Monthly Archives: May 2020

Art and Wellbeing: Creative Engagement during Lockdown

By Dylan Gwilym

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Dylan Gwilym, ICM’s Mental Health Coordinator, talks about getting creative during lockdown. During lockdown, we have been thinking of innovative ways to continue to deliver the ICM creative engagement groups for our members, to provide meaningful, social and expressive participation opportunities to support mental wellbeing. Art and creative […]

Mental Health Awareness Week: Kindness

By Tess Tainton

Tess Tainton is the Involvement Coordinator at Inspiring Change Manchester and Co-Chair for the Mental Health Action Group, part of the Manchester Homelessness Partnership. In this blog, she explores the Mental Health Awareness Week theme of Kindness. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is kindness. I’m writing this in […]

My Experience on the GROW (Getting Real Opportunity at Work) Traineeship Programme

By Michelle Sherriff

In this blog, Michelle Sherriff talks about her experiences on the ICM GROW traineeship programme, based at Back on Track. She explores digital inclusion, overcoming dyslexia and barriers to work, and talks openly about her own inspirational recovery journey, and how she is using her personal lived experience to support others. Hi, my name is […]

Women’s Voices ‘Stuck in Limbo’ Podcast

By Matt Johnson

Inspiring Change Manchester’s Women’s Voices have teamed up with Shelter to produce this podcast about the ‘Stuck In Limbo’ report they coproduced with Shelter. In this podcast, Rachel, Claire, Jackie and Martha talk with Genevieve about their work advocating for and supporting women facing multiple disadvantage.

Amanda’s Wellbeing Workouts

By Matt Johnson

Our Engagement Worker, Amanda, has been busy working to support her members keep their minds and bodies active during lockdown. One of the women she supports is in a wheelchair and was feeling demotivated and isolated during lockdown, so Amanda had an idea! She encouraged her member to find a fitness video they could do […]

Reflective Practice Podcast

By Matt Johnson

Inspiring Change Manchester is committed to developing good practice around Psychologically Informed Environments (PIE) as an approach to support the emotional and mental wellbeing and health of all our members, including staff, volunteers and the people who access our services. As a client facing organisation, working with people facing multiple disadvantage, we recognise the importance […]

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Women’s Voices response to home working and virtual meet ups!

By Women's Voices Member

Women’s Voices is not just another women’s group. It brings women together and encourages peer support. It teaches us all the power of our voices and own stories. It builds understanding and respect between women, staff and services. Ultimately it is about system and service change through empowering people. And part of its success is […]

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