Rochdale and District Mind offer a wide variety of wellbeing services to help local residents. The first step in accessing any of the help available at Rochdale and District Mind is to complete a referral form and to meet a Wellbeing Coordinator to discuss your issues. You and your Wellbeing Coordinator will then build up an individual action plan to tackle your issues.
Support Groups and Courses
Rochdale and District Mind provides a number of issue-specific support groups. These groups offer the opportunity to talk to others who know what you are going through in a safe and supportive environment. They give members the space to share stories and coping strategies. These include:
Women’s Wellbeing Support Group
This support group provides a safe, secure and understanding environment 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 1pm – 1:30. 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 – 1:00 – 1:30pm
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 our 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