The Sanctuary is changing

From 3 December, the opening hours for the Sanctuary will change across Manchester, Trafford, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop. This means the Sanctuary will no longer be open from 8pm-6am. The new opening times, from 3 December, will be 6pm-1am.During these… Read more

Beating the cycle of anxiety – Rich’s blog, part 7

This time, thankfully, it’s not those pesky tram tracks, it’s a chest infection that has stopped me from enjoying the thrill of the ride once more. It’s only a minor setback and something that I can deal with. It’s not… Read more

Christmas 2018 opening hours

We will have slightly different opening hours over the Christmas period. Our opening times are:Monday 24 December – Close at 3pmTuesday 25 December – ClosedWednesday 26 December – ClosedThursday 27 December – Normal opening hoursFriday 28 December – Normal opening… Read more

Beating the cycle of anxiety – Rich’s blog, part 4

Within the previous couple of blogs I have made several references to the music and bands I listen to. This month’s blog seems apt to reference the Happy Mondays and their album entitled Pills, Thrills and Belly Aches.My medication (pills)… Read more

Children’s Mental Health Week 2018

Self Help is pleased to be supporting Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week (5-11 February).The theme this year is ‘Being Ourselves’. Sadly, some children and young people can find it difficult to view themselves in a positive way, with low self-esteem… Read more

Beating the cycle of anxiety – Rich’s blog, part 2

Well here we are again, what are we doing and how are we doing it?I’ve had this Ramones song stuck in my head:Anxiety, anxiety keeps me happy.Anxiety, anxiety keeps me happy.Always stiff, all day long.Nothing’s right till it’s all wrong.It… Read more

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