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About Us

42nd Street is an innovative Greater Manchester young people’s mental health charity with 36 years’ experience of providing free and confidential services to young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Our Mission

“To support young people aged 11-25 years with their emotional wellbeing and mental health, promoting choice and creativity. We champion young person centred approaches that demonstrate local impact and have national significance.”

Our core aims are to:

  • Engage with young people under stress;
  • Provide interventions that promote resilience and recovery;
  • Enable young people to take part in opportunities for personal development;
  • Improve awareness of the mental health needs of children and young people among other professionals and the wider public.

Last year (2015-16) 42nd Street delivered:

One to one counselling, therapy, psychosocial support and advocacy:

  • 2059 Counselling sessions to 393 young people.
  • 520 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sessions to 49 young people.
  • 4,074 One-to-One Support sessions to 481 young people.
  • 559 key work sessions to 245 young people.

Therapeutic, issue based and identity based groups, peer support and creative projects

  • 9 long and short term group work programmes: 159 sessions to 113 young people.
  • 19 community-based mental health promotion, arts or issue based group programmes: 235 sessions to 450 young people

Kieran’s Getaways

  • 1 residential with 15 young people.

Social Action Programme

  • 42nd Street Peer Ambassadors: 8 young people
  • We Tell You Peer Researchers: 12 young people
  • Creative Agents: 8 young people
  • Tameside & Glossop consultation: 139 young people
  • Manchester Consultation: 107 young people

Work In Schools and Colleges

Bespoke services in 9 Greater Manchester schools in 3 areas.


Training to 22 organisations, 982 participants.


1125 helpline calls from young people, parents/carers and professionals.



42nd Street Annual Report 2013.2014