Kath Locke Centre

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The Kath Locke Centre in Moss Side, Manchester is one of the community centres where Big Life begin. Today it continues to create opportunities for you to change your life by offering a place for a range of self-help groups, activities, community services and charities to help you live and feel well.

We also have a wide variety of volunteering opportunities at the centre, from leading groups to helping out around the building!

Access:

Call the centre or drop in for information on groups, activities and services

Age:

All ages

Cost:

Many services are free. But if there are any charges, we will explain these in advance.

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Address:

Kath Locke Centre,
123 Moss Lane East
Manchester
M15 5DD

Phone Number:

0161 455 0211

Take a look at what’s going on

We are rebuilding our range of advice, support and activities to help you live and feel well.

Check-in here to get more details and use ‘This Week’ to get the times and booking details.

Acupuncture Works Clinic

Manchester’s only Community Acupuncture clinic.

Some of the issues their trained acupuncturists treat are:

  • Muscular skeletal pain: low back, hip, shoulder, neck and knee pain
  • Mood disorders such as anxiety and depression
  • Fertility and gynaecological issues arising in pregnancy including nausea, headaches and anxiety
  • Menopausal changes

Initial consultations and treatment £30 to £45. Follow up appointments £15 to £25.

More information at Acupuncture Works

Clinic Monday to Thursday, 10am-6pm every week.

Can Survive UK: WOW Group

Can Survive UK’s Women Only Wednesdays is a support group for women affected by cancer. It offers practical and emotional support, therapies and advice.

More information at WOW – Women Only Wednesdays

Can Survive UK: MOT Group

Can Survive UK’s Men Only Thursdays is a support group for men who have been affected by cancer. It offers practical and emotional support, therapies and advice.

More information at MOT Cancer Support Group

Counselling and Family Centre Appointments

Every year around 1 in 4 of us will experience emotional and mental health problems.

We offer counselling to adult individuals, couples, families, and to children and young people from 5 years old. Additionally we provide support for families affected by addiction and parents affected by pregnancy and birth issues.

Beyond counselling we provide self improvement courses and workshops for all, and training workshops for counsellors and health professionals.

We can help you to make better sense of what’s happening in your life – all you need to do is pick up the phone, email or call us.

More information and appointment details at The Counselling and Family Centre

Appointments on Mondays and Tuesdays

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that works on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. (Male therapist)

Appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Homeopathy Clinic

What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a form of holistic medicine. It is used in many countries around the world, and in some cases, is the first point of call for all health issues.  Homeopathy treats the person as a whole, rather than specific conditions in isolation. We consider all your health needs, be they physical or mental and emotional.

Who can be helped?

Because homeopathy is a gentle system of healing, it is suitable for everyone, including babies. Remedies are safe, stimulating the body’s own immune system.

What happens during a consultation?

You will be given time to explore all aspects of your health. Your initial consultation may take an hour or more, your homeopath will then research a suitable remedy for your individual needs. Follow-up consultations are usually shorter and an appointment will be made for you.

Who are our homeopaths?

The clinic is staffed by fully qualified clinicians who are registered with the Society of Homeopaths. They volunteer their time and expertise. There may be student homeopaths present, undergoing training at the North West College of Homeopathy (www.nwch.co.uk).

How much does it cost?

We ask for a donation of £10 for each consultation. This is to help the Zion Centre cover the cost of providing and delivering any remedy you are given and the cost of the facilities the clinic uses at the centre.

On Tuesdays

Narcotics Anonymous Group

Addiction is a disease that can happen to anyone and the reasons for addiction are many. Whatever the circumstances, it really doesn’t matter. Addiction is a progressive disease similar to other chronic diseases such as type II diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.

NA (Narcotics Anonymous) is a non-profit fellowship for all people whose lives have become unmanageable through the use of drugs. It believes one of the cornerstones of living drug free is the therapeutic value of addicts working with each other to achieve recovery. In meetings members regularly share their personal experiences with each other, not as professionals but as ordinary people who have discovered that sharing brings about solutions to their problems.

Anonymity is a vital part of this fellowship enabling everyone to attend without fear of social repercussions.

