Off The Record was founded in 1992 to meet the needs of young people by providing a high quality counselling service. Since then we’ve grown to incorporate training services and other projects targeted at young people.
We believe that all young people have the right to free and accessible advice, information and counselling to help alleviate the burden of social, cultural and economic oppression.
We are striving to achieve this by maintaining an independent, free, confidential counselling service that is centrally based for all young people between the ages of 10 and 25 who live in Tameside and 13 to 25 in Oldham.
As members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy we follow their code of ethics and practice for counsellors. All our counsellors are trained and will treat young people as individuals; respect their opinions and not judge them.
Out of office hours, you can leave a message on our message board or answer machine, and we will contact you as soon as we are back in the office.
If you need help or support when our office is closed, please click on the following link for local telephone numbers; EMERGENCY NUMBERS 2017-18.
We also have a Child Sexual Exploitation project, offering counselling for 11 –21 year olds living in Tameside.