Art work from our Services Users describing things that promote their Wellbeing
Welcome to Rochdale and District Mind
(Including Bury and N.E. Lancs)
Rochdale and District Mind was established in 1988 by people with lived experience of mental distress.
Our vision is of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all and that treats people with experience of mental distress fairly, positively and with respect.
The need and experience of people with mental distress drive our work and we make sure those who influence change, hear their voice. Our independence gives us the freedom to stand up and speak out on the real issues that affect daily lives.
We provide information and support, campaign to improve policy and attitudes and in partnership with independent local Mind associations, develop local services. We do all this to make it possible for people who experience mental distress to live full lives and play their full part in society.
We aim to promote recovery, wellbeing and social inclusion. Our services are developed in direct response to local need and people with lived experience are involved in planning, delivering and evaluating service delivery.
There are many opportunities for volunteers and lots of ways to
get involved in supporting our work.
Please note that most of our services are primarily funded only for residents living in the Rochdale Metropolitan Borough area (including Heywood, Middleton and Littleborough) although we do deliver specific advocacy services in Bury.
If you would like to access our services or you are a professional and wish to make a referral please click the 'How to access services link' or contact our Open Mind Team Tel: 01706 752 352. You can also complete a referral form which can be found at the top right hand corner of this website.
If you outside the Rochdale area please call our information helpline on 0844 894 0180 or 01706 752338 or click onto our on-line directory to find an organisation who may be able to help you in your area. Below is a short film made by people who have come through our Open Minds project, and wanted to share their experiences with others.
Mindful Employer Charter
Rochdale and District Mind is signed up to the 'Mindful Employer Charter'. We have developed a number of initatives which help our staff with their Wellbeing at Work, including developing a Wellbeing at Work Policy and providing Equality and Diversity training for all staff, volunteers and service users. Our organisation fully supports the 'Mindful Employer Charter' and would encourage other employers to sign up. Please select the link below for more information.
Feedback from our Service Users
I would like to thank all the kind people for the help I received at Mind. They are a great group of people who go out of their way to provide any services you need and are totally committed to your wellbeing. You get a one to one case worker and mine is so sensitive and understanding and is there at any time.
I would, and have recommended Rochdale Mind to anyone with mental health issues, the support given is excellent.
I now believe there is a future for me and I have gained confidence in myself. If it wasn't for the Compleat project at Rochdale Mind I really don't think I would be here now.
Thanks to everyone at Mind for their help, kindness and most of all their willingness to listen to you.
Itís a great atmosphere here at Mind, everybody is treated as a normal human being.
I have attended Relaxercise for the past seven weeks and today is my last session. Itís been great really inspiring and has helped me get the confidence to go to swimming and yoga sessions at my local sports Centre.
Singing for wellbeing was absolutely fantastic itís great to show people what we can do. It really lifts my spirits. I love it.
The Open day was fantastic all the staff are really helpful.
Good service friendly and helpful.