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NOTE: if you would like to join in any of the activities, but feel a bit shy, just pop in or give us a ring and one of our friendly volunteers will meet you and introduce you.

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Bluesci 1-2-1 Support
Bluesci support people through the 5 Ways to Wellbeing: Connect; Be Active; Take Notice; Give; and Learn. These five aspects of life are encouraged through the activities and services running at the Wellbeing Centre.

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 over 18, a Trafford resident and want to use the service then you can pop in to make an appointment,  ring us on 0161 912 2177 or send us a message via this website contact us.

Activities you can attend without booking – just come along

Day Time Activity
Tuesday 10.00am-3.00pm Craft & Coffee shop open- for more information email: scilight.arts@gmail.com
Tuesday 10.00am-12.00pm Language Library English for Everyone– Come and have a brew with speakers of other languages.  Meet new friends chat and join in with ESOL online learning for more information email: languagelibrarye4e@gmail.com  (now Tuesdays next one 11th September)
Tuesday 10.30am-12.00pm Coffee Morning – Join us for a tea or coffee every month with the Friends of Coppice Library (2nd Tuesday of the Month)
Wednesday 10.00am-12.00pm Small Words – Come and join an informal creative writing workshop for more information email: smallwordsuk@gmail.com Please note this group is now on a summer break back 12th September
Wednesday 10.00am-3.00pm Craft & Coffee shop open- for more information email: scilight.arts@gmail.com
Wednesday 10.00am-12.00pm Multicultural Women’s Group – Join Sol and make new friends with women from all around the world! for more information email: multiculturalwomensgroup@gmail.com ( there is no meeting on the first Wednesday of the month) Please note this group is now on a summer break back 12th September
Wednesday 11.00am-12 mid day Rhyme Time (0-5 years) – Free sessions.  Come and sing nursery rhymes with other parents and children and Beanstalks Play-workers
Wednesday 1.00pm-3.00pm Scilight Arts Craft Group – Develop your creativity with our free craft sessions. This is an informal craft session held on a Wednesday. Facilitated by Jo Hogan and Julie Howarth. For more information email: scilight.arts@gmail.com
Wednesday 4.00pm-6.00pm Level Up Gaming – Play MinecraftMario Kart – indie classics and all sorts of other stuff – in our family-friendly weekly gaming sessions (£1.00 entry per child) contact :- Mike Croft mobile no. 07763179753  or email: Mike-croft@hotmail.co.uk

Thursday

10.00am-3.00pm Craft & Coffee shop open- for more information email: scilight.arts@gmail.com

Friday

9.15am – 10.15am Story time (0-5 years) Encourage your child's love of stories as Beanstalks Play-workers read and craft with the children
Saturday 2.45pm Councillor's Surgery – An opportunity to meet and talk to your local Ward Councillors on the 3rd Saturday of each month (No appointment required)

Saturday

10.00am-12.00pm Storytime – Encourage your child's love of stories as the Friends of Coppice Library read and craft with the children (1st Saturday of the month)
Saturday 10.30am-12.00pm Knitting Group –  "Bring your needles and knit and natter"

 

Activities you have to book in advance

Day Time Activity
Monday 11.00am-12.00pm Reading Group 1 – (1st Monday of the month) Please see 'Reading Groups' below for more details.
Tuesday 9.00am-5.00pm Citizens Advice Bureau – CAB Trafford are here every week holding one-to-one sessions to help you with your problems (call 0300 330 9073  for an appointment) By appointment only 
Tuesday 5.30pm-7.30pm iSyllabus – A religious study course aimed at secondary-school aged children- to help teach the religion of Islam in a simple and unambiguous way  By appointment only contact Naseema Sodawala on 07817174565 or at naseema_p@yahoo.com
Wednesday 2.00pm-3.00pm Reading Group 3 – (Last Wednesday of the month) Please see 'Reading Groups' below for more details.
Wednesday 5.00pm-6.00pm Urdu Classes – Brush up on your Urdu in our weekly classes aimed primarily at older children £5.00 per session.  By appointment only. For more information contact Mamoona Asif on 07703149173 or email: mamoonamin@hotmail.com
Wednesday 6pm-7.30pm Arabic Language Lessons– Lessons for children and young people aged between 6- 16 years. Cost 5.00 per hour. To book call Najat Morad on 07533830617
Thursday 2.00pm-3.00pm Killer Thriller Reading Group – (2nd Thursday of the month)  new book starting 9th August The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton Please see 'Reading Groups' below for more details.
Thursday 5.30pm-7.30pm iSyllabus – A religious study course aimed at secondary-school aged children- to help teach the religion of Islam in a simple and unambiguous way  By appointment only contact Naseema Sodawala on 07817174565 or at naseema_p@yahoo.com
Friday 2.00pm-4.00pm Relaxed British Sign Language Group 10 week course cost £55.00 (towards the cost of the tutor) to book on the next course contact: maevearrow@gmail.com

Reading Groups
Due to limited spaces, anybody wanting to join one of our Reading Groups should register first with the group, or by contacting Trafford Libraries at libraries@trafford.gov.uk, or on 0161 912 3189click here to go to the Trafford Libraries website.

Reading Groups hold informal, monthly meetings where their members can discuss books, sharing opinions on themes, story, writing etc..Each group has a leader who directs the discussion, but each person in the group is welcomed and encouraged to offer their own personal views and ideas about the book. The books that are read in each group are chosen collectively by the group’s members.  The types of books chosen vary and don’t follow any particular theme or genre, unless specifically stated in the description of the group.

There are 3 groups who meet every month at Coppice Library and Wellbeing Centre. When members decide on the book they’re going to discuss, Trafford Libraries will arrange copies of it to be sent to the library to be picked up.  The book is then discussed the following month at the group.

Group Name Time Description
Reading Group 1Adult General Fiction/Non-fiction First Monday of the month – 11.00am-12.00pm No specific subject is read but it tends to be recently published fiction with a focus on drama.  Contact:  Andrea on 0161 973 5667 or email libraries@trafford.gov.uk.  Alternatively leave name and contact number/e-mail at reception.

Reading Group 2 – Killer ThrillerAdult General Fiction/Non-fiction

Second Thursday of the month – 2.00pm-3.00pm Focuses on Crime fiction- usually involving murders.  Mostly contemporary fiction set in the modern day. – Contact: A message for Jane can be left at reception-  leave your name and contact details.  Alternatively you can e-mail libraries@trafford.gov.uk.
Reading Group 3Adult General Fiction/Non-fiction Last Wednesday of the month – 2.00pm-3.00pm This group is run by volunteers.  Both contemporary and classic fiction is read.  A mix of new books and old covering a variety of topics. – Contact:  Rosemary- a message for Rosemary can be left at reception- just leave your name and contact details.  Alternatively you can e-mail libraries@trafford.gov.uk.

 


Courses (free)

Day Date and Time Activity
Recovery Academy 27th September 2018 – 10.00am – 4.00pm Assertiveness Skills
Recovery Academy 12th 13th & 14th November 2018 – 10.00am – 4.00pm Facilitating Self Help Groups course
Recovery Academy 27th November 2018 – 10.00am – 4.00pm Helping Children Manage Parental Mental Health or Substance Misuse Problems
Recovery Academy 14th December 2018 – 10.00am – 1.00pm Build a Better You
Recovery Academy 21st February 2019 – 10.00am – 3.00pm Creative Writing
Recovery Academy 5th 12th 19th & 26th March 2019  – 5.00pm – 6.00pm An Introduction to Mindfullness Skills course

To book on a course click here


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)
  • GMMH staff, volunteers, students on placement and health care professionals

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

 

 

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