MancSpirit is Greater Manchester’s Mental Wellbeing Charity

We’re committed to improve the mental wellbeing of those people who choose Greater Manchester as a home, for a career, for leisure or for learning.
MancSpirit is unashamedly Mancunian in Design and Delivery. We see being Mancunian as an attitude, not a birth-right, and we value those people and organisations that share our Vision of caring for others, helping those that help others, getting stuck in and getting things done – but doing things the right way, by working with others and respecting their individuality.

Supporting the Mental Wellbeing of ICU Nurses & Staff at Wigan Critical Care. The MancSpirit “Behind Closed Doors” Exhibition

If you want an example of how MancSpirit works in practice then please listen to our podcast and read about our work supporting NHS staff at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Trust.

The exhibition and event we held in Manchester Central Library and at Wigan Life Centre, supporting staff, patients that had recovered from being intubated and the loved ones of those who passed away during the pandemic was incredible and far surpassed the outcomes we envisioned to give Our amazing NHS heroes an opportunity to show the love, commitment and determination behind the masks when the pandemic first hit!

Supporting the Mental Wellbeing of Trafford Young Carers during the Pandemic

It was a real honour to be able to inspire and support Trafford young carers, while they were stuck in at home shielding and looking after vulnerable family members.

The online sessions, delivered throughout the first year of the pandemic and several lockdowns, gave them access to fun, creativity, respite and the opportunity to connect with other young carers in their area. We provided a mix of art, crafts, music, comedy, improvisation and some really special guests from Children’s TV and pop music. The laughter and energy was intoxicating and the feedback from their families that they had transmitted that from the sessions and into their homes was heartwarming!

Supporting the Mental Wellbeing of Students at Pendleton School of Theatre

Fantastic to spend time with and work alongside these amazing young people, giving them an opportunity to tell us, you, what their concerns are and to find a creative way to express them.
They decided collectively to highlight toxic behaviour in the creative industries, such as bullying and body image which can have a devastating effect on mental wellbeing. They also told us that their personal safety outside of college was a huge concern to them, especially for the young women, alongside the assumptions made about them as young people from different cultures across older ager groups.

Bringing People Together. MancSpirit Activity Day at LadyBarn Community Centre

MancSpirit works with a whole range of community groups, organisations, local authorities and Charities to make the most of every opportunity.

Whether promoting and celebrating their work on our podcast, showcasing incredible grassroots activity through our festivals, developing best practice by offering support to groups and local authorities or delivering activities directly that promote cultural sharing, inspires creativity and improves wellbeing in some of our most deprived and diverse communities

Projects & Programmes

Everyone has something to offer – We’re providing a Greater Manchester wide service that provides some of the most marginalised and isolated people in our community with an invite back to Society and a variety of opportunities to improve their mental wellbeing through creative activity.

Our GMcr

A series of festivals, supported by GMCA Culture, that will run across all 10 boroughs starting in Trafford and soon after in Wigan, Bury and Stockport. This programme will harness the vibrancy of our local communities in a joint celebration of Art, Culture, Heritage and grassroots activity.

Support MancSpirit

If you live, love, work, learn or have fun in Greater Manchester then MancSpirit is your Charity – and we need your support to help it grow and be a force for change in our local communities. As a charity we need your donations, your support in setting up your own fundraising activities, your creative and inspirational skills and your shares, likes and positive comments on social media.

Become a part of the MancSpirit family in whatever way you can and become an important part of a positive movement making a real difference across Our GMcr.

Make a difference

Help us to support Carers, the elderly and the vulnerable in our Greater Manchester – tackling poor mental health, loneliness and fear.

Your donation will allow us to continue to deliver this essential support.

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