Young people will usually wait fewer than 6 weeks.
For Manchester based young people there is currently a 4 to 5 month waiting time for an initial assessment/meeting. There could also be a second wait after assessment for counselling, therapy and one-to one support, depending on what kind of service is needed. For young people based in Trafford, Tameside and Glossop and Salford waiting times are still usually under 6 weeks.
The long wait for Manchester young people is due to increases in the number of referrals and self-referrals that 42nd Street is receiving from across the City putting pressure on our limited staff team. We recognise that these waiting times are not acceptable and we are doing everything that we can at 42nd Street and in collaboration with partners, commissioners and funders to address them; we know how important it is that young people are able to access the right support, at the right time and in the right place.
There are group and creative opportunities at 42nd Street, open to young people from across Greater Manchester, that it may be possible to access more quickly, these can be found on our projects and activities pages . If you click though to the referral page you will also find some helpful links to online support, helplines and web-based resources such as the national MindEd programme. Of course we are always here to talk if you have any immediate concerns and there are other services in Manchester that may be able to meet your needs more quickly, so please don’t hesitate to call us on 0161 228 7321 and we will arrange for you to speak with one of our team.
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Simone Spray, Chief Executive at 42nd Street