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We’re here for you.

We are working hard alongside our partners to make sure that the centre can be open, safe, and comfortable. We are following government guidelines, and we’re keeping everything under review as things change.

Please do not hesitate to contact the centre if you have any queries about how we are staying safe, or if you are interested in running an Covid-secure activity in the centre.

You can contact us on 0161 877 3719 between 10 and 2 pm or email andrew.hodson@bluesci.org.uk or mike@bluesci.org.uk


Been given a video call appointment?

At the moment, lots of organisations are asking people to attend appointments via Zoom or other video call services.

Have you been given a video call appointment by a GP, counsellor, housing officer, job centre coach, etc?

If you have and you’re not confident about using a computer, you’re not used to video calls, or you’ve not got access to the right equipment, we’re here to help!

We’ve got all the tech you’d need, and we’ll give you friendly support in a Covid-19 safe, comfortable atmosphere.

Call us on 0161 980 0720, email mike@bluesci.org.uk, or pop in to ask at our reception.


Broomwood Community Wellbeing Centre

Broomwood Community Wellbeing Centre is a resource for all; whatever your age or ability there will be something going on that will interest you  – if not, let us know and we can help you start it!

The centre is run by blueSCI working with the local community to support people through the 5 Ways to Wellbeing:

Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Give, Learn

These five aspects of life are enhanced by the activities and services running at the Wellbeing Centre, as listed below. If you are over 18, a Trafford resident and want to access the centre then you can ring us on 0161 980 0720 or send us a message via this website on our contact us page.

We know that times are strange, but if you want to come and say hello rather than  phoning, we’re here every weekday for enquiries from 10am – 2pm.

Additionally blueSCI offer individual support for people who may be experiencing emotional or psychological distress in their lives. We offer support to help you find ways of building your confidence and to improve and maintain your wellbeing. If you are interested in receiving this kind of support, call 0161 912 2177.


Bluesci is offering wellbeing support over the phone to our Urdu speaking community every Friday between 10 am to 4 pm. 

Please ring  Aliya Bukhari on 07547548101. 

You can leave a text message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

بلوسی ہر منگل کو صبح 10 بجے سے شام 4 بجے کے درمیان ہماری اردو بولنے والی جماعت کو فون پر خیرمقدم کی پیش کش کررہا ہے۔ برائے مہربانی

عالیہ بخاری کو 07547548101 پر رنگ کریں۔ آپ ایک ٹیکسٹ میسج چھوڑ سکتے ہیں اور ہم جتنی جلدی ہو سکے آپ کے پاس واپس آجائیں گے۔

آپ کو سلامت اور بہتر رہنے میں مدد۔

If you are currently accessing our talking therapies service your practitioner will be in touch directly with you.

Keep yourself safe in this difficult time.


1-2-1 Computer Support

If you want to get more computer-literate to help with employability, for getting in touch with loved ones, or just for fun, get in touch to arrange an appointment.

Lots of activities are now taking place remotely using programmes like Zoom. If you would like to join in but you’re unsure how to get started, book a 1-2-1 now!

Call us on 0161 980 0720 or contact us here to get started!


The Broomwood Library

Our Broomwood community library has a wide range of Trafford Library books, including self-help books covering a wide variety of mental health and wellbeing topics.

If you are interested in knowing more about the range of books available, or would like to take a book out, give us a call on 0161 980 0720. We’ll help you find the right book and arrange for you to borrow it conveniently and safely.


Foodbank Vouchers

The Trussell Trust runs a network of over 420 foodbanks, which work out of more than 1,200 centres across the UK and provide emergency food to people during crisis situations such as redundancy, benefit delays or receiving an unexpected bill.

Here at the Broomwood CWC we can issue foodbank vouchers, which can be taken to local foodbanks and be exchanged for a parcel containing a minimum of three days’ nutritionally balanced food.

We issue foodbank vouchers with appropriate discretion, and can discuss further support available at the centre.

Call us on 0161 980 0720 between 10am-2pm, Monday to Friday, and we’ll arrange to issue a voucher. If you aren’t able to call, come into the centre.


