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Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone.

When you’re experiencing a mental health problem, supportive and reliable information can change your life. That’s what we do. We empower people to understand their condition and the choices available to them.

We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

How we can support you

The majority of our wellbeing support is delivered through groups and courses. Throughout the pandemic, we have responded to the needs of our communities and adapted our services to support them the best we can. We have been delivering our support over the telephone and zoom throughout the pandemic and as we see our centre open back up, some of our sessions are moving back into the Wellbeing Centre. We are looking forward to welcoming you back through our doors.

If you see a group or course that you are interested in attending please get in touch, the contact details for each group are detailed below. If you would like more information and additional support  before starting a group please complete our referral form and one of our Wellbeing Coordinators will be in touch to invite you to attend a one to one Welcome session.

 

Self-Help Groups in Rochdale & Middleton

Do you need support overcoming worries, negative thoughts, anxiety, depression, sleepless nights, low motivation, low confidence or stress?

Our Self-Help Groups offer a supportive environment to guide you towards tackling these issues. You set the goals and we will help support you to meet them as we journey along together.

Rochdale groups

Tackling Worries & Anxiety

Tuesday 10am-12pm

Knocking Nerves

Wednesday 5.30pm-7pm

Learning to Cope

Thursday 2pm–4pm

Living Life to the Full

Thursday 5pm-6.30pm

Venue:

The Mind Wellbeing Centre, 3-11 Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 1RE

Middleton groups

Living Life to the Full

Thursday 1pm-3pm

Tackling Worries & Anxiety

Friday 1pm-3pm

Venue:

Rochdale and District Mind Wellbeing Centre & Cafe, 14a-16 Wood Street, Middleton, M24 5TF

For more information or to book on to these groups please contact Alice on 07766 140 904 or [email protected] 

Wellbeing Social Café in Rochdale & Middleton

Our Wellbeing Social Café provides a safe, no-pressure, and welcoming environment where people can connect with others, combat social isolation and have some fun.

We chat about lots of different interesting topics such as hobbies & craft ideas, what we watch on TV, learning new skills, what we have been up to as well as having a laugh with funny jokes!

Rochdale

  • Tuesdays 10am – 12pm
  • Duration: ongoing weekly sessions, no need to book just turn up!
  • Venue: Mind [email protected] Café at Nye Bevan House, Maclure Road, Rochdale OL11 1DN

Middleton – starting in April! Please contact us to confirm the date

  • Mondays 10am-12pm
  • Duration: ongoing weekly sessions, starting in April, date TBC
  • Venue: Middleton Wellbeing Centre & Cafe, 14a-16 Wood Street, Middleton M24 5TF

There is no need to book a place for this, please just turn up on the day. If you would like to know more information about this drop-in social cafe please contact Alive Astley on [email protected] or call, text or whatsapp Alice on 07766 140 904 who will be happy to answer any questions.

Women's Tea & Chat - Women's Drop in

This drop in provides a safer, secure and understanding environment where all who identify as female are welcome to come for a cup of tea and a chat.

  • Wednesdays 12.00pm – 1.00pm
  • Venue: The Mind Wellbeing Centre, 3-11 Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 1RE

There is no need to book a place for this, please just turn up on the day. If you would like to know more information about this drop-in session please contact Shafufta Farhat on [email protected] or call, text or whatsapp Shagufta on 07837 805 205 who will be happy to answer any questions.

Rhythm Circle

Music can have such a positive effect on our mental wellbeing.

In these sessions the facilitator will play instrumental music and the group is invited to choose their own instrument and shake, bang or strum along. Participants can join in, in their own time, or choose to listen to the sounds being made by the group and relax.

  • Tuesdays 5:00pm-7:00pm for a course of 6 weeks
  • Venue: The Mind Wellbeing Centre, 3-11 Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 1RE

To enquire about a place on this FREE course please contact Paula Hall on 07842 310628 or email [email protected]

Creative Groups

Being Well Creative

Our Being Well Creative Group is a arts and crafts based group that is designed to help people of any age benefit from the therapeutic benefit of art.

  • Fridays – 10.30am – 12:30pm
  • Venue: The Mind Wellbeing Centre, 3-11 Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 1RE

Creative Writing

Our Creative Writing group is both a chance to clear your mind and an outlet to express how you are feeling. This welcoming group will provide a chance put pen to paper, and there will also be opportunities for people to share their work if they wish to.

