July 23, 2021
When B first came to see Richard at Be Well he'd been out of work for 5 months, had no food in the house and was racking up rent arrears. With Richard's help, B kicked these obstacles into touch and rebooted his ambitions.
June 1, 2021
We should all be concerned about the use of ECT on particular groups in society, and the adverse effects it can cause to people’s lives
May 27, 2021
Mum of four, Clare’s life unravelled when the pandemic hit. Talking to Bernadette, a Be Well Employment Coach, proved a turning point.
April 29, 2021
Big Life's Medical Director, Louise Grant, explains that for a lot of people with autism, life is what happens while they are waiting for a service.
March 17, 2021
"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."
February 24, 2021
Living Well recently helped to set up the borough’s first pop-up vaccination clinic at Castlemere Community Centre.
August 28, 2020
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.
August 19, 2020
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.
February 6, 2020
“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...
January 27, 2020
Four years ago I stepped off a stool with a rope around my neck. Before he called Living Well in Rochdale, Jon He...
January 9, 2020
“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...
“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 ...
"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."...
October 9, 2019
by Nicky Lidbetter, Big Life Director of Mental Health. Those of us that have been knocking around the mental health world fo...