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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 encouraged through 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 pop in anytime to have a look around,  or you can ring us on 0161 980 0720 or send us a message via this website on our contact us page.

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.


 The Broomwood Library

Welcome to Broomwood Library! Come along and choose from a range of Trafford Library books, including self-help books covering a wide variety of mental health topics from our new library working in partnership with Trafford Libraries.

Borrowing is simple, you don’t have to be a member of Trafford Libraries, make your selection, complete the simple hire agreement form and pop it in the handy mail box, and enjoy your books for a month. Happy reading!

You can also Become a member of Trafford Libraries and apply for a Library Card at reception just bring along proof of ID you will then be able to access a vast range of digital media: audio books, comics, magazines etc.


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.

Vouchers can be issued at any time during normal opening hours (9-5, Mon-Fri), although the best time to call in for a voucher is on Friday mornings, when a volunteer specifically dedicated to issuing vouchers is on duty. This is also convenient because the closest foodbank, at Timperley Methodist Church, operates between 10 AM – 12 noon on Fridays.


Activities you can attend without booking – just come along

In addition to the following activities, the centre offers free computer use and internet access, 9 am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Black and white printing is available for 5p per sheet.

 

Day Time Activity
Monday 10.00am-1.00pm Badminton – hall space reserved for badminton with rackets shuttlecocks and net all available on request from reception. All abilities welcome. No coaching and no umpires – just have a casual game in a relaxed atmosphere with this self-managed activity. If you're looking for someone to play with contact Sudha at sudhasow25@gmail.com.
Monday 1.00pm-3.00pm Crochet and knitting – (and chatting!) -relaxed skill sharing group. Please note there will be no session on Monday 20th May
Monday 3.30pm – 5.00pm Kids in Space – Please note – on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May there will be no no workshop: FREE weekly workshops for young people aged 5-25. If you have an interest in outer-space or technology and want to learn about the wonders of the universe come along to any workshop and experience hands-on practical activities. We have structured learning programmes which boost your skills in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics and develop your employability in fun and interesting ways. Volunteers welcome. For more information: email: kidsinspace@gmx.co.uk. Website: www.kidsinspace.org.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kidsinspacemanchester/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KidsInSpaceMcr .
Monday 5.30pm-6.30pm Kids’ Taekwondo (age 5+). Taekwondo is a Korean Olympic Sport and popular martial art: learn exciting kicking and striking techniques improve fitness and build confidence. £4 per session but the first taster session is free so drop in! Family discounts are available. For more information contact Jason on 07738497319 or visit www.jmtaekwondo.co.uk.
Tuesday 12.00am-1.00pm  Table Tennis– come and have a friendly game of table tennis in a relaxed environment. Open to all abilities. Please note that there will be no session on Tuesday 28th May due to school holidays.
Tuesday 10.00am-12.00md Bollywood Dance and Community Kitchen – FREE Come along and join us with a Bollywood dance teacher to experience a new culture and for an opportunity to cook and taste a healthy range of  recipes from India and South Asia! This is a great group if you want to improve your Wellbeing if you feel isolated and wish to make friends we are at Broomwood every Tuesday (term time only). This group is also part of the Multicultural Women's Group and is for women only. Contact Sol Diaz for more information at multiculturalwomensgroup@gmail.com. Please note that there will be no session on Tuesday 28th May due to school holidays.
Tuesday 10.00am-12.00pm  Small Words Community Creative Writing – Come along to try your hand at some creative writing in a supportive and relaxed environment. Whether you want to work on your first novel or write bedtime stories for your children all abilities are welcome. If you would like any more information please email smallwordsuk@gmail.com. Please note that there will be no session on Tuesday 28th May due to school holidays.
Tuesday 11.00am-12.30pm  Guitar for beginners If you would like to learn to play the guitar come along and join Phil at Seed Studios. These sessions are for beginners so there is no experience needed and sessions are free of charge.
