Way Forward has now been running for over 30 years. It was formerly the
Trafford Association for Mental Health and Trafford Users’ Group, New Way
Forward is a charity that supports people affected by mental ill health. It
hosts drop in sessions 7 days a week and runs a variety of groups to the
benefit of service users. New way forward services are free of charge and the
atmosphere is friendly and welcoming.
From September 2015 we have joined
a partnership of organisations and expanded our role to include the delivery of
raising the awareness of the impact of mental health to employers and advising
how this can be addressed. The aim is to reduce the stigma associated with
Please check our Events Calendar for further details. Please note services are not available on Bank and Public Holidays.
WHEN - Tuesdays
TIME - 10.00 am
PLACE - THE AVENUE METHODIST CHURCH
A popular friendly group who meet every week and plan trips out such as meeting for coffee at a local cafe, local walk, pamper sessions and trips out.
If you would like to get involved or want to just come and have a chat you will be made to feel very welcome.
My Name is Liam Cunnane aged
46yrs and I want to talk about the stigma around mental health and my
experiences.Initially I felt isolated and unable to socialise after being diagnosed
with a Mental Health condition. I then heard about a group
especially aimed at providing a beneficial environment for people who are experiencing
Mental Health issues this was New Way Forward. After attending New way forward for 10 years my confidence steadily increased over the next 3 years. I then applied
for the position of Volunteer as I felt I wanted to give something back
to people with Mental Health. For the past 7 years I have built
up an independency which I feel would not have happened if I had not come
to New Way Forward. This gave me the encouragement to join the
football team and become more interactive and sociable. This then increased me to face more challenges in my life and I wanted to become more
involved hence I applied for the position as a Board of Director at NWF and I was successful in doing so. This in
turn led to initiating a men’s group which I now also run once
a week. With this in place it has meant that NWF can provide a group for men in
a similar disposition and encourage a safe and beneficial environment. By
running the men’s group my confidence has gone from strength to
strength and encourages others to work towards their own goals such as interaction and being involved in group activities to gain new
MEN'S GROUP EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT
6.30PM - 8.30PM
NEW WAY FORWARD AT THE AVENUE METHODIST CHURCH, SALE
ALL WELCOME, NO CHARGE
CINEMA TRIPS, NIGHTS OUT, GAMES, DVDS, FOOTBALL AND SNACKS
NEW WALKING GROUP INCONJUNCTION WITH CITY OF TREES
TIME - 1st Wednesday of every month
PLACE - Avenue Methodist Chursh
wellbeing walk starts at New Way Forward and are approximately 3-4km (2miles). eave your troubles behind and feel the benefits walking has on your
physical and mental wellbeing.
are offered at the end of the walk
NEW EXPRESSIONS - Craft and Art Group
WHEN - EVERY MONDAY AND FRIDAY- PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO CLASSES ON BANK HOLIDAYS
TIME - 1PM - 3PM
PLACE- THE AVENUE METHODIST CHURCH
PLEASE CONTACT CHERISSE AS TO AVAILABILITY
A thriving, successful, friendly group.
Come along and learn new skills and techniques and have a chat.
QUARTERLY GENERAL MEETING
TUESDAY 25TH JULY 2017
AVENUE METHODIST CHURCH
new way forward is a Company limited by Guarantee, registered number 4783624, and a registered charity number 508746.