Recovery Academy Alternatives

Welcome to our Recovery Academy alternatives page; a directory of similar courses run by GMMH and third sector organisations.
Please see alternative course below.

Would like your community group or project on this page? Email communications@gmmh.nhs.uk

GMMH and Start courses

Arts for Good Health courses
Did you know that making art is good for your mental health? Are you or do you have clients who are interested to learn how to use art to boost health and wellbeing?

Courses run by the Recovery Pathways Creative Wellbeing arts service.
No art experience necessary.
Courses run for 6 or 8 weeks across Manchester. Places are limited.
First come, first service basis.
Annie.TortoraCailey@gmmh.nhs.uk or Charlotte.Brown@gmmh.nhs.uk
or visit www.start2.co.uk

Creative Tasters
Drawing, painting, textiles, ceramics, photography, word art, collage.
8 week Arts for Good Health course
Beginning Monday 23rd April 1:30pm – 3:30pm
at Start, Cornbrook Enterprise Centre, 70 Quenby Street, Hulme, Manchester, M15 4HW
All materials provided; no experience necessary

For more information or to be referred please email Annie.Tortora-Cailey@gmmh.nhs.uk

Volunteering Together
Learn about volunteering in museums and galleries
8 week Arts for Good Health course
Tuesday 8th May – Tuesday 26th June 10:00am – 3:00pm
at The Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

For more information please email cathy.fortune@gmmh.nhs.uk or phone 0743 576 3398

Photography
Learn basic photography skills and techniques, connect with others in a small group, create your own book of photographs, enhance your wellbeing through creativity
8 week Arts for Good Health course
Beginning Wednesday 2nd May 1:00pm – 3:30pm
at Start, Cornbrook Enterprise Centre, 70 Quenby Street, Hulme, Manchester, M15 4HW
All materials provided; no experience necessary

For more information or to be referred please email Annie.Tortora-Cailey@gmmh.nhs.uk

Other

Processions Project
Did Whitworth Art Gallery has been chosen as a partner in this national project to celebrate 100 years of some women getting the vote. More info: https://www.processions.co.uk/
Whitworth Gallery is running a series of workshops facilitated by artist Jackie Hayes to create a banner with women aged 50+. You have to be available to attend all course dates. Email below for course dates in May and June.

Only 20 spaces available. Book your place with Claire Cowell on: Claire.Cowell@manchester.ac.uk or phone 07776170688

The Owl and The Coconut
Stop. Notice. Create.
Mindful workshops, events and tools to create a healthy, happy and creative society for all. Sessions across Manchester.

Visit the website www.theowlandthecoconut.com or email owlandcoco@gmail.com for more information.

Self Help – Sleepio
Trouble sleeping? Feeling low?
Get your energy back with Self Help's award-winning six week online sleep improvement programme.

For help to improve your sleep, please contact: etherapy.admin@selfhelpservices.org.uk or phone 0161 226 3871

Levenshulme Good Neighbours
Supporting older people in the Levenshulme community, Levenshulme Good Neighbours is a voluntary befriending service. Visit people in their home for a neighbourly chat, help people get out and about in the community, escort people to appointments or shops and accompany people to a wide range of fun days out, events and activities.

Email levenshulmegn@gmail.com or phone 0161 850 1066

Being There
Being There is a small charity providing emotional support and home-based practical help to people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, along with those closest to them, such as family, friends and carers. We have support services with volunteering opportunities in Manchester, Trafford, Salford and Tameside.
We can offer someone to talk to confidentially about having cancer or another life limiting illness, along with home visits, social events and practical assistance, for example help with shopping, as well as support at hospital appointments.

Email info@beingthere.org.uk or phone 0845 123 23 29

Moodswings
Helping people recover from life's and ups and downs. The helpline provides information, advice and support, operates from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

Email info@moodswings.org.uk or phone 0161 832 37 36