Tuesday 1.00pm-4.30pm SEED Studios Jamming Session – Open to all-come along to the studio to join in and make some noise!
Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm  Accessible Football – football for all adults (16+) regardless of ability or disability. Organised by Altrincham Football Club. Wear casual clothing and trainers and bring a drink! For more information call AFC on 0161 928 1045. Please note that this activity will not go ahead in bad weather.
Tuesday 6.30pm-7.30pm Disability League – League matches that people who take part in the accessible football group Tues 1:30-2:30 can join in with. The way to join in is via the accessible football group.
Tuesday 7.00pm-8.00pm Yoga- Please note there will be no sessions on Tuesday 28th May or Tuesday 4th June due to school holidays. exercises to stretch and flex the body. Develop breath awareness and relax and meditate. A holistic approach to body mind and spirit which can provide the tools to cope with the challenges of daily life. The class is designed for beginners and intermediates and these evening sessions cost £3.50. Postures and exercises are adapted to be suitable for all. For further details please contact Corinne Flint on caflint@hotmail.com.
Tuesday 7.30pm-8.00pm Trafford Veterans Walking Football – open to all ages genders and abilities. Sessions are led by Altrincham FC Community Sports. For more information call 0161 928 1045 or email  community @altrinchamfootballclub.org. For more information on Trafford Veterans visit www.traffordveteransuk.co.uk. Please note that this activity will not go ahead in bad weather.
Tuesday 8.00pm – 9.00pm Bollywood Beats– Bollywood dancing class for adults (12+) of all abilities. £4 per session. Contact Divya on 07550334293 or email bollywooddancebeats@gmail.com.
Wednesday 9.00am-10.00am  YogaPlease note there will be no sessions on Wednesday 29th May or Wednesday 5th June due to school holidays. Exercises to stretch and flex the body. Develop breath awareness and relax and meditate. A holistic approach to body mind and spirit which can provide the tools to cope with the challenges of daily life. The class is designed for beginners and intermediates and these morning sessions are free of charge. Postures and exercises are adapted to be suitable for all. For further details please contact Corinne Flint on caflint@hotmail.com.
Wednesday 10.30am-1.00pm Badminton hall space reserved for badminton with rackets shuttlecocks and net all available on request from reception. All abilities welcome. If you’re looking for someone to play with contact Sudha at sudhasow24@gmail.com.
Wednesday 1.00pm – 3.00 pm Trafford Council Drop in for concerns worries and queries –DWP and Place Based Integration Service: Advice and Signposting  you can drop in for concerns worries and queries: Get advice or be sign-posted to the right service for issues such as parenting – housing – mental health and wellbeing – relationships/domestic abuse -community activities and services – education – benefits – work. A DWP worker will be present to offer advice on benefits and CVs and to offer job searching advice and assist with work-related queries.
Wednesday (1st two Wednesdays in the month) 1.00pm – 3.00pm  Genealogy Group come and join this friendly group every first and second Wednesday of the month to research your family tree. Open to all and free of charge
Wednesday 1.30pm – 3.30pm  U3A Bridge Club –Bridge class for people who are looking for an introduction to Bridge or to improve their bridge. All abilities welcome. In order to take part in this class you will need to be a member of U3A (The University of the Third Age) and apply to join the class by contacting the U3A Groups Coordinator at ADanieli53@icloud.com   U3A is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.  The cost of membership is currently £15.00 per year.  This gives you access to some 90 different interest groups many of which are free or for the cost of the room hire which is divided amongst the members of the group. For further details and application form to join U3A please visit: https://u3asites.org.uk/hale/welcome
Wednesday 5.00pm – 6.00pm Kids Football 6+ – Open to all ages genders and abilities. Free of charge. Sessions are provided by Altrincham FC  on a purely drop in basis to allow young people to attend the sessions at the time that best suits them. Community coaches are on hand to organise games and give tips on football skills. If you require your child to be supervised by the coaches until you arrive to collect them please indicate this to the coaches when you drop your child off for the session. If you have any feedback regarding the sessions please do not hesitate to contact AFC on 0161 9281045. Please note that this activity will not go ahead in bad weather.
Wednesday 6.00pm – 8.00pm Children’s Karate courtesy of Timperley Dojo. For more information call 07766 130 512.
Wednesday 6.00pm – 10.00pm SEED Studios Advanced Jamming Session. – Open to all but beginners may prefer to try the groups on Tuesday first.  Just come along join in and make some noise.
