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NOTE: If you would like to join in any of the activities, but feel a bit shy, just pop in or give us a ring and one of our friendly volunteers will meet and introduce you.

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Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre is a community wellbeing hub run by and for the benefit of local residents with support from Bluesci. Its aim is to support local individuals and families to achieve their goals and improve their health and wellbeing through the 5 Ways to Wellbeing; Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Learn, and Give. Bluesci is a not for profit community interest company which supports people who may be experiencing emotional or psychological distress. Drop in to have a look around the centre or call reception on 0161 980 0720 to arrange an appointment so we can show you round. You can also send us a message via this website contact us.


Activities you can attend without booking – just come along

Day Time Activity
Monday 9.00am- 3.00pm Blues Cafe
Monday 10.00am- 12.00pm Welfare Rights run by Pakistani Resource Centre Free confidential and independent advice on welfare benefits housing consumer affairs council tax and debt. For more information call Tahir on 0161 445 0633
Monday 1.00pm- 4.00pm  Drama Workshop – With Theatre of the Senses
Monday 1.00pm- 3.00pm  Woodwork – With Tree things
Monday 12.30pm- 3.00pm  Music workshop – With Seed Studios Sound Explorers for beginners and experienced musicians. Providing the space to experiment with different instruments and explore music making together
Monday 1.00pm- 3.00pm  Art – Felt Making “Never Felt Better”Felting Workshop with Andy
Tuesday 9.00am- 3.00pm Blues Cafe
Tuesday 10.00pm- 12.00pm  Arts & Minds – Painting and drawing group
Tuesday 12.15pm- 1.15pm Women’s only yoga – Great starting point for those new to yoga
Tuesday 11.00am- 12.00pm  Yoga – All levels of experience welcome
Tuesday 1.00pm- 3.00pm  Arts & Minds – Morning art group with Diane
Tuesday 1.00pm- 3.00pm  Drumming Workshop – Seed Studios
Tuesday 1.00pm- 3.00pm  Creative Writing – Seymour Poets
Wednesday 9.00am- 3.00pm Blues Cafe
Wednesday 10.00am- 12.00pm The Wednesday Workshops – come and try something different each week including Creative Writing-  Graphic Scores- Irish Themed Jams – Film Screenings etc  all welcome for more information contact naomi@seedstudios.org tel 07710590610 click for poster
Wednesday 11.00am- 3.00pm Achieve drop-in – Are you friend or family member experiencing difficulties with drugs or alcohol? If you have a question or worry come along and speak to Colette – For more information call Colette on 07964 364457
Wednesday 1.00pm- 3.00pm  Craft Activity – Arts and Minds (on a break returning September 5th)
Thursday 9.00am- 3.00pm Blues Café
Thursday 10.30pm- 12.30pm  Black and Minority Ethnic Mental Health Women's Group run by Pakistani Resource Centre for more information contact Sidra on 0161 445 0633
Thursday 11.00pm- 4.00pm  Bike Maintenance – Chainlink drop-in
Thursday 10.00pm- 12.30pm  Painting and Drawing group
Thursday 1.00pm- 2.30pm  Hearing Voices Group
Thursday 1.00pm- 3.00pm  Woodwork with Tree Things
Thursday 1.00pm- 3.00pm  Ukulele Workshop with Geoff

Activities you have to book in advance

Day  Activity
Monday Complementary Therapy Lorenzo offers remedial massage and sports massage. Please book directly with Lorenzo on 07946 259 242. Sessions cost £20.00 full body –  £10.00 for back neck and shoulder massage or £15.00 full body –  £7.50 back neck and shoulder massage (if you are in receipt of the appropriate benefits).
Monday Computerised CBT Self Help Services please ask at reception for a referral form or call 07508410772 for more information
Tuesday Massage / Acupuncture (female therapist Samina) ask at reception.
Wednesday Massage (female therapist Leila) ask at reception.
Thursday Reflexology (female therapist Claire) ask at reception.
Thursday Counselling Ask for an appointment at reception.
Thursday Complementary Therapy Lorenzo offers remedial massage and sports massage. Please book directly with Lorenzo on 07946 259 242. Sessions cost £20.00 full body –  £10.00 for back neck and shoulder massage or £15.00 full body –  £7.50 back neck and shoulder massage (if you are in receipt of the appropriate benefits).
Friday Complementary Therapy (female therapist Becci) ask at reception.
Friday Citizens Advice For appointments call in Monday to Thursday and ask reception for a referral form (reception can help complete the form)
Talking Therapies Appointments available
Free Talking Therapies Appointments available daily including a range of supported community based activities – For a relaxed informal appointment please call 0161 912 2177 . Email appointments@bluesci.org.uk or ask your GP to refer you.

Coming Soon

Day Time Activity
Wednesday 01.30pm- 2.30pm Starting 9th January 8 weeks Mindfullness for Stress Course – What’s included in the Mindfulness for Stress course? – Guided instruction on mindfulness meditations – Breathing exercises – Gentle stretching and mindful movements – Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life – CD of guided meditations – Specialised Breathworks workbook on Mindfulness for Stress for you to record your own personal progress – If you wish to attend please speak to reception or ask for Jen at the centre click for poster

 

 

 

Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Recovery Academy provides a range of free educational courses and resources co-written and co-delivered by both professionals and people who themselves have experienced mental health or substance misuse problems. All the courses focus on supporting people with their recovery and promote good health and wellbeing.

Who can attend?

  • Anyone who is experiencing mental health or substance misuse problems including their supporters (family, friends and loved ones)
  • GMW staff, volunteers, students on placement and health care professionals

For information about courses run by the Recovery Academy: https://www.gmw.nhs.uk/recovery-prospectus