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Bluesci Support during the Corona Virus Outbreak

We are working hard alongside our partners to make sure that the centre can continue to provide COVID-19 support for people experiencing emotional and psychological distress during these difficult times. We are following government guidelines, and all our activities are health and safety risk assessed.

Please do not hesitate to contact the centre if you have any queries about how we are staying safe, or if you are interested in running a Covid-secure activity in the centre.

You can contact us on 0161 775 1912, email sue.broome@bluesci.org.uk, or pop in to ask at our reception.

Been given a video call appointment?

At the moment, lots of organisations are asking people to attend appointments via Zoom or other video call services.

Have you been given a video call appointment by a GP, counsellor, housing officer, job centre coach, etc?

If you have and you’re not confident about using a computer, you’re not used to video calls, or you’ve not got access to the right equipment, we’re here to help!

We’ve got all the tech you’d need, and we’ll give you friendly support in a COVID-19 safe, comfortable atmosphere.

You can call us on 0161 775 1912, email sue.broome@bluesci.org.uk, or pop in to ask at our reception.

Online Activities

Zoom is a free online video conferencing service that lets you talk with friends and family from all over the world.

As well as being able to keep in touch with loved ones, there are all kinds of group meetings and events taking place over Zoom. During the Covid-19 restrictions, video services such as Zoom have been used to allow virtual gatherings and 121s where physical distancing would otherwise mean these would be cancelled.

These include:

  • Wellbeing groups
  • Children’s Storytime and Rhymetimes
  • Virtual Quizzes
  • TV audiences
  • 121 Counselling

Here at Partington Library and Wellbeing Centre we are offering free 121 support to show you how to use Zoom, or any other video call tools and help get you set up. If you don’t have your own device or internet connection, you can book one of our computers free of charge and we’ll get you up and running.

Call 0161 775 1912 or e-mail sue.broome@bluesci.org.uk to book a free 121 session.

Below is a list of some online activities our partners are running:

Preventing Burnout & Improving Wellbeing workshop

Tuesday 24th November @ 6pm
Online via zoom – Approx. 1.5 hours

• Interested in improving your mental wellbeing?
• Looking for practical tools to combat anxiety?

To attend this workshop online, please email us at:
csgroups@selfhelpservices.org.uk
Email us stating: Stress – with your name, date of birth, address/
postcode & your GP practice

Details on how to join the workshop will be emailed to you.
(Please also check your junk/spam email folders for this email)

Website: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/selfhelppeersupport