More information at Narcotics Anonymous

Meets every Monday

Qigong

Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice of gentle and meditative exercises that stimulate the flow of energy to promote a healthy body and mind.

The Manchester Community Qigong Group is a unique community focused resource that encourages local people to take responsibility for their health and well-being by learning and practicing a range of Qigong.

On Mondays

Manchester Social Anxiety Group

Struggling to cope in social situations?

The Manchester Social Anxiety group offers a safe and calm space to talk freely about any difficulties you are experiencing; providing peer support and guidance to help you manage your social anxiety.

More information at Manchester Social Anxiety Group

Meets on Tuesdays

The Sugar Group

The Sugar Group supports anyone living with Type 2 Diabetes to live well.

We are a fun, friendly group that helps you manage diabetes by offering knowledge, gentle exercise and a break from the day-to-day worries and sense of isolation that diabetes can bring.

We also work closely with local health and educational professionals to raise awareness of the impact of the disease on people with an Afro-Caribbean background and to help improve the lives of people with the disease.

On Mondays

Women's Yoga

Over thousands of years, people of all ages have practiced yoga to help boost their physical and mental wellbeing.

It’s an especially good way to improve strength, flexibility and balance.

Led by a qualified, experienced yoga teacher, this women only session is for all ages and abilities. So whether you’re getting back to regular exercise or looking to take up exercise for the first time, this yoga session is a great place to start.

On Thursdays, 5pm start.

Please note: the yoga teacher will be off for a week from 28th Oct 2021 but will be back in on 4th Nov 2021.

Found something you’d like to do?

Find the time it’s happening here.

For booking details and costs, if there are any, just ask at the Kath Locke reception or give us a call.

Monday

10:00am – 1:00pm

CFC Family Counselling

10:00am – 6:00pm

Acupuncture Works

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Narcotics Anonymous

1:00pm – 3:30pm

The Sugar Group

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Qigong

 

Tuesday

10:00am – 1:00pm

CFC Family Counselling

10:00am – 6:00pm

Acupuncture Works

12:30pm – 7:00pm

Homeopathy

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Deep tissue massage

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Manchester Social Anxiety Group

 

 

Wednesday

10:00am – 6:00pm

Acupuncture Works

1:00pm – 3:30pm

Can Survive UK: WOW

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Deep Tissue Massage

 

 

Thursday

10:00am – 6:00pm

Acupuncture Works

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Can Survive UK: MOT

5:00pm – 6:15pm

Women’s only yoga

Volunteer with Us

Can you spare some time to help keep our community strong?

We need you to help us to

  • Make a difference in your community
  • Support local families and people

We can offer you the chance to

  • Develop new skills
  • Work as part of a team
  • Improve your CV
  • Get extra training and references
  • Meet new people and give something back

When you volunteer with us you also become part of Big Life. That means you’ll have a volunteer coordinator, who’ll work with you to make sure you get the most possible out of your experience, whatever your reasons for volunteering.

Want to know more?

Just let us know you are interested in volunteering with us and we’ll get in touch to chat about the opportunities we currently have, that suit your needs.

What our volunteers say…

While volunteering I have met some amazingly motivating people. I have attended lots of training, my CV looks great now, my confidence is up. I don’t feel so isolated and at the same time I feel I have made a huge contribution to my community and the individuals who have accessed our service.

Office Space to Rent

Right at the heart of the thriving Moss Side community, with shops and leisure facilities on the doorstep, the Kath Locke Community Health and Resource Centre is minutes away from Manchester City Centre and has great access to key transport routes around Greater Manchester and beyond.

The Centre itself is a hub for a wide range of community health and wellbeing activities and boasts its own café.

We currently have a 2 to 3 person competitively priced office space covering 139.88 square feet available for charities, not for profit organisations, community and other social impact groups. This comes with:

  • Free reception
    • Monday, Wednesday Friday: 8.30am – 6.00pm
    • Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am -8.00pm
    • Disabled access throughout
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free access to rooms for meetings or 1 – 1’s
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Café on site
  • Free Car Park
  • Regular cleaning
  • Bike racks

Enquiries to:
Centre Manager, Val Sells Mobile: 0796 403 6298 or 0161 455 0211