We understand that the current situation may be causing concern and anxiety for people, and we want to reassure you that we are changing how we deliver our services and we will continue to support our communities.
Following the latest advice from the government and also from National Mind, we have closed our offices and suspended our face to face support.
Our Wellbeing Centre may be closed but we are still very much here. We have adapted our services during the Coronavirus pandemic to continue to deliver our support while people are at home.
Our confidential Information Line remains open and can be reached on 01706 752 338 or 0800 107 0729. If we are unable to get to the phone please leave a message and we will call you back. Alternatively, you can email us at [email protected]
If you are struggling with your mental health and emotional wellbeing during these times, we are open to new referrals. You can self-refer on our website, please click on this link.
Wellbeing Coordinator Support
Our Wellbeing Coordinators are reaching out to all of our current service users we will continue to offer support to people wherever possible over the phone.
Dementia Support Service
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.
Our free and confidential counselling service is open for young people aged 12 and over and adults and we are accepting new referrals. If you are experiencing feelings of panic, anxiety, stress, depression, or low self-esteem please complete our referral form for a counselling appointment.
Open Young Minds and Peer Mentors
Our Young Persons Wellbeing Coordinators are reaching out to our Open Young Mind service users that are aged between 18 and 21+ offering telephone support. Peer Mentors have switched to phone and text message peer mentoring sessions to help our young clients aged 18-21+ during this challenging time. We are taking new referrals into our BACP Accredited Counselling Service for young people aged between 12-25.
We have adapted our group support and we are pleased to be able to offer the following:
Women’s Wellbeing Support Group
This support group provides a safe, secure and understanding environment in where women who experience mental health issues can support each other. This is a 12 week support group, spread over weekly 2 hour sessions.
Wednesday 2.00 – 3.00pm
BAME Women’s Wellbeing Group
Provides a safe space to discuss the stigma of mental health and their experiences of mental health. The group meets their language, cultural and religious needs. The group is delivered in Urdu/Punjabi and Kashmiri languages. This is a 12 week support group over 1 half hours a week.
Thursday 1.00 – 2.00pm
Men’s Support Group
Offering men the opportunity to have contact with others in a similar situation and explore positive ways of coping with anxiety and depression in a safe space where they can also learn from others. This is a 12 week support group, spread over weekly 2 hour sessions.
Monday 10.30 – 11.30am
Anxiety and Depression Support Group
Supporting adults affected by depression, low mood, stress or anxiety. It offers the opportunity for confidential support, contact with others in a similar situation to explore positive ways of coping with anxiety and depression. This is a 12 week support group, spread over weekly 2 hour sessions.
Thursday 10.30 – 11.30am
Depression Management Course
This CBT-based course helps you to gain an insight to how depression and low mood impacts on your wellbeing. Introducing you to strategies and tools for breaking unhelpful behaviours and learn skills to enhance mood and wellbeing. This is a 12 hour course, spread over 6 weekly 2 hour sessions.
Anxiety Management Course
The course uses CBT based techniques to help you to understand how anxiety affects how you think, how you feel and subsequently what you do. Giving you the tools to have an increased understanding of thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviour, reduced levels of anxiety and stress and increased levels of wellbeing. This is a 12 hour course, spread over 6 weekly 2 hour sessions.
Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Groups – Male and Female
The group focuses on understanding the effects of childhood sexual abuse, building skills, telling your story in a safe environment and connecting with other survivors. Each participant is equal and valued. Being in control of your recovery can be scary at first, you can join in at your own pace. This is a 6 week course of 2 hour session, followed by another 6 week butterfly support group.
Female Survivors – Wednesday 1.00 – 2.00pm
Male Survivors – Monday 1.00 – 2.00pm
Our Social Cafes are held over Zoom every week day at 10.30am – 11:00am. They are a fun, no-pressure way to break up your day and connect with others and new members are always welcome to pop on when they can.
Monday (‘Get Crafty’ Group take-over!), Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 10:30 – 11:00am
To find out more about our social cafes and discover what kind of topics we talk about and how you can access the group please click here.
If you are interested in joining out Social Cafes and are new to Rochdale Mind you can complete an outreach referral form on the link below.
Living Life to the Full
Teaches a range of life skills that are based on a tried and trusted CBT-based approach. You’ll learn how to: understand why you feel as you do; choose activities that improve wellbeing; identify behaviours that make you feel worse; identify and combat negative thinking styles; boost self-esteem and confidence. A 12 hour course, spread over 6 weekly 2 hour session.
Friday – 10.00am – 12.00pm
We will keep our website up to date, so please do check it. This situation is unprecedented, and we are acting in the best interests of our clients, staff and the public. We hope you understand and support the action we have taken.
You can keep up-to-date with current government advice, published daily here.
The Government has updated its guidance on the use of face coverings. This page on the government link below explains what face coverings are, their role in reducing the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), the settings in which they are recommended, and how they should be safely used and stored.
Exemption cards or badges
Some people may feel more comfortable showing something that says they do not have to wear a face covering. This could be in the form of an exemption card, badge or even a home-made sign.
If you would like to use an exemption card you can use the PDF attachments on this page.
Mind have created a page which explains why masks can cause difficult feelings and gives practical tips on how to cope. It also includes information on mask exceptions for mental health reasons.