Our Early Intervention Service is for young people who might be struggling to cope with different difficulties or issues in their lives, such as anger, worry, feeling down or lacking in confidence.
We can all sometimes start to worry more, start feeling sad or upset more than usual, start feeling angry or just feel bad about ourselves; this can be because of an upsetting event in our lives or can happen for no reason at all.
Early Intervention supports you to understand more about whatever issue you are dealing with and provides you with ways of coping with what is happening.
Early Intervention is about helping you to help yourself.
To be able to attend Early Intervention you will need to attend a Drop-in or Sort-it session first.
The Hive service is open to everyone.
Early Intervention appointments are available at The Hive on Wednesday evenings between 4pm - 7:30pm.
You can find us at our Ashton branch:
Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind
216-218 Katherine Street
To come to our Oldham service you need to live or go to school in Oldham.
Early Intervention appointments are available at our Oldham Service on Thursday evenings between 4pm - 7:30pm.
You can find us at:
Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind
80 Union Street
To come to #Thrive you need to live or go to school in Heywood, Middleton or Rochdale.
Early Intervention appointments are available at #Thrive on Monday - Saturday between 10am - 5:30pm.
You can find us at:
Around the Corner
48-50 Drake Street
You will have a 20 minute appointment on the same day and time each week, for 5 - 6 weeks, with the same worker.
They will explore what issues or difficulty you are dealing with and will try to support you to learn skills or tools to help you cope better. This might include teaching you relaxation techniques, exploring your thoughts & feelings, and how you can manage these or encouraging you to use different distraction techniques.
You will complete different activities and worksheets within the sessions and will be encouraged to complete activities or worksheets at home too.
For anyone 13 years old or above you are able to access Early Intervention sessions without parent or carer permission, however please be aware should we feel that you or another person may be in danger we would need to discuss this with either your parent or carer, or another agency.
We may also ask you to complete a ‘Getting Home Safe’ form at your first session so we know you are safe when you leave us.
At your Drop-in or Sort-it session, you will be able to speak to your worker about Early Intervention. If you both agree it may be useful for you they will pass your details on to a member of staff who will contact you or your parent or carer to arrange your first appointment.