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Ashton, Wigan District YMCA


Mental Health Group (Photowalks & Wellbeing).

Total received £3,875.42

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About this cause

Ashton, Wigan & District YMCA operates a day nursery and a breakfast, after school and holiday club for four local primary schools. We offer very affordable prices ensuring the local parents and children can benefit from a fantastic Early Years programme. We deliver community activities: Over 65’s Diamond lunch group, Dementia friendly group, Breast Cancer Group, Sit B Fit, Job Seekers sessions, IT club and Mental Health group. Our Mental Health group will be facilitated by a Photography graduate and volunteers. Photowalks & Wellbeing offers the chance to meet with like-minded people, reduce social isolation and learn creative approaches to Photography.

Ashton, Wigan District YMCA website

How this cause brings people in the community together

This group aims to improve people’s wellbeing via a Photowalks approach. Arts for Health activities have been shown to raise people’s quality of life. The group will get the chance to enjoy photography workshops in a supportive and friendly environment. Your help will ensure we can buy cameras and also go on trips out to enjoy local landmarks and take eye-catching pictures.