Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale young people’s mental health support team - Thrive in Education

We help young people, aged from four until your 18th birthday, experiencing low level emotional and behavioural difficulties, such as worry and low mood.

Our goal is to help you thrive in education and beyond, so you can reach your full potential.

We (Pennine Care) run the service in partnership with local charities Early Break, Link4Life, Place2Be and Youth in Mind (part of Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind).

Our team is currently based in 39 schools across the borough and we work closely with your school staff and parents, to make sure you benefit from joined-up support.

We’re here all year round, including school holidays.

You can be referred by your school mental health lead or link worker, if you are experiencing issues such as worry and low mood.

We will develop a package of support based on your individual needs. 

This could include cognitive behavioural informed therapy (understanding the link between thoughts, feelings and behaviour), counselling, or other types of support such as sport, drama, music or art.

We may provide this support face-to-face, in school or another community-based venue, by video, or by phone.

We can also help parents to understand your child’s anxiety and low mood, and offer guidance and training to school staff.