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42nd Street is an innovative Greater Manchester young people’s mental health charity with 40 years’ experience of providing free and confidential services to young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing, learn how we help young people here. 

Our Welcome Statement

We are here to support young people with their emotional well-being and mental health by offering a choice of effective, creative, young person-centred and rights-based approaches.

The 42nd Street team recognises that many young people feel disempowered, that some services are difficult for them to identify with and access and that their mental health and personal difficulties can be made worse by the health, social, cultural and economic inequalities that they might experience

We will do all we can to make young people feel listened to, valued, included, safe and unique.


Our Vision and Mission

42nd Street’s vision is for inclusive, accessible mental health and wellbeing support and opportunities for all young people.

Our shared mission is to support young people with your emotional well-being and mental health by offering a choice of effective, creative, young person-centred and rights based approaches. By demonstrating local impact with national significance, we drive meaningful change that makes a positive difference to the lives of young people.


Our Social Objectives

Our social objectives underpin everything that we do, keeping us focused and with a clear sense of purpose. Our social objectives are to:

  1. Improve young people’s mental health and well-being.
  2. Empower young people to make decisions about their own lives, campaign for social justice and influence system change.
  3. Embed systemic anti-oppressive practice and cultures that champions inclusion.
  4. Learn from young people, educate, raise awareness and celebrate difference






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