That Great Manc Pod

“In the world of podcasts, it’s often all about self-promotion. But not for MancSpirit. Their Podcast, That Great Manc Pod, is all about profiling the work and impact of other not-for-profits who are doing brilliant stuff all across Greater Manchester.

There are a few things we can learn from MancSpirit’s approach to podcasting. First, it’s important to focus on others, not yourself. Second, it’s important to be authentic and genuine, which MancSpirit have in spades.”

Vic Turnbull
CEO @MICmediaUK. Founder @MICSPodcastClub @PodsUpNorth

MancSpirit is Greater Manchester’s Mental Health Charity

We’re committed to improve the mental health 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 Health 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!

Projects & Programmes

Projects & Programmes


Greater Manchester’s Community Podcast

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.


Supporting the Mental Health 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!

Giving a Voice to and Supporting the Mental Health 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.

Make a difference

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

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