Tameside and Glossop
What to do if you’re worried about a child’s mental health
- Make time to listen - create a calm, safe space where they can communicate their feelings. They may feel overwhelmed by a changing situation that isn’t being clearly explained in a way they can understand.
- Take time to talk - some young people find it easier to talk while doing something together such as playing in the park, going for a walk, painting or other activities.
- Try to understand the problems and provide reassurance that you have heard them and you are there to help. Their problems could be something you haven’t picked up on – it’s very common, so don’t feel guilty about this.
Further advice and helpful tips can be found on NHS’s Every Mind Matters.
Are you worried about a child right now?
- If a child has taken an overdose or needs urgent medical help call 999 or take them to the nearest A&E. In Tameside & Glossop, it will be Tameside General Hospital nhs.uk/location
- If you need urgent mental health support or advice, for instance, a child is having suicidal thoughts or is self-harming call Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust 24-hour mental health helpline 0800 014 9995 or contact your GP for advice
- If you have noticed physical injuries such as deep cuts or burns contact NHS 111 online or your GP for advice.
All referrals for Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Tameside & Glossop now go through a Single Point of Access (SPA) Team collocated with TMBC Early Help. Referrals can be made through the completion of the Multi-Agency Referrals Service (MARS) form here. Your referral will be checked by Mental Health professionals and allocated to the service that best meets the needs of the child or young person at that time of referral.
If you have an appointment to come and see us, you can find all our details below. If you don’t have an appointment, please see the resources at the bottom of this page for more information about different services that can help in your area.
Tameside and Glossop
- 0161 716 3600
There is pay and display parking on site
The clinic is also accessible by public transport.
Help available to you
The Young Carers Project (for 11+ years) 0161 338 8645
Off the Record Counselling for young people aged 11-25 years 0161 355 3553
Bereavement support for ages 4-18 years in Glossop Blythe House : Back on Track Project 01298 815388
http://42ndstreet.org.uk/ counselling and therapy for ages 11-25
www.theanthonyseddonfund.org support groups and activities for young people and adults 0161 971 2592
T&G Care Pathways Click on the link & scroll to the bottom of the page for details of our care pathways.
ADD Information and Support Services (ADDISS) - Provides information and resources about ADHD to anyone who needs assistance.
Young Minds -Parents’ helpline: 0800 018 2138: for any adult concerned about the emotions and behaviour of a child or young person.
ADD Resources - Website offers free and carefully chosen articles helpful to adults with ADD/ADHD and to parents of children with ADD/ADHD, links to other ADHD-related websites, and more.
ADD/ADHD Behaviour change resource Kit: Ready-to-Use Strategies & Activities for Helping Children with Attention Deficit Disorder, Grad A Flick, Paperback, 1998, Jossey Bass Publishers, Wiley Print.
ADHD Handbook - For Parents and Professionals. Dr Alison Munden and Dr Jon Arcelis. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.1999
Everything a child needs to know about ADHD (2006), Dr C R Yemula, ADDISS publications, 2007, second edition. For children aged 6-12 years
Putting on the Brakes: Young People’s Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. For ages 8 – 12. Author: Patricia O. Quinn, Judith M. Stern.
- The following parent support groups continue to be accessible during this time:
- Tameside Action for Social Communication and Autism (TASCA): Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.tascatameside.com Facebook @tascatameside; Tel: 07754873480
- Our Kids Eyes (OKE): Email: email@example.com; www.ourkidseyes.org Facebook @OKE - Our Kids Eyes; Tel: 0161 371 2084 / 2087
- Families of Autistic Children Together (F.A.C.T): www.factautism.org.uk Facebook @FACT - Families of Autistic Children Together; Tel: Dallas Whittle on 07723 025348
- Glossop CONNECT: Glossop Children’s centre; Thursday mornings 10.00 am -12noon; Tel: 07799644289 or 01629533847
- Parents and schools in Tameside can continue to consult with the CLASS team 0161 320 5232
- The SEND Support Service is operating a Parent/Carer Helpline for the parents/carers of children with EHCPs, currently not in school. The service will offer support and guidance to parents/carers who are currently struggling to support, engage and/or manage their SEND needs. Whilst the SEND team may be able to offer strategies to help a child engage with school work set by the child/ young person’s school, they cannot set a curriculum for your child. This will continue to be provided by school. The helpline will be available to parents/carers from Monday 30th March and will operate between the hours of 9 am-1 pm, Mon-Fri. 09.00-11.00am 0161 3438381; 11.00-13.00 07971132375
Resources to support children, young people and families during this time of uncertainty
There is an excellent YouTube clip which has been made freely available by an East London NHS service, for parents of young people who are developmentally neurodiverse (LD, ASD, ADHD)
LD professional senate (information for families of children and young people with additional needs)
https://www.bild.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LD-Senate-Coronavirus-resources-for-use-by-families-27.3.2020.pdf (information for children and young people with additional needs; including social stories) https://www.bild.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LD-Senate-Coronavirus-resources-for-use-with-people-with-learning-disabilities-30.3.2020.pdf
Challenging behaviour foundation (range of links for families of children with additional needs who display challenging behaviour) https://www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk/information/covid19information.html
https://www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk/information/information-sheets-and-dvds/dvdsonline.html (Challenging Behaviour Foundation DVDs accessible online)
Coping with COVID19 (resources for children and young people experiencing stress and anxiety in relation to COVID19) https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVID19_advice-for-parents-and-carers_20.3_.pdf
Child-friendly resources for Children, Young People and Families
Supporting Children and Young People’s Mental Health (Anna Freud Centre) https://www.annafreud.org/coronavirus/
Bereavement and loss (including some easy-read and materials for children / young people with Learning Difficulties (LD) and /or ASD)
Free sensory kits https://www.variety.org.uk/free-kits-support-children-sensory-needs-home
Free books about Coronavirus
https://nosycrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus_INS.pdf (an Axel Scheffler book) https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/iasc-reference-group-mental-health-and-psychosocial-support-emergency-settings/my-hero-you (developed by the World Health Organisation, alongside other professionals)
Contact Information for our partner agencies:
Pupil Support Service – Parents/Carers and schools can ring for consultation and advice
Birch Lane Family Centre,
Tel. 0161 343 8381
Tameside Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) - Was Parent Partnership
0161 342 3383
OKE (Our Kids Eyes)
0161 371 2084 or 2087
Children Social Care & Tameside Families Together
The Denton Hub
0161 343 2222
Bridges Domestic Violence
Telephone: 0161 626 0844
3rd Sector Partner Agencies Tameside
Off the Record (OTR) (Children living in the Glossop area cannot access OTR)
45 Clarendon Place
Telephone: 0161 355 3553
The Hive – Mind
216 – 218 Katherine Street
0161 330 9223
The Talk shop
The Anthony Seddon Centre
12 George Street
OL6 6 AD
0161 376 4439
87 – 91 Great Ancoats Street
0161 228 7321