Are you feeling worried, angry or upset? Struggling to cope? Stressed about school or exams? Feeling bad about yourself? Experiencing bullying or relationship worries? Or are you just feeling a bit low and not enjoying things?

Lots of young people feel this way. 

We can help.

This page provides everything you need to know about the service.  

What is #Thrive?

#Thrive is for children and young people aged up to 19 years.

You must live, or be registered with a GP practice (doctor), in Heywood, Middleton or Rochdale.

We can also provide advice and support to parents, carers and anyone that works with a child or young person.

Types of support

We have lots of different types of support to help you. We can also offer advice to improve your general lifestyle, including exercise, diet and many other things.

We can provide this support in lots of different ways. We will always talk to you about what support will best meet your needs.

We can offer more traditional types of support, such as one-to-one or group counselling sessions, or online courses. We can also signpost and help you access other types of support, such as sport, drama, music or art.  

If we aren’t able to offer the right support, we can decide together what other options are available.

It is important to have a good support network around you, so we will always try to involve those who love and care for you (or who work with you) in any support we provide. This does not necessarily need to be your parents or siblings - it can be anyone who you trust, who provides support and care to you.

Opening times and how to find us

Our central hub is called Around the Corner.  It is based at 48-50 Drake Street, Rochdale, OL16 1NT.  We are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

We hold lots of drop-in sessions here, where you can talk to us about how you are feeling and find out what support we can offer you. 

Our drop-in sessions are:

Aged 8 to 19 years (if you are under 13 years, please bring a parent or carer with you):

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 4pm and 8pm (last session at 7.30pm)

Under 8 years:

  • Thursdays, between 9.30am and 12pm (last session at 11.30am)

Sessions are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you need support outside of these times, you can contact us at the number below (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

We have an onsite cafe at Around the Corner, serving hot and cold drinks.

Who runs the service?

Our service is run by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Youth in Mind and  Link4Life.

To make sure the service meets your needs, we are working with young people, parents, carers and professionals.  The service is funded by NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group and Rochdale Borough Council.

How to contact us

Young people, parents and carers:

Phone us on 0161 716 2844 or drop in to see us at the times detailed above.


Please encourage young people to either drop in to see us (details above) or to contact us directly on the number above.

More information

To keep up to date follow our Facebook page www.facebook.com/thrivehmr

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