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Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of community based services across the north west.

See below for details of services in Cheshire and Merseyside.

Young Persons

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About our service

The Healthcare Team at the Secure Childrens' Homes (SCH’s) is a new and exciting innovative partnership between Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) and Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

The SCH’s are based in Salford and St Helens, the health team offer services onsite.  The SCH’s provide high quality residential care to boys and girls aged between 11 and 18. The boys and girls can come from anywhere in England.

It is widely recognised that children who require admission to secure units suffer a higher rate of mental and physical health problems than the wider population. Our services endeavour to work collaboratively, in the best interests of the children. Information must be shared to ensure that the team around the child has the information they need to meet the child’s health and wellbeing needs. A named lead healthcare professional takes responsibility for each child’s healthcare but all staff need a shared understanding of the key factors affecting children’s health and wellbeing.

Our interventions are delivered both individually and in groups, we utilise diverse therapy modalities such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Our aims for the SCH’s are:

  • To improve children’s health and wellbeing
  • To improve access to healthcare
  • To ensure that the healthcare the children receive should be the same as the healthcare they get on the outside

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Recovery First

About our Service

Recovery First is 72 bedded low secure, locked facility in Widnes that provides high quality specialist care to both male and female patients who have specialist mental health needs.

The service sees Elysium Healthcare and Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) join forces to bring each organisation’s wealth of experience and expertise in providing specialist treatment.

The hospital provides care for people who have serious and complex mental health problems, including autistic spectrum conditions and personality disorder.

GMMH provide the clinical aspects of care including all consultant, doctors, psychologists, social workers & advanced nursing practitioners as well as occupational therapists. They will also be legally responsible for administering the Mental Health Act and for managing the processes involved. Along with the premises, Elysium Healthcare provides nurses, healthcare assistants and all the support staff required to run the hospital site.

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Veterans In Mind

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GMMH provide mental health services for military veterans in Cheshire and Merseyside (excluding Liverpool). The service support veterans by delivering specialist high quality care with a focus on improving psychological wellbeing, increasing social networks and long- term recovery.

GMMH work in partnership with Britain’s leading mental health charity, Combat Stress to deliver this service, ensuring effective clinical treatment and welfare support to veterans who suffer from ongoing psychological issues, resulting from their time as a serving Armed Forces member.

GMMH and Combat Stress have a long working relationship and together provide highly skilled staff with the right expertise to work effectively with military veterans, who are experiencing psychological related problems as a result of their military service, these include depression, anxiety, substance misuse, trauma, adjustment disorders and problems relating to personality disorder.

In addition to the clinical services, GMMH provide the necessary links to support veterans and their families with housing, financial and social needs.

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Contact us

Military Veterans can be referred to our service via their GP, healthcare professional, third party organisation, family member or carer. Self-referrals can be made by contacting the service or filling out a self referral form:

0151 908 0019


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Other areas

Military Veterans in Liverpool should access the Talk Liverpool Service, provided by Mersey Care NHS Trust.
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is working in partnership with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust to provide the service to veterans living in Lancashire.
In Greater Manchester, the Military Veterans’ Service is provided by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. Veterans can access the service by visiting

Health and Justice

Health and Justice Services

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