Rochdale Local Offer COVID-19 Help and Guidance

Latest coronavirus information

There are currently no Covid-19 restrictions in the UK. To keep up to date with the latest coronavirus information see COVID-19: guidance and support - GOV.UK (

Support for parent and carers

Rochdale Parent Carers Voice (external link) have been working hard to provide information and support for parent/carers. You can contact them on 01706 358326 or by email

If you would like to chat to other carers online you could try an online forum.

How to talk to your child about coronavirus

These can be difficult conversations without clear answers at the moment. Find some links below that may help:


Should you feel that you or your family, or someone you know, is at risk of harm or are struggling to cope, you can speak to someone using the numbers below.

  • If you need immediate safeguarding support, contact the Complex Early Help and Safeguarding Hub on 0300 303 0440 (8.30am to 4.45pm)
  • For disabled children and their families, already known to the Rochdale Children with Disabilities Team telephone 01706 925900.
Mental wellbeing

Rochdale and District Mind

Mind is a mental health charity in England and Wales offering support, including legal advice.

Helpline: 0300 123 3393

Local number: 01706 752338


The Rochdale and District Mind page has more details

Listening lounge

Are you struggling with mental health and emotional welling?

Please don’t suffer alone, if you are feeling anxious, low, are struggling with negative thoughts or just need someone to talk to, we are here for you.

Our listening lounge provides a safe, comfortable and confidential space that is open out of normal working hours to support anyone over the age of 18 with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Opening times: Monday and Wednesdays - 5.30pm to 8.30pm, Saturday 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Telephone: 01706 752338 or 07392 313880 for more information.

Long covid support

Local health and wellbeing support

  • Rochdale Mind - We provide a range of services to support people with mild to moderate mental health and wellbeing issues in the Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale area.  Our services are designed by people with lived experience for service users.
  • Living Well Rochdale - The Living Well team is here to help you make healthy lifestyle changes that will improve your health and wellbeing.

National guidance and support

People of all ages and previous levels of health and fitness are at risk of experiencing the life-changing effects of Long Covid - including children and adolescents.

Bereavement support

What to do when a loved one dies

See Get help with funeral costs on the website for guidance on what to do following the death of a loved one.

How to register a death

Registering a death on Rochdale council website has guidance on how to register a death and documents you will need.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse are open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays), with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings until 8pm.

Helpline: 0808 808 1677


Cruse Bereavement Care has further information on their website

Child Bereavement UK

Provides confidential bereavement support, information and guidance to families and professionals. The helpline team is available to take calls and respond to emails and Live Chat Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (except bank holidays).

Helpline: 0800 028 8840


Child Bereavement UK has more information on their website

Page last reviewed: 15/02/2024