Frequently asked questions

We are very aware that before you select a service you will have a number of questions that you will want to ask.

To help with this we have prepared this brief guide that we hope goes some way to answering your questions and concerns. We hope you find it useful but please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything else you would like to know.

Six Degrees FAQs
What is Six Degrees Social Enterprise? Six Degrees is a Community Interest Company (CIC) specifically set up to provide mental health support to people suffering from common mental health problems such anxiety and depression.
Who can use the service? Our service is available to people living in Salford.
Is there an age limit? You must be over 16 years of age. There is no upper age limit.
I do not live in Salford, can you help me? If you need support and live outside the Salford area, please speak to your GP who will be able to help you.If you need urgent help then your nearest accident and emergency will be able to provide you with emergency support.Our INfoPoint provides more information on how to help your-self deal with mental health problems.
How do I access the service? All our services can be accessed via GP practices across the city of Salford
Can I contact Six Degrees direct? You can refer yourself by emailing sixdegrees@nhs.net
Do you help people from minority communities? We are committed to improving access to care for Black and Minority Ethnic groups, older people and people with long term physical health conditions who may find it difficult to engage with standard services.
Can I bring a friend to the appointments? Yes, of course you can, if you feel this will help you. However, at times we may ask to speak with you separately so we can discuss things that may be difficult to talk about with someone else in the room.
What sort of treatments do you offer? We use NICE approved treatments that have been proven to work in practice. Please visit Our services for more information.
Are there resources available that I can use to help myself? Yes there are. We can advise you on what is available and suitable. Please visit Our services for more information on some self-help resources accessible via the Internet.
What appointment times are available? We make every effort to meet you at a time and place to suit your needs.
Is the Six Degrees service confidential? The service is confidential.
Are there any charges? We provide NHS funded services and there are no charges.
How long will the treatment last? This varies and usually depends on individual circumstances. On average, we offer approximately 6 – 8 appointments. Each appointment lasts about 30 minutes.

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