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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.

These services can offer you specific help with mild-moderate mental health needs e.g. low mood, anxiety, panic, worry, not sure where to access support


Minds Matter

Minds Matter supports people with mild to moderate common mental health problems.

Mental Wellbeing Practitioners, Peer Support Workers and Counsellors who can help you to manage and overcome your difficulties via; counselling, one-to-one support, groups, drop-in support and coaching
The services operates from Monday- Friday 9-4.30pm
It is open to anyone aged 16+ years
Self-referral/ professional referral accepted
Evening & weekend appointments will be made available where needed.

The service also have regular weekly drop ins, information can be found on the neighbourhood drop in leaflet below.
Minds Matter: 0161 343 5748

Suitable for
Individuals aged 16+ common mental health problems such as low mood, stress, anxiety, loss& bereavement etc.

Minds Matter staff are set up to facilitate 1:1 appointments and therapy sessions remotely by telephone. Community drop ins are no longer taking place in the community venues however any person who would have accessed these can ring the main Minds Matter number and a Peer Support Worker can ring them back to facilitate a meaningful contact , signpost or facilitate a referral  as they would at a drop in.


Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind

TOG Mind is a mental health and wellbeing centre offering early intervention support, counselling, various training courses, workshops, advice, drop-ins, a dedicated Children and Young People’s Service, an award winning veggie cafe and free Wi-Fi access as well as many other opportunities. TOG Mind is one of over 100 independent branches of Mind across England and Wales and is in its 41st year providing mental health services locally.
Website: https://www.togmind.org/content/home
Phone:  0161 330 9223
Email: office@togmind.org
Suitable for
Individuals of all ages - Common mental health and wellbeing issues such as low mood, stress, anxiety, depression, loss& bereavement etc.
The wellbeing centre and café is closed to walk in/ drop ins. Information and advice service available via website or telephone. Currently Monday- Friday 9-5pm.

Counselling - Telephone counselling sessions will be provided by our qualified and experienced counsellors for new & existing clients.
Creative / Wellbeing groups being delivered online. Participants contacted and offered wellbeing phone /check-in contact, and/or referred into other TOG Mind phone/online services. Online alternatives are being developed. See website for more details. https://www.togmind.org/service-and-covid19-updates

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

Health and Wellbeing College  Pennine Care FT

Recovery focused courses, offering self-management education designed to support people take control of their mental health & wellbeing.
Open to anyone aged 18years+ individuals self -enrol on courses for free.
Monday- Friday 9-5pm
Phone: 0161 716 2666
Website: https://hwcollege.penninecare.nhs.uk/our-courses

Suitable for

Individuals aged 16 + years who want to understand more about a wide range of mental health issues and individuals wanting to improve their mental health.


Unfortunately due to the current situation we have taken the difficult decision to cancel any courses or face to face contacts in line with government recommendations. We are currently working on providing an online presence on our Facebook page, so we can maintain contact with our students. The college will be closed until further notice.

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and your emails as we will be sending out daily updates via these channels https://www.facebook.com/healthandwellbeingcollege/ . You can contact the college by phone: 0161 716 2666.

The Beacon Counselling Trust

The Beacon Counselling Trust delivers a free support service for individuals and families affected by problem gambling in the North West of England.

The service now delivers in Tameside and Glossop.

Phone: 0151 321 1099

Website: http://beaconcounsellingtrust.co.uk/free-gambling-counselling/

Suitable for

Individuals and families aged 16+ years affected by problem gambling


The service is still operating, taking new referrals and delivering counselling over the telephone.

The Bureau Glossop

The Bureau is Glossop’s Community Wellbeing Charity. The Bureau’s website will enable you to find out about the different community activities and services that exist locally, and make it easier to find support when it’s needed. The Bureau will support people to stay physically and socially active, improve mental wellbeing and live independently for longer. The Bureau will also champion and raise the profile of the different community groups and voluntary organisations that exist locally within the Glossopdale area
Phone: 01457 865 722
Email: info@thebureau.org.uk
Website : https://the-bureau.org.uk/

Suitable for

Individuals wishing to access a variety of informal / peer metal health & wellbeing support
The Bureau continue to provide information and advice and some of our usual support services but on a limited basis. The Bureau are also:
  • Connecting people together for friendly telephone befriending calls for those self-isolating, feeling anxious or lonely
  • Supporting people to access essential food parcels via the NHS scheme for people shielding and Derbyshire County Council scheme for those that have no-one around to support them.
  • Referring people to have their prescriptions delivered by the new medicines hub from Tameside and Glossop NHS
  • Working with the NHS, local community groups and Council to support their wider crisis response

Action Together Tameside

Action Together offers a range of support to strengthen individuals and communities in Tameside.  
​We support people to get help, providing opportunities to get better connected to what is going on in their local community and find the support they need.
Phone: 0161 339 2345.
Email: info@actiontogether.org.uk  
Website: https://www.actiontogether.org.uk/get-help

Suitable for

Individuals wishing to access a variety of informal / peer metal health & wellbeing support
Action Together is committed to providing support and information to voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) organisations around COVID-19 (coronavirus). We have produced the guidance on this page for our members and partners in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside, and will support you to assess what the impacts might be. We will update this page when new information is available.

Action Together’s offices are closed and our planned training and events are postponed. We are modifying our core services in response to the emergency. We advise VCFSE groups to also postpone their events and activities and follow government guidance on social distancing. The Government have produced guidance on How To Help Safely.
Members of the Action Together team are keen to support you to think through what the potential impacts might be for your group and organisation. If you would like support for your VCFSE organisation, please contact us on 0161 339 2345 or email info@actiontogether.org.uk (please include Coronavirus in the title of your email and tell us if you're based in Oldham, Rochdale or Tameside)

Military Veterans Service

Mental health support to ex-service personnel for conditions including depression, alcohol and substance misuse, anger problems and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Some people who have served in the armed forces say that they can experience emotional difficulties and find it hard to ask for help. This may be because of difficult experiences or simply adjusting to civilian life.
Website:  https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/your-services/military-veterans-service
Phone:  0300 323 0707 to discuss your needs (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).
You can refer yourself online via our simple online referral form
GPs and health and social care professionals should download and fax our referral form
Email:  mviapt.enquiries.nw@nhs.net 
Suitable for
Ex-service personnel  aged 16+ who are struggling with mental health issues such as , low mood, post-traumatic stress disorder, anger problems, etc.

The MVS service has ceased all face to face appointment/ contacts and supporting individual via telephone appointments.



A men’s peer support group that offers a safe and confidential space that offers you (males 18+) the opportunity to talk - free from advice and judgement.

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

Suitable for

Men aged 18+ struggling with their mental health/ wellbeing.


Mentell continues to provide support but the circles are now via skype

Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service

Support people in Glossop who are having difficulties with their mental health across the whole spectrum of mental illnesses. The service offers targeted goal-focused support, developing peer support and volunteer opportunities across Derbyshire, and also peer support groups where there is a need.
Monday - Friday :
9:00am - 17:00pm
Phone: 01773 734989
Email: DerbyshireRecoveryPeerSupportService@rethink.org 
Website: https://www.rethink.org/help-in-your-area/services/community-support/derbyshire-recovery-and-peer-support-service/?gclid=CN7qmbSRytUCFSax7QodEC8EJg
Suitable for
We support people aged 18+  who are having difficulties with their mental health across the whole spectrum of mental illnesses

Live Webchat - Our Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support service can be contacted via webchat. This is available between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday. A chat icon will appear at the bottom right when this is available.

SMS- You can also contact our service using our SMS text messaging service. To use this then please text us on 07537410028.