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Stronger together: Damian’s Be Well journey

"I’d hit rock bottom before I got to Be Well. I didn’t know where to turn. I’d had no help caring for my mum. No one wanted to know."

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Living Well helps launch Rochdale’s first pop-up vaccination clinic

Living Well recently joined forces with the Rochdale Council of Mosques to set up the borough’s first pop-up vaccination clinic at Castlemere Community Centre.

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Big Life welcome Wesley

Wesley Community Furniture who provide low-cost furniture and household items has become the newest member of The Big Life group’s family of services.

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Living Well’s agility helps stem covid tide

When Rochdale hit the headlines for some of the highest levels of covid in the country, Michelle Duffy Living Well’s Service Manager cleared her diary so Living Well could play its part in helping tackle a new wave of covid transmission.

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Taking control one step at a time: Shannon’s Be Well journey

“Now I’m just trying to take one step at a time with each day. Without Be Well, in all honestly, I would most probably have ended up se...

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Building bridges to a new life: Jon’s Big Life journey

Four years ago I stepped off a stool with a rope around my neck. Before he called Living Well in Rochdale, Jon He...

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Turning stigma into strength: Rachel’s Big Life journey

“I wanted to share my lived experience on a one to one basis and I thought volunteering with Peer Support would give me a good foundati...

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Running towards dreams: Tony’s Big Life Journey

“It’s been good for my mental health. It’s made me into a different sort of person and given me confidence. I know I’m no Mo Farah but ...

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From street life to community champion: Andy’s Big Life journey

"I’m enjoying myself and getting my own life back because of Big Life and Living Well. It’s given me a purpose to keep going."...

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Whose Choice? The changing face of mental health services

by Nicky Lidbetter, Big Life Director of Mental Health. Those of us that have been knocking around the mental health world fo...

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Finding the strength to move forward – Carly’s Be Well journey

My mental health and confidence was on the floor when we first met – you really helped me to pick myself up after a year of grief a...

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Enjoying life again: Katherine’s Big Life journey

My therapy has changed my life. I feel lighter - like a cloud has lifted me!

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Facing Fears: Helena’s Big Life Journey

I can now say I have less anxiety, I am a more positive person, and I know how to improve my situation

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Out of My Comfort Zone: Therese’s Big Life Journey

Having someone guide me through developing techniques which help me deal with my anxious symptoms was very supportive

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Taking Control: Kris’ Big Life journey

I was always made to feel ‘at home’. I felt valued, and this gave me so much confidence

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Coronavirus update

In light of the current situation, we are making changes to the way we deliver services at the moment. One-to-one appointments that would normally be delivered face-to-face will now take place over the phone or through video call. There is no need to call us to confirm – your regular point of contact will call you at the time your appointment was scheduled.

We are also no longer holding groups inside. We’re currently arranging alternatives where possible through considering walking or virtual groups. Please contact your group facilitator, or the centre where the group runs from, for more information.

If you’re worried, think you may have symptoms of Coronavirus or want further information, see the latest advice from Public Health England.

Finally, if you’re struggling through self-isolation, please don’t feel alone. There are local community groups being created all over the country, which you can find here. Alternatively, you can call our community centres in your local area, which you can find here.