Here's the latest edition of the Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind Wellbeing Column! This edition is for the months of October and November.

 

This edition talks about our new Wellbeing Sessions, the upcoming RED January, and celebrates one of our fantastic fundraisers!

 

 

 

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News Date: Tuesday, 1 October 2019
News Category:
Local


World Mental Health Day is coming up soon on 10th October and it's going to be a really busy day. We'll be taking part and holding activities in both Tameside and Oldham, we hope to see you there!

 

Below are both of our posters containing information about what we'll be doing in each area on the day. 

Left: Tameside

Right: Oldham

Tameside - WMHD 2019 Oldham - WMHD 2019

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News Date: Wednesday, 9 October 2019
News Category:
National


A Tameside primary school has been recognised for its work supporting the mental health of pupils, staff and parents. Mottram Primary School was presented with the AcSEED award by Tameside, Oldham and Glossop (TOG) Mind at a special assembly on Wednesday 25 September. After receiving support from Tameside Council’s Population Health team, the school was able to work towards the accreditation.

 

To achieve the award staff put in place a new health and wellbeing policy which aims to help children be healthy, attentive and emotionally secure. As a result of this new policy sessions have been organised to help parents and carers become more engaged in the education of their children. Pupils and staff worked closely with TOG Mind who delivered training for school employees and ran focused interventions for young people. The school now uses ‘shout out’ boards where pupils and staff can write positive comments about their peers or colleagues.

 

Staff now operate a play buddies scheme which makes sure no child spends break or lunchtime by themselves. The school’s mental health leads have been helping to improve the pupils’ self-esteem by giving stickers to anyone who’s done something positive. Mottram Primary also surveyed children, staff and parents to find out what they liked about the school. After receiving the results they invested in more equipment for children to play with, developed reading and reflection areas and gave parents more opportunities to talk about what they’d like to see at school. 

 

Cllr Eleanor Wills, Tameside Council executive member for Adult Social Care and Population Health, said:

“It’s great to see another one of our schools has achieved the AcSEED award and is recognised for providing its pupils with fantastic mental health and wellbeing support. I encourage staff from other education providers in Tameside to get in touch to find out how we can support them with this accreditation.”

 

Melissa Scattergood, acting Mottram Primary School head teacher, said:

“I’m so proud of the effort from the team across the whole school to achieve this accreditation. Our pupils have enjoyed presenting assemblies and taking part in workshops with parents and carers.  The interventions we’ve held have also given the children opportunity to discuss their thoughts, feelings, emotions and worries in a safe space.”

 

To find out more about the AcSEED award email Ali Sparkes at Tameside, Glossop & Oldham Mind at alisparkes [at] togmind.org.

 

News Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019
News Category:
Community


We would like to invite you to an exciting new programme of regular wellbeing sessions designed to increase wellbeing and improve mental health whilst connecting with others in a safe and supportive environment. All sessions are free.

 

Please find below the upcoming sessions which we invite you to book on yourselves using the online link. If you have trouble booking on please feel free to call 0161 330 9223 and ask for Rebecca Stambridge if you would like more information.

All sessions below will take place on a Friday between 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Please arrive a few minutes early or enjoy some food or drink in our café (not provided).

 

We are hoping these will be regular sessions and will send information about these, and other events, in a weekly “e-update”. If you do not want to be sent this weekly information please contact reception and ask to be removed from the mailing list.

 

Gentle Yoga

Our yoga session is a slow paced, relaxing practice offering gentle movement, breathing techniques and guided meditation. It can help you to relax, manage stress, increase physical activity and balance the mind and body. This class is suitable for all levels including beginners. 

 

Arts and Crafts

Come and join us for a relaxing activity of ceramic tile painting. Decorate a plain white tile and make it into something beautiful to display at home, or give as a gift. We will provide a calming environment to help you get creative to reduce stress and increase self-esteem. Mindful creative activities like painting can help you to develop a greater sense of wellbeing whilst using all the senses. It can aid concentration, helping to relax the body and focus your mind. We plan to deliver a different activity each month

 

Good Mood Food

We invite you to an exciting session on “good mood food” where you can find out about the link between food and wellbeing as well as learn how to cook a tasty vegetarian curry, on a budget. Participants will watch the cooking demonstration and get chance to eat curry afterwards whilst connecting with others.

 

Creative and Expressive Writing

From creative writing to journaling and blogging…..writing can be great for our mental health and wellbeing. It can provide an escape for a stressed mind, or help to off load and take a step back from worries or traumatic events.  

Worried you won't know what to write or lack confidence? This session aims to show you that anyone can increase wellbeing through writing -  "You can always edit a bad page, you can't edit a blank page." - Jodi Picoult

 

Singing

Singing is great for our mental and physical health in so many ways. It increases feel good hormones as well as regulates breathing, great for our minds and bodies. These monthly group singing sessions will be particularly beneficial as connecting with others, whilst practicing new songs has been found to very good for mental health.  Don't worry if you've never done it before or think you can't sing. Come along, try something new and have fun! 

