Who we are
Welcome to Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMW).
Our vision is to achieve improved lives and optimistic futures for individuals affected by mental health and substance misuse problems.
We provide community-based and inpatient mental health care and treatment for people living with in the North West. We also provide a wide range of more specialised mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the North West of England and beyond. Our services are located in more than 60 sites.
We employ over 3000 members of staff. Our staff support our vision by delivering high quality care that promotes recovery and achieves excellent outcomes.
Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Recovery Academy provides a range of free educational courses and resources for people with mental health and substance misuse problems, their families and carers as well as health care professionals.
All of our courses focus on supporting people with their recovery and promote good health and wellbeing. The courses are useful if you are looking to increase your knowledge and understanding of mental health, improve your mental wellbeing,or simply want to meet new people while learning something new.
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