In Olive Branch we run a number of workshops.
Currently we have :-
Just for Men – Monday morning 10.30 – 11.30
LET’S TALK CHAPS – A support group for men that addresses issues such as debt, housing, health and well-being, diet and exercise and is led by The Prevention Alliance. A free brew and a bacon butty available to all who attend.
Knit and Natter – Monday afternoon 2.00 – 4.00
Bring your own knitting or crochet project and join in the friendly chatter and enjoy a cup of tea or freshly brewed coffee as you work.
Olive Belles – Tuesday afternoon 1.00 – 2.30.
Olive Belles is a ladies pamper group designed specifically for creating well-being and self esteem for marginalised local women of Stockport, those with Mental Health issues and those living in poverty. The ladies are offered free hair styling, make up and massage, along with a cuppa and biscuits and provided with a safe place to discuss women’s issues, health, and opportunities for establishing links and friendships within the community,
THIS GROUP HAS RAPIDLY OUTGROWN THE OLIVE BRANCH AND HAS RELOCATED AND NOW MEET IN THE LOUNGE OF STOCKPORT BAPTIST CHURCH
Mental Health Self Help Group – Thursday 1.30. – 2.30
Activities and discussions to support and help people with mental health problems. Open to everybody.
Activity afternoon – Friday 1.00 – 3.00
Each Friday there will be an activity, – craft, painting, board games or small gardening projects.
Come along and see what is going on (there is a small charge towards the materials used).
Gardening Initiative – will meet when advertised
In November, Stockport Council “gave” Olive Branch a piece of land to maintain, as a group activity and therapy. We have linked with SPARC (Stockport Progress and Recovery Centre) based in Cale Green. The land has been cleared of rubbish and bulbs have been planted. This has been a real opportunity to build friendships, to connect with passers-by and to create a little place of beauty out of a rubbish dump.