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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 10.30am- 2.00pm 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 2.00pm- 4.00pm  Drama Workshop (Paused until 21st November) – With Theatre of the Senses. Theatre of the Senses is a drama group that encourages all abilities and is welcoming of people with physical disabilities and people on their mental health recovery journey.
Monday 1.00pm- 3.00pm  Woodwork – With Tree Things. A creative well-being workshop working with wood where we give and share skills and create finished products. Tree Things aim to develop individual creativity achieve happiness and a sense of community. A range of tools and materials is provided. Tree Things provide volunteering opportunities and the chance to grow in confidence.
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 10.30am- 2.00pm Blues Cafe
Tuesday 10.00am- 12.30pm  Arts & Minds –  Arts and Minds provide a friendly fun environment in which people can come and chat learn new skills support each other and improve their well-being.
Tuesday 10.30am- 11.30pm  Yoga – All levels of experience welcome
Tuesday 12.00md – 1.00pm Meditation workshop with Roger
Tuesday 12.00md- 3.00pm Trafford Assist with Michelle (Drop-In Service) Trafford assist offers support to Trafford residents in need of budget advice benefit advice council tax advice universal credit and discretionary housing payment (DHP). Trafford assist helps with furniture food and fuel vouchers if you meet the criteria. Trafford assist will signpost individuals to specialised services such as HOST and Welfare rights.
Tuesday 12.30pm- 1.30pm Women’s only yoga – This introduction to the basics of yoga includes mindful movement and relaxation techniques. This class is ideal for beginners.  Why not strengthen your mind and body at a more relaxed pace  All welcome.
Tuesday 1.00pm- 3.00pm Music workshop and Open Studio for all (seed studios) Come and try a range of musical instruments and join in a group jam in a relaxed environment. Learning and supporting each other.
Tuesday 1pm- 3pm Seymour Poets with Joanna Seymour Poets – a friendly and creative writing workshop open to everyone. Feel free to come along. We drink tea have a laugh and usually have biscuits.
Tuesday 1.30pm- 2.30pm Yoga workshop with Lindsey – This workshop includes mindful movement and relaxation techniques. Why not strengthen your mind and body at a more relaxed pace All welcome.
Wednesday 10.30am- 2.00pm Blues Cafe
Wednesday 11.30am – 4.00pm  Theatre of the senses (performance group) Theatre of the Senses is a drama group that encourages all abilities and is welcoming of people with physical disabilities and people on their mental health recovery journey.
Wednesday 1.00pm – 3.00pm  Craft Activity – Arts and Minds
Wednesday 1.00pm – 3.00pm  Recording Session with Laurence – Come and explore a range of musical instruments in a safe accessible and friendly environment. We will also do some basic recording using the computer.
Wednesday 1.00pm – 3.00pm  Knitting Group with Norma
Thursday 10.00am – 12.30pm Painting and Drawing group– It is a diverse Group with an art interest in common.  We are a friendly chatty group who try painting with acrylics and drawing.  (Materials are provided or you could bring your own). Pop in and see what we do you would be most welcome!
Thursday 10.30am- 2.00pm Blues Café
Thursday 10.30pm- 12.30pm  Multicultural 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 with Neil – Chainlink help and encourage people to get more out of their bikes get fitter and improve their mental well-being as they engage socially with others and learn new skills.
Thursday 10.00am- 12.30pm  Painting and Drawing group with Adrienne
Thursday 1.00pm- 2.30pm Hearing Voices Group (drop in) It's a place to come and meet other voice hearers and support each other in getting on with living life. We talk about lots of things from how to build confidence music about voices how to set limits with voices. We are friendly and supportive. We are on facebook HVGtrafford and on twitter hearing voices trafford @voices_group where you can see what we talk about each week and listen to some of the music we like For more information contact Clare on 0161 357 1779.
Thursday 1.00pm- 2.30pm Weekly Art Therapy group for adults who have experience of or are experiencing anxiety and/or depression. The group will be led by a fully qualified and HCPC registered Art Therapist and will provide emotional and psychological support  in a safe and supportive environment  where you can use art materials of your choice to explore and share your thoughts and feelings through art making.  If you would like any more information please contact Anne Marie via email on annemarie@psychotherapymanchestercic.co.uk
Thursday 1.00pm- 4.00pm  Woodwork with Tree Things A creative well-being workshop working with wood where we give and share skills and create finished products. Tree Things aim to develop individual creativity achieve happiness and a sense of community. A range of tools and materials are provided. Tree Things provide volunteering opportunities and the chance to grow in confidence.
Thursday 1.00pm- 3.00pm  Ukulele Workshop with Geoff – lessons around how to play the Ukulele. We aim to play songs as a group learn chords and how a song is structured.
Friday  11:30am to 4pm  Theatre of the senses (Paused until 21st November) Drama Class with Sid – Drama Class with Sid-Theatre of the Senses is a drama group that encourages all abilities and is welcoming of people with physical disabilities and people on their mental health recovery journey.

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.
Wednesday Confidence Building Improving Self Esteem and motivation 10.30am -12.30pm. Contact Sidra (Trafford BME Mental Health Service Coordinator 07526 053827 sidra@pakistani-resource.org.uk
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.
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

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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

Recovery Academy Courses coming up

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