Minds Matter in Tameside and Glossop has been set-up for people who want to improve their wellbeing. It can help people with low level concerns about their mental wellbeing that are related to everyday life events.

They do this by looking at the wider issues that impact on a person’s wellbeing, such as money worries, relationship issues and social isolation, and by offering groups, courses and one-to-one support to address these issues, improve a person’s situation before they develop any more serious mental health issues.

Minds Matter consists of a team of Mental Wellbeing Practitioners, Peer Support Workers and Counsellors who can help manage and overcome personal difficulties. They are friendly and approachable, and will make sure that you’ll see the right person who can help you:

  • Address current problems
  • Gain a new understanding of your difficulties and develop new ways of coping
  • Make positive changes in your life
  • Talk about your difficulties in a non-judgemental and supportive environment.

Minds Matter believe that their support should be available at a place that suits their service users, and therefore they work out of locations such as libraries, community centres and children’s centres to make sure that this is the case.

They believe that it should be as easy as possible for people who need Minds Matter to access the service.

Service users can be referred via their GP, or they can self-refer by calling 0161 343 5748 or by attending one of our many drop-in group sessions.

Once you have been referred or got in touch, you will be contacted within one week, when a trained professional will have a conversation with you to work out the best service for you.

If they think you could benefit from help with social issues, they will work with you to identify the problematic areas in your life and help you to overcome any challenges you face.

Sometimes people might need a greater level of support. Minds Matter works in partnership with NHS services who can support individuals with psychological therapy if needed.

Minds Matter is commissioned by NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group, and work together in partnership with The Big Life group, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind.