About Us

42nd Street is an innovative Greater Manchester charity with 35 years’ experience of providing free and confidential services to young people who are under stress or experiencing mental health difficulties. We share our expertise with other professionals via training, consultancy and research.

Our Mission

“To support young people under stress to achieve their full potential.”

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 (2014-15) 42nd Street delivered:

  • 2,570 Counselling & Therapy sessions to 292 young people.
  • 4069 Individual Support sessions to 463 young people.
  • 617 Key Work sessions to 241 young people.
  • 14 long and short term group work programmes, 300 sessions to 328 young people.
  • 26 community-based mental health promotion, arts or issue based group programmes, 248 sessions to 603 young people.
  • Responded to 1130 helpline calls from young people, parents/carers and professionals.
  • Training to 20 organisations to 949 participants.
  • Dedicated schools service in 8 Greater Manchester Schools.


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