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Visionary new council mental health service is launched

05 October 2018

Councillor Billy Sheerin and Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed with mental health professionals.

A ground-breaking new mental health service has officially opened to the public.

Delivered by our adult care team the pioneering policy will, through working with key partners, ensure the delivery of high-quality mental health services from one location.

Approved Mental Health Pofessionals (AMHPs) will work together to deliver key services to communities across Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale.

A dedicated team of AMHPs will deal with referrals under the Mental Health Act as well as providing expert advice, support and guidance to anyone requiring help and assistance.

'It is absolutely vital that people have confidence in our mental health service'

The new service, located at the Sudden Resource Centre in Rochdale, will ensure the continued excellence of our health mental services.

Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed, Cabinet Member for Adult Care, said: "This is about improving our already high quality mental health services to ensure our residents are provided with the best possible help and support. It is absolutely vital that people have confidence in the council's mental health services and, thanks to a brilliant team of staff, they can be reassured we are delivering our services to the highest possible standards from one dedicated location."

Our mental health services are located at the Sudden Resource Centre, Silk Street, Rochdale, OL11 3EU. The hours of operation are between the 9am - 7pm Monday to Friday.

Referrals should be made to the new AMHP operational business support team on 01706 370286.

The service will accept referrals up to 4.30pm, however, referrals requiring an urgent response after 4.30pm will be referred to the emergency duty team on 0300 303 8875.