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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The group meets in person on the first Thursday of the month from 6-7:30 and all other weeks on Zoom from 6:30-7:30pm (email for link).

Group Coordinator: Mary Patel

The Rethink Mental Illness Manchester Group is a group for people affected by severe mental illness to come together to share information and support with each other.

Our group was started in 2008 by Mary, who has a close family member with severe mental illness and wanted to meet others with similar experiences. The group is open to everyone: people personally affected by severe mental illness and their family members, friends and carers. 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. We also occasionally arrange for guest speaker to attend a meeting, and we sometimes organise social events. In the past, this has included us going on the ‘folk music train’ to Glossop and running arts and crafts taster sessions which allowed members to try vinyl cutting and pottery.

If you wish to find out more, or want to sign up to our newsletter, please don’t hesitate to contact Mary.

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