The Listen Up Project is a collection of mental health and wellbeing services for young people and young adults up to the age of 25 years old.

This national award winning project provides the following services, alongside campaigning to increase awareness of mental health issues and therefore reduce mental health stigma.

It provides a 1-1 peer mentoring service called Listen First for young people aged 12—19 years old who have mild too moderate mental health and wellbeing needs. Including a range of support groups.

It also provides supports for young adults aged 16—24 years old who have complex needs, that include mental health issues, where a multi-agency approach is necessary manage risk & enable the coordination of care and ease access to services.

All service users must live in or be registered with a GP in the Borough of Rochdale.

The Listen Up Project provides a number of weekly peer led support group. These are open access groups led by young people, overseen by the Listen Up Project Worker.

Monday 11am—12.30pm
Young women's support group: A safe and confidential space to talk to other young women and access a peer support / social network. Aged 16-24 years

Tuesday, 4pm—6pm
Peer support group: The group is a safe forum where young people can talk openly about the things going on in their lives, plan and work together, with peers to find solutions, in a safe and supportive environment. Under 19 years old.

Wednesday 4pm—6pm
Young Advisors meet at the Wellbeing Centre. This is a service use involvement and volunteering group, Young people are trained and act as community consultants, fixing & problem solving youth issues, initial work has been within the emotional health and wellbeing sector.

Young Advisors are aged 15-24 years
The Listen Up Project provides:
For school / colleges / youth groups Information and awareness education sessions enabling learners to gain an insight into mental health issues and where to go for help and support.
This aspect of service seeks to decrease the stigma associated with mental health and increase young people’s knowledge and confidence to discuss their needs in an open and honest way, giving them the confidence to ask for help at the earliest possible opportunity, should they need it.


The Listen Up Project delivers two public health campaigns each year, involving service users in the design and delivery. This year we are delivering campaigns on:
Bullying: Linking into anti-bullying week 14th—18th November 2016.
Self-harm: Linking with self-harm aware- ness day 1st March 2017.
Rochdale and District Minds, Advice & Information Service on: 01706 752338 or
e-mail: [email protected]
Why not telephone?
0800 107 0729 (Office hours only)
Why not visit the wellbeing directory?
Why not visit the Listen Up Project

To access the Listen Up Project resources(one to one peer mentoring / peer led groups)you can either; just drop in to one of the groups or complete a referral form with your details and send it to us.
Usually parental permission will be needed for one to one support and sometimes to gain access to the peer led groups for a child / young person under 18 years of age.

For further information
Contact: John Swallow (Project Coordinator)
Tel: 01706 752357 or 07752 097356
E-mail: [email protected]

Below are a few other local services,
available for those young people who might
need a little extra help:
Healthy Young Minds (Formerly CAMHS )
Early Break Tel: 0161 723 3880
LGBT Youth / The Proud Trust

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