Learning what Wigan Borough is doing to improve people’s mental wellbeing


On the extremely rainy afternoon of the 8th May, Wigan Borough’s Mental Health Market took place at the Sea Cadets building, Molyneux House.

All kinds of wonderful people told us more about the positive changes taking place across the Borough.

I (Eli) was there to publicise our Photowalks group – open to anyone, young and old, carers, people experiencing social isolation and/or anxiety/depression.

This Photowalks group takes place every Thursday from 10.30 to 12. The group is designed to meet new people, learn new Photography skills and improve mental wellbeing.

In addition to this, there is a free trip coming up funded by the Co-op. We will visit Open Eye Gallery – at the Liverpool Waterfront on 6 June and travel by mini bus. If you’d like to book your free place, email eli.regan@cccad.co.uk or call Eli 01942 274 684.

I learnt a lot from all the different organisations housed at Molyneux House for an afternoon of exchange.

The Reader encourages Shared Reading and they “bring people together through great literature to talk, laugh and share.” You can find more about their groups at Wigan & Leigh Carers Centre, Brickworks and Atherton Library by emailing info@thereader.org.uk

Jane Fisher from CAP Debt Help advises people on how to manage their debt. Debts can have a negative impact on people’s mental health.

To find our more info email janefisher@capuk.org

Age UK, Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles, Rethink Anxiety Wigan and many other organisations were there ready to share inspiring stories of the great impact they’re having improving people’s wellbeing.