"I don't want to die,

I just can’t live like this anymore"

“Making a positive change, for teenagers in crisis.”

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Did you know....


prescribed for children have hit one million

Rising from 6,000 in 2022

to 173,000

One in ten

19 year olds

are taking antidepressants

And one in 300 children aged 13 have been prescribed them

83% of young people with

mental health


agreed that the pandemic had made their mental health worse

Who we are...

We are a dedicated Community Interest Company, based in Littleborough, Lancashire.

Our team are deeply committed to aiding teenagers in times of crisis, especially when they are grappling with emotional and psychological challenges.

Crafted with care by our certified therapist specialising in trauma, our 12-week program offers invaluable support through individual counselling, group therapy, and educational sessions tailored for teens in crisis. Our primary goal is to be the beacon of hope for teenagers who often find themselves in crisis with no one to turn to.

At our core, we strive to cultivate a secure and nurturing environment, empowering young individuals to overcome their challenges, foster resilience, and cultivate the essential skills for leading healthy and fulfilling lives. We firmly believe that this program has the potential to create profound positive change in the lives of these teenagers, setting them on a path towards a brighter and more promising future.

What we offer

Our 12-week program is designed to “Bridge the Gap” between crisis points and government funded help. We address a range of emotional and psychological concerns faced by teenagers in crisis. It will include:

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“Working together, to create a positive change”

On average one in five teens suffer from a mental health disorder

Mental health disorders have a significant impact on daily life & well being

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition to affect teenagers

“Prescribing antidepressants to 5-12 year old increased by more than 40% between 2015 and 2021

the pharmaceutical journal revealed”

Our Services

  • One-on-One Therapy Sessions: Each participant will have access to individual therapy sessions with licensed therapists specialisng in adolescent mental health. These sessions will provide personalized attention and therapeutic techniques tailored to the unique needs of each teenager.
  • Group Therapy: Regular group therapy sessions will foster a sense of community and belonging among participants. Sharing experiences and coping strategies in a group setting can significantly enhance the healing process.
  • Educational Group Lessons: Workshops and lessons will cover topics such as emotional regulation, communication skills, stress management, and building self-esteem. These lessons will empower teenagers with the tools they need to navigate challenges more effectively.
  • Parental Support Classes: Group support sessions designed to provide valuable information and expert guidance on teenage mental health. Gaining a deeper understanding and better support system for your child. Sharing fears, successes, and experiences in a supportive community. Together, we build a network of hope for parents and teenagers.

the first step to a new you

Are you a Teen Lives Teenager?

If you are:

  • Experiencing suicidal thoughts
  • Suffering with depression or extreme anxiety
  • Living with severe panic attacks
  • Inflicting dangerous self harm


Our certified therapist, Melanie Drameh, who has over 10 years experience as a qualified NLP Practitioner, Life coach, IEMT Practitioner & Mentor, specialises in trauma removal, depression & anxiety.

Please note: All children must be accompanied by a parent / guardian or a responsible adult with parental permission due to safe guarding .

If you have the means to cover the cost of your child’s participation, we kindly encourage you to do so. This gesture can make a significant difference, especially since some individuals may not have the financial resources to provide assistance for their children. Moreover, you also have the option to sponsor another spot for another child, which can have positive impact on thier opportunities and experiences. Your support can go a long way in making a difference in the lives of children.

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Option 1

Payment for full 12 week program



Option 2

50% Payment and 50% funding



Option 3

25% Payment and 75% funded place



Option 4

Fully funded



For every 12 WEEK PROGRAM the following is available:

Teen Lives Funding Cost

To check availability please contact us by email:


or by calling 07852846063

Program Overview...

This is a sample of our

12 week Programme:

Week 1:

  • Registration and assessments
  • 1 hour of 1 to 1 therapy

Week 2:

  • 1 hour of 1 to 1 therapy

Week 3:

  • 3 hour group session to learn about how my brain works

Week 4:

  • 3 hour group session to learn how to manage emotions
  • 1 hour of 1 to 1 therapy

Week 5:

  • 3 hour group session on how I deal with relationships in my life in a more constructive manner

Week 6:

  • 1 hour of 1 to 1 therapy

Week 7:

  • 3 hour group therapy session, share and help others to heal

Week 8:

  • 3 hour lesson on changing our focus and knowing what we want

Week 9:

  • 1 hour of 1 to 1 therapy
  • 3 hour lesson on nutrition, vitamins & our bodily health

Week 10:

  • 3 hour lesson on how to move away from drama and use my time in a beneficial way

Week 11:

  • 1 hour of 1 to 1 therapy
  • 3 hours of exploring what I want for my future and goal setting
  • Assessment and next steps for you to take.

Week 12:

  • 3 hour group closer and lessons learnt. What will I take away with me into my future. Goal setting


Amy before & after

I struggled finding my way in life and feeling a bit lost sometimes. I needed guidance and I reached out to Mell a couple of years ago when life wasn’t really going my way. After my first session with her I started to feel a lot better. She taught me many skills, but most importantly that the relationship with myself will always be the most important one. This improved my life in so many ways. I now walk with confidence and purpose. My joy for life has massively improved and a huge part of that is because of Mell and the work we do. Hiring Mell as my life coach is one of the best decisions and investments I’ve ever made. Her insights are invaluable and I will take her knowledge and use it indefinitely. I would recommend her to anyone looking to move forward in their lives in an independent and empowered way. - Amy

“The most important investment

you can make is in yourself.”

― Warren Buffett

I felt lost, trapped, didn’t even know who I was anymore or who I wanted to be. I stopped being able to fit in at school and lost my friends. Then I felt alone and so down. Just sad all of the time but that wasn’t the worst thing. The worst thing was feeling disconnected, like I wasn’t really me in my body anymore.

I had got used to feeling numb and bad and my panic attacks were really embarrassing. I just thought that nobody will ever be able to help me.

My mum eventually talked me into therapy with Melanie. I knew she couldn’t help me, nobody could. I went to shut my Mum up. After the first session, I felt different but couldn’t really put my finger on it. Lighter maybe. Then after a few more sessions I began to feel more myself. I started to join in with friends again and answer their messages. The world looked brighter and I noticed things that I hadn’t seen in a long time. Honestly, get help, see Mell, I am now a better version of myself than I have ever been, I have friends, I go out again. I have even started Uni. I thought that nobody could ever help me and it’s the only time that I will ever admit that I was wrong. Thanks Mell, Millie X


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Sladen Mill

Todmorden Road


Lancashire OL15 9EW

Tel: 07852 846 063

Office Hours

by appointment only

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our official opening day...

Was supported by the delightful Mayor & Mayoress of Rochdale, who shared some lovely words, and offered us their sincere support!


Our therapy sessions and group classes have had some amazing success stories, and we are delighted to announce that Rochdale Communities Fund have granted us some vital funding to assist with making these sessions happen!

Our lead therapist has received a Community hero award from Rochdale Parent Carers Voice at their 21st birthday.


We had a filmed interview with David Tully who is running for Rochdale MP to discuss childrens mental health issues


Our two qualified first aiders completed some vital training here at the TLM hub.


And we are so grateful to have been awarded funding from the National Lottery Community Fund