Register for an NHS England OpenAthens Account

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

Register for OpenAthens

Register at

To view all the resources available to you via OpenAthens visit and  ‘Login to MyAthens’

This will provide you with access to electronic books, journals and literature searching databases as well as point of care tols and other useful resources on the  NHS Knowledge and Library Hub

Help with OpenAthens

If you experience any problems registering or logging into your Athens account, navigating MyAthens or finding resources online please contact or your local Athens Administrator

OpenAthens Journals and Databases

To view journals accessible with your Athens account, login in to Open Athens and select ‘resources’.

If you require support accessing journals please contact

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

One-to-one and group sessions on ‘Finding Evidence’ are available, for more information please visit our Information Training and Outreach section.

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