We're working hard so we can keep supporting you through this difficult time.

The majority of our sessions are currently being held virtually or via telephone. We are reviewing this regularly, in line with NHS national guidance.

Contacting us

All calls are currently being diverted to our voicemail service, so we can manage them appropriately while working within covid safety guidance.

Please leave a clear message if you need to speak to someone, and we will call you back as soon as possible (during office hours).

We are not an emergency service, so please speak to your GP or visit our helplines page for more advice and contacts if you need help urgently.

We hope you and your family are staying as safe and well as possible, and we're sorry for any inconvenience.

Healthy Minds is for people over the age of 16 years, who are registered with a GP in Bury or live in the Bury area.

We offer support and treatment if you're experiencing symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, low mood, stress, worry or anxiety, feelings of low self worth or panic attacks.

We can also help you to cope with the effects of a long-term health problem or chronic pain, post natal depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, eating difficulties and post traumatic stress reactions.

With help and support, these feelings and symptoms can be managed, guiding you to deal with them more effectively.

Our service is delivered by a range of professionals including therapists and counsellors, who will find a level of treatment that is right for you.

We also provide specialist support for those experiencing post-natal depression and for those with long term health conditions.

Please note we are NOT an emergency service, if you're feeling desperate or suicidal you should contact you GP as soon as possible.

Making a referral

We are offering a new mental health self-help program called SilverCloud, where you can instantly access materials which have been shown to have a positive impact on depression, anxiety and stress.

You can log into the program from any device as often as you want, and we'll regularly support you as you work through the materials. Once you have completed the program, you will still be able to access the information in your account for up to a year.

Click here to sign up for SilverCloud. If you would like more information, you can phone us on 0161 253 5258.

Unfortunately SilverCloud is only available in English at the moment. If you'd like to access our services but don't speak English, please complete the Healthy Minds referral form (below) and we will contact you to arrange an interpreter.

You can access our Healthy Minds service by completing the online form so we can get in touch. Click here for the referral form.

After making a referral

Once your referral has been submitted, we will aim to respond to you within 14 working days. 

If you need urgent help in the meantime, please speak to your GP or visit our helplines page for other useful contacts.

Following the closure of the online professional referral portal, professional referrals to Healthy Minds are still accepted. However please carefully consider whether it’s appropriate for the patient.

The service is for people with mild to moderate common mental health problems (e.g. depression and anxiety), with a strong focus on self-help. This is why self-referral is the preferred route. 

If a professional referral is appropriate, you can email a referral form to us. Pennine Care staff can access a copy of the referral form on the staff intranet. Otherwise please contact us for a copy. Outpatient psychiatry letters are also still accepted.

Alternatively, you can speak to your GP or other health or care professional.

If you have any questions about the service, please contact us on 0161 253 5258.

There's a strong link between debt and mental health problems, with a number of people referring to us in need of debt advice.

You can get free debt advice from the Money Advice Service.