All the activities take place at the Mind building at 216-218 Katherine Street in Ashton-under-Lyne.
This service is a 20 minute 1-2-1 appointment that a young person can access to discover what services are available to them and be signed up or signposted to relevant support. This can be used as an offloading space where the young person can “drop in” sporadically to talk to a worker. We also have bookable time slots available throughout the evening, so you are able to book before you come! Remember that the last drop in slot will be at 7:00 pm.
Each week we’ll be holding an Art Space that Children and Young People are able to attend. Although the maximum number of attendees is 15, young people are able to drop in and out throughout the evening. The space will promote social inclusion, along with encouraging CYP to express their feelings through art, along with learning new skills. We split the art groups into juniors and seniors; Junior appointments (8-13) start at 4pm until 5:30pm, Our senior appointments (14-18) begin from 6pm until 7:30pm.
This service can help Children and Young People with low level mental health such as Anxiety, Low Mood, Stress, Anger and Confidence. The model works via facilitated self-help, where our Early Intervention Practitioners will support the young person with low level CBT and help educate on the condition. These sessions are 1-2-1 and short, brief sessions of 30 minutes for a duration of 5 weeks. You can be referred onto this after attending a Sort it! Drop in. The last early intervention appointment is at 7:30 pm.
Counselling is a 121 service offered within the Hub hours in one of our therapy rooms. The service offers up to 8 session to a young person where they can explore any issues that are going on for them. The sessions are confidential to the young person and wouldn’t be discussed with parents/carers without prior consent. Though we do work with carers as much as possible to encourage positive change outside of the sessions. You can be referred onto this after attending a Sort it! Drop in.
There is food and drink available for you and your family until 7pm, and a central café area where parents or carers are able to wait. If you are over the age of 13, you are welcome to come to The Hive on your own, however those under 13 will need a parent or carer present.
The Hive will be growing over the next six months, in order to grow efficiently we would love your feedback on new services or activities that you would like to be available. Email office@togmind with your suggestions for the new and improved Hive.
If you are interested in coming along on Wednesdays but want more information before you do then call our team on 0161 330 9223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ’The Hive’.