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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 (2016/17) 42nd Street delivered:

Counselling, therapy, psycho-social support, advocacy and case management:

  • A total of 3387 counselling & therapy sessions to 393 young people including:
  • 2631 Counselling sessions to 292 young people

    756 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sessions to 111 young people

    • 4949 psycho-social support sessions to 641 young people including:
    • 151 Early Help sessions
      242 Urgent Case Management sessions
      4556 One to One Support sessions
      536 case management sessions to 260 young people

    ‘High attendance rates across all elements of our service, demonstrated by Do Not Attend (DNA) rates of between 5-13 %.’

    ‘Consistently high “reliable change” and “reliable recovery” rates for individual therapeutic work (non-IAPT services): 67.5% in Manchester, 63% in Trafford and 56% in Salford. In Tameside & Glossop, young people’s Outcomes Rating Scale (ORS) scores showed improvements that were double the size of those evidenced in the nationally benchmarked ‘rest of CORC’ data sample.’

    Therapeutic groups:

    • Dealing with Depression and Anxiety: 13 sessions with 20 young people
    • TC42 (Therapeutic community group): 11 young people participating in 25 sessions

    Issue based and identity based groups:

    • Young Women’s Group: 18 young women participating in 35 sessions
    • Girls Talk (A community based group for young women): 16 young women participating in 28 sessions
    • Q42 (LGBTQ+ creative digital project for 13-18 year olds): 14 young people participating in 51 sessions
    • Inside Out (LGBTQ+ project for 18-25 year olds): 30 young people participating in 46 sessions

    Community based groups:

    • 27 community-based mental health promotion sessions in Salford to 397 young people

    Creative projects:

    • 81 young people participating in creative projects
    • 919 new audience members & 5645 virtual audiences

    Kieran’s Getaways

    • 4 residential activities with 32 young people

    Social Action Programme:

    • 42nd Street Peer Ambassadors: 13 young people
    • We Tell You Peer Research: 192 young people
    • Youth Loneliness Peer Research: 14 young people
    • Creative Agents: 25 young people
    • Total Respect Programme: 18 young people

    Work In Schools and Colleges

    Bespoke services in 9 Greater Manchester schools.


    training to 13 organisations and 446 participants.

    Duty Calls:

    1772 Duty calls: Support, referrals and advice to parents/carers and young people, and calls from professionals.

    Young people’s recommendation of 42nd Street:

    99% of young people would recommend 42nd Street to friends and family

    42nd Street Annual Report 2016.17

    42nd Street Annual Report 2015.16


    42nd Street Annual Report 2013.2014