Are you feeling worried, angry or upset? Struggling to cope? Stressed about school or exams? Feeling bad about yourself? Experiencing bullying or relationship worries? Or are you just feeling a bit low and not enjoying things?

Lots of young people feel this way. 

We are #Thrive and we can help!

This page provides everything you need to know about the service.  You can also download and print off our service leaflet.

Who is the service for?

#Thrive is for children and young people aged up to 19 years.

You must live, or be registered with a GP practice (doctor), in Heywood, Middleton or Rochdale.

#Thrive can also provide advice and support to parents, carers and anyone that works with a child or young person.

Where is the service based?

You can contact us by telephone (details below) and we will arrange a time and place for you to come in and speak to us.

You can also call into our new central hub based at 48-50 Drake Street, Rochdale, OL16 1NT.  Some young people we have worked with have named this Around the Corner and it’s open Monday to Thursday 10am-6pm, and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 4pm. 

Around the Corner is friendly, informal and welcoming.  There is a café, where you can pop in to have a chat with our staff. You will be able to find out lots of information about the ways we can support you and what else is available and taking place locally.

If you are unable to travel to Around the Corner, we do offer appointments at some local venues across Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale.

What support is available?

We have lots of different types of support to help you. We can also offer advice to improve your general lifestyle, including exercise, diet and many other things.

We can provide this support in lots of different ways. We will always talk to you about what support will best meet your needs.

We can offer more traditional types of support, such as one-to-one or group counselling sessions, or online courses. 

We can also signpost and help you access other types of support, such as sport, drama, music or art.  

If we aren’t able to offer the right support, we can decide together what other options are available.

It is important to have a good support network around you, so we will always try to involve those who love and care for you (or who work with you) in any support we provide. This does not necessarily need to be your parents or siblings – it can be anyone who you trust, who provides support and care to you.

Confidentiality and sharing information

We are very keen to keep what you say confidential – however there is always a limit to confidentiality.

If we are concerned about your safety, or the safety of other people, we have a responsibility to break confidentiality.  In situations where we need to share information with others, we will discuss it with you and explain the reasons.

Who runs the service?

The service is run by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Youth in Mind and the borough’s leisure provider Link4Life.

To make sure the service meets your needs, we are working with young people, parents, carers and professionals.  The service is funded by NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group and Rochdale Borough Council.

How to contact #Thrive

You can get in contact with us yourself, or ask someone you trust to contact us for you.  At the moment we’re available Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.  

Young People, Parents and Carers:

Phone us on 0161 716 2844


Drop-in sessions are available at Around the Corner on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3pm-6pm and Saturdays 11am-3pm

Around the Corner 48-50 Drake Street, Rochdale, OL16 1NT.


To refer a young person to the service you can (you must have the young person’s consent before you make a referral)

  • Complete a referral form.  This can be faxed to 0207 019 7418 (the service uses a fax to email system) or emailed to [email protected]
  • Phone the service on 0161 716 2844

More information

To find out more, give us a call on the number above.  

We are aiming to launch a dedicated #Thrive social media channel soon.  In the meantime, you can keep up to date with exciting news and developments via the following websites and social media channels.

Pennine Care:

Youth in Mind:


Around the Corner 48-50 Drake Street, Rochdale, OL16 1NT
0161 716 2844
Age range:
Specific wellbeing / mental health support,Encouraging a positive attitude towards wellbeing,Encouraging positive attitude towards physical health,Supporting and developing self-esteem,Increasing social interaction