Mind was originally called NAMH (the National Association of Mental Health) and was set up in the early 1940’s to meet the psychiatric needs of soldiers returning from the war. As time progressed it began to distance itself from the medical model and by the 1960’s was strongly advocating community care and alternatives to medical treatment. The work of NAMH generated interest at a local level to help people with mental health issues and from there Local Mind Associations began to emerge.
In 1976 a group decided to do this in Denton and called themselves Tameside and Glossop Association of Mind which became a registered charity in 1978. In 2007, the year we became a well-being service, we re-registered as Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind and well as becoming a Company Ltd by Guarantee. In 2013 the Company articles were amended to reflect on emphasis on holistic well-being and to remove our area of benefit.