It’s estimated that one in ten children and young people will need help with their mental health at some point.

We provide community and hospital-based services to help children and young people who are experiencing a range of mental health issues, such as:

  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders

Our services have been developed with young people so we can understand the challenges they may face.

We have lots of different professionals in our teams who will work with young people, parents, cares and other agencies, so the right care is provided depending on individual needs and circumstances.

Healthy Young Minds

Our Healthy Young Minds services (previously known as CAMHS) provide specialist mental health support in the communities across our patch. Click on the links to see what’s on offer in each borough:

We’ve also developed a dedicated website with lots of advice and resources for children, young people and anyone who cares for or works with them:  

Community eating disorders service

We provide dedicated care and support for young people who have an eating disorder. We can also give advice and support to anyone who cares for or works with a young person.

This is part of our Healthy Young Minds Service and is split into two teams, depending where you live:

  • North – covers Bury, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale, and Oldham
  • South – covers Tameside and Glossop, Stockport

You can find out more at:


#Thrive is an emotional health and wellbeing service for young people, aged up to 19 years, who live in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (or have a GP in these areas).

Click here for more information.

Early attachment service

These services work with parents throughout pregnancy and up to the child’s fifth birthday to help them to develop a positive relationship.

We provide this in the following boroughs (though there a plans to roll it out across the patch):

Hospital-based services: Hope and Horizon units

Hope and Horizon are inpatient (hospital) facilities where young people (aged 13 to 18) can receive expert care and treatment in a safe, therapeutic environment.

They are based on the Fairfield General Hospital site in Bury and we’ve designed them with young people in mind. They’ve had extensive refurbishment to make sure they’re the highest standard.

Both units are led by our expert team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, an art therapist, occupational therapists, dieticians and teachers.

Click here to read more.

Crisis care pathway

We’re developing a new crisis care pathway for children and young people across the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester.

This will make a real difference to children and young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

Click here to find out more.