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New online mental health service for Oldham residents

A new online mental health support service is ready for Oldham residents, which is free and anonymous.

Struggling through the cold dark days of January? It’s normal to feel a little down this time of year, but if these feelings persist there’s a new service in Oldham that could help you.

Togetherall is an online mental health community for shared experiences and mutual support which Oldham residents can now access. The community provides anonymous and safe online support with a range of wellbeing tools and resources to help you better understand how you are feeling and why.

Available 24/7 and free to residents age 16+ the service is ready to support Oldhamers in their journey towards better mental health and wellbeing.

Councillor Zahid Chauhan, Oldham Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: “I’m proud that we’ve partnered with Togetherall to provide much needed support for Oldham residents. It’s been an undeniably tough time during the Covid pandemic which has put a strain on many people’s mental health. That’s why Oldham Council has paid for all of our residents to access this support service completely free of charge.

“Nobody should have to struggle alone and this service will enable people to get 24/7 mental health support and advice from a like-minded community. There are no waiting lists or hidden costs, just no judgement anonymous support for you whenever you need it.

“In Oldham, we’re aiming to lead the way on mental health and wellbeing support for residents and I’m glad we’re taking another step towards that goal.”

To access Togetherall, visit www.togetherall.com to register for an account. Please note that Togetherall is a tool for additional support and not a crisis service.

If you need to talk right now:

  • call Samaritans on 116 123 (UK-wide)
  • text SHOUT to 85258 (UK-wide)

If you have thoughts of suicide or feel like you may harm yourself, or you need urgent medical help call 999.

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