Mental Health 

Children and Young People with mental health difficulties 

The MASH is the point of access in Oldham for services for children and young people with mental health difficulties. 

This includes early intervention and prevention services delivered by MIND and specialist mental health services delivered by Healthy Young Minds Oldham (formerly Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – CAMHS)

Mental health crisis support

If you feel like you might attempt suicide, or may seriously harm yourself, or you need urgent medical help: 

  • call 999 for an ambulance
  • go straight to A&E

Mental health emergencies are serious. You’re not wasting anyone’s time.

If you can keep yourself safe for a short while, but you still need urgent advice:

  • contact NHS 111
  • contact your GP surgery and ask for an emergency appointment. Many GPs are now offering these remotely because of coronavirus.

If you need to talk right now:

Whatever you’re going through, there are people you can talk to any time:

These services are for anyone who’s struggling.

They won’t judge you.

They’re free, they’re anonymous, and they’re always open.

Support with bereavement and loss

NHS Bereavement Helpline

The helpline can offer guidance and advice on dealing with grief and loss and is staffed by trained nurses who are highly skilled and experienced in working with bereaved families.

The helpline is open 8am to 8pm every day.

  • Phone 0800 2600 400

Greater Manchester Bereavement Service 

Find the right support for you. This service is available for those recently bereaved or if you are supporting someone affected by a bereavement:

Bereavement Advice Centre 

Free, practical information and advice for when someone dies including what to do first, how to register a death, finding a funeral director, probate and other legal procedures:

Oldham Community Crisis Support Line – Ghazali Trust 

This is a community-based response which can provide support, advice and signposting in a culturally sensitive and supportive way.

The service is available in Arabic, Bengali, English, Pashto, Punjabi and Urdu.

  • Phone 03000 200 661 (seven days a week, 9am–5pm). 

Healthy Minds Oldham 

One to one counselling to help manage feelings of depression or anxiety that may be related to bereavement.

This service accepts self-referrals and referrals from your GP. 

Phone:  0161 716 2777 (available 9am–5pm)

Website: Oldham Healthy Minds – NHS website

Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind 

Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind offer a range of councilling services: 

Healthy Young Minds 

Help for children and young people to manage feelings of depression or anxiety that may be related to a loss or trauma. 

Referrals can be made by GPs, parents and carers. 

  • Phone: 0161 770 7777 (available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm)
  • Website: Healthy Young Minds – NHS website 

Child Bereavement UK 

Help for children and young people (up to age 25), parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves.