Counselling is for young people that may be struggling with things in their life, like feeling sad, worried or lonely.


Everyone can feel like this sometimes, but if you feel like this most of the time then counselling might be a good choice for you.


You will be able to build a trusting relationship with a counsellor, who will help you to talk about your problems and feelings. They will help you learn how to manage your feelings in a helpful way.

Age groups: 
When and where?

If you live in Oldham or go to school in Oldham you can come to counselling at:

Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind

Medtia Place

80 Union Street




We have counselling appointments available at different times of the week in Oldham, your drop in worker will ask for your availability at your drop in session.

We also have The Hive which is open to people who live or go to school in Tameside or Glossop. This is available at:

Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind

216-218 Katherine Street




Counselling appointments are run at The Hive from 4pm-8pm on Wednesdays.

What will happen?

You will have appointments at the same time each week and these can last up to 50 minutes. You will always see the same counsellor and you can have up to 8 sessions.


Your counsellor will talk to you to find out what’s been going on in your life and help you to make sense of your experiences and feelings. The counsellor is trained to listen thoughtfully and carefully and will never judge or criticise you.


What you talk about with your counsellor will be private, unless we feel you or another person is in danger. We would always talk to you first, before sharing what you’ve said.

Who should I bring with me?

If you are under 13, you will need permission from your parent or guardian to come to counselling. They will need to bring you to the sessions but the sessions will just be you and the counsellor.


This is to make sure that someone knows you are getting help from us and helps us to keep you safe.

Who do I contact?

To come to counselling, you will first need to come to a Drop-In or Sort-It sessions. At this session you can talk to one of our workers about what has been going on for you. You and your worker will decide which service you would like to access, and if you choose counselling you will be put on our waiting list.


A member of staff will then contact your parent or guardian to arrange your first session.


If you have any questions about counselling you can ask your parent or guardian to call us on 0161 330 9223 to find out more information.

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