15th July 2020
In response to the current situation the 42nd Street team continues to reflect on how to respond in order to keep young people’s needs at the centre of all we do as a key service in Greater Manchester, whilst balancing our responsibilities to adhere to government advice and keep people safe and well.
We are working out how to return our team safely to face to face and community based work, alongside the remote support that we have been offering throughout lock down.
For now, we are still not able to accept and process new referrals to our core service as we used to. But we continue to offer our online services and have refined our ways of working so that we can continue to support young people as best we can.
Support will continue in the following ways (last updated 15th July 2020).
PLEASE NOTE SERVICES MAY CHANGE AS THE SITUATION PROGRESSES/CHANGES. WE WILL BE CONSTANTLY REVIEWING OUR POSITION IN LIGHT OF NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND GOVERNMENT ADVICE.
Watch this space and our social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for our summer programme available for young people in August. This will be a combination of creative opportunities, drop-in groups, peer support and campaigns.
Young people can access our online support and a weekly informal drop-in by logging in at onlinesupport.42ndstreet.org.uk. This service offers young people access to one-to-one support with 42nd Street’s Mental Health Practitioners either in real time or for weekly appointments.
Any young person who has a GP in Manchester, Salford, Trafford or Tameside & Glossop can register for online support.
Young People who are already receiving one to one support in the community (inc. IAPT)
If young people were already receiving one-to-one support from 42nd Street’s central service they have been contacted and will have decided whether to either:
Pause support, access telephone support or access online support. Over the coming weeks we will be contacting young people again to see how their support is going and discuss possible options from September onwards
All young people currently receiving a service have the contact details for their worker and they can contact them as usual. If the worker is not available they will leave messages and/or out of office messages on their phones and emails so that young people are clear who to contact and how.
Young people from education settings
Education based workers continue to remotely support young people referred from the schools that are working within and we will continue to support them over the Summer.
Integrated Community Response Service and SafeZones Team
42nd Street has a team of workers as part of the Integrated Community Response Service and SafeZones Team, where we work in partnership with health and social care colleagues via Early Help Hubs and Crisis Care Teams across Greater Manchester. Where young people present with high levels of distress colleagues from the Early Help Hubs and Crisis Care Teams are still able to contact these workers to arrange short term, de-escalation and stabilising support.
what we do
Supporting young people with your emotional wellbeing and mental health since 1980.
If you’re aged 12 to 25 and you’re struggling, we can help.
If you know a young person, a friend, student or family member, with emotional or mental health needs, we are here for you.
We are 42nd Street, a charity based in Greater Manchester. We offer a range of individual therapeutic support, learning opportunities, groups and creative activities for young people, encouraging you to find your voice, develop new skills, have fun and demonstrate that you can manage your mental health and wellbeing to achieve your full potential.
We deliver services at our Manchester city centre base, in community venues, arts and cultural centres, and in schools and colleges across Greater Manchester to make sure our services are accessible.
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