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In September 2019 Manchester Mind marked 30 years of delivering mental health support to local people. You can find out all about it by reading our story and looking through our history in objects.
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September 2019 marked 30 years since Hulme Action Research Group was set up to help support local people struggling with their mental health.
To mark the occasion of our 30th anniversary, staff were invited to contribute an object to an exhibition which featured at our celebration event on Thursday 19 September 2019. With each object was a story about mental health.
A moving account from one of our members of staff about her Dad's mental health struggles.
Read on to find out why this laptop symbolises much more than a simple piece of hardware.
There were big changes in 2011 when we affiliated with national Mind to become Manchester Mind.
Find out why this quilt created in 2008 carries a message that is still important today.
Find out how our Mindfulness course had a lasting impact on this member of staff.
A reminder that sometimes the smallest gestures can make the biggest difference to how someone is feeling.
Discover why this piece of paper signifies so much more than a list of names.
A symbol of silence and noise.
How mental and physical health are connected.
Not just an ornament, find out why it symbolises Manchester Mind's value of belonging.
This crystal owl represents the small stuff... listening, being heard, consistency, trust, and why it has a big impact.
This card captures all of the ways that volunteers contribute to Manchester Mind.
Our Manchester Volunteer Advice Partnership (MVAP) evaluation gives an amazing insight into the success of this project.
The lives of vulnerable people are shaped by the rules and procedures inside this book.
Manchester Mind is like a paper plane it has been swooshing up and down and around, refolding to make it stronger, better and able to go further!
Fighting for a brighter tomorrow, not just for some but for everyone.
Step back into history with this early leaflet used to promote HARP and other local services.
Find out how the simple activity of watching the birds in the garden can remind us of life and the joy of living.
Clicky, plasticky naffness? Find out what the humble slinky means to our Children and Young People's Services.
It's just a beetroot... or is it?
This dove symbolises a friendship and the profound effect mental health can have on people and those around them.
To some it would appear to just be another annual report but it actually stands for a lot more...
Find out how HARP trebled the staff team with an innovative approach to supporting people with psychosis in 2002.
Not an organisation to follow tradition these annual reports show our love of strong images and good design.
A big Manchester United fan challenging the stigma of mental health.
Over the years our knowledge and understanding of the links between nutrition and mental health have increased, but food has always been an important part of the services we offer.
This tag represents how far we have come both with Manchester Mind and Good Mood Food, in being able to run a sustainable business.
In 2018 our Peer Support Volunteers group won the Volunteer of the Year Award (Group) at the Be Proud Awards in Manchester - and we couldn't have been prouder
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