Register for an NHS England OpenAthens Account

Athens gives you access to all electronic resources purchased nationally and locally by the NHS and Greater Manchester Mental Health Library and Knowledge Services.

Register for OpenAthens

Register for an account on the  NHS Knowledge and Library Hub using the Register option listed under NHS Open Athens. Complete the form using your Trust details and submit.

An automated e-mail will appear in your inbox with a link for creating your password. Once created your account will be active and ready to use.  

Help with OpenAthens

If you experience any problems registering or logging into your Athens account, navigating the Knowledge and Library Hub or finding resources online please contact or your local Athens Administrator

OpenAthens Journals and Databases

NHS Knowledge and Library Hub

Visit the  NHS Knowledge and Library Hub  to access electronic books and journals, use point of care tools and carry out a search of healthcare databases

Databases available with your Athens access include; MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, AMED, BNI, HMIC and EMCARE.

If you require support searching the databases please contact 

To search for journals, use Browse Journals or the A to Z. 

One-to-one sessions on finding evidence are available, for more information please visit our Training page.

Student Athens Registration

If you are studying at GMMH and require an NHS Open Athens account, please contact 

As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Find resources for carers and service users  Contact the Trust