This role builds upon the considerable system development work already achieved in Greater Manchester. It is a key strategic role supported by Greater Manchester Integrated Care System, National Mind, and accountable to the Greater Manchester Mental Health Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) Leadership Group. It provides direct support to and leadership (and representation) for that group.
All Mental Health
Join us at the launch of the Greater Manchester Older People's Mental Health network, which aims to ensure the voice of older people with lived experience of mental health are able to influence and transform mental health support across the city region. This event will consist of engaging discussions, speeches and networking.
TLC: Talk, Listen, Change provides a range of talking therapy services to children and young people aged from 5-18. Our services aim to support vulnerable children and young people. This includes young people who have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse, looked after children or young people and those being educated in alternative provision.
The children and young people we support are often living complex home lives. The projects aim to give them a safe and confidential place to speak openly and receive non-judgemental support.
During Covid-19 VCSE mental health services experienced an unprecedented surge in demand. With funding from the GM Health and Social Care Partnership, VCSE mental health leaders designed a programme of initiatives that took a creative new approach to getting support to where it was needed most.
This work was facilitated by GMCVO and they have published details of the programme and its outcomes.
As part of its 10-year commitment to Moston, Harpurhey and Charlestown SICK! are continuing the delivery of the SICK! Mental Health Arts Programme (SMASH), a creative social prescribing project that offers participants a range of innovative experiences designed to:
Self Help are offering free, one-off wellbeing workshops to local organisations, businesses and community groups.
The sessions explore how thoughts, behaviours, physical sensations and our environment can affect how we feel.
The sessions will look at what you can do to improve your wellbeing and outline the support we provide.
The fund is opening on 4 January 2023 and will be provide grants of £2,000 - £3,000 to non-profit groups led by Black people and people of colour with lived experience of mental ill-health, distress or trauma, to take action on mental health and racial justice across England. The funding is to support collective care, campaigning and capacity building activities.
Community spaces across Manchester known as ‘Listening Lounges’ are offering a safe, comfortable, and confidential environment for anyone over the age of 18 who is struggling with their mental health, or just wants to talk to someone during evenings or weekends during the winter months.
Forever Manchester is offering 30 awards of up to £1,000 to community groups in Greater Manchester whose activities alleviate the impact of the cost of living crisis.
Applications are invited from locally managed community groups based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester.
Street Soccer Academy offers FA accredited football coaching environments known as Regional Centres. At these centres individuals will receive coaching sessions delivered by FA qualified coaches with the opportunity to get hands-on involved in the delivery of the sessions or just simply to participate in the sessions. Each session includes a warm-up, technical session and small-sided game.