Oldham Healthy Minds

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

We offer support and treatment if you're experiencing difficulty sleeping, low mood, depression, stress, worry or anxiety, feelings of hopelessness or panic attacks.

We can help you deal with the effects of a long-term health problem or chronic pain, post natal depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, or eating difficulties.

We also offer couples therapy if you are struggling in your relationships, and psychosexual therapy for any intimacy difficulties.

Our team is made up of a range of professionals, including therapists and counsellors, who will find a level of treatment that is right for you.

We're working hard so we can keep supporting you.

We are now able to offer patient choice regarding appointments including face-to-face, video, telephone and through our self-help programme SilverCloud (see details below).

We continue to follow current guidance on face coverings and social distancing during appointments.

Our telephone lines can be very busy and you may find it difficult to get through to us. we ask you to bear with us.

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

We offer a number of courses to support your mental health and wellbeing, including:

  • Healthier minds, healthier you (for low mood, anxiety and stress)
  • Mindfulness
  • Parent and infant wellbeing
  • Emotion skills
  • Childhood trauma group
  • Psychosexual counselling
  • Couples counselling
  • The Unified Protocol Transdiagnostic group

Read more about our courses.

You can request a place on these using our referral form below.

Making a referral

We are offering a 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 716 2777.

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 and we will contact you to arrange an interpreter.

You can access our service by completing our online form. We'll get in touch with you shortly after you complete the form.

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 professional, or ring 0161 716 2777.

If you have any questions about our service, you can also phone us to find out more.

If you feel you can no longer cope or that you’re no longer in control, these options can help (they can also help if you’re worried about someone else).

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. Click here for more info.