
Free to register, no referral needed


42nd Street Online Support
Free and friendly online support for 16-25 year olds
Online Group Support
Register online
Early Help
Neighbourhood Support and Advice for families in Tameside

Families and Young People Can SELF-REFER to the Community Offer – online support and drop ins


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.


Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people aged 11 to 18 years.
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.

Website: https://www.kooth.com/

Suitable for
Children and young people aged 11 to 18 years who are who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Online therapy fully accessible
Staying Positive in Autumn

Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind

TOG Mind is a mental health wellbeing centre offering counselling, courses, workshops, advice, drop-ins e.g. welfare rights and housing support. The types of courses available to support children and young people include; emotional wellbeing and mental health resilience, school training and the Hive. The hive is a safe space for children & young peoples to come and get involved in activities or access some help for issues or problems in their lives. 

Counselling and Emotional well being supportive services for children, young people and their families. The Hive is a central hub for ages 8-18 and their families. The services that are available within The Hive

- Sort it! Drop in: The drop in runs every Wednesday from 4pm—8pm. Children and young person can access to discover what relevant support can be the most useful for them, or drop in to speak to a worker present. There are also bookable time slots that can be made in advance. Children under the age of 13 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

- C&YP Counselling: Counselling is offered within the drop in hours in one of the therapy rooms. Up to 8 sessions can be offered to explore any issues the young people wish to discuss. Can be referred onto these counselling sessions through attending the Sort it! Drop in.

- Early intervention Service: Helping Children and Young people with low level mental health issues. Common themes may be Bereavement, Anxiety, Low Mood, Stress, Anger and Confidence. These would be 1:1 guided sessions typically once a week for up to 5 weeks. Young people can be referred to this service through attending the Sort it !Drop in.

- Bee Resilient: Is an activity group session focusing on building resilience which runs each Thursday from 5pm, offered in the Sort it! Drop in the sessions run for 5 weeks. Groups are ‘Junior and Senior’ based on age and will promote interactive activities and discussion with peers, focusing on resilience and confidence.

Families in Mind
We now offer a Mental health and well-being service aimed specifically at supporting families 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 difficulty 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:
-Family roles
The Hive info offer
Website: https://www.togmind.org/content/home 
Phone: 0161 330 9223
Email: office@togmind.org
Suitable for
Young people aged 8-18 years struggling with different issues such as  anxiety, worry, low mood, stress, bullying etc.
Coming Soon

TOG Mind and 42nd Street are launching a new community offer which has been coproduced with young people and families.  From December 2021 you will see additional elements added to the offer.
Keep up to date here Youth in Mind | Facebook


42nd  Street

42nd Street is a Greater Manchester charity that supports young people aged 16-25 years with their emotional wellbeing and mental health, promoting choice and creativity.
We offer
  • One to one emotional health and well being and mental health support to young people
  • Group work including our Dealing with Depression and Anxiety Group and Creative programme
Online one to one therapeutic support.
Website: www.42ndstreet.org.uk
Phone: 0161 228 7321
Suitable for
Children and young people aged 16- 25 years who are who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. The kind of things we can support with may be; feeling worried, stressed, angry, having scary thoughts, anxiety, self-harm, bullying etc.
Coming Soon
In partnership with TOG Mind, 42nd Street are developing the new emotional and mental wellbeing community offer so the standalone 42nd Street offer will stop from 30th November 2021.
However, the elements of 42nd Street will continue within the new offer.
Keep up to date here Youth in Mind | Facebook
For 18+ support please visit Mental Health Support for 16-24 year olds - NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (tamesideandglossopccg.org)

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
Website: https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/healthyminds/
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. 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

Website: https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/camhs

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.
All routine appointments will now be conducted via telephone this includes initial assessments. All urgent appointments should be contacted prior to attendance to check for symptoms etc.


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).

Website: https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/blueice/

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

App accessible if referred by your Healthy Young Minds clinician  

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
Website: https://www.themix.org.uk/about-us

Suitable for
Anyone under 25 years experiencing crisis.

Support available via phone/text or online


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
Email pat@papyrus-uk.org
Website: https://papyrus-uk.org

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

Support available via phone/text or online



Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
In a crisis:
TEXT: GMTandG to 85258
Available 24/7
Website:  https://www.giveusashout.org/

Suitable for
Individuals aged 16+ who are in crisis.


Support available via text

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
Website: https://www.childline.org.uk/

Suitable for

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

Support available via phone or online