 

Monday Mindful Moments

Would you like to try mindfulness or have attended a course and want to keep it up? Every other Monday we offer a guided mindfulness session open to existing or new clients. Mindfulness is an evidence based technique that can help you manage depression, stress and anxiety by increasing awareness and focusing on the present moment. 

 

Sessions will take place every other Monday at 5pm – 6pm starting from 7th October. 

 

You can drop in without booking but booking advisable to avoid disappointment. If you'd like to know more, please get in touch on 0161 330 9223 and ask for Rebecca Stambridge or email us at office [at] togmind.org (subject: Monday%20Mindful%20Moments) .

 

If you're interested, you can find dates and events on our events page here.
 

 

News Date: Thursday, 12 September 2019
News Category:
Local


Families in Mind is an exciting service that we can deliver to the full family. If you are starting to struggle with things such as communication, conflicts and sharing difficult emotions, this service aims to help you to work on these issues, set goals and move towards them. Through talking, activities, games and engaging worksheets the practitioner will help you and your family to explore difficulties and come up with solutions.

 

If you and your family would like to book an appointment you can call us on 0161 330 9223.

 

We are now running this service in:

  • Ashton (216-218 Katherine Street)

  • Glossop (Glossop Primary Care Centre)

  • Oldham (Positive Steps)

 

The appointments are at various times throughout the week so call us to find a suitable slot.

 

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News Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2019
News Category:
Local


Here's the latest edition of the Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind Wellbeing Column! This edition is for the months of August and September.

 

This column is a special edition dedicated to being all about fundraising! We have loads of exciting opportunities for those interested in fundraising that will have you doing things you may have never dreamed of doing. It's a great opportunity to get outdoors and get active all while meeting new people and making new friends.

 

Did you know our digital Wellbeing Column is totally interactive? Many parts of it are clickable and will take you through to the relevant place on our website for more information.

 

 

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News Date: Thursday, 1 August 2019
News Category:
Local


SPONSORED ABSEIL

WE’RE LOOKING FOR 20 FANTASTIC FUNDRAISING THRILL SEEKERS

Or 20 people who want to build their confidence and raise funds for their local mental health charity!

 

Join us on Saturday 21st September 2019 for our TOG Mind Sponsored Abseil Event in partnership with Adventure Based Learning. There's a £10.00 early bird special discount on your booking until the end of July.

 

After this it will be £20.00 until the booking window closes on Friday 16th August 2019.

Raise funds through JustGiving linked to our page or the traditional way (sponsorship forms). https://www.justgiving.com/togm

 

What you get on the day:

  • Full safety chat and demonstration from qualified professionals.

  • All safety equipment provided including harness and helmet.

  • Help, support and encouragement throughout.

  • A 70 foot abseil off the top of a local quarry and a huge sense of achievement!

 

As an extra special thank you to everyone who takes part - you will also receive an official certificate with your AMAZING Abseil photo included.

 

Venue:

  • Hobson Moor Quarry

  • Hobson Moor Rd

  • Mottram in Longdendale

  • Hyde

  • SK14 6SH

(A 15 min drive from Ashton Town Centre, easy parking and access)

 

 

What to do next:

Pop into our Ashton Office – Book your place – Meet our Fundraising Manager - Start fundraising.

You can also register your interest by getting in touch with us at fundraising [at] togmind.org (subject: Sponsored%20Abseil) !

 

News Date: Friday, 12 July 2019
News Category:
Community


Wednesday 10th July 2019

Stalybridge Civic Hall, 4:00 - 6pm

 

This event was to celebrate the great work done throughout this academic year with schools that are part of the PSHE Primary Network. Charlotte Lee from Population Health presented a PowerPoint of all the initiatives that are going on in our schools including our own Wellbeing Consultancy Project which has reached over 60 schools through cluster training and one-to-one support since it began in May 2017. 

 

The Primary PSHE Network is held termly and brings together Primary school PSHE Leads from across Tameside to share good practice and learn of new initiatives across the borough. It also provides a great networking forum to make new contacts and build understanding around Health and Wellbeing.

 

To learn more about the work we do in schools and with young people, please visit the Youth in Mind section of our website.

 

News Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019
News Category:
Local


When IKEA picked us as their charity of the year we had no idea staff would help raise £500 for us within the first few weeks!

 

We’ve been even more surprised recently with their generosity in volunteering time to help paint our counselling rooms and provide a range of stock to make these spaces feel much more comfortable. Our counselling rooms and waiting area feel so fresh and welcoming and the addition of new furniture, lamps, pictures, cushions and throws has created a relaxed vibe everyone appreciates.

 

The pictures below clearly show all the hard work put in by everyone! Huge thanks to all the IKEA volunteers involved – it’s really made a big difference.

News Date: Friday, 21 June 2019
News Category:
Local


Here's the latest edition of the Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind Wellbeing Column! This edition is for the months of June and July.

 

This edition we're talking about the summer and taking care of yourself through it, our Topaz Café with our fantastic 10% student discount, the benefits of fundraising with us, and our buddy project! See it below.

 

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News Date: Saturday, 1 June 2019
News Category:
Local


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