Food For All: Cooking Sessions

fresh vegetables

“I made new friends and learned so much”

When you are experiencing mental health problems you may have feelings of low self-esteem and struggle with a lack of confidence. You may be feeling quite isolated and not sure where to turn for help but here at Manchester Mind we would like to invite you to our new sessions, including our Food For All cooking sessions.

When you come to one of these sessions you will be greeted by one of our team, have an opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills.

Using vegetables grown on our allotment you will learn how to cook healthy, nutritious meals in a supportive group. We can tailor our session to support your needs such as cooking on a budget or cooking for health conditions like diabetes. You will also be able to take home the recipe, including the herbs and spices for the dish.

Please contact us to see when our next sessions are taking place.

These sessions are led by our experienced cooks, mental health professionals and volunteers.

If you enjoy these sessions you can explore some of the other activities we have available:

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

  • With emotional and mental health needs such as loneliness, worry and low mood
  • With a diagnosed mental health condition such as depression, anxiety or 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

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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