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.
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.
Staff and volunteers here at the Coppice LWC 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.
Foodbank vouchers are issued with appropriate discretion and staff and volunteers can discuss further support available.
Vouchers can be issued at any time during normal opening hours (9-5, Mon-Fri)
Book Making courses coming up
On the 1st April 2019, Scilight Arts will be running a series of book making courses at Coppice. Funded by Trafford Housing Trust, we will show you how to make simple concertina books, how to produce an electronic book and how to make casebound books. Courses are suitable for adults and no previous experience of book making is needed. All equipment and materials will be provided. The workshops are FREE but numbers are limited. Please leave your contact details at Coppice Library and Wellbeing Centre or at email@example.com and we will contact you to confirm your place.
Concertina books are great for keeping small items such as travel information, theatre tickets, recipes and newspaper cuttings safe. For the electronic books we will be looking at how to edit digital photographs and produce special effects and then make up a book. The casebound technique is suitable for albums and notebooks.
Course 1 – Simple concertina books
Monday the 1st, 8th & 15th April, 10.00 – 12.00
Course 2 – Electronic books
Monday the 13th & 20th May, 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th June 10.00 – 12.00
Course 3 – Casebound books
Monday the 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th July & 5th August 10.00 – 12.00
Activities you can attend without booking – just come along
|Tuesday||10.00am-3.00pm||Craft & Coffee shop open- for more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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: email@example.com|
|Wednesday||10.00am-3.00pm||Craft & Coffee shop open- for more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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: email@example.com|
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Thursday||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 learning. For more information email: email@example.com|
|10.00am-3.00pm||Craft & Coffee shop open- for more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|12:30pm – 3pm||Coppice Craft Group fortnightly|
|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||10.30am – 11.30am||Friends of Coppice Library Childrens' story time and craft (1st Saturday of the month)|
|Saturday||10.30am-12.00pm||Knitting Group – "Bring your needles and knit and natter"|
|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)|
Activities you have to book in advance
|Monday||11.00am-12.00pm||Reading Group 1 – (1st Monday of the month) Please see 'Reading Groups' below for more details.|
|Monday||12.30am – 2.30pm||Arabic Language Class -By appointment only For more information contact Najat: email@example.com|
|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||12:30pm – 3:30pm||Trafford Lifestyle Group Completers – monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month facilitated by Pennine Care contact the library about how to access.|
|Tuesday||1.00pm-3.00pm||CFT Group – Compassion Focused Therapy Group facilitated by Trafford Psychological Therapies GMMH NHS Services (By appointment only)|
|Tuesday||2pm – 3pm||Womens group meeting. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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 email@example.com|
|Wednesday||12pm – 2pm||History Course 10 weeks commencing 24th of April 2019 – 22nd May 2019. Facilitated by WEA. This course will take a close look at a selection of artworks held in museums and galleries in the UK dividing the country in to 10 regions. Analysing both the artists and their specific work. To join/ call 0300 303 3464 or visit wea.org.uk. For either option you must provide the course reference code which is C3842976 cost: £62.00 or free if you receive certain benefits.|
|Wednesday||2.00pm-3.00pm||Reading Group 3 – (Last Wednesday of the month) Please see 'Reading Groups' below for more details.|
|Thursday||12.00am – 2.30pm||Arabic Language Class -By appointment only For more information contact Najat: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Thursday||10.15am – 1.15pm||TDAS Womens' Craft Group – A monthly 2.5 hour session providing peer support and raising awareness of domestic abuse including arts crafts and relaxation techniques. The aim of the women's group is to empower women to make positive changes in their lives – There is no cost but a donation of £1 – £1.50 for resources would be appreciated to attend please contact TDAS on 0161 872 7368 or email: email@example.com|
|Thursday||1pm – 4pm||Trafford Lifestyle Intro Group (Presentation). Monthly on the 4th Thursday of the month facilitated by Pennine Care contact the library about how to access.|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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: email@example.com|
|Friday||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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Saturday||1.00pm-3.30pm||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: email@example.com|
|Sunday||10.00am – 1.00pm||Arabic Language Class – primarily aimed at older children. By appointment only For more information contact Najat: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Last Sunday in the month||2.00pm – 4.30pm||Film Club is run by Friends of Coppice Library whilst aimed at our elderly residents all are welcome. We typically show an uplifting film which is chosen by the participants. Often the participants bring in their own films which they have enjoyed to share with their friends. Refreshments are available before the film starts and during the interval. Please contact the Friends of Coppice Library by email email@example.com or on facebook or call in the library to confirm the details of the film club and to ensure they know you plan to attend.|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or on 0161 912 3189. click 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.
Reading Group 1 – Adult 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 email@example.com. Alternatively leave name and contact number/e-mail at reception.
Reading Group 2 – Adult 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: Call reception on 0161 912 3560– leave your name and contact details. Alternatively you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading Group 3 – Adult 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 email@example.com.
Recovery Academy Courses (free)
|Day||Date and Time||Activity|
|5th 12th 19th & 26th March 2019||5.00pm – 6.00pm||An Introduction to Mindfullness Skills course|
|25th June 2019||10.00am – 4.00pm||Living with PTSD|
|12th 19th 26th June 3rd July 2019||5.30pm – 6.30pm||Mindfullness Skills Course|
|29th July 2019||10.00am – 4.00pm||Living with Self Harm|
|06th August 2019||10.00am – 4.30pm||Living with Personality Disorder|
|29th 30th August 2019||10am – 4:30pm||Living With Anxiety & Depression course|
|10th September 2019||10am – 4pm||Methods Of Levels 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
Click here for a list of Trafford E-library Services