Mental Health and Homeless Team

Adult Mental Health Service provides a dedicated service for homeless individuals across the city of Manchester. We aim to be a psychologically informed and trauma-aware service offering engagement, mental health assessment and referral to mainstream mental health and support services. We are a team of one clinical psychologist, one mental health social worker, three mental health nurses, one psychiatrist, occupational therapist and team secretary.

We aim to:

  • Maintain a presence at sites such as hostels, GP surgeries, and homeless day centres
  • Provide a “drop-in” service within Urban Village GP practice (Wednesday 14.30-16.30) and day centres where assessment and advice can be offered
  • Provide clinical assessment and onward care plan development
  • Provide short term psychological therapy or psychosocial interventions; or onward referral to psychological services where appropriate  

We work closely with existing homeless agencies in Manchester. This includes statutory and voluntary sector rough sleeping teams.

We also work closely with community mental health teams and other services offering advice, consultation, liaison and training based on the principles of Psychological Informed Environment (PIE).

How can you access our services?

Speak with your GP

Speak to any other healthcare professional or anyone involved in your care 

Attend our drop in service.

Self refer via GMMH Gateway service – 0161 276 53 65

Referral Criteria 

  • Homeless:  i.e. rough sleeping, sofa surfing and temporary accommodation (if resident for less than 6 months).
  • Based in the city of Manchester.
  • Aged 16 upwards.
  • Not currently involved in Mental Health Services (including in psychiatric hospital, CMHT, rehabilitation or with outpatients consultant).
  • Concern raised regarding mental health either by self, family or other agency.

General Advice and support with issues related to homelessness available from