Take 5Take 5 is a Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub for children, young people and their families aged 8 - 18 in Oldham. We offer a variety of support for children and young people struggling with low-level mental health issues or in need of wellbeing support.


The Take 5 Hub is open Monday - Thursday evenings 4pm - 9pm and on a Saturday morning. During these times, we offer a variety of 1-1 support, therapeutic courses and wellbeing sessions.


To access Take 5 services, all young people must attend a ‘Drop-in’ assessment first – walk ins are welcome, though booked appointments are available.


The services we offer at Take 5 include;

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What is Art Therapy?

For some people, finding the right words to express feelings and emotions can be really hard. Art Therapy is a type of therapy that uses art materials and creative expression as a way of communicating feelings, thoughts and experiences.


Together with your Art Therapist, you’ll use a range of art materials to explore the emotions you have and to think about the things going on in your life at the moment. You will talk about the art-making process, about any feelings, memories or thoughts that come up as you create, and about any meaning you feel your creations have behind them.


Your Art Therapist won’t interpret your work and tell you how you feel based on what you create. Your therapist will listen to how you feel and work with you to understand any meaning behind what you make together.


Having a trusting, non-judgemental relationship between you and your therapist is very important to the therapy process, as it helps people feel better about opening up and talking about difficult feelings. Your therapist will do everything they can to make you feel comfortable and will make any necessary adjustments needed to help support you access your therapy.


You can access Art Therapy at Take5 with any of the following emotional difficulties:

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Low Mood

  • Low self-esteem

  • Stress

  • Bereavement

  • Family difficulties


How to access Take 5

To access Take 5 services, all young people must attend a ‘Drop-in’ assessment first. Drop-in evenings are as follows:



When: Every Thursday 4pm - 8pm (last appointment is 7:15pm)

Where: TOG Mind - 19-25 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1HA

Who: Any young people aged 8 - 18 can attend a drop in. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/carer/guardian. Young people 13+ can access without parents/carers/guardians


To book an appointment you can call us on 0161 330 9223 or email us take5 [at] togmind.org.


Find out a bit more about how our Drop-in assessments work in our 1 - 1 support section.

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