Association of Mental Health Providers

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Address: 36 New Mount St, Manchester M4 4DE, UK

Telephone: 01618343732


Moodswings are a Queens Award winning registered charity and company limited by guarantee, set up in 1999 to support people with mental health problems and their friends and family. Much of our work is done by volunteers, many of whom have suffered the effects of anxiety or emotional distress themselves.

Each year we work with around 1200 people. We provide support to adults of all ages and backgrounds. Our aim is to help people to understand and manage their symptoms, and thereafter achieve the things they want in life regardless of their diagnosis. Mental health problems can be overwhelming and it is sometimes impossible to see beyond the immediate distress. At Moodswings we provide people with an optimistic outlook. We show them that with proper treatment, support and self management it is possible to manage mental distress and lead a full life. We encourage people to be as independent as possible, to volunteer or work, have busy social lives and achieve their aims in life.

Services include life skills classes, a singing for confidence group, Friends and Family support and one to one support which encourages people to try new things, reach their goals and become more active in the community. We also provide a series of workshops on subjects such as social skills, anxiety management, anger management, sleep, understanding psychosis, mood management etc. Initial contact is often made through our help-line but we are also recommended by doctors or support workers.