Sanitary towels and tampons

Sanitary towels are available for free in our toilets thanks to Go With The Flow.

Please help yourself.


Activities going on in the centre

Get in touch to know more about how we’re staying safe.

Day Time Activity
Thursday 11:00am-1pm A Brew and a Chat Join us for a tea or a coffee and a chat – every Thursday at 11:00am. You’re always welcome whether you’re having a good day a rough one. Completely free and open to all. We’re having to limit numbers so please book ahead if you can by calling 0161 980 0720 or emailing mike@bluesci.org.uk.
Friday 1:00pm-2:00pm Stretch Therapy – Directions for Men Our biggest obstacle in regards to physical limitations is related to flexibility and a lack of mobility from poor sitting and breathing habits. Because of this emotions and feelings can become trapped right across the body which has a direct effect on the equanimity of our mind. So stretching is used as a method to explore and address those trapped physical mental and emotional problems. Get in touch on 07894971434 or at hello@directionsformen.org.uk and we can answer any questions about what happens in the sessions. You don’t need to be referred – just turn up! No charge.
Various Bike Repair Drop-in Looking for free bike repairs and instruction? Want to try your hand at bike maintenance? Fancy some cycling talk with tea and biscuits provided? Open to all. Indoor space on standby in case rain stops play! Contact Mike on 07445 817485 or at mike@bluesci.org.uk if you’re interested and we’ll help you to join in and feel safe.


Activities you have to book in advance

Day Time Activity
Various Timperley Amateur Boxing Club provides a range of services that promote health wellbeing and fitness for all. Sessions run for children aged 8-18 for adults and for women only. The club’s ethos is about improving lives in the community and has been nominated for Trafford Sports Club of the Year in 2015. One of the club's young members won a Physical Activity award in 2015. For information on classes have a look at https://timperleyboxing.co.uk/classes or if you would like to attend please email timpabc@hotmail.co.uk or call Mark 07790352521.
Various Workshop – Seed Presents Musical Chats on Zoom  join us on Zoom for a free workshop with invited musicians. Seed Studios Online Workshop Series is supported by Arts Council England's Emergency response fund. Check https://www.facebook.com/seedstudiostrafford for more info.
Various SEED Studios one to one musical support Learn an instrument – jam for fun – build confidence! Contact andy@seedstudios.org to refer yourself or someone you think would be interested.
Various Personal Best – Personal Activity Mentoring Tired of the same old routine? Looking to get active but not sure where to start? Get free support and guidance to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Achieve your personal best! Contact Lorenzo on 07946 259 242 to get started.


Online activities

Zoom is a free video conferencing service that lets you talk with friends and family from all over the world

As well as being able to keep in touch with loved ones, there are all kinds of group meetings and events taking place over Zoom. During the Covid19 restrictions, video services such as Zoom have been used to allow virtual gatherings and 121s where physical distancing would otherwise mean these would be cancelled. Below is a list of some online activities our partners are running.

Here at the Broomwood Community Wellbeing Centre we are offering free 121 support to show you how to use Zoom, or any other video call tools, and help get you set up. If you don’t have your own device or internet connection, you can book one of our computers free of charge and we’ll get you up and running.

Call 0161 980 0720 or e-mail mike@bluesci.org.uk to book a free 121 session. Available Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm.

Preventing Burnout & Improving Wellbeing workshop

Tuesday 24th November @ 6pm
Online via zoom – Approx. 1.5 hours

• Interested in improving your mental wellbeing?
• Looking for practical tools to combat anxiety?

