This May Help – Advice for supporting your child’s mental health

 This May Help - https://thismayhelp.me/ - is a new national initiative providing mental health advice to parents and carers who have concerns about their child’s mental health. This resource has been produced by the Quality Improvement Taskforce for Children and Young People’s Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Inpatient Services.

The website gives easy-to-follow advice to help families manage their child’s mental health. This advice was developed by NHS professionals and parents who’ve been through their own child’s mental health journey. Parents and carers have shared advice that helped them and that may also help other families.

Citizens Advice Services in Oldham


Access Oldham - Drop in 10am-4pm

Oldham Integrated Care Centre (ICC) Drop in 9.30 to 12.30pm

Werneth and Freehold Community Project - Drop in 9.30 to 12pm and Appointments in the afternoon


Access Oldham - Drop in 10am-4pm

Trinity Methodist Church, Royton - Drop in 9.30am to 12pm and Appointments in the afternoon

Limehurst Library Telephone appointments in the morning and Drop in 2pm-4.30pm


Access Oldham - Drop in 10am-4pm

Crompton Library - Drop in 9.30am to 12pm and Appointments in the afternoon


Access Oldham - Drop in 10am-4pm

Chadderton Library - Drop in 9.30 to 12pm and Appointments in the afternoon

Failsworth Library - Drop in 9.30 to 12pm and Appointments in the afternoon


Access Oldham - Drop in 10am-12pm

Honeywell Centre (Hathershaw) - Drop in 9.30 to 12pm and Appointments in the afternoon

Information for parents 

Shower and Go

Leisure Centres in Oldham are offering “Shower & Go” for anyone who needs to access their shower facilities. They can just turn up and ask to use the showers. However, this is not currently an option at Chadderton.

Warm Banks

With rising costs of energy and continued pressures on household bills, we know it is getting harder to keep warm at home, but we can help.  We have a number of Warm Banks available across our local libraries that you can visit to keep warm at no cost. So, if you are feeling cold today, visit your nearest Warm Bank.

Here are the opening times of our current Warm Banks.

Chadderton Library and Wellbeing Centre - Burnley Street, Chadderton, OL9 0JW

  • Monday to Thursday 9am – 8pm
  • Friday and Saturday 9am – 5pm

Crompton Library - Farrow Street East, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8QY

  • Monday to Thursday, 9am – 7pm
  • Friday, 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday, 9.30am – 1pm

Delph Library - Millgate, Delph, Oldham, Lancashire OL3 5JG

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 2 – 5pm
  • Friday and Saturday 10am – 1pm

Failsworth Library - Oldham Road, Failsworth, M35 0FJ (in the Town Hall building)

  • Monday to Thursday 9am – 7pm
  • Friday 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am – 1pm

Fitton Hill Library - Fitton Hill Neighbourhood Centre, Fircroft Road, Fitton Hill, Oldham, OL8 2QD

  • Tuesday 2 – 5pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday 2 – 7pm
  • Friday and Saturday 9.30am – 1pm

Limehurst Library - St. Chads Centre, Lime Green Parade, Limehurst, OL8 3HH

  • Tuesday 2 – 5pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday 2 – 7pm
  • Friday and Saturday 9.30am – 1pm

Northmoor Library - Chadderton Way, Oldham, OL9 6DH

  • Tuesday 2 – 5pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday 2 – 7pm
  • Friday and Saturday 9.30am – 1pm

Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre - Cultural Quarter, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL

  • Monday to Thursday 9am – 8pm. Express library remains open until 9.30pm with limited service.
  • Friday and Saturday 9am – 5pm

Royton Library @ Trinity Church - Radcliffe St, Royton, OL2 5QR

  • Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (from 17 October 2022)

For more information see the following link: https://www.oldham.gov.uk/warm-banks

Thank you,

As part of Oldham's prevention and promotion for better mental health programme, the Togetherall online mental health service is now live and free for all residents of Oldham aged 16+.

This will give 24/7/365 access to an anonymised community that is moderated day and night by healthcare professionals.

This is a place where residents can feel safe to share feelings and support each other.~ Residents can also access art and writing therapies, tools and resources, as well as a variety of online courses.

Visit togetherall.com for more information and to register.

Togetherall Generic Leaflet A5 2021 UPDATED 002 2.pdf .pdf
Oldham Social prescribing.pdf .pdf
Gemini House Sensory Room.pdf .pdf

English Conversation Classes

 Please see below for information regarding some free English language conversation classes which are taking place at St. Thomas Church, Werneth, OL8 1SF on Thursdays during term time between 1 and 2:30pm


About: Free English conversation classes with the aim of accelerating speaking and listening skills. Sessions are thematic which are based on a grammar point and everyday situations. Sessions are run as a group with volunteers working with those needing more support.

 Through the sessions, people quickly feel welcomed, listened to, and affirmed. People from different cultures and belief systems are encouraged to share and learn from one another’s experiences.

Sessions are led by qualified ESOL teachers (MSc TESOL/Trinity Cert ESOL) with the support of volunteers.

Men and women are taught as a group but are not seated next to one another.

Eligibility criteria: Adults 16+, self-referred or referred. At present unfortunately children are unable to attend with their family members.

 Services provided:

  • English conversational classes, with individualised support for form filling, letters, bills.

 Contact details: Nick Andrewes, rev.nick@andrewes.org or by telephone on  0161 624 1068

 Address: St Thomas's Circle, Oldham OL8 1SF https://goo.gl/maps/Anqo7dhL8Kg2sRZt5

 Referral process: Referral / self-referral         St Thomas Church Werneth https://stthomaswerneth.org.uk/

Emotional Health and Well-Being Policy 

MST EHMW Policy.pdf .pdf

Co-op Academy, Failsworth - Community Fridge 

Emergency Support and Foodbanks across Oldham.pdf .pdf
Bounce Forward Raising Resilience Oldham open 1.pdf .pdf
guidancefromeducationalpsychologyforparentssupporting4 1.pdf .pdf
Parents Thinking about Challenging Behaviour.pdf .pdf
Week 1Healthy Lifestyle.pdf .pdf
Keep Calm Kit.pdf .pdf
Look after yourself links to websites to help you stay safe.pdf .pdf
New Kooth Poster Young People Spring 2020.pdf .pdf
Strategies to help you cope during April.pdf .pdf
Bounce Forward Support Pack for Oldham Parents .pdf .pdf