Food For All: Community Gatherings

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“It’s great to get out again and socialise”

When you are struggling with your mental health it can feel overwhelming and isolating. Many of us have felt lonely and isolated because of the pandemic and it is understandable that it might be difficult to take that first step to get out and meet with people again.

Manchester Mind have created a space in the Zion Community Resource Centre in Hulme, where you can meet with a small number of people and go at your own pace.

You will be greeted by one of our team, receive a delicious and nutritious home cooked meal prepared by our staff and volunteers, and can take part in activities such as arts and crafts, games or music and meet new people.

Our Community Gatherings are held weekly at different venues across Manchester. Our team can help you to choose the best one for you to attend.

If you enjoy the gathering we can support you to explore some of the other activities we have available. Some of the things we have on offer are:

We are funded to deliver these sessions to those over 18 living in Manchester*:

  • With emotional and mental health needs for example loneliness, worry and low mood
  • Who has a diagnosed mental health condition such as depression, anxiety and severe and enduring mental health conditions
  • Anyone who feels they are isolated and would like to get out and meet new people

Please contact a member of our team in one of the following ways:

Telephone: Call 0161 769 5732
Please note: Lines are open between 10am and 2pm Monday to Thursday 

Website: Please use our self referral/ enquiry form. Third parties please use this referral form

In case you have any questions about these sessions we have created some additional information. Please do contact us if you wish to find out more and we will be happy to help.

We look forward to meeting and welcoming you.

*Important note
Due to funding restrictions we can only offer places to people living in the city of Manchester. This is postcodes beginning ‘M’ followed by 1, 2, 3 (Manchester not Salford), 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 (Manchester not Trafford), 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 40 or 90.


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