Sharon Calvert has just finished delivering a Yoga for Mental Wellbeing session supporting people to put themselves into their own little bubble where they can address the daily stresses and strains of everyday life. Through yoga and other exercises, the session encourages participants to release tension and find balance.
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The Gaddum Centre is busy working with a web developer today, putting the finishing touches to its great new carers’ website. A network of 20 Manchester carer support organisations, with focus groups, has spent six months designing and developing the website. This has been achieved with invaluable involvement from carers looking at the design and how it will work to make sure that it meets the needs of carers across the city.
Joanne has been with the Gaddum Centre four to five months and is the Team Leader for IAPT counselling. The talking therapy services are based in GP surgeries across Manchester providing 12 weekly 1:1 sessions with clients referred by their GP.
‘You can tell it is a Community Explorers meeting by the noise’. Lots of conversations and networking is the one of the main reasons people attend these community health and care meetings. On Tuesday 19 September, there were 18 participants including Jobcentre Plus, Manchester Carers Forum and the North Manchester Black Health Forum.
Are you over 55?
Would you like to learn skills to help you thrive in later life?
Are you approaching retirement with worries about the future?
Perhaps you recently retired and are struggling to adjust.
Or maybe you’d rather just like to get more from your life.
Then this course is for you.
The course is taking place on Tuesdays 2pm-4.30pm starting on Tuesday 7 November finishing on 12 December at Parkfield Court, 38-40 Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2GE
Cracking Good Food will be at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival 4 October, 3pm-5pm at the Festival Hub Albert Square Cooking with octogenarians.
Come along and taste the food of the Octogenarian Cooks – a group of older people sharing their recipes and cooking skills.
Throughout the summer Sporting Memories have been busy building on the Greater Manchester Sporting Memories Network that they have now established. These groups continue to flourish and go from strength to strength, so much so that they are now able to roll out the beginning of the next phase which will involve establishing new groups tailored for people living with dementia.
This brochure was developed to demonstrate the range and impact of people powered health projects across the whole of Greater Manchester.
The stories illustrate a range of approaches that build on the tenets of people powered approaches, but have been developed independently across the 10 boroughs of GM over recent years. They show examples of how local people are addressing local challenges in positive and creative ways.
Three million volunteers already make a critical contribution to the provision of health and social care in England - for example the Health Champions programme of trained volunteers that work across the NHS to improve its reach and effectiveness.
Health Education England (HEE) has launched a consultation document to inform the NHS's volunteering strategy.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW) was formed in 2014 and aims to improve awareness of the benefits that the arts can bring to health and wellbeing. During 2015–17, the APPGAHW conducted an Inquiry into practice and research in the arts in health and social care, with a view to making recommendations to improve policy and practice.