Old Trafford: What’s On?

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What’s On at Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre

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!

Activities going on in the centre

Please call us on 0161 877 3719 or email reception@bluescisupport.org.uk if you’re interested in these activities. We’ll help you to feel safe and comfortable about joining in.

DayTimeActivity
Monday11:00am-12:00pmA Brew and a Chat Join us for a tea or a coffee and a chat in our cafe. You’re always welcome whether you’re having a good day or a rough one. Open to all, this group is run by our amazing volunteers who can chat to you about how you are doing and connect you with people / services in your community.
Monday1:00pm-3:00pmWoodwork with Tree Things – Join this group in our workshop to get creative and learn new skills. This is a small group of up to 6 people so please contact Patrick on 0161 881 5360 to find out more and book your place.
Monday1:00pm-4:00pmGetting to know you group A supportive group for carers of those with mental health needs run by Trafford Carers Centre. Ring Monica 0161 848 2400 or Denise 0755 795 9113 for more details.
Monday12.00 mid day - 3pmDrama workshop – Basic Theatre. These workshops focus on building confidence and self-esteem through theatre. Join us at these fun sessions. to connect with people who share an interest in performing arts and. You don’t need to book, but for more information please email infototscic@gmail.com
Tuesday10am - 12 mid day Art Group - Are you interested in art? Whether you are a beginner, or well practiced, everyone is welcome to join our diverse and friendly groups who meet in our art studios. Two groups run at the same time - one based around painting and drawing and developing confidence, and the second focused on painting & drawing and acrylic painting on canvas. You are welcome to bring your own materials, or they can be provided for you. Please note: due to the current pandemic and because our studios are not well ventilated, we would ask that group members wear a mask whilst in these activities.
Tuesday11:00am-12:00pmHealthy Eating Group Join this six week rolling group for managing healthy eating. This group has a general focus. To find out more and to book your place, please contact Evie on 07541466570
1st Tuesday of each month10.30am - 12.30pmNEW - ESOL English Conversation Club. We are really excited to be hosting the ESOL English Conversation Club, on the first Tuesday morning of each month! Are you learning English, and want the opportunity to practice? Starting on the 5th October 2021, join us in our cafe to learn English, enjoy a coffee and make friends. No need to book, you can drop-in and leave when you wish. See you there!
Tuesday12 mid day -1pmWomen’s Yoga Workshop 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. Please book ahead – contact Rukia on 07920 427 001.
Tuesday1:00pm-2:15pmMeditation with Theatre of the Senses Make a journey of self discovery through a quiet hour of meditation. Join with your community and develop mindful awareness and compassion by reflecting to help clear the mind. Please book ahead – contact infototscic@gmail.com or call reception on 0161 877 3719. Social distancing and other measures respected at all times.
Wednesday11:00am-12:00pmA Brew and a Chat Join us for a tea or a coffee and a chat in our cafe. You’re always welcome whether you’re having a good day or a rough one. Open to all, this group is run by our amazing volunteers who can chat to you about how you are doing and connect you with people / services in your community.
Wednesday12:00pm –
3.00pm
Drama workshop – Basic Theatre. These workshops focus on building confidence and self-esteem through theatre. Join us at these fun sessions. to connect with people who share an interest in performing arts and. You don’t need to book, but for more information please email infototscic@gmail.com
Wednesday1:00pm-3:00pmKnit and Natter Join our friendly knitting group in a relaxed environment where you can have a drink, talk with others and knit. Open to everyone regardless of ability, you can learn to knit, get guidance with your current project or help others. If you have your own knitting things please bring them, but we can provide them too if needed.
Thursday2:00pm-4:00pmNEW Creative Writing Workshops Join Theatre of the Senses for workshops on writing monologues, poetry and short stories. Develop your writing and creative skills whilst meeting new people. Please book ahead – contact infototscic@gmail.com or call reception on 0161 877 3719.
Thursday10:00am-11:00amA Brew and a Chat Join us for a tea or a coffee and a chat in our cafe. You’re always welcome whether you’re having a good day or a rough one. Open to all, this group is run by our amazing volunteers who can chat to you about how you are doing and connect you with people / services in your community.
Thursday10:30am-12:30pmHearing Voices Group A friendly relaxed support group for people who hear voices, see things/ have visions or unusual experiences – contact Claire Sharkey on 0161 357 1779 to book.
Thursday12:00pm –
3.00pm
Drama workshop – Basic Theatre These workshops focus on building confidence and self-esteem through theatre. Join us at these fun sessions. to connect with people who share an interest in performing arts and. You don’t need to book, but for more information please email infototscic@gmail.com
Thursday3:00pm-4:00pmDirections for Men Support Group A group to help improve the wellbeing of men who are struggling. The group meet weekly to talk about things that affect them, provide support and teach techniques that may allow individuals to learn better ways to deal with issues that they may be facing Contact Chris on 07894 971 434 to book your place.
Thursday12:00pm-3:00pmBike Repair Group Come along and get your bike fixed up. Meet in the car park of Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre
Friday11:00am-12:30pmGuitar Group/Ukulele Group Seed studios presents a Guitar Group/Ukulele group in a social distanced way. Email communityconnector@seedstudios.org to book a place.
Friday11:30am-3:00pmDrama – Issues Based Theatre Anyone can join this group, which aims to build confidence through theatre, and create performances focusing on relevant social issues. Please book on to these workshops by emailing infototscic@gmail.com
DayTimeActivity
Wednesdays
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27/10
24/11)
11:00am-1:00pmTraining and Courses Drop-in. Would you like to know about courses and training available in the Trafford area? Rachel from Trafford Council will be at Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre on the last Wednesday of the month to tell you more. She can also signpost you to services for employment support. This is a drop-in session, however it would be helpful if you can let us know if you will attend and your general query so tailored advice can be given. You can let us know by ringing reception on 0161 877 3719 or emailing reception@bluesci.org.uk
Monday-Friday10:00am-2:00pmFoodbank 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 877 3719 between 10am-2pm, 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 877 3719 or email reception@bluescisupport.org.uk and we can book you in for a 121 session.

Prayer space

 If you require a quiet space in which to pray whilst you are at the centre, please let us know by contacting reception so we can accommodate your needs where possible. We also have a prayer rug and copies of some religious books available on request.

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.