Online mental health tools prove popular across Greater Manchester


(Source: Thousands of people across Manchester have accessed online mental health support services since the start of lockdown.

The new services were developed by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) in April to innovatively tackle the challenges caused by the pandemic. Coronavirus has caused an increase in mental health issues across the country and has prevented those affected from accessing support in per-son.  

Dr Sandeep Ranote, Medical Executive Lead for Mental Health of the GMHSCP, said: “Radically improving the mental health and wellbeing of the people of Greater Manchester has always been one of our top priorities. 

“We want to see mental health put on an equal footing with physical health.” 

The GMHSCP launched three new services at the start of lockdown: Kooth, SilverCloud and SHOUT. 

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