Mental health problems are common – one in four of us will experience them at some point in their lives. Because it is often difficult to talk about these illnesses, we thought it might be useful to provide some references so that you can easily access the information you need.
If you are distressed by any aspects of mental health or addiction, then it makes sense to seek professional help to deal with them as soon as possible.
If you would like to learn more about any of the following conditions please refer to the information leaflets available at www.mind.org.uk or www.rcpsych.ac.uk
- How to cope with suicidal thoughts
- Addiction – drugs and alcohol
- Eating disorders (Anorexia and Bulimia)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorders
- Personality Disorders
Local Information and Support
For local support and resources for mental health problems contact MIND in Rochdale on 01706 345264 or at 20 Drake St Rochdale OL16 1NT
The Alcohol and Drug Service
132 Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 1PN
Tel: 01706 860033
Lifeline in Greater Manchester offers a range of service including Needle Exchange and a Community Detox Support Service.
Adult Client & Community Detox Services
101-103 Oldham Street, Manchester, Lancashire M4 1LW
Community Mental Health Services
Rochdale Community Mental Health Team
Tel: 01706 702037
Heywood and Middleton Community Mental Health Team
Tel: 01706 927354
Local Therapy and Counselling
There are two centres in the borough that provide a range of activities, therapy and counselling for people who are experiencing mental health difficulties. The services offered are tailored to individual needs.
For more information about the services at the centres, contact the following centres or your local community mental health team:
The Richard Street Therapy Service
44 Richard Street, Rochdale OL11 1DU
Tel: 01706 643954
The Middleton Mental Health Resource Centre
Hanson Corner, Middleton M24 4HD
Tel: 0161 654 7060
Mental Health in Old Age
Joint teams of medical, nursing and social work staff provide a range of services to older people living a with mental health problems. For example: confusion, depression, anxiety or dementia and their carers.
- Assessing people’s needs
- Offering treatment
- Arranging health and social services for people e.g.psychiatric nursing, home care and residential care
if you live in Heywood or Middleton.
Tel: 0161 655 4213
Open: 9am-4.45pm Monday-Friday.
if you live in the Pennine or Rochdale townships.
Tel: 01706 759877
Open: 9am-4.45pm Monday-Friday
If you are feeling desperate, try to involve your close family or friends. Remember that your GP may be able to help – tell the reception staff if you need to see someone the same day.
When the surgery is closed you can contact a GP at BARDOC on (0161 763 8292) or attend a hospital Accident and Emergency Department.
There is always someone available to talk at the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or see their website at www.samaritans.org.uk
The local branch is contactable between 9am and 10pm on: 01706 868686 / 0161 633 3377 or at:
5 Caton Street, Rochdale, Manchester OL16 1QJ
Information and support
For information about alcohol see www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk or www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/servlets/home
Provides information and support for those troubled by someone else’s drinking
The Mental Health Act Commission
Manic Depression Fellowship – the Bipolar Association
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
A directory of counsellors and is searchable by area.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
For young people
Information is available at
and information about drugs at
HYPe (Healthy Young People) Service
01706 764 764
Mood Swings Support Group
01706 648 588