Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton MERIT Team

We are the MERIT team, the community mental health team for older people in Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton.

We provide you with mental health assessment and monitoring if you're aged 65 and over. We may also be able to offer some support if you're younger but have a progressive dementia.

Our team is made up of eight mental health nurses, a mental health occupational therapist, administrator and team manager.

We work closely with the older age consultants based at Birch Hill and Royal Oldham hospitals.

We don't commission services or packages of care for you or your carers who support you.

Referrals to us are made via the older people's single point of entry service. They will screen and direct referrals to the most appropriate service to support you.