Thursday 10.00am – 11.00am Pilates with Leila. Free of charge and open to all. Call Leila on on 07903 554259 for any further information. Please note that there will be no session on Wednesday 29th May due to school holidays.
Thursday 11.00am – 12.30pm Gentle Yoga – Yoga class for people who are looking for a gentle form of exercise and who may have some mobility impairments.  Members can choose to perform the exercises either sitting in a chair or on the floor.  In order to take part in this class you will need to be a member of U3A (The University of the Third Age) and apply to join the class by contacting the U3A Groups Coordinator at ADanieli53@icloud.com. U3A is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.  The cost of membership is currently £15.00 per year.  This gives you access to some 90 different interest groups many of which are free or for the cost of the room hire which is divided amongst the members of the group. For further details and application form to join U3A please visit: https://u3asites.org.uk/hale/welcome
Thursday 5.00pm – 6.00pm Kids Football 6+ – Open to all ages genders and abilities. Free of charge. Sessions are provided by Altrincham FC  on a purely drop in basis to allow young people to attend the sessions at the time that best suits them. Community coaches are on hand to organise games and give tips on football skills. If you require your child to be supervised by the coaches until you arrive to collect them please indicate this to the coaches when you drop your child off for the session. If you have any feedback regarding the sessions please do not hesitate to contact AFC on 0161 9281045. Please note that this activity will not go ahead in bad weather.
Thursday 6.00pm – 7.00pm Rainbows for girls between 5 and 7. Rainbows is all about developing self-confidence building friendships learning new things and having fun. Girls get their hands dirty with arts and crafts trying out cooking and playing games. We encourage learning by doing: LookLearnLaughLove. For more information please contact Rachel on 07526 880 135.
Friday 10.00am-12.00md Growing Together Community Gardening Club – Help to keep the community garden looking beautiful and the raised beds full of fruit and vegetables by joining in our free gardening club! Enjoy trips out to local National Garden Scheme/National Trust gardens (fee applicable). Please be mindful that the group has a limited capacity so if you're interested email growingtogether31@gmail.com or phone or drop in to reception and we'll contact you to get you involved.
Friday 10:30am-12md FREE Meditation and Community Exercises A nice start to the day with beginners meditation following gentle exercises. A fun way to exercise!. Women only. No need to book just drop in. Part of the Multicultural Women's Group.  For more information please contact Sol Diaz at multiculturalwomensgroup@gmail.com. Please note that there will be no session on Friday 31st May due to school holidays.
Friday 11.00am-1.00pm Art Group –Free and open to all from experts to beginners. Paint or draw. Have a laugh and a chat and a brew in a relaxed supportive environment.
Friday 12.30am-2.30pm Growing Together Woodcraft Club – Join in our free woodwork club to work on projects related to the gardening club as well as other table-top activities. Please be mindful that the group has a limited capacity so if you're interested email growingtogether31@gmail.com or phone or drop in to reception and we'll contact you to get you involved.
Friday 1.30pm – 3.30pm Friday Club – a friendly group of over 55’s who come together each Friday to socialise orand play games like bingo dominoes and darts with a brew and a biscuit. £1 entry fee. For more information please contact Joan on 0161 903 8200 or 07960 696 147. The club also go on regular day trips so get in touch to find out where they are heading next!
Friday 6.00pm – 7.00pm Kids’ Taekwondo (age 5+). Taekwondo is a Korean Olympic Sport and popular martial art: learn exciting kicking and striking techniques improve fitness and build confidence. £4 per session but the first taster session is free so drop in! Family discounts are available. For more information contact Jason on 07738497319 or visit www.jmtaekwondo.co.uk.
Friday 7.00pm – 8.00pm Teens’ and adults’ Taekwondo. Taekwondo is a Korean Olympic Sport and popular martial art: learn exciting kicking and striking techniques improve fitness and build confidence. £5 per session but the first taster session is free so drop in! Family discounts are available. For more information contact Jason on 07738497319 or visit www.jmtaekwondo.co.uk.
Saturday 7.30am – 9.30am  Slimming World work together with you to help you reach your weight loss goals as well as helping you to look and feel great; mind body and soul.  For more information contact Julia on 07763 733 267. Membership charges apply.
Saturday 5.00pm – 6.00pm  Tamil language Classes For more information contact academy@amildham.co.uk

