Manchester Mind Cafe

Our cafe, based at the Zion Community Centre in Hulme, provides a welcoming space to have lunch, grab a coffee and meet with friends and colleagues. It is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am-3pm.

Volunteering in the Cafe

The cafe offers supported training placements to people who are experiencing, or have had, mental health problems. It is a great place for people to learn new skills, get support, meet people and be part of a team. Volunteers can expect to receive support and access to other Manchester Mind services and will also be given the opportunity to link up with a mentor who can work with you to identify other training needs, interests or goals and then to provide support to access them. Being active, connecting with others, learning new things are all important to maintaining good mental health. To find out more, please contact our volunteer workers via or 0161 769 5732.

Mentoring in the Cafe

We are always looking for volunteer mentors and kitchen buddies to add to the support that we provide to people who are on training placements. They provide valued and important roles in supporting people who have experienced mental health problems move towards recovery, whether that is identifying getting back into work, education, volunteering or taking part in sport or social events. The important thing is enabling people to identify what it is that might make a difference to their lives and then offering the support they feel would be valuable. Click here for more information on our volunteering page.

The experience that I have gained by volunteering has been invaluable. It has given me a chance to grow in confidence and develop new skills.
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