Delivered online and face to face on Mondays 2-4pm

Venue: The Mind Wellbeing Centre, 3-11 Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 1RE

Art 4 Wellbeing

Enhance your well-being in our therapeutic arts session. Unleash your creativity and free your mind! There is something for everyone to enjoy, including but not limited to: painting, sketching, colouring, origami and paper-crafts!

  • A 12-hour course spread over 6 weekly sessions.
  • Thursdays – 6:15pm – 8:00pm
  • Venue: The Mind Wellbeing Centre, 3-11 Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 1RE

Arts & Crafts 4 Wellbeing

Enjoy getting creative at our Arts & Crafts 4 Wellbeing session at our Middleton Wellbeing Centre & Cafe. 

A 12-hour course spread over 6 weekly sessions.

  • Thursdays – 10am-12pm
  • Venue: Rochdale & District Mind Wellbeing Centre & Cafe, 14a-16 Wood Street, Middleton M24 5TF

To enquire about a place on these FREE groups please contact Alice Astley on 07766 140 904 or email [email protected]

Cooking for Wellbeing in Middleton

Cooking for Wellbeing

A fantastic opportunity to learn new cooking skills and gain confidence in the kitchen. This course is delivered in the kitchens of our new Middleton Wellbeing Cafe.

£2 per person (8 sessions) to cover the cost of ingredients

Tuesdays 2:30pm-4:30pm

Venue: Middleton Wellbeing Centre & Café, 14A-16 Wood Street, Middleton M24 5TF

For more information about a place on this course please contact Andy on 07875 239 687 or email [email protected]

Women’s Wellbeing Support Group

This support group provides a safe, secure and understanding environment in where women who experience mental health issues can support each other. This is a 12-week support group, spread over weekly 2 hour sessions.

 

  • Wednesdays 1.30 – 2.30pm
  • Venue: The Mind Wellbeing Centre,
    3-11 Drake Street,
    Rochdale
    OL16 1RE

For more information or to book on to this course please contact Shagufta on 07837805205 or [email protected]

Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Support – Separate Male and Female

The group focuses on understanding the effects of childhood sexual abuse, building skills, telling your story in a safe environment and connecting with other survivors. Each participant is equal and valued. Being in control of your recovery can be scary at first, you can join in at your own pace. This is a 6 week course of 2 hour session, followed by another 6 week butterfly support group.

 

To enquire about a place on this FREE course please contact Jeanette Toombs on 07896 146 413 or email [email protected]

 

 




 

BAME Women's Wellbeing Social Cafe

Our social café provides an opportunity to connect with others in a welcoming and relaxing environment to help improve your wellbeing and reduce isolation.

Delivered in Urdu/Punjabi and Kashmiri languages.

 

Tuesdays 1:00pm– 2:30pm

Venue: Wardleworth Community Centre,

South Street,

Rochdale OL16 2EP

 

To enquire more about this FREE opportunity please contact Shagufta Farhat on 07837 805 205 or email [email protected]

 

BAME Women’s Wellbeing Group

Provides a safe space to discuss the stigma of mental health and their experiences of mental health. The group meets their language, cultural and religious needs. The group is delivered in Urdu/Punjabi and Kashmiri languages. This is a 12-week support group over 1 half hours a week.

  • Thursdays 1.00 – 2.30pm
  • Venue: The Mind Wellbeing Centre,
    3-11 Drake Street,
    Rochdale
    OL16 1RE

For more information or to book on to this course please contact Shagufta on 07837805205 or [email protected]

Anxiety & Depression Support Group

This group offers confidential support, contact with others in a similar situation and the exploration of positive ways to cope with anxiety and depression.

Topics range from sleep, panic attacks, mood, motivation and relaxation.

12 Week Course

  • Thursdays 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Venue: The Mind Wellbeing Centre, 3-11 Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 1RE

To enquire about a place on this FREE group please contact Ruksana Ghoas on 07896 146 109 or email [email protected]

 

Relaxation - Women's group

 

Relaxation slows the body mind and quietens the mind.

During the sessions our facilitator will guide you through a range of relaxation techniques. These are helpful tools aiding in the coping of stress and anxiety, leading to the promotion of overall long-term health. You will be provided a chair to sit upon.

  • This group welcomes all who identify as female each Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Venue: The Mind Wellbeing Centre, 3-11 Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 1RE

 

To enquire about a place on this FREE group please contact Alice Astley on 07766 140 904 or email [email protected]

 

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