Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Join us for our 5 Ways in 5 Days!

Mental health awareness week takes place between the 14th and 18th May and we have lots going on across our sites for you to get involved in.

The 5 Ways to Wellbeing were researched and developed by the New Economics Foundation.

Mental Health Awareness Week - Take Notice - Walk & TalkMonday 14th

Reminding yourself to Take Notice can strengthen and broaden awareness. Heightened awareness can then enhance your self-understanding and allow you to make positive choices based on your values and motivations.


Join us for a Walk & Talk around our lovely local community and take a moment to appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us. Event time and location to be confirmed. Sign up below to keep up to date!


Take Notice - Take part in our Walk & Talk!

Be Active - DancerciseTuesday 15th

Regular activity is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups.


Being Active doesn’t have to be intense to make you feel good. Take part in our family-friendly Dancercise class with Active Tameside’s Nayereh, at Albion United Reformed Church. The session is running from 1pm to 2pm!


Be Active - Join us for some Dancercise!

Connect - Bring a friend to the Topaz CaféWednesday 16th

There is strong evidence that indicates feeling close to and valued by other people is a fundamental need that contributes to functioning well.


Connecting with others is critical for promoting wellbeing and for acting as a buffer against mental ill health for people of all ages – Invite a friend, neighbour or family member to the café and get a free drink with every main meal purchased.


Connect - Bring a friend to the Topaz Café!


Stress Management

This is a 4-week course starting on Wednesday 16th May, up until Wednesday 6th June.

Life today is full of competing demands on our time – work, home, study, family, friends, and hobbies. A busy life is great when we feel in control; however it can rapidly lose its enjoyment and feel extremely stressful. Although stress can feel all encompassing, there are things you can do to help with these feelings.


The stress management course gives you information about stress, provides the opportunity the to explore your own stress and also teaches simple tried and tested techniques that with practice can help change the way you feel.

Learn - Tai ChiThursday 17th

Learning – Continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and encourages social interaction and a more active life.


Join us to watch Tameside Arts performance at Guide Bridge Theatre from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. The Tameside Arts team will also be popping into the café on Tuesday 15th!


Between 1pm and 2pm we'll be holding a free Micro Session on Tai Chi at our Ashton Wellbeing Centre. Tai Chi is a very ancient method of self defence, however these days it is used more as a gentle exercise and relaxation tool.


 Mental Health Awareness Week Oldham PosterMental Health Awareness Week Art Competition PosterMicro Session - Tai Chi! - This is a drop-in session, which means there's no need to register! Just drop on by our Ashton Centre and join in!


Time To Change in Oldham

Join us at Positive Steps in Oldham between 11:30am and 1:30pm to take part in a number of exciting mental health activities.


Enter our Art Competition and help us to break down the negative stigma that surrounds mental health! 


Learn more about it here, we can’t wait to see you there!

Give - Volunteering OpportunitiesFriday 18th

Research into actions for promoting happiness has shown that giving an act of kindness once a week, over a 6-week period, is associated with an increase in wellbeing.


Take a look at our volunteering opportunities and start your volunteer journey today. Visit our website to see all our roles or pop into the café to see our volunteering stand and ask any questions on Friday 18th May, 12pm to 2pm.


Give – Volunteering Opportunities


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Why not sign up to be a TOG Mind Ambassador in Tameside to support people in your local area with their wellbeing and mental health? You could make a real difference to people’s lives, helping them to understand more about their own mental health, as well as others around them so that everyone gets the right support when they need it.


Get access to training opportunities including sessions such as Self-Care, Emotional Intelligence, and Problem Solving.


Sign up to be a TOG Mind Ambassador here!

News Date: 
Tuesday, 20 March 2018

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