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 Trafford Sound Radio Tune in to Trafford Sound on your digital radio at www.traffordsound.org or via the TuneIn Radio app. Trafford Sound is a community focused local radio broadcasting service where you can find out what’s happening nearby and join the conversation on local issues. They are always looking for new volunteers including budding radio presenters producers and researchers. To get involved email office@traffordsound.org.
Various Trafford Domestic Abuse Services (TDAS) offers support to individuals and families who are affected by domestic abuse TDAS support both female and male victims of domestic abuse. To book a confidential appointment to see someone please call 01618727368
Various The Counselling and Family Centre offers counselling to adults young people and children from 5 years old. Additionally they provide support for families affected by addiction. For more information and to book call 0161 941 7754 or email appointments@thecfc.org.uk.
Various 11.00am – 12 mid day Councillor Laura Evans surgery appointments – to book call 07896 110 508 or email laura.evans@trafford.gov.uk.
Various Trafford Drug and Alcohol Service– tackle substance misuse in a safe supportive environment. Over 18s only. For more information or to book an appointment call 0161 877 0491.
Various  Diabetes Prevention – Healthier You Greater Manchester is a nine-month behaviour change programme that helps support those at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by significantly reducing their chances of getting the disease. Eligible participants attend 18 one hour group sessions over 40 weeks. Extensive supporting resources are provided including handouts trackers and a pedometer. You need a GP referral to attend this session. Please speak to your GP if you want a referral. For more information http://reedmomenta.co.uk/healthieryou.
Various Place Based Intervention Team work with families in the local community contact the centre for more information contact 0161 912 3131.
Various Trafford Spring Group. DTC group.
Various Trafford Psychological Therapies  provides a variety of evidence-based talking therapies to people aged 16 and over who are registered with a GP in Trafford and are currently suffering from anxiety and depression-related problems. Appointments are held at a variety of venues across Trafford including the Broomwood CWC. Call 0161 3571350 or visit https://www.gmmh.nhs.uk/tpt-refer to self-refer.
Tuesday Sleep Clinic for children carers and guardians. Book an appointment by calling 0161 286 4201. Visit https://www.togethertrust.org.uk/family-support/sleep-tight-trafford for more information.
Thursday Complementary Therapy – Leila offers body massage back neck and shoulder massage remedial massage. Book directly with Leila on 07903 554259. Sessions are £10 per 30 minutes or £7.50 per 30 minutes if you are in receipt of benefits.
Friday Complementary Therapy – Lorenzo offers remedial massage and sports massage. Book directly with Lorenzo on 07946 259 242. Sessions cost £20.00 full body and £10.00 for back neck and shoulder massage or £15.00 full body and £7.50 back neck and shoulder massage if you are in receipt of benefits.
Sunday 2.00pm-4.00 pm Altybots Join Altrincham Robotics Society for hands-on education in the art (and science) of making robots! Contact sriramkanala@yahoo.com if you are interested in attending.  

Upcoming Courses – the following activities will run on set dates for fixed terms, so check below how to join in.

Date Time Activity
25th April weekly 1.00pm – 3.00pm  Trafford College Craft Course contact the centre to book or to put your name down for the next course if it is full.
from August 2019 9am-10:30am Saturdays A gentle introduction to yoga with session led by a qualified yoga instructor. £8 per session or £6 per week if block-booking a term in advance. Contact mgourishankar@gmail.com for more information.


Recovery Academy Courses (free)

Date Time Activity
6th & 7th June 2019 10.00am – 4.00pm Node Link Mapping & Behavioural Activation
27th June 2019 10.00am – 4.00pm Train the trainers
10th September 2019 9.30am – 4.30pm  Living with an Autistic Spectrum Condition

To book on a course visit https://www.gmmh.nhs.uk/recovery-getinvolved. 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