To help people connect with others and manage their mental health and wellbeing, we are offering an exciting and varied weekly timetable of activities you can access face to face from our Hub, with the option to attend online via Zoom for some.
If you would like to know more about the wellbeing hub, you can get in touch with us at wellbeinghub [at] togmind.org.
We understand that there can be risks associated with all kinds of actitivities, because of this - attendees to our sessions will be asked to sign a waiver. You can view a copy of this waiver by clicking here.
On a Monday, Weekly, 11am - 1pm, Face to Face
Starting from January, we will now be running the Yoga sessions as a weekly activity covering a variety of themes, including Yoga basics, breathing techniques, an insight into linking mind and body, and much more. To attend you will need to book a week in advance via email (wellbeinghub [at] togmind.org) calling (0161 330 9223) or subscribing to and clicking on the booking link sent out in the weekly 'What's on for Wellbeing' email.
Next Steps - Over 60's Peer Group
On a Tuesday, Weekly, 10am – 12pm, Face to Face
This group is for over 60’s who would like to socialise with peers whilst engaging in a variety of different weekly activities such as arts and crafts, quizzes, mindfulness, gentle armchair yoga, or just having a brew and a chat.
Bob in for a Brew
On a Tuesday, Fortnightly, 2pm – 4pm, Face to Face or via Zoom
Offering attendees the chance to have some social time with others whilst enjoying a hot drink and engaging conversation. Available as either face to face or online via Zoom, this session is all about providing a warm safe social space, helping people feel less isolated and more connected with others in their community.
Tameside Autism in Mind (T.A.I.M) - Peer Group
On a Tuesday, Fortnightly, 4pm – 6pm, Face to Face
A social drop-in group for Autistic Adults (18+) living in Tameside, with the chance to socialise with peers, engage in activities, and have a hot drink and a chat. The session runs from 4pm-6pm but you are welcome to attend at any stage.
Walk & Talk
On a Wednesday, Fortnightly, 11am – 1pm, Face to Face
In a variety of different settings, across Tameside, this activity will provide a chance for participants to chat, socialise and connect with others whilst enjoying some gentle exercise in a variety of safe outdoor settings. Walks are planned to be approx. 60 - 90 minutes, and are aimed to be accessible for all abilities.
Mindful Photography (On Hold)
Coming back in Spring
A relaxing, gentle paced activity, Mindful Photography helps you to slow down, take notice, and connect. During the 2-hour session we take a walk in the local area, taking photographs of anything that takes interest, helping to keep your body active and your mind focused & calm. To see what we've captured in 2022 please click on our Instagram link: Wellbeing Hub Instagram
On a Wednesday, Weekly, 10am - 12pm, Face to Face
Weekly drop-in sessions with different organisations from the local area to help provide advice and guidance for specific needs. These organisations will include CGL, Welfare Rights, Active Tameside, Citizens Advice, and Action Together. With more joining us over the coming months.
To find out who we will be hosting each week, call us on 0161 330 9223, email wellbeinghub [at] togmind.org, register for our weekly "What's on for Wellbeing" email, check our social media, or call in to our Ashton Wellbeing Centre.
Get to know your Gadget
On a Thursday, Fortnightly, 10am - 12pm, Face to Face
Do you own a mobile phone, laptop, or tablet but aren’t sure exactly what you can do with it? Have you ever wanted to access YouTube or make a WhatsApp group but wouldn’t know where to start? Would you like to learn how to get the most out of your devices and the internet?
Our new fortnightly group Get to Know your Gadget will be starting Thursday 9th February 10am – 12pm. We will be running this for 6 sessions, with a view to continue if there is enough interest.
There is no need to book a place, you can just turn up, however, we cannot provide devices to practice on, you will be expected to bring your own device for support.
If you would like to access low level therapeutic courses to help support with your mental health and wellbeing please visit: Health and Wellbeing College providing a curriculum which offers a mixture of both face to face and online sessions consisting of 44 fully co-produced courses!
"We look forward to welcoming some new faces, as well as supporting the learning and development of those already enrolled with us.
Since the college opened in 2016, it has gone from strength to strength and they have seen some amazing outcomes. We have continued to receive overwhelmingly positive feedback about our courses and the college in general."
- Katie & George (Wellbeing College)
Arts & Crafts
On a Thursday, Weekly, 2pm – 4pm, Face to Face or via Zoom
For people of all levels of ability, with a different creative task each week. Sometimes we work around a theme, with the plan that they can be brought together to make pieces to display in our Tameside offices. Or we take on suggestions / ideas from the group members of what they would like to do or try and plan for the coming weeks. If attending Face to Face all materials are provided, however if joining from Zoom participants will have to source their own materials.
Fridays, Fortnightly, 10am – 12pm, Face to Face
A regular discussion group based around all things writing. There will be writing tasks and tips each week, with the idea that we will then meet the following week and speak about what we have done, share our ideas and share writing tips with each other. You can expect discussion around journaling, creative writing, poetry and much more. A friendly, safe space to have a cuppa and a chat with like-minded people
If you live in Tameside or Glossop and are interested in any of the activities please call 0161 330 9223.
You would normally need an IT device and access to the internet and a webcam. We may be able to provide IT assistance if needed.