Thinking Ahead (Rochdale) can help people who are feeling distressed by difficult events in their lives as well as people with a mental health problem.

Many people experience problems with how they think and feel at some point in their lives.

Life changing events like losing a job, an accident, the loss of a loved one, a traumatic incident or just moving house can lead to difficult feelings that can be hard to cope with.

Sometimes, there may be no event that has triggered how you are feeling – this is common too.

These experiences can lead to problems with our mental health. Problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, panicking, nervousness, isolation and not being to sleep make it difficult for us to cope with life’s daily demands.

If you live in Heywood, Middleton or Rochdale and are over the age of 16, Thinking Ahead is here to help you take control of your life and feel better.

Thinking Ahead helps with everyday issues that affect your mental wellbeing and provides professional support for more common mental health difficulties, such as anxiety and depression.

We have a team of professionals, including advisors and therapists, who will help you overcome difficulties or manage them better. We are friendly and approachable, and will make sure that you see the right person for your situation. We offer easy access to support in the local community and a range of proven therapies, including counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, or guided online therapy.

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Opening times:
Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 5pm
Access:
Give us a call, speak to your GP, or fill in our online form.

Health professionals can refer clients by completing our online professionals form.

Age:
16+
Cost:
Free
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Coronavirus update

In light of the current situation, we are making changes to the way we deliver services at the moment. However, please note that all our Psychological Wellbeing services are still open and accepting referrals. One-to-one appointments that would normally be delivered face-to-face will now take place over the phone or through video call. There is no need to call us to confirm – your regular point of contact will call you at the time your appointment was scheduled.

A number of face to face drop-in groups are now running again with more expected to follow. Further information on the groups available can be viewed at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/onlinegroups

We have also created an online Peer Support group on Facebook, which can be accessed at: www.facebook.com/groups/selfhelppeersupport.

If you’re worried, think you may have symptoms of Coronavirus or want further information, see the latest advice from Public Health England.

Finally, if you’re struggling through self-isolation, please don’t feel alone. There are local community groups being created all over the country, which you can find here. Alternatively, you can call our community centres in your local area, which you can find here.


Contact us

In response to the national lockdown, we have arranged for Royal Mail to hold our post until further notice. Therefore, we encourage you to contact us via email and refer yourself online where possible.

If you have sent post to us, please contact the relevant service to check if we have received it and they will be able to help you further:

Manchester – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: pws.manchester@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/Manchester

Stockport – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: stockportpws@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/Stockport

Cheshire – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: talking.therapies.ec@thebiglifegroup.com or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: https://www.mytalkingtherapies.com/

Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: thinkingahead@thebiglifegroup.com or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: https://www.thebiglifegroup.com/thinkingahead

Tameside and Glossop – Any queries about your referral or bookings please call us on 0161 343 5748 or visit out website to find out more: https://www.thebiglifegroup.com/mindsmatter/

eTherapy Salford and Trafford – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: etherapy.admin@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/etherapy