To attend this workshop online, please email us at:
csgroups@selfhelpservices.org.uk
Email us stating: Stress – with your name, date of birth, address/
postcode & your GP practice

Details on how to join the workshop will be emailed to you.
(Please also check your junk/spam email folders for this email)

Website: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/selfhelppeersupport

Day Time Activity
Monday 10:00am-11:00am Online Pilates Helps improve isolation – improves physical and mental health – improves mobility – relieves stress. Open to anyone – low impact and suitable for beginners. To join in on Zoom contact Natasha on 07903554259.
Monday 11:00am-1:00pm SEED Studios Ukelele & Guitar Session – Open to all uke and guitar players. Check us out at https://www.facebook.com/seedstudiostrafford. Join us on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/92038577304?pwd=RVFvNFkrVEZjdkoyV2UxbEdoN2Z2dz09 Meeting ID: 920 3857 7304 Passcode: 11A.
Monday 11:00am-12:00pm Online Mindfulness An online program designed to help bring calmness to a stressful world. Learn how ‘being in the moment’ can help reduce stress – work on posture to improve tension headaches – Learn coping skills for dealing with the unknown – Help to cope with isolation and boredom. No experience needed. To join in on Zoom contact Natasha on 07903554259.
Monday 11:300am-12:30pm My Health Support Group Supporting you to live better. Relaxation techniques – health talks from experts – building resilience – food and nutrition – social connection. Wellbeing support from the comfort of your own home. To join in on Zoom contact Aliya on 07928843762 or email office@voicebmet.co.uk.
Tuesday From 10:00am Connect with Age UK Join us each week for a virtual get together. Share useful information updates – have a chat – play some games. All from the comfort of your own home. Join us on Zoom using the following invitation link: https://zoom.us/j/98057027234?pwd=ZGJRaGxrTXBicTdkdnZCUWpYekRuZz09 (Meeting ID: 98057027234 Password: 264930).
Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm Multicutural Bollydance with Nrithya. Contact Sol at soldiaz@globewellbeingcommunities.co.uk if you’re interested in joining in!
Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm Group Wellbeing Session with Sol Contact Sol at soldiaz@globewellbeingcommunities.co.uk if you’re interested in joining in!
Wednesday 12:00pm-1:00pm Yoga Class with Rukia Contact Sol at soldiaz@globewellbeingcommunities.co.uk if you’re interested in joining in!
Wednesday From4:30pm Directions for Men We meet weekly to talk about things affecting us and to support each other. Learn better ways to deal with the issues you are facing. Contact hello@directionsformen.org.uk or 07894971434 to get the link to join in on Zoom.
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:30pm Gardening and Cooking for Wellbeing with Shafia Contact Sol at soldiaz@globewellbeingcommunities.co.uk if you’re interested in joining in!
Wednesday 7:00pm-8:30pm Loss and Bereavement Weekly Support Group Join Jim from the Counselling and Family Centre in Altrincham for a free bereavement support group open to all. Join in on Zoom  at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86042045406?pwd=Tmtsb3ZtT2g2S2JGRnpFS0hHTjhkdz09 – Meeting ID: 860 4204 5406 – Passcode: 542067.
Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm Creative Writing with Rachel Contact Sol at soldiaz@globewellbeingcommunities.co.uk if you’re interested in joining in!
Thursday 11:00am-1:00pm SEED Studios Ukelele & Guitar Session – Open to all uke and guitar players. Check us out at https://www.facebook.com/seedstudiostrafford. Join us on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/92038577304?pwd=RVFvNFkrVEZjdkoyV2UxbEdoN2Z2dz09 Meeting ID: 920 3857 7304 Passcode: 11A.
Thursday 12:15pm-1:30pm Singing for the Brain Singing group for people with dementia organised by The Alzheimer’s Society. Contact Rebecca at 07702512469 or at Rebecca.trower@alzheimers.org.uk to join in.
Thursday From 3:30pm Keep Calm and Craft Get your arts and crafts kicks online with Carol – call 07579805623 to join in on Zoom.
Thursday From3:30pm Directions for Men We meet weekly to talk about things affecting us and to support each other. Learn better ways to deal with the issues you are facing. Contact hello@directionsformen.org.uk or 07894971434 to get the link to join in on Zoom.
Thursday 5:00pm-7:00pm ASD Zoom Drop-in Online drop-in for people living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (including family members and carers). Contact Jane at janeforrest1@nhs.net to join in.
Thursday 6:00pm-7:30pm LGBT Foundation BT Based Brogramme supports all LGBT people to manage recovery from all types of addictive behaviour Part of the SMART recovery programme. To join in on Zoom email liza.sylvian@lgbt.foundation or substancemisuse@lgbt.foundation. For further information call 0345 300 3030.
Friday 11:00am-12:00pm Hips and Hearts with Ibrat Contact Sol at soldiaz@globewellbeingcommunities.co.uk if you’re interested in joining in!
Sunday 8:30am/10:00am/6:00pm St Paul’s Church Online church services and faith community discussion. On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stpaulssale/. Contact 0161 973 1042 for more information.
Sunday 9:30am-10:30am Sale Methodist Church Online church services and faith community discussion. On Zoom. If you would like to join in please email Rev Richard Mottershead  atrev.richardmottershead@gmail.com for the details and a guide on the Zoom services.
Sunday From 10:00am The Avenue Methodist Church Online church services and faith community discussion. On Zoom – call 0161 962 2075 to join in.
Sunday From 10:30am Life Church Online church services and faith community discussion. On YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbKxo-jajzAE_YdcZnRAuqg/videos. Contact office@lifechurch.uk.net for more information.
Sunday From 10:30am Sale Salvation Army Church Online church services and faith community discussion. On YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1miZnfLzGVYKxSCZIV9U2g. Contact 0161 976 4380 for more information.
Sunday From12:30pm Directions for Men We meet weekly to talk about things affecting us and to support each other. Learn better ways to deal with the issues you are facing. Contact hello@directionsformen.org.uk or 07894971434 to get the link to join in on Zoom.
Daily Monday-Friday 9:30am-10:30am #CreativeNetwork In March Voluntary Arts launched #CreativeNetwork – a daily online get-together open to anyone involved in creativity in response to the effects of the pandemic and the lockdown. Facilitating these conversations has enabled people from across the UK and Ireland to connect with others and develop ideas and projects and find sustainable ways forward in changing circumstances. Visit https://www.voluntaryarts.org/creativenetwork to join in on Zoom.
Various One to One Wellbeing Sessions If you would like to book a time to have a 121 chat via Zoom about your wellbeing and any issues you’re facing contact Sol at soldiaz@globewellbeingcommunities.co.uk.

