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Coppice Library & Wellbeing Centre
Coppice Avenue
Sale
M33 4ND

Open for general enquiries: Monday – Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm and Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Email: admin@coppicelibraryandwellbeing.org.uk
Tel: 0161 912 3560 

What's On?

We have a range of activities at the centre, hopefully there is something you are interested in joining. Some of our activities require you to book in advance due to room size, others you can just turn up to. Please do not hesitate to contact the library if you have any queries about what we do or how to join you can contact us on 0161 912 3560 or email us at admin@coppicelibraryandwellbeing.org.uk

We aim to offer activities that meet the Five Ways to Wellbeing. When looking at the activities below you can use the key to help you plan activities that meet each of the five ways. 5W2WB: Connect Keep Learning Take Notice Give Be Active
 
Please note: our centres are closed during the day on the 6th May 2024 for the Bank Holiday. Bluesci at Night is open as usual in the evening.

Activities in the centre ( No Need To Book in Advance)

DayTime
Monday 1:30pm – 2:30pmGuys Tackling Issues: Do you need a safe space to talk with other men, or would you like someone to listen, or even just want some male company – then come along to our GTI group. Activities include darts, playing cards, dominoes, chess, and jigsaws or if you would prefer to take a seat and chit chat with other men, then you would be most welcome. This is a free activity – if you need any further information, please contact us on 0161 912 3560.

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Tuesday 1pm – 2pmMile Shy Club Walking Group: Mile Shy’s walks are open to everyone. As a club they cater for all abilities and adapt sessions to ensure they are fully inclusive. Walks will not generally exceed one mile. Meet outside the library at 1pm. Sessions are delivered and led by Advanced Walk Leaders, trained in working with people with long term physical and mental health conditions. Each session includes a warm up, gentle walk and a cool down session. Attendees are welcome to join the group for a drink after in the library. The last session of every month relocates to Ashton-on-Mersey Golf Club (Church Lane) M33 5QQ, for a walk to the Riverbank Cafe for a drink and leisurely walk back Please note, the sessions cost £2.00 to join, you can bring cash on the day. Before attending please complete the form on www.mileshyclub.com/sale-walk
5W2WB: Connect Take Notice Give Be Active
Wednesday10:30- 11:30 Story time & Rhyme time: Join us every week (in term time) for our free story time and rhyme time sessions. Engage your child with fun, exciting stories and help develop their confidence and social skills while singing along to their favourite nursery rhymes! Every Wednesday at 10:30am. Aimed at under 5s. No need to book, just turn up.

5W2WB: Connect Keep Learning Take Notice
Wednesday3pm – 4pmMeditation: Join us for a gentle, relaxing meditation group on Wednesdays.

Meditation has been used for thousands of years to help manage stress and worry. It is now recognised as beneficial for both physical and mental health. This group focuses on promoting wellbeing through gentle relaxation techniques.

5W2WB: Connect Take Notice
Thursday10:30am – 12:00pmBrew & Chat: Join us for tea, coffee, and well-being activities! Meet new people and enjoy a variety of health and well-being activities, including: Arts & crafts, Bingo (and other games!) This event is a great opportunity to connect with others, make new friends and socialize in a friendly environment. Everyone is welcome! Contact reception on 0161 912 3560 for more information.
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Thursday2:00pm – 3:30pm Knitting for the Absolute Beginner: Join our friendly group which is open to all knitters of all abilities but ideal for the absolute beginner. Come enjoy a warm drink and good company while practicing the mindful art of knitting. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to hone your skills, our welcoming group is perfect for you. Materials can be provided and everyone is welcome!

Contact reception for more information on 0161 912 3560.

5W2WB: Connect Keep Learning Take Notice
Thursday2:00pm – 3:00pmForest Bathing with BreathChamps: Forest bathing or ‘Shinrin Yoku’ is a Japanese practice to improve your wellbeing. Sessions immerse all our senses in nature (no undressing required!). Spend quiet, mindful time in nature, using your senses and slowing down to calm the mind. You don’t have to do anything but just be! There will be a simple clinical assessment before starting. The actual forest bathing activity can last from 20-40 minutes, so if you would like to sit in the wood instead of stand, bring a camping chair or a cushion or rug to sit on a log if you have one – we can carry it if you need us to! Please wear supportive shoes and dress for the weather. Bring an extra layer of clothing as it’s a few degrees cooler under the trees, water, a snack if you have diabetes, walking aids and any medications that you may need. Do not come if you feel poorly in any way.

