If you live in Tameside and Glossop and are over the age of 16, Healthy Minds can offer a range of talking therapies to support your mental health.

We offer a safe place and time to talk to someone who won’t judge you.

You might want to make sense of things or understand yourself better, resolve complicated feelings or recognise unhelpful patterns on how you act or feel.

We can help with:

  • Depression and low mood
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Panic
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Pre and post natal difficulties
  • Social anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Long term health conditions

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

You'll have a choice of either SilverCloud or courses:

SilverCloud - our online therapy system

SilverCloud is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can start the therapy straight away and it can be done at a time and place that suits you.

In most cases, you'll get weekly online support from your therapist. It has been shown to be more effective than one-to-one therapy.

You'll also have access to the system for a year after you’ve been discharged from the service.

Click here to refer to SilverCloud.

Psychological wellbeing courses

We offer six-week courses that will help you develop skills to manage your mood or anxiety. These are available in your local area, with a choice of course and times you can attend.

The sessions are informal and relaxed, and you don’t have to talk about your problems if you don’t want to.

The courses are on a rolling programme, so you'll never have to wait more than a few weeks to join.

Update on our service during covid

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

The majority of our appointments will be via Microsoft Teams, telephone or through our self help programme Silvercloud. We will also offer face to face appointments for those in need.

You may find it more difficult to get through to us but please bear with us.

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

When you have your first assessment appointment with a member of our team, you'll have plenty of time to talk through the two options to decide which one is right for you.

Most people find that online therapy or a wellbeing course is all they need to feel better; but if you still need extra help after completing these, we will then offer you one-to-one therapy.

We also offer specialist treatments, for example eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing.

Refer yourself to our service

You can access the Healthy Minds service by completing an online referral form. Click here to complete the form.

To access SilverCloud, please click here to refer.

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

Professionals making a referral

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.

If you have any questions about the service, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.

Debt advice

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.