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Thinking Ahead

Thinking Ahead helps with everyday issues that affect your mental wellbeing, and provides professional support for more common mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression.

We have a team of professionals who will help you overcome difficulties or manage them better.  We offer easy access to support in the local community, and a range of proven therapies including counselling, cognitive behaviour therapy or guided online therapy.

Address:
Lock 50 Business Centre, Oldham Road, Rochdale, OL16 5RD
Telephone:
01706 751180
Who is it for:
Over 16 year olds
Sector:
Public

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An acute state of intense psychological sadness and suffering experienced after the tragic loss of a loved one.
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) describes a number of therapies that all have a similar approach to solving problems - these can range from sleeping difficulties or relationship problems to drug and alcohol abuse or anxiety and depression. CBT works by changing people's attitudes and their behaviour. The therapies focus on the thoughts images beliefs and attitudes that we hold (our cognitive processes) and how this relates to the way we behave as a way of dealing with emotional problems.
Why not try something different? Tai chi, reiki , massage are all ways of looking after yourself.
Talking treatments can help you to overcome emotional difficulties and free yourself from self-destructive ways of feeling thinking and behaving. They work by providing an opportunity for you to talk in a way that assists you to understand yourself better. Having gained this understanding you can work out ways of living your life in a more positive and constructive way. This way of changing your life is very different from using drugs such as tranquillisers and antidepressants which doctors often prescribe for people who are emotionally distressed. These drugs change your mood by affecting the balance of chemicals in your body but do not help you to deal with underlying problems. Counselling is a form of psychological or talking therapy that offers people a chance to change how they feel and to live better.
In its mildest form, depression can mean just being in low spirits. It doesn’t stop you leading your normal life, but makes everything harder to do and seem less worthwhile. At its most severe, major depression (clinical depression) can be life-threatening, because it can make people suicidal or simply give up the will to live.
A general practitioner: a physician who is not a specialist but treats all illnesses.
A mental disorder or mental illness is a psychological or behavioral pattern that occurs in an individual and is thought to cause distress or disability that is not expected as part of normal development or culture.

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The National Health Service (NHS) is the name commonly used to refer to the four single-payer publicly funded healthcare systems in Great Britain, collectively or individually, although only the health service in England uses the name 'National Health Service' without further qualification.