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**The Monastery is open to the public 10am-4pm, Sunday to Thursday each week. Free entry & parking. All welcome!**

NEW @ the Sanctuary | Self-Help Group for Anxiety & Depression

We’re happy to share some important news about a NEW anxiety and depression drop-in service that’s starting here, at the Sanctuary, on Monday.

Launching at 10AM on MONDAY 8 NOVEMBER, the new drop-in group will be a FREE service for the Manchester community.

Run by Charmain Berry, psychotherapist and one of our co-founders, the group will offer help to anybody who may be struggling with symptoms related to anxiety and/or depression.

The Sanctuary’s Self-Help Group for Anxiety and Depression

Watch Charmain Berry introduce the new self-help group and explain how it can help you.

What are anxiety and depression symptoms?

Symptoms of anxiety can include feeling stressed, worried, and that you cannot cope. Symptoms can also be nervousness, overthinking, experiencing panic attacks, or heart palpitations.

Symptoms of depression might mean you feel in a low mood or feel like you’ve lost your confidence, so yourself esteem is running low. Depression can also mean that you have trouble sleeping well.

Who is the group for?

It’s open to anybody who may be struggling with symptoms related to anxiety and/or depression.

Anxiety and depression symptoms can have a big impact on our lives, so we’ve designed a drop-in group for anyone who feels like they could do with some help.

What kind of help can I expect?

The group is here to help people find an environment where we can share a little of our stories.

Charmain will share useful interventions and techniques that you can do yourself – that will really help you to manage your symptoms.

Do I need an appointment to come to the drop-in?

No, you don’t need an appointment. You can just drop-in.

If you’ve decided to come and can let us know in advance, email us at This will help us plan our sessions.

The drop-in group will start at 10.00am (and finish at 11.30am) on Monday 8 November. Then it will run each Monday until 13 December.

Please share this information with anyone you think it might help.

Where can I find more information about the Sanctuary of Peace and Healing?

You can check out their website right here.

Related Services @ The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary at Manchester Monastery also offers a daily silent meditation, Sunday to Thursday from 12 to 1pm. You can find out more about it here.

We also offer free counselling via our listening service from Sunday to Thursday each week. You can find out more about it here.

Admission is free and so is parking.

We’re a friendly, helpful bunch and we warmly invite you to become part of our growing, compassionate community.


Sanctuary of Peace & Healing

NEW Advice and Support Drop-In Every Monday with Be Well @ The Monastery

We all need a little help climbing life’s mountain sometimes, right? That’s why we’re absolutely delighted to announce a brand NEW community advice and support drop-in centre at Manchester Monastery’s Sanctuary.

Launching at 12pm on Monday, November 1st, in collaboration with Be Well, the new drop-in centre will be a free service to the Manchester community, assisting with all kinds of issues and challenges that can all too often produce negative effects on health and wellbeing.

The Be Well team offer a range of practical and emotional support to folk who really need it and we’re honoured to offer this valuable community service here at Manchester’s modern-day Monastery.

Life in the way of healthy living?

The Be Well initiative can help you find a way to live and feel well whatever twists and turns life brings. Together, we can even help you get on top of work, housing, family and money worries. When you come to our Be Well drop-in centre, you’ll be assessed by a trained coach. They’ll talk to you about the help you need and the goals you want to achieve, and set you up with the most appropriate person in the team to get you to where you want to be.

Who is the Be Well service for?

Be Well is for anyone who lives in Manchester, or whose GP surgery is based there. You’ll come to us if you speak to your GP and think that you could be helped by ongoing support in the community, rather than just by a medical approach.

What kind of help can I expect?

You can expect regular one-to-one sessions– either face-to-face or over the phone. Together with your worker, you can talk through any changes in your life you would like to make; and ways to keep you motivated along your journey.

How will I benefit from the sessions?

Through coming to our Be Well drop-in centre, we can help you to feel motivated to make changes that stick and you’ll learn some new ways of staying on the right track.

It might be that you have one particular issue that’s central to you. Because Be Well is a partnership of local organisations, we’ll also have coaches who specialise in certain areas.

If your needs include issues with work – for instance if you need help to stay in work through physio or HR support, or you’re looking for a job – you’ll see a specialist coach with experience in that area.

If you need advice around welfare issues, housing, money management and so on, you’ll be able to access a telephone line run by Citizens’ Advice Manchester.

Do I need an appointment to come to the drop-in centre?

No, it’s not necessary, although if you already have a GP referral, you can make an appointment if you wish by calling the Be Well team on: 0161 470 7120

Where can I find more information about Be Well?

You can check out their website right here.

We invite anyone who needs this service to pop into the drop-in centre in The Sanctuary. If you’re fortunate enough to not need this service, please feel free to share the information with anyone you know who might.

The drop-in centre will be open from 12pm – 3pm, Monday November 1st, then each Monday (except November 8th) through to December 20th.

Related Services @ The Sanctuary

Don’t forget that The Sanctuary at Manchester Monastery also offers a daily silent meditation, Sunday-Thursday, from 12-1pm, which you can find out more about by clicking here.

We also offer free counselling via our listening service from Sunday-Thursday each week which you can find out more about by clicking here.

Admission is free and so is parking. We’re here for you so please don’t be shy. We’re a friendly, helpful bunch and warmly invite you to become a part of our growing, mutually supportive community.