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Anxiety and Depression Group
This drop-in group offered by Self Help is a sympathetic and non-judgmental space where you can meet others who also struggle with anxiety or depression. Our groups care about your experiences and really understand. They offer help, information and a place for people to share ideas on how to cope with depression.
More details at Zion Anxiety and Depression Group
Meets every Wednesday
Let your true colours shine through. It’s expressive, relaxing, creative, confidence-building and most of all fun. Whatever you’re starting from our hugely experienced group leader will take you further.
Meets every Friday
Eczema Support Group
This free support group is for anyone in Manchester who suffers with eczema .
Come and get advice and support from those who understand what you’re going through, from the daily struggles to the dreaded flares.
- Advice, tips and support
- Drinks, free from snacks and refreshments
- Offload onto those who understand
- Vast array of discussions including triggers, skincare, diet, hydration and how these affect our skin.
The group is run by people who both suffer from eczema themsleves so they really do understand where you’re coming from and get what you’re going through.
This friendly group will always offer you a warm welcome but feel free to get in touch beforehand if you wish, even if it’s just to say hello.
Parents and carers of children who suffer with eczema are also welcome to the group.
Meets every Tuesday
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.
Clinic every Monday
Mind Advice Drop-In
Free and impartial advice on welfare benefits, debt and housing to people with mental health needs living in Manchester.
This can include helping with forms, sorting out problems with benefits, helping to challenge and appeal decisions and sorting out your finances.
We work in a collaborative way with clients – working through the issues together, explaining how things work (such as the benefits system) and in turn help support clients in building their confidence and resilience when dealing with these practical issues.
Drop-Ins every Monday and Thursday
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
Meetings every Thursday
PARS Women's Exercise Group
This women’s exercise group offers a bespoke and structured exercise and fitness programme for clinical rehabilitation to women referred to the Physical Activity Referral Service (PARS) by a doctor or healthcare professional.
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.
Session on Fridays
The Bread and Butter Thing
On a tight budget? Struggling to put food on the table?
The Bread and Butter Thing provides weekly groceries at a fraction of high street prices through their membership scheme – they will try and always give you some fruit and veg and something for your cupboards and fridge. Saving you over £20 a week – that’s a game-changer when you’re trying to make ends meet.
To take the first step to sign up – TEXT The Bread and Butter Thing on 07860 063 256 with your full name, your postcode and say ‘Zion Centre’. Then they will get in touch.
Try it out. No commitment. First order FREE.
Delivery every Thursday
Walk a Weigh
Want to lose weight well?
Try something new by working on small steps that fit into your daily life, sharing ideas and supporting each other as a group.
It’ll give you new ways to eat well, get more active and stay motivated. No charge – just donate what you want.
Whisper Sister - Menopause Support Group
Explore your questions about the change, diet, sex and relationships, mental health and mood, remedies and much more.
Together we’ll take control, end the whispering and celebrate our unique journeys.