Bluesci Social Prescribing Service

Bluesci provide a social prescribing service to support mental health and wellbeing. This is a way of connecting individuals into local community wellbeing activities that provide health benefits. This may be activities and interventions delivered at one of our four wellbeing centres or elsewhere in the community.

Key to success is strengthening relationships and joint working with local partner agencies including community and voluntary sector groups. Bluesci centres engage with the diverse community and in doing so build stronger community relationships between the community and the Health services. This in turn identifies a broad range of local wellbeing prescriptions that provide health benefits to Trafford residents.

What is waiting Well?

We want to provide you or the person you care for with help and support as soon as we can. Unfortunately, it can sometimes take time for an appointment with a Social Prescribing Wellbeing Practitioner.

Even though this can be a frustrating time, there are things you can do to help while waiting for Social Prescribing support. We have suggested some ideas below. Try any of these and find what helps. Don’t worry if one thing doesn’t work for you; try something else.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

We all need good mental health and wellbeing – it’s essential to living happy healthy lives. Self-care and general lifestyle changes can help us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We recommend the Five Ways to Wellbeing: This short video clip helps explain the Five Ways to Wellbeing:


There are plenty of things that you can do to stay well and look after your mental health and well-being. Recently the Government Office for Science produced a large report on the evidence for how best we can do this. They have found that there are 5 things we could all do each day that can improve our mental health and wellbeing, levels of happiness and life satisfaction.

Helpful numbers:
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) -08003280006

Age UK Telephone Friendship 

Foodbanks: The Trussell Trust –0161 912 3560

The Bread-and-ButterThing @ Broomwood 11am –1.30pm

Parent / Carer support: The Trafford Parent Forum: 

Getting to know your carers group @ Old Trafford 0161 848 2400, 0755 795 9113

Crisis Café: Bluesci at Night, Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre 07933882743
Monday –Friday 7pm –2am Saturday –Sunday 5pm -2am

Trafford Phycological Therapies 0161 357 1350

Ring and ride 0161 200 6011

Transport for Greater Manchester: Travel Vouchers 1061 244 1000