Our Well-being Group focuses on promoting positive mental well-being and offers a place where D/deaf people can come to share experiences and talk about their lives. The group was established to help service users improve self-confidence and try new activities that can support positive well-being and health. It is also a great place to meet new people and socialise.
We're still open!
"Now more than ever it is important that we look after our well-being and stay in touch with our friends. Come and join us either online or at the centre to socialise in a safe, socially distanced space."
November Arts & Crafts
The group were encouraged to produce a drawing expressing their feelings during lockdown. They then created a poster to be placed in the MDC reception, it said 'Welcome to MDC’. This activity encouraged their creativity and helped them to gain confidence.
“Lockdown was hard for me, I could only go for a walk in the park, I enjoyed that but wasn’t allowed to do anything else. I joined the Wellbeing Zoom session, which is only one hour but I am too anxious to attend Manchester Deaf Centre. I feel safer to stay at home, I am too worried to attend MDC."
“I found making the Welcome poster to be fun, I enjoyed it."
"I love art and it was nice to chat with deaf friends."
Anita works with service users to better understand their needs and plan suitable activities that support positive mental health. She supports service users by making referrals to the relevant external organisations; she delivers deaf awareness training in medical settings and to other various organisations; she is also the initial point of contact when service users have an issue and need sign-posting in order to receive the right support. Anita also works with other Deaf organisations to create strong links in order to extend the Well-being Group outreach.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org