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Health and well being links for adults in Tameside

Health and wellbeing

Physical health

Active Tameside run and manage swimming pools and sports centres in the Tameside area and is supported by Tameside MBC.

Tameside Active Medlock has a inclusive program including swimming, living well and dance. View their class timetable here.

Visit Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council's Public Health page 'Healthy Tameside' for information and links to local services and support on a range of topics including: Food and nutrition, excessive, alcohol, smoking, sexual health and mental health.

Find out about Be Well Tameside by visiting their website. Be Well Tameside can help you by offering:

  • One to one appointments

  • Regular contact and support  to achieve your goals

  • Practical tips

  • Information about local groups in your area

  • Help to access other services locally, such as mental health, debt, housing, volunteering and employment

The Be Well service can support you to make small changes that can have big benefits to your health and wellbeing.

You can find information about local support by accessing the health and wellbeing section of The Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council's website. 

Tameside Healthwatch are the independent health & social care Services champion for the people of Tameside. They gather and represent your views to show where they are doing well and where they can be improved.

Looking for a health professional? 

Mental health

Healthy Minds provide a range of treatment and support options for people struggling to cope with low mood, stress, anxiety, depression, or any of the common mental health problems. The service can also support you if you have a long-term physical health condition.

There are a range of services on offer to help, from online self-help courses, to 1-2-1 therapy sessions or group workshops, such as mindfulness courses.

If you are over the age of 16 years and registered with a GP Tameside or Glossop you can contact them directly to get the help and support that is right for you.

You can find a list of your local NHS Adult Mental health teams here.

The Sanctuary provide 24-hour support to adults who are experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression, suicidal thoughts or are in crisis.The Sanctuary offers a space to talk and assistance with coping after the initial crisis.

This service is available to residents (ages 18+) living in Manchester, Trafford, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Glossop, Bolton, Wigan and Leigh.


For information on Autism specific Greater Manchester wide leisure activities visit our GM Leisure and Culture page.

The Aspirations Project at Autistic Society Greater Manchester provide social and leisure activities for individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. The project is open to people from the age of 10 years and upwards – with no upper age limit.  

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