COMMUNITY groups across Bury are offering support to residents for Mental Health Awareness Week. 

The event, founded by the Mental Health Foundation, is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health.

The theme of the week this year is "loneliness" and residents are being encouraged to speak about their feelings and can seek support if they are feeling anxious, worried, lonely and frustrated.

The foundation says that one in five of us hide our feelings of loneliness and that long-term loneliness can have a serious impact on out mental health.

It said: “One in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time. There’s no single cause and there’s no-one solution.

"After all, we’re all different. 

"But, the longer we feel lonely, the more we are at risk of mental health problems. Some people are also at higher risk of feeling lonely than others.”

The council have reminded residents that there is a range of help and support available on the Bury Directory Health and Wellbeing Hub or through contacting the Getting Helpline on 0161 464 3679.

Alternatively, you can find more details on the projects near to you, ranging from guided walks, litter picking and cooking classes, to advice sessions for parents, by visiting the Lets Live Well Health Improvement page on the Bury Directory.

One such group is the Creative Living Centre in Bury which is offering a host of free events for the rest of this week. 


Creative Living Centre, 1A Rectory Lane, Prestwich 

Thursday, May 11: 

  • A friendly and welcoming singing 'Singing with Sarah' 10.30-11.15am

Friday, May 12 

Creative Living Centre, 1A Rectory Lane, Prestwich 

  • Break the Cycle - help with Anxiety workshop is Friday 13th May at 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Get to Know Us, come along to meet staff and volunteers and ask any questions you may have about CLC - 10am-12pm
  • Samaritans Support Group 1.00-3.00pm
  • Getting Together - fun quiz and meet up 1.30-2.30pm

For more information, you can visit the Creative Living Space Facebook page.