Published on: 29th May 2024

We’re running monthly mental health sessions for people in Whitefield or Prestwich.

My Mind and Me team.jpegMy mind and me sessions are led by mental health professionals alongside special guests, covering a different topic each month.

These are a welcoming, informal, and relaxing space to learn news skills and understand more about your emotional wellbeing, how this can impact your mindset, and how to make this as strong as possible.

All sessions are held at Uplands Medical Practice, Whitefield Health Centre. You are welcome to join if you are aged 18 and over and have a GP in Whitefield or Prestwich.

See some feedback from our past sessions further down the page.

Please email to reserve your spot, as space is limited.

Upcoming dates and topics

All sessions are from 10.30am-12pm, on the second Friday of the month.

14 June - mindfulness and me. Special guest Myro Doodles introducing therapeutic doodling.

12 July - movement and me. Special guest Javeno Maclean, Good Morning Britain community champion, 3x world record holder, motivational speaker and award-winning personal trainer.

9 August - coping and me. Find your coping style and explore positive and negative coping skills. Joined by Lancashire Wildlife Trust facilitating a local guided walk after the session.

13 September - self care and me. Discussing diet, hydration, smoking, alcohol, sleep and movement for wellbeing. Joined by the Bury Live Well service.

11 October - my mood and me. Understanding and managing our emotions, why we think and feel the way we do and what can we do to combat this. Joined by social prescriber Rebecca Martin.

8 November - anxiety and me. Exploring common triggers for anxiety, understanding our fight/flight response and what we can do to combat this. Joined by the Bury Live Well Service.

13 December - loneliness and me. Our last session of the series for 2024, join us as we tackle loneliness and make connections together. You’re invited to our festive social.

Feedback from our past sesssions

Fiona and Myro.jpegAt our first session in May we were joined by Myro Doodles, local illustrator, window artist, and working mum who normalises living with mental health.

Here's how some of the attendees found the session:

'Very friendly and informal feel to the session, informative and engaging. These sessions are so important for the community and so helpful for me to get out and learn more about my mental health and wellbeing. Myro Was fantastic, a super positive energy telling it from her perspective'

'Very informative and very comfortable atmosphere, presenters were excellent, will definitely be coming again, made me feel so welcome'.

Where the sessions are based