Please note: This activity usually happens at Woodheys Park (Sale, M33 4LF) and the group meet at the Pavilion. However over the winter months, due to the weather, sessions will often move to the Library where the indoor space is used to connect to nature and make space for mindful activity.

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Friday10:00am – onwards Brew & Chat: Do you want to meet new people in Sale area? We offer a warm and welcoming space to relax and meet new people. Join us for free tea & coffee, biscuits, good company and we have a selection of newspapers to read.

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Friday10:00am – 12:00pmCoppice Gardening Group: Whether you are a keen gardener, or wondering if you may have green fingers, why not join our friendly gardening group that meet weekly at the Library? No experience is necessary, just a willingness to get involved. The group tend to the grounds surrounding the Library and are working on a project to transform the woodland next to the carpark.
Current activities and projects are:- Lawn Maintenance; Weeding and Pruning; Mowing & Edging; Woodland Project and Wildflower Meadow. There is always space for new faces.

To ensure that someone can greet you on your first visit, please text 07354650571 or email coppicegardeninggroup@gmail.com to let us know you will be joining.

5W2WB: Connect Keep Learning Take Notice Give Be Active
Saturday10:00am – 11:30amLego Club: Join us every Saturday for free fun Lego Club.

All Lego has been kindly donated by the Community and any Donations will be gratefully received. Contact reception on 0161 912 3560 if you would like more information. Alternatively, you can e-mail admin@coppicelibraryandwellbeing.org.uk.

5W2WB: Connect Keep Learning Give Be Active
Saturday10.30am – 12:00pmKnit and Natter: Join our friendly knitting Group every Saturday for a friendly and informal knit and natter session!

Bring your knitting (or any other needlecraft) and join in.

Contact reception on 0161 912 3560 if you would like more information. Alternatively, you can e-mail admin@coppicelibraryandwellbeing.org.uk.

5W2WB: Connect Keep Learning Take Notice
First Monday of the month11:00am – 12:00pmReading Group – First Monday of the month: Join us monthly for an informal meeting to discuss various books across different genres. Free and open to all. Each month’s title is chosen in advance by the group. To find out what the current title is go to http://www.trafford.gov.uk/residents/leisure-and-lifestyle/libraries/readers-groups.aspx

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Last Tuesday of the month2:00pm – 3:00pmReading Group – Last Tuesday of the month: Join us every month for an informal meeting to discuss various books across different genres. Free and open to all. Each month’s title is chosen in advance by the group. To find out what the current title is go to http://www.trafford.gov.uk/residents/leisure-and-lifestyle/libraries/readers-groups.aspx

5W2WB: Connect Keep Learning Take Notice
Second Wednesday of the month2:00pm – 3:00pmReading Group – Second Wednesday of the month: Join us monthly for an informal meeting to discuss various books across different genres. Free and open to all. Each month’s title is chosen in advance by the group. To find out what the current title is go to http://www.trafford.gov.uk/residents/leisure-and-lifestyle/libraries/readers-groups.aspx

5W2WB: Connect Keep Learning Take Notice
Second Wednesday of the month 7:00pm – 8:30pmWe Are One meetup: A social group for neurodivergent adults in Trafford. The group meet once a month for social activities and a chance to catch-up. There will be a variety of activities to be involved in, as well as a quiet space to relax. For more info, contact clair@bluesci.org.uk.

5W2WB: Connect Give Be Active
Last Wednesday of the month10:00am – 12:00pmChristians Against Poverty drop-in: Christians Against Poverty (CAP) are an award winning charity that offer free debt help in the community. They provide you with a budget, can source debt relief orders, arrange repayment plans and various other methods to help you on your journey to debt freedom. A member of the team attend the library once a month for you to drop-in to find out how they can help you and assist in booking an appointment for the service. Please let the library desk know you have attended to see CAP and we can let the team know.

