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Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week and become a world record breaker

5 May 2017 - 11:27 by michelle.foster

Manchester-based mental health charity, Self Help are hoping to make history as they attempt to beat the world record for the most people practicing mindfulness together. Self Help

The event will take place on Saturday 13 May, 11am, at Whitworth Art Gallery, to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week and raise awareness of the stress-reducing practice.

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The impact of housing problems on mental health

24 Apr 2017 - 15:14 by michelle.foster

One in five adults have suffered mental health issues in the last five years, due to housing problems.

Shelter’s new report reveals that the mental health of millions of people in England has suffered in the last five years because of housing problems. As a result, many have sought help from their GPs.

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Rewriting the DNA of Health and Care (Episode IV: A New Hope?)

23 Feb 2017 - 11:50 by Mike Wild

You know that game where you have to pick the people, living or dead, you’d most like to have round a dinner table? Being a bit of an ideas geek, I have a similar thing about who I’d like to hear speak at my dream conference. I’m lucky that I occasionally get to hear some brilliant speakers from the world of charities and social enterprises.

Winter Wellbeing with Self Help

16 Dec 2016 - 10:35 by michelle.foster

Christmas can be a challenging time for our stress levels and it's even harder for people facing mental health issues.

Feeling like there is no-one to turn to is a real danger to someone in the midst of an emotional crisis.

If you - or anyone else you know - are struggling to cope, support is available.

Self Help offer a range of talking therapies, with shorter than average waiting times, that can help you feel better.

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Free Ways to Wellbeing Courses at Back on Track

9 Dec 2016 - 10:13 by michelle.foster

Have you been feeling low, stressed, anxious or worried? Are you going through a recent life change and finding it difficult to cope?

Back on Track, in partnership with Manchester Adult Education Service (MAES), is offering a range of courses to help you understand your symptoms and find ways to manage them. Learn ways to lift your mood and boost your confidence in a relaxed, friendly environment.

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Complete our important State of the Sector Survey

24 Nov 2016 - 12:08 by michelle.foster

We have extended the deadline to complete our State of the Sector survey to 18 December 2016.

We would like to encourage your organisation to complete our important survey as we want to know how the government cuts and economic recession have affected our sector. We need to know how many groups have lost funding, how many have had to reduce services and how many have had to close or are facing closure. But also how we continue to work together providing valuable services and support to the people of Manchester.

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The People's Plan for Greater Manchester

26 Oct 2016 - 11:41 by Mike Wild

Macc’s purpose is to encourage, support and develop voluntary and community groups and individuals to have a real influence over the places and communities in which they live. So for that reason alone, we’re supporting the People’s Plan as a non-partisan, citizen-led movement bringing new and seldom-heard voices into the conversation about the future of Greater Manchester.