The Meteor talks to a recently qualified NHS nurse about what life is like on Manchester’s hospital wards and how things have got so bad.
SICK! The health and wellbeing festival returning to Manchester in May
SICK! Festival is working to start the conversation on difficult health topics through art and performance.
‘Crafternoons’ return to support mental wellbeing
Stitched Up’s successful mental health ‘Crafternoons’ are returning thanks to new funding from the Manchester Wellbeing Fund.
The elephants in the room: the ordinary people tackling the issues professionals fail to
The Elephants Trail is a project working in Greater Manchester to address the problems faced by people living with severe and multiple disadvantage.
Helping musicians through the mental health crisis caused by Covid
Rachel Jepson set up a centre in Stockport to help musicians with their mental health during the height of the pandemic.
Cruse Bereavement Care is helping people climb the mountain of grief caused by Covid deaths
The Covid death toll in the North West is already over 13,000. Leaving a far larger and steadily growing number of family and friends left behind grieving their loved ones.
Cruse Bereavement Care are helping people deal with that grief. Providing a light at the end of what may initially seem a formidably long and dark tunnel.
42nd Street is helping children with poor mental health through the Covid crisis
42nd St have been promoting good mental health in children for forty years. The Covid crisis and its toll on mental health means they have increasing commitments at a time when their funding is uncertain.
Supporting vulnerable communities in Manchester during the coronavirus crisis
Four organisations supporting vulnerable communities in Manchester speak of the difficulties they are facing in carrying out their work due to the coronavirus crisis Disadvantaged and marginalised communities in Manchester face hardships at the best of times. Organisations offering help to these communities usually top up government support with charitable contributions from the public. With […]
Back on Track: empowering people to make positive changes to their lives
Public services have been slashed by the false economy of austerity. Back On Track is a charity in Manchester that provides a wide range of services for those most in need of help, that have been abandoned by the state. Austerity has hit public services hard in Manchester and left vulnerable people unsupported. Many community […]
Transgender people wait years for help in clinic system at ‘breaking point’
Imagine not feeling comfortable in your own skin for as long as you can remember. The toll on your mental and physical health of a life peppered with bullying and snide remarks due to you not fitting in to the gender stereotypes. You reach a decision to transition, and are filled with the hope of […]