Old Trafford: What’s On? (OBSOLETE)

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What’s On at Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre

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. 

If you would like to see the measures we are taking at the centre with regards to Covid-19, click here.

Please call us on 0161 877 3719 or email reception@bluescisupport.org.uk if you want more information about the activities or are anxious about attending. We’ll help you to feel safe and comfortable about joining in.

Activities going on in the centre (no need to book – Just turn up)

DayTimeActivity
Monday10:30am - 12:30pmMindful creative writing – (closed until the 5th Jan 2024) Bring your talent, bring your creativity, and bring your magic and your inspiration. Together we will convert that into a creative piece of writing in a friendly, calm and supportive group environment.
Monday1:00pm - 3:00pmSound Explorers with Seed Studios – Join Lucy to explore new ways to make sounds together. No musical experience required. Please contact Adam at adam@seedstudios.org for more information.
Tuesday10:00am - 12:00pmArt Groups - 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.
Tuesday1:00pm - 2:30pmMeditation with Theatre of the Senses - Make a journey of self discovery through a quiet session of meditation. Join with your community and develop mindful awareness and compassion by reflecting to help clear the mind. The group is open to new meditators or people who have practiced for some time. Email infototscic@gmail.com for more info.
Wednesday12:30pm - 1:30pmTalk about... – A peer support session held on alternate Wednesdays. This group aims to provide a safe space to share and connect with other individuals with similar life experiences.
Dates for your diary for the upcoming Talk About sessions:

20th December- Wellbeing around the holidays.
3rd January- Healthy Eating and weight loss tips.
17th January, 31st January, 14th February, 28th February, 13th March, 27th March.
Wednesday1:00pm - 3:00pm Players Music Group with Seed Studios – Meet other musicians, jam and learn some classics in our studio with Laurence. For guitarists, bassists, drummers, keyboardists and anyone who wants to jam. Free and open to all! Contact Adam on 07546790642 or adam@seedstudios.org for more info.
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.
Thursday10:00am - 12:00pmBME Peer Support Group for women - Join The Trafford BME Mental Health Service for a weekly support group at the centre. Hosted by Pakistani Resource Centre, once a month there will be a guest speaker, and the opportunity every week to connect. Refreshments are provided. For more information, email info@pakistani-resource.org.uk or call 0161 445 0633.
Thursday1:30pm - 3:30pmSew Mindful Embroidery Group - Join our workshops to learn a relaxing art of hand embroidery. Perfect for beginners or more experiences stitchers, you can select your own design to bring to life through the magic of thread! It is free to join.
Thursday11:00am - 1:00pmJamming Session with Seed Studios - Come pick up an instrument and jam with Ann-Marie! Suitable for beginners who want to learn the guitar, bass, drums, keyboard or to sing. Free and open to all! Contact Adam on 07546790642 or adam@seedstudios.org for more info.
Thursday1:30pm – 3.30pmBasic Theatre Drama Workshop with Theatre of the Senses - 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.
Thursday12:00pm - 3:00pmBike Repair Group- Come along and get your bike fixed up. The group meet in the car park of Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre, you can't miss them! You can also talk to the group about purchasing a low-cost bike. For more information email neil@chainlink.org.uk or visit the chainlink webpage.
Friday11:00am - 1:00pmUkulele Singalong - by Seed Studios – For first time players up to experts! Graham teaches you some of the classic tunes on Uke. No Ukulele required, no need to book – just come along! Free and open to all! Contact Adam on 07546790642 or adam@seedstudios.org for more info.

Activities going on in the centre (book in advance)

DayTimeActivity
Tuesday12:00pm - 1:00pmWomen'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 Corrine on 07709291176.
Thursday10:30am - 12:00pmHearing Voices Group - This group is free open to anyone who hears voices, see visions or have other unusual sensory experiences. It’s friendly and everyone who attends goes out of their way to help people feel at ease. The group welcomes people whether or not they have a diagnosis, and members may also have other issues that they are struggling with (including unusual beliefs, self-harm and bipolar). They are able to offer one to one support before or after the group if members prefer, so they can feel more at ease when they choose to attend the group. Please contact Claire to book your place: 0161 357 1779.
Friday10:00am - 11:30amMixed Yoga - 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 Verity on 07590022445.
Friday12:30pm - 3:30pmIssues Based Drama Workshops with Theatre of the Senses - 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 .

Computers and IT support

We have two computers for public use in our reception. We can also print documents for you (at a cost of 10p per page). If you would like to book a computer for a specific day and time, or would like 121 support on using the computer/internet/Microsoft, please contact us at reception@bluesci.org.uk and a member of the team will pick up your request.

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.

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 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 (we ask that you complete a questionnaire to help identify where there is need, however you do not have to do this).