Youth in Mind offers a variety of different 1-1 support for children and young people. The services we offer can vary depending on where you access. When you attend a drop-in appointment, your practitioner will let you know which services are available at that hub.

Please see below for details of our services.


A walk-in is your chance to speak to one of our practitioners about what’s been going on in your life. It is a confidential space to explore your issues and talk about what kind of support you would like.


The practitioner will complete a basic assessment of your current needs and difficulties. The purpose of this is to find out which of our services would be most appropriate for your needs. Examples of questions you may be asked, are:

  • What brought you here today?

  • How long have you been experiencing these difficulties?

  • What do you currently do to cope with your problems?

Following your walk-in appointment, you may be placed onto one of our waiting lists for further services. This can vary from one-to-one support to group work. If you do not wish to access any of our services, or we cannot meet your needs, we will try our best to signpost you to other local services.


Please note: We do not provide diagnosis of mental illness or neuro-developmental disorders at TOG Mind. For support in getting a diagnosis of any kind, please ask your GP.

Brief Intervention

Brief Intervention consists of two to three 45-minute appointments.

Brief Intervention focuses on the following 5 common difficulties:

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Low Mood

  • Self-Esteem

  • Stress

Young people work 1-to-1 with a practitioner where together - they choose which of the above difficulties they experience the most. Throughout the weeks young people and their practitioner learn about the problem itself, learn to notice symptoms and triggers, and learn different strategies to manage it. Early Intervention is classed as a ‘guided self-help’ service, so young people must commit to trying different strategies and helping themselves outside of the sessions.


Please note, to access this service you will need to attend a drop-in appointment first.

SFT - Solution Focused Therapy

Solution Focused therapy consists of one 40 minute appointment weekly for between 6 – 8 weeks. The young person works one-to-one with a practitioner to identify the difficulties they are experiencing and then sets a SMART goal to work towards. 


Over the following weeks and by using guided self-help the practitioner will help them discover and identify their strengths and apply them to areas where they are experiencing difficulties and to overcome their obstacles.



At Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind we offer a range of Therapeutic services that are available to those living within Tameside, Oldham and Glossop and surrounding areas. These include:

  • Free to access 1-1 Counselling service for Tameside, Oldham, and Glossop residents aged 16+

Counselling sessions are weekly 50 minutes sessions, and we offer between 8-10 sessions. Counselling gives the young people a safe space which is confidential for them to explore with the counsellor what is going on for them in their world. The counsellor is not there to judge you or anyone else in your family their sole purpose is to help your child manage their problems and try to resolve them in a positive way.


The sessions are very much lead by the young person and the counsellor will work in ways that best suits them using talking therapy, tools and worksheets. We are members of the BACP (British Association for counselling and psychotherapy) who are the broadest and largest counselling body in the UK.


Our counselling service has been established in Tameside for over 30 years, we recruit our counsellors who have studied or are studying at the best Universities and Colleges in the North West and we’re members of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) who are the broadest and largest counselling body in the UK.


The Counselling service is a confidential service offered to individuals and couples experiencing a range of issues. This may involve talking to a Counsellor about your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. There are many different types of talking therapy, but they all aim to:

  • Give you a safe time and place to talk to someone who won't judge you

  • Help you make sense of things and understand yourself better

  • Help you resolve complicated feelings, or find ways to live with them

  • Help you recognize unhelpful patterns in the way you think or act, and find ways to change them (if you want to)

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