NHS Oldham CCG

Mental health services

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of mental health and learning disability services to people in Oldham.

The Trust's adult (working age) mental health services can support people with conditions such as depression, anxiety or dementia, as well as mental health illnesses such as personality disorder, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and more.

Many of these services are based in community buildings and clinics, but there are also a number of mental health wards and units located on hospital sites:

  • The Healthy Minds service is for people over the age of 16 years, who are registered with a GP in Oldham who are experiencing symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, low mood / depression, stress, worry or anxiety, feelings of hopelessness or panic attacks. Patients can self-refer to this service using the online form.

  • The Military Veterans' Service provides mental health support to ex-service personnel with conditions such as depression, alcohol and substance misuse, anger problems and post-traumatic stress disorder. Patients can Self-refer.

  • The Psychological Medicine in Primary Care service is an innovative team dedicated to supporting people with complex or chronic physical and mental health problems, working with practices in the south and centre of Oldham.

  • The Oldham Access Team takes referrals from GPs or other professions who are concerned that an individual is experiencing mental health difficulties, that require specialist service support and cannot be managed by primary care.

  • The Democratic Therapeutic Community is  a specialist service for those experiencing complex mental health problems, specifically those who often attract a diagnosis of ‘personality disorder’, running the 'ORB' group therapy group for Oldham, Rochdale and Bury.

  • The Oldham Liaison Mental Health Service brings together three multidisciplinary assessment teams in the hospital: older people’s, alcohol and accident and emergency, to make sure people can get the right support, from the right professional as quickly as possible.

  • The Psychological Medicine Service assesses patients with anxiety or low mood which is directly associated with persistent unexplained pain or medically unexplained conditions.

  • The Early Intervention In Psychosis Team supports for people aged 14-65 years old experiencing a first episode psychosis or an 'at risk mental state' which could be psychosis.Treatment is recovery based.

  • The Oldham Adult Home Treatment team provides intensive support in the community, for people aged between 16 and 65 years, who may be experiencing an acute mental health crisis.

  • The Criminal Justice Mental Health Team offers advice, assessments, risk assessment, and provides some short term interventions for clients with mental health problems, who are on the periphery of offending behaviour or have committed an offence.

  • Rhodes Place is an eight bed step-down relationally secure unit for women with severe mental illness and complex needs.

  • Oldham's Community Assessment and Care Coordination teams provide support for people with severe and enduring mental health problems while giving consideration of carers’ needs, risk assessment and management.

  • Aspen and Oak Wards are adult mental health service inpatient wards on the Royal Oldham Hospital site, caring for people with acute/chronic mental health problems. 

  • The Crisis Safe Haven is a therapeutic space for people who have accessed A&E or are known to secondary care services, who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Open from 6pm-8am, Monday-Friday.