Rethink Mental Illness Manchester Group

Open to: Carers and People with Mental Illness

Cross Street Chapel,
29 Cross Street
City Centre
M2 1NL
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'Mental Health and More' on hiatus during January; Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm 'General Support Group' on Zoom; first Thursday of the month in person 6:00-7:30pm.

Group Coordinator: Mary and Ben

Welcome to Rethink Mental Illness Manchester support group. This group and our meetings are managed and led by volunteers and is supported by and registered with Rethink Mental Illness. Our group aims to provide an opportunity for people who experience mental health difficulties to come together for mutual peer support. We have two different meetings:

‘Mental health and more’: on Monday evenings, co-occuring condition’s theme, for anyone experiencing difficulties with mental health and also any addictive and compulsive behaviours, including but not limited to: using drugs and/or alcohol, disordered eating, self-harm, gambling, hoarding and overspending. (The ‘Mental health and more’ meeting was formerly the Rethink Manchester Dual Diagnosis Group)

General support meetings: on Thursday evenings, for anyone experiencing difficulties with mental health regardless of whether they have a diagnosis or are involved with mental health services, as well as families and carers. People with co-occuring conditions as outlined above are still welcome to this group.

All our meetings include and are open to their families and carers. You’re welcome to attend both meetings or just one. As a peer-led group, we find that one of our most valuable offers is that members are able to feel comfortable talking about their experiences with others in a similar situation. Members often share suggestions based on how they overcame similar challenges in their lives, though sometimes just the opportunity to talk can help reduce feelings of isolation. As well as weekly meetings we also hold regular social events and outings.

If you wish to find out more, or want to sign up to our newsletter, please do send us an email or message.

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