NHS Oldham Talking Therapies is for people over the age of 16 years, who are registered with a GP in Oldham. We were previously called Oldham Healthy Minds.
We offer support and treatment if you're experiencing low mood, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, and sleep difficulties.
We can help you deal with the effects of a long-term health condition, chronic pain, or post natal depression, We also offer couples therapy if you are struggling in your relationships, and psychosexual therapy for any intimacy difficulties.
Everyone who wishes to access the service will be invited to seminars to introduce the service and explain what we can offer, as well as learning strategies and techniques to use while waiting for treatment.
What we offer
We offer a number of therapies to support your mental health and wellbeing, including:
- Guided self help
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Psychosexual therapy
- Couples counselling
- Psychodynamic therapy
We also offer a number of courses and seminars:
- Healthier minds, healthier you (for low mood, anxiety and stress)
- Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
- Parent and baby wellbeing
- Loss and adjustment
- Emotional skills
- Recovering from childhood trauma
You can request a place on these using our referral form below.
Making a referral
Instant access to online therapy (SilverCloud)
We offer a guided 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 will be supported by a psychological wellbeing practitioner to work through the program, which you can access from any device as often as you want. Once you have completed the program, you will still be able to access the information 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 Talking Therapies referral form and we will contact you to arrange an interpreter.
Referral form for assessment
You can access our service by completing our online form. We'll get in touch with you shortly after you complete the form.
If you are a professional wanting to refer a patient, please use the professional referral form - contact us for a copy.
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, visit our helplines page (these can also help if you’re worried about someone else).