Coppice: What’s On

What’s On at Coppice Library & Wellbeing Centre

If you would like to join in any of these activities, but feel a bit unsure, just pop in or contact us and one of our friendly colleagues will meet and introduce you.

As you may know, the government changed their restrictions and guidance around Covid-19 on the 19th July 2021. As such, we have adapted our policies and procedures to reflect the new guidance.
We know the changes will have left some of us nervous about re-joining groups and accessing services at the centre, so here is a list of the ways we are continuing to make your visit to the centre safe:

• Although we have increased room capacities, we are asking activity leaders and partners to ventilate rooms where possible.
• Our QR codes are still available for visitors to check in at the centres.
• We are encouraging our staff to continue regularly testing themselves for Covid.
• We would encourage all staff, volunteers and visitors to continue to wear masks when walking around the building and in areas of low ventilation.
• We still have hand sanitiser stations around the building.

If you have further questions or worries, please give us a call on 0161 877 3719 and a member of the team can chat with you. See you soon!

Please do not hesitate to contact the centre 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

Activities in the centre

1st Monday of the month11am - 12 mid dayReading Group – 1st Monday 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
Monday1.15pm-2.15pmMonthly Drop-in Skills Sessions – 2nd Monday of the month – No appointment needed! Join us for a freindly chat about Employment support, courses, and training available for adults in Trafford. Contact Rachel at or 07971 034 641 for more information.
Monday10am - 12 mid daySmall Words creative writing group. Relaxed and informal - just turn up
Last Tues in the month11am - 12 mid dayReading 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
Wednesday4pm - 5pmMindfulness Course - Free 6 week course - (Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10). Mindfulness & Mind-Wandering | Body Awareness for Wellbeing | Anchoring Yourself | Working with Unwanted Thoughts | Exploring Difficulty | Accepting yourself using Mind-Body Education, Mindfulness Meditation & Body-Based Awareness (Somatics)
Info & Bookings:
Capacity: 12 people (so book soon!) Contact:
Raneesha Manoharan, MCMA
Thursday10.30am-12.00pmBrew and a Chat Join us for a tea or coffee and a variety of Health & Wellbeing activities. Meet new people face to face and take part in things such as arts & craft and mindfulness. Contact reception on 0161 912 3560 if you would like more information.
Thursday1.00pm-2.30pmDirections for Men To help improve the wellbeing of men who are struggling. We meet weekly to talk about things affecting us, provide support for each other and learn techniques that may allow us to find better ways to deal with the issues we face.
This is a drop-in activity. Find out more by contacting Chris on 07894 971 434 or by e-mailing
1st Saturday in the month10.30am - 12 mid dayStorytime 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 if you would like more information.
Saturday10.30 - 12 mid dayKnit and Natter –Knitting Group. Join us every Saturday for a friendly and informal knit and natter session! All knitting supplies are included so no need to bring your own. Contact reception on 0161 912 3560 if you would like more information. Alternatively, you can e-mail

Activities you can access over the week

Monday-Friday10.00am-5.00pmFree Computer 121s If you want to get more computer literate to help with employability, for getting in touch with loved ones, or to build up your confidence, you can book a free 121 with us. We can show you how to create an e-mail address, order food and groceries, join online activities using video software such as Zoom, or any other computer related task you would like to know about.
Call us on 0161 912 3560 or e-mail us at to get started!
Monday-Friday10.00am-4.00pmFoodbank 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 us on 0161 912 3560 between 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday, and we’ll arrange to issue a voucher. If you aren’t able to call, come into the centre.

Activities Happening Online

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 Covid-19 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.

Click here for a list of activities that you can join online.

If you need help accessing any online activities or you would like to use one of our computers, please contact the centre on 0161 912 3560 or email and we can book you in for a 121 session.

Free Sanitary Towels

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