Forward Project is a confidential service for those who have been involved in the Criminal Justice System and those who are at risk of becoming involved in the Criminal Justice System. We provide support for people, who have mild to moderate emotional health issues and live in Heywood, Middleton or Rochdale.

As a community mental health service we focus on providing you with the opportunities to develop and grow the skills, knowledge and experiences that allow you to take control of your issues. This is done with the support of a Wellbeing Co-ordinator.

I’ve served my time yet I feel like I am still serving it. I can’t get prescribed the medication I was taking in prison (prison psychiatrist different option to psychiatrist outside of prison).  I struggle to leave the house.  I have to take a weeks’ worth of sleeping tablets to see the GP.  Mind is the only place I feel I can go to and be listened to and be helped

Service user

What services do we offer?

One-to-One Sessions

This is the ‘gateway’ to all our services. Our Wellbeing Co-Ordinator works with individuals on a one-to-one basis looking at key issues self-esteem, anger, healthy relationships, housing, debt etc in order to tackle your mental health.


Max attended his appointment with me last week.  He was like a different person – so positive and doing really well.

  • Probation

How do you access our service?

If you are working with a professional they can refer you. Alternatively, you could refer yourself online or come to a drop in session here at Rochdale and District Mind’s Wellbeing Centre, 3-11 Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 1RE on Monday 6:30pm-9:30pm, Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm & Saturday 1:30-4:30

Your Wellbeing Co-ordinator will guide you through the support we and other organisations have to offer. They will listen to you and help support you to find techniques and ideas that will benefit your wellbeing.

Download referral form

Fill the referral form out online here

We have created an easy to use print out to help you know where we are and when our drop-in sessions are, please click on the below image to download and print off:

To enquire further about the service, please telephone Alice on 07766 140 904 or email [email protected]


Coming to mind and speaking to you has made me look at my depression and think actually I do have a choice and I can have a life, endless days staying in bed are coming to an end!

Service user