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Mental health

Mental Health is about how we think, feel and behave.  One in four people in the UK have a mental health problem at some point in their lives, which affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.

Mental health disorders take many different forms and affect people in different ways.  Schizophrenia, depression and personality disorders are all examples of mental health problems.  Diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia generally develop in old age, whereas eating disorders are more common in young people.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT is a ‘talking treatment’ that focuses on how you think about yourself, the world and other people.

It can help you change the way you think (cognitive) and what you do (behaviour).

You may want to refer yourself to Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH)

GMMH is a service specially aimed at providing help, support and information to adults (16+) experiencing common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

There are GMMH Opt-in leaflets available at the surgery or you can contact the service yourself.

Telephone: 01942 764449

or refer yourself online at:

Please note, this is a non-urgent service.  If you need urgent help, make an emergency appointment to see your GP or call the mental health Assessment Team on 01942 482239 or 0800 953 0285


KOOTH  (for patients aged 10-25) 

Qwell (for patients over the age of 25)

These two websites are free online mental health platforms.  If you are suffering from Anxiety, self harm and suicidal thoughts, relationship issues (family, friends), sadness, self worth, school/college issues you can access these digital platforms.

  • You can access support at anytime, from anywhere.
  • and are websites (rather than apps), so they are available on almost any device.
  • There is no waiting list for Kooth or Qwell
  • There is no referral needed
  • Users are anonymous
  • Users can choose the therapeutic pathway they are the most comfortable with


Young people and self-harm: Information and advice for young people and their parents and carers

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Making Space

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Useful contacts and links

  • Mental Health Assessment Team

01942 482239


  • Samaritans

0845 790 9090


  • Counselling – Wigan Family Welfare

to make an enquiry please call 01942 867888  or visit


  • Early Intervention in Psychosis Team (EIT)

EIT work with people who have experienced a first episode of psychosis.  You can self refer – please call 01942 764480


  • On line relationship for parents 

Parents in this area can now access THREE ONLINE COURSES from the relationship experts at OnePlusOne. Learn to cope with stress and communicate better, wherever you are in your parenting journey


  • Homelessness Services

Date published: 25th October, 2023
Date last updated: 26th October, 2023