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Community Business Cafes

Our Community Business Cafes are operated as normal commercial cafes which serve the general public. They are managed by a Rochdale and District Mind member of staff assisted by volunteers and peer supporters who have experience of mental health issues.

We will welcome you with a friendly smile along with information on Rochdale and District Mind services. This project provides support and training and decreases social isolation. Everybody who joins the project will be given training in areas such as customer service and food hygiene.

The cafés create a viable alternative work experience and training options, which reflect the needs of people with mental health issues in the Borough of Rochdale.  The café projects are a safe and supportive environment for those who attend, and their views are listened to and respected.

We aim to promote a positive image of mental health by keeping high standards and offering a good quality service.

If you are interested in getting involved please speak to a member of our staff or complete a referral form which can be found here


One of our service users who was accessing our cafes wrote a poem for us:

If you want a good snack on a café,
That’s as clean as a whistle, for sure.
[email protected] is awaiting your custom:
There’s sandwiches, tea and much more.
The staff make the customers welcome;
They serve you with smiles and with care.
So come and enjoy this experience-
The answer to everyone’s prayer.


Middleton Wellbeing Centre & Cafe

We are celebrating the opening of our new Wellbeing Centre and Café in Middleton!

 Some of the Middleton communities may remember our old café that sadly had to be shut when the pandemic hit – this gave us an opportunity to consider our offer in Middleton and we used this as a positive to develop this new Wellbeing Centre and Café. Many residents in Middleton are now able to access the support that is available to them on their doorstep.

We transformed an old Bookmakers into a perfect space for a Café and Wellbeing Centre where we can offer mental health and emotional wellbeing support with room for a kitchen area, large windows for a café to sit within and enough area for one to one rooms and a large group room. We’ve got lots of photos of the transformation project on our news page

14a-16 Wood Street,


Manchester M24 5TF

Take a look at our new cafe in more detail and peek at our delicious menu here

Rochdale Wellbeing Cafe

Nye Bevan House
Maclure Road
OL11 1DN

Telephone: 01706 648562

Opening times:
Monday 9am – 3pm
Tuesday 9am – 3pm
Wednesday 9am – 3pm
Thursday 9am – 3pm
Friday 9am – 3pm

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