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First Saturday in the month. 10.30am – 12:00pmStorytime and Craft: Join us on the first Saturday of each month for free stories and craft with the Friends of Coppice Library. Aimed at under 5s but all welcome. Contact reception on 0161 912 3560 or e-mail friendsofcoppicelibrary@gmail.com if you would like more information.

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Activities you have to book in advance

DayTimeActivity
Monday10:00am – 12:00pmSmall Words Creative Writing: To join this relaxed and informal group to develop your creative writing skills, please e-mail Sophie at smallwordsuk@gmail.com.

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Monday12:00 – 1:00pmYoga: Yoga is at the heart of Health and Wellbeing. Suitable for absolute beginners and those who have enjoyed yoga before. Connect the body with the mind. A gentle mindful chair based class. The sessions are Free of Charge.

Places are limited so please book in advance with reception or ring 0161 912 3560.

5W2WB: Connect Keep Learning Be Active
Monday 1:30pm – 3:00pmEngage Your Creativity with SciLight Arts Craft Group!– SciLight Arts welcomes social prescribing referrals and individuals looking to explore their creative side. We help newcomers understand how our programs can benefit them by discussing their interests and artistic aspirations. Join our exciting upcoming session:

Why choose SciLight Arts?

Inclusive and supportive environment: Meet new people and share your passion for art in a welcoming space.
No prior experience needed: Our courses are designed for beginners, so come as you are and unleash your creativity!
All materials provided: Everything you need is included, from felting supplies to refreshments like tea and coffee.
Sparking joy and well-being: Discover the therapeutic benefits of crafting and find a new hobby you love.
Ready to join the fun?

Referrals can be made directly to a wellbeing practitioner at BlueSCI Support. We can’t wait to meet you and create something amazing together!

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Tuesday1:30pm – 3:00pmHealing Hearts Together (bereavement group): A number of local organisations including Bluesci Support have come together to support people to heal when they have lost a loved one by creating structure and purpose in life. To achieve this, we use a mixture of creativity, nature, music, community and finding a place of peace. If you are grieving and would like to join us, you are welcome. We meet weekly across two venues in Sale.

Please get in contact if you are interested in joining by contacting:
Clair Broomhead, Bluesci on 07754 469 680
Revd Catherine Cleghorn, St Martins Church on 07813 117 385
Carol Dodgson, Sale West Urban Community Trust on 07579 805 623.

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Wednesday 10.30am – 11.30amMusic for Wellbeing– This group is open to anyone who is interested to learn more about song writing and music, and an opportunity for musical individuals to share the space in this group with likeminded people. The group focuses on how music affects our wellbeing and each session has a different focus and activity, ranging from song writing, sound collecting, percussion instruments, sound bathing and experimenting with music.

The group will meet at the library on the below dates: 8th and 22nd May, 5th and 19th June, 3rd and 17th July 2024.

For more information and to book, please call Coppice Library on 0161 912 3560.

5W2WB: Connect Keep Learning Take Notice
Friday 12th April – 3rd May 202412.00pm – 1.30pmGo Digital!– Are you or someone you know aged 50+ and looking to get online and learn digital skills? Join Trafford Council for a brew and biscuits, and learn how to get the most out of using a tablet including how to send emails, search the internet, access public services, watch TV and more!

The council will provide you with a tablet to borrow, teach you new skills and support you in navigating the online world – this course is totally free to Trafford residents! To book, contact Bethany on 07929396581.

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WednesdayVariousBereavement Support Workshops : This is an information-based session with info on the support available for them. It is a small group session and will last around 30-40 minutes, 121 support will be on hand for anyone at the end of the session.

Please get in contact if you are interested in joining by contacting:
Clair Broomhead, Bluesci on 07754 469 680

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Free Period Products

Period Products are available in our toilets and are free for visitors to take thanks to Go With The Flow. Please help yourself.

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. We can issue foodbank e-vouchers for parcels 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 in during our opening hours to enquire about a voucher being issued if you need one.