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Mental Health Awareness Week 2022


Mental Health Awareness Week, founded by the Mental Health Foundation 21 years ago, is a great opportunity to pause and take a moment to consider your mental wellbeing and the mental wellbeing of those around you.

This year, for Mental Health Awareness Week, we are highlighting the ways people can tackle loneliness and isolation by reconnecting with the community in Tameside. Over the next week we will be sharing some of the many Tameside groups and activities you, your family and your friends can get involved in to support your mental health and connect with others.
 
To start with, there’s Greater Manchester Walking Festival with over 100 planned walks across Greater Manchester including walks accessible for people of all abilities. Find a walk near you at the GM Walking Festival website: https://gmwalking.co.uk/festival-routes/
 
Find more advice and support for loneliness visit the Every Mind Matters website www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/lifes-challenges/loneliness/ or search EveryMindMatters/Loneliness.
 
 

There are lots of things to get involved in in Tameside, and not just during Mental Health Awareness Week. Here are a selection of activities going on this week. Drop-in, call, email, or check the websites in the information below to register for an activity or find out what else is going on.
 


Monday – Friday
9am – 5pm

Minds Matter – Wellbeing Chats
If you are feeling isolated or anxious, a Wellbeing Chat might be what you need to make you feel that bit better. Call today and Minds Matter will arrange for a Peer Support Worker to contact you

Call: 0161 470 6100

Monday
11-11:30am

Mentell – Loneliness & Connection Webinar for Men
Join the Mentell circle as we talk about loneliness and connection.

Web: Register Here

Tuesday

TOG Mind – Wellbeing Hub – Bob in for a Brew
A very relaxed setting with comfy chairs and friendly staff. There might even be biscuits. You can join in person at the Wellbeing Hub or online.

Wellbeing Hub 216-218 Katherine Street, OL6 7AS
Call: 0161 330 9223
Web: https://www.togmind.org/services/tameside-wellbeing-hub

Tuesday

Infinity Initiatives – Feeding the Soul
A range of delicious foods on offer at the cafe focusing on those foods that boost immunity and wellbeing.

Infinity Community Café
13 Wood Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL6 6AT
Web: https://www.facebook.com/infinity.initiativesCIC/

Tuesday
9pm-10pm

Infinity Football Club – Open Training Session
All are welcome to attend this relaxed, open training session, meet the teams (male, female and under 18s) and give it a go!

Infinity FC, Wright Robinson College,
Abbey Hey Ln, Gorton, Manchester M18 8RL
Email: info@infinitycic.uk

Tuesday
4pm-6pm

TOG Mind - Autism in Mind
A warm and welcoming peer support group for Autistic Adults living in Tameside.

Wellbeing Hub 216-218 Katherine Street, OL6 7AS
Call: 0161 330 9223
Web: https://www.togmind.org/services/tameside-wellbeing-hub

Wednesday
10:30-12:30
(Arrive by 10:25)

TOG Mind Wellbeing Hub – Mindful Photography
Join us as for the 2-hour session as we take a walk in the local area, photographing scenes that captures our interest, helping to keep our bodies active and our minds focused & calm.

Wellbeing Hub 216-218 Katherine Street, OL6 7AS
Call: 0161 330 9223
Web: https://www.togmind.org/services/tameside-wellbeing-hub

Wednesday
11am – 2pm

Hattersley Projects Community Garden Open Day
This packed open day will feature tours and talks from people already involved in the Projects, free refreshments and food provided from the gardens too.

Hattersley Community Garden, Union Close,
Hattersley Road West, SK14 3GJ
Email: hattersleygardens@gmail.com
Call: 07908 565 355
Web: https://www.hattersleyprojects.org/

Wednesday
1pm

TOG Mind – Wellbeing Activity Information Session
Pop in to hear TOG Mind’s activity coordinator talk about the different activities Mind offer in and around Tameside

Ashton Library, Tameside One, Market Place,
Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 6BH
Call: 0161 330 9223
Web: https://www.togmind.org/services/tameside-wellbeing-hub

Wednesday

Infinity Initiatives Café on location at Infinity Community Garden
Come along and visit our community garden and enjoy a light lunch with the community team!
Contact community@infinity-initiatives.org

Thursday

Infinity Initiatives - Eat & Greet
We’re transforming our café into one large dining table so all who join us can sit together and talk over lunch.

Contact clare@infinitycic.uk

Thursday
2 – 4pm

TOG Mind Wellbeing Hub – Arts & Crafts
A different creative task each week for people of all ability levels. You can join us in the wellbeing hub where all materials are provided, or join us online via Zoom, though if you’re joining online, please ensure you have your own art materials.

Web: https://www.togmind.org/services/tameside-wellbeing-hub
Call: 0161 330 9223

Friday

Infinity Initiatives – Canal Boat Trip
We’re inviting 10 guests to come on a canal boat trip with us to relax and enjoy our beautiful local scenery with a light lunch.

Email: clare@infinitycic.uk

Friday

Anthony Seddon Centre – Fun Friday Peer Support Group
Our Peer Support groups are volunteer and peer led. They offer a safe place to talk and get support. Fridays are Fun Fridays where you can take part in a quiz and other social activities.
These groups are suitable for those who need support with mental health issues.

You can book onto the group through Anthony Seddon’ Centre’s Reception

Sunday

Open Game with Infinity Football Club and Lumn Lane Audenshaw
A great opportunity to come along, get involved in a game of football and speak to the team and managers.  All welcome. Email for more information.

Email: infinityinitiatives@gmail.com

Check  Twitter | Facebook | Instagram for further updates and try searching for #TamesideTogether and #IveBeenThere for more on what’s available to support your mental wellbeing and tackle loneliness this Mental Health Awareness Week.

For more help with your mental health, visit our Mental Health Support Page