Partner Projects


SEED Studios – Found Around

With the uncertainty surrounding lockdown measures right now, our community will be experiencing different things: some returning to normal; others to a different life than the one they had before lockdown; others not leaving lockdown at all.

We are encouraging our community to record and share their creative responses to their everyday lives right now. We wish to unite our community in this time in a project that will allow them all to share reflections on their life over the past few months and now.

You don’t need fancy equipment, or music production skills, you could use a phone, tablet or any microphone. All you need to do is record something that reflects your life over the past few months and send it to foundaround@seedstudios.org.

Your creative responses will be used in musical compositions by artists commissioned exclusively for this project, as well as being featured in our ‘Found Around’ online exhibition.

Found Around is supported by the Arts Council England Covid-19 Emergency response fund. Check https://www.facebook.com/seedstudiostrafford for more info.

 

Recovery Academy Courses (free)

Visit  https://www.gmmh.nhs.uk/recovery-getinvolved to find out about the latest courses on offer from the Recovery Academy and to book places. If you need support with this, don’t hesitate to ask at reception.


Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Recovery Academy provides a range of free educational courses and resources co-written and co-delivered by both professionals and people who themselves have experienced mental health or substance misuse problems. All the courses focus on supporting people with their recovery and promote good health and wellbeing.

Who can attend?

  • Anyone who is experiencing mental health or substance misuse problems including their supporters (family, friends and loved ones)

  • GMW staff, volunteers, students on placement and health care professionals

For information about courses run by the Recovery Academy visit https://www.gmmh.nhs.uk/recovery-prospectus


The Bread & Butter Thing

TBBT Volunteering

If you would like to make a difference in your community, join our team of volunteers supporting the delivery of The Bread & Butter Thing. Unloading food, packing bags and handing out to customers all help to keep our community fed!

Call us on 0161 980 0720 if you want to join in!