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About making referrals

Professionals within Social Care (including Statutory Social Care and Early Help workers) can refer young people who are

  • 13-25
  • Have a GP in Manchester, Salford or Trafford
  • Have consented to a referral

We also accept referrals from

  • Mental Health Leads in MHST or privately contracted schools or colleges
  • Coaches working with young people within our Pathfinder project
  • Professionals who are part of our ICR project through their agreed pathway

Young people are also able to refer themselves into our services, including our GM-wide online service, using our Make-A-Referral page.

Young people in Tameside & Glossop can access support with us through our partnership with TOG Mind. Click here to find details of local hubs and instructions for how to get in touch (they offer support to anyone over 8yrs old). To find out about other Tameside services, including those for adults, head here.


Before you make a referral please note:

  • Referrals must be made via our online referral form - please do not e-mail a referral as this does not comply with existing data protection guidelines
  • Consent from the young person for whom the referral is being made is a pre-requisite of our service.
  • Please provide as much detail about the needs and experiences of the young person as is possible.
  • Ensure you provide GP details and accurate identity and contact information.
  • At the point of referral, please notify us if the young person needs an interpreter, information in a particular format or there are any adjustments we need to make to enable the young person to access our services.


What happens next?

​Upon receipt of the referral, 42nd Street will screen for appropriateness.
We will then contact the young person to arrange a telephone Service Assessment. This will be approximately 1 hour and will include: 
  • a mental health assessment
  • the use of routine outcomes measures to establish the severity of mental health need
  • an assessment of risk.

We will notify all referrers of the young person’s engagement with our service.

After the Service Assessment, the young person will be placed onto a waiting list.


Whilst waiting for support

Young people have a range of opportunities whilst waiting for support

If you or the young person is concerned that their mental health has deteriorated or things have changed whilst waiting for support, please get in touch through theteam@42ndstreet.org.uk


Schools and Colleges

42nd Street have mental health practitioners (MHPs) in schools and colleges across Trafford, Salford, Manchester and Tameside.

We accept school referrals for 11-19 years olds (school and college age)

These practitioners either see 5 young people a day, or 4 young people with a TALK42 session, a flexible session that can be discussed with your MHP about how it would best suit the needs of your setting. They also support the school/college with the whole school mental health approach, supporting the mental health lead with consultations, guidance and advice.

This leaflet explains our offer more thoroughly.

If you are part of a private schools & colleges contract or funded through Thrive In Education (Salford and Manchester), or Mental Health In Education (Tameside and Trafford) programmes it is essential that you liaise with you mental health lead before you submit a referral for your 42nd Street MHP.

It is imperative that the mental health lead in each setting has oversight of all referrals made to 42nd Street for your school/college mental health practitioner.

For any queries around our contracted schools/college work please get in touch with Donna Sergeant Donna.Sergeant@42ndstreet.org.uk


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