Healthy Young Minds Oldham - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

At Healthy Young Minds Oldham (formerly CAMHS) we offer specialist services to children and young people who are experiencing mental health and emotional wellbeing difficulties.

We help children and young people up to the age of 18 years and provide support to their families/carers.

Some of the problems that we can help with include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-harm
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
  • More complex psychological difficulties

We also provide consultation, advice and training to other agencies.

Our clinicians come from a range of clinical and professional backgrounds, including psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, psychologists and many others.

Single point of access

To make sure people can easily access our service, we now have a single point of access via the Oldham Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

The MASH is Oldham’s first point of contact for:

  • Safeguarding referrals to protect children, young people or adults from harm, abuse or neglect
  • Care and support services which help individuals or families to meet their long-term needs, prevent or delay needs becoming more serious, lead independent lives and reduce dependence on public services

It is no longer possible to refer directly to the Healthy Young Minds Service, other than urgent referrals through accident and emergency and paediatric wards.

Anyone can now make a referral to our service including:

  • Self-referral by a young person
  • Parents and carers
  • All health professionals
  • All social care professionals
  • Education professionals
  • Anyone who works or comes into contact with a young person

Referrals made by a professional

Professionals making a referral on behalf of a young person should use this online form: Click here.

Please note, anyone making a referral on behalf of a young person must gain their consent to make a referral to the MASH and check that they agree for their information to be shared with MASH services, as required and appropriate. Please reassure them that the process for sharing information is safe and secure.

Self-referrals or referrals made by a parent or carer

Self-referral or referrals made by parents can be made by using the below online form:

Online form: Click here

Telephone: 0161 770 7777 (option 1)

Please ensure you have the young person's consent before making the referral.

If you have any queries, you can contact the Healthy Young Minds Team directly on 0161 716 2020 or the Oldham MASH on 0161 770 7777.

You can find out more about our Healthy Young Minds services, such as our Home Treatment Team, on our dedicated website. 

Appointments during covid – staying safe

This animated video has more information on what to expect at appointments with us during the pandemic, and some of the ways we’re working to keep you and our team safe:

Click here to watch it.