Using Manchester Heritage to Nurture Well-being | Dr. Caroline Paige
Heritage and well-being at Manchester Monastery
What is heritage?
“Our tangible, intangible and natural heritage and all the associated myths, legends, traditions, and memories provide us with a common language and insight that enables us to communicate on a deep level with each other and to express ourselves in a unique way to the outside world.” The Heritage Council for Ireland
How does heritage affect our lives?
What is community heritage?
Legacy and heritage at Manchester Monastery
Community heritage at Manchester Monastery
“It became a labour of love for all concerned and they held a strong vision that the Monastery could once again become a sanctuary, but this time it would bring people together and be for everyone from all faiths, backgrounds, beliefs and traditions. We believed that the Monastery could have an important spiritual role to play in our secular and fast changing world, serving the multi-cultural City of Manchester and beyond.” Elaine Griffiths, CEO, Manchester Monastery
Heritage, health, and well-being at The Monastery
Making heritage relevant
“Its relevance needs to be communicated in the present so that it may continue into the future.” UNESCO World Heritage Convention, 2013
Setting up a centre for well-being
“We understand that being heard is fundamental to our well-being. It allows us to process our pain and remember who we truly are.” Dr Jeannine Goh
How it will help health and well-being in Manchester
- To destigmatise mental distress with a focus on compassionate health
- A listening service and educational courses which centre on self-knowledge and self-empowerment
- Pioneering and creative approaches to positive health choices and social and creative events.