Day Time Activity
Monday 10:00am-11:00am Online Pilates Helps improve isolation – improves physical and mental health – improves mobility – relieves stress. Open to anyone – low impact and suitable for beginners. To join in on Zoom contact Natasha on 07903554259.
Monday 11:00am-1:00pm SEED Studios Ukelele & Guitar Session – Open to all uke and guitar players. Check us out at https://www.facebook.com/seedstudiostrafford. Join us on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/92038577304?pwd=RVFvNFkrVEZjdkoyV2UxbEdoN2Z2dz09 Meeting ID: 920 3857 7304 Passcode: 11A.
Monday 11:00am-12:00pm Online Mindfulness An online program designed to help bring calmness to a stressful world. Learn how ‘being in the moment’ can help reduce stress – work on posture to improve tension headaches – Learn coping skills for dealing with the unknown – Help to cope with isolation and boredom. No experience needed. To join in on Zoom contact Natasha on 07903554259.
Monday 11:300am-12:30pm My Health Support Group Supporting you to live better. Relaxation techniques – health talks from experts – building resilience – food and nutrition – social connection. Wellbeing support from the comfort of your own home. To join in on Zoom contact Aliya on 07928843762 or email office@voicebmet.co.uk.
Tuesday From 10:00am Connect with Age UK Join us each week for a virtual get together. Share useful information updates – have a chat – play some games. All from the comfort of your own home. Join us on Zoom using the following invitation link: https://zoom.us/j/98057027234?pwd=ZGJRaGxrTXBicTdkdnZCUWpYekRuZz09 (Meeting ID: 98057027234 Password: 264930).
Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm Multicutural Bollydance with Nrithya. Contact Sol at soldiaz@globewellbeingcommunities.co.uk if you’re interested in joining in!
Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm Group Wellbeing Session with Sol Contact Sol at soldiaz@globewellbeingcommunities.co.uk if you’re interested in joining in!
Wednesday 12:00pm-1:00pm Yoga Class with Rukia Contact Sol at soldiaz@globewellbeingcommunities.co.uk if you’re interested in joining in!
Wednesday From4:30pm Directions for Men We meet weekly to talk about things affecting us and to support each other. Learn better ways to deal with the issues you are facing. Contact hello@directionsformen.org.uk or 07894971434 to get the link to join in on Zoom.
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:30pm Gardening and Cooking for Wellbeing with Shafia Contact Sol at soldiaz@globewellbeingcommunities.co.uk if you’re interested in joining in!
Wednesday 7:00pm-8:30pm Loss and Bereavement Weekly Support Group Join Jim from the Counselling and Family Centre in Altrincham for a free bereavement support group open to all. Join in on Zoom  at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86042045406?pwd=Tmtsb3ZtT2g2S2JGRnpFS0hHTjhkdz09 – Meeting ID: 860 4204 5406 – Passcode: 542067.
Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm Creative Writing with Rachel Contact Sol at soldiaz@globewellbeingcommunities.co.uk if you’re interested in joining in!
Thursday 11:00am-1:00pm SEED Studios Ukelele & Guitar Session – Open to all uke and guitar players. Check us out at https://www.facebook.com/seedstudiostrafford. Join us on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/92038577304?pwd=RVFvNFkrVEZjdkoyV2UxbEdoN2Z2dz09 Meeting ID: 920 3857 7304 Passcode: 11A.
Thursday 12:15pm-1:30pm Singing for the Brain Singing group for people with dementia organised by The Alzheimer’s Society. Contact Rebecca at 07702512469 or at Rebecca.trower@alzheimers.org.uk to join in.
Thursday From 3:30pm Keep Calm and Craft Get your arts and crafts kicks online with Carol – call 07579805623 to join in on Zoom.
Thursday From3:30pm Directions for Men We meet weekly to talk about things affecting us and to support each other. Learn better ways to deal with the issues you are facing. Contact hello@directionsformen.org.uk or 07894971434 to get the link to join in on Zoom.
Thursday 5:00pm-7:00pm ASD Zoom Drop-in Online drop-in for people living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (including family members and carers). Contact Jane at janeforrest1@nhs.net to join in.
Thursday 6:00pm-7:30pm LGBT Foundation BT Based Brogramme supports all LGBT people to manage recovery from all types of addictive behaviour Part of the SMART recovery programme. To join in on Zoom email liza.sylvian@lgbt.foundation or substancemisuse@lgbt.foundation. For further information call 0345 300 3030.
Friday 11:00am-12:00pm Hips and Hearts with Ibrat Contact Sol at soldiaz@globewellbeingcommunities.co.uk if you’re interested in joining in!
Sunday 8:30am/10:00am/6:00pm St Paul’s Church Online church services and faith community discussion. On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stpaulssale/. Contact 0161 973 1042 for more information.
Sunday 9:30am-10:30am Sale Methodist Church Online church services and faith community discussion. On Zoom. If you would like to join in please email Rev Richard Mottershead  atrev.richardmottershead@gmail.com for the details and a guide on the Zoom services.
Sunday From 10:00am The Avenue Methodist Church Online church services and faith community discussion. On Zoom – call 0161 962 2075 to join in.
Sunday From 10:30am Life Church Online church services and faith community discussion. On YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbKxo-jajzAE_YdcZnRAuqg/videos. Contact office@lifechurch.uk.net for more information.
Sunday From 10:30am Sale Salvation Army Church Online church services and faith community discussion. On YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1miZnfLzGVYKxSCZIV9U2g. Contact 0161 976 4380 for more information.
Sunday From12:30pm Directions for Men We meet weekly to talk about things affecting us and to support each other. Learn better ways to deal with the issues you are facing. Contact hello@directionsformen.org.uk or 07894971434 to get the link to join in on Zoom.
Daily Monday-Friday 9:30am-10:30am #CreativeNetwork In March Voluntary Arts launched #CreativeNetwork – a daily online get-together open to anyone involved in creativity in response to the effects of the pandemic and the lockdown. Facilitating these conversations has enabled people from across the UK and Ireland to connect with others and develop ideas and projects and find sustainable ways forward in changing circumstances. Visit https://www.voluntaryarts.org/creativenetwork to join in on Zoom.
Various One to One Wellbeing Sessions If you would like to book a time to have a 121 chat via Zoom about your wellbeing and any issues you’re facing contact Sol at soldiaz@globewellbeingcommunities.co.uk.

Bluesci is offering wellbeing support over the phone to our Urdu speaking community every Friday between 10 am to 4 pm.

Please ring  Aliya Bukhari on 07547548101.

You can leave a text message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

بلوسی ہر منگل کو صبح 10 بجے سے شام 4 بجے کے درمیان ہماری اردو بولنے والی جماعت کو فون پر خیرمقدم کی پیش کش کررہا ہے۔ برائے مہربانی

عالیہ بخاری کو 07547548101 پر رنگ کریں۔ آپ ایک ٹیکسٹ میسج چھوڑ سکتے ہیں اور ہم جتنی جلدی ہو سکے آپ کے پاس واپس آجائیں گے۔

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