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Welcome to our website, we’re an independent mental health charity based in Ashton-Under-Lyne, who provide long-term opportunities for people who are aiming to rebuild their lives and improve their social integration.

Update of the Skills Center

As of January the 4th following the revised rules for Covid- 19 the government has given leeway to organisations that provide help and support for mental health. This means that Making a Difference Tameside is allowed to provide support on a one to one basis with a design purpose.

Tony for example is clearing out the shed ready to move the tools into his new cellar work room. Lee another one of our members is practicing and gaining valuable culinary skills.

Rubber flooring is being laid out in cellar for the gym area. Perfect for cushioning those heavy bars and free weights from any big dents. The cellar is almost complete however a few more renovations are need including partly repositioning the stairs to reroute away from the safety meter, as it is an electrical hazard.

Opening Times

Oasis Café / Café open hours – Wednesday to Friday and alternate Saturdays , 10am – 3.30pm. Skills Center / Opening hours – As and when Guidelines change for social settings.

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“E- Foods have kindly donated several food parcels for those of our members living alone. These will be collected and delivered by two volunteers Christmas week.”

– Janice Hogg

Allotment Update

Cellar Update

The Three Musketeers Graham, Tony and Janice brave harsh weather to prepare the allotment for the coming winter.

We are going to be preparing plant based meals for the Oasis Cafe. A new ethical initiative to encourage eating healthier ( Bacon and sausage sandwiches, Fish finger butties will still be available on the menu 😉).

During the different Lock down stages Janice, Paul, David, Graham and Tony have work hard to prepare the gym room which is now ready for the flooring to go in.

It is going to have rubber flooring which will be comfortable to exercise on. The gym will have a punching bag, running machine, several free weights, step up machine, other small items for keep fit purposes. Trampoline and hula hoops.

Everyone is looking forward to healthier 2021.

Until the Skills Center opens again there will be lots of opportunities for woodland and canal walks. Like Uppermill and Swallow Wood in Tintwistle…

Emotional Health – Training Course for 2021

Janice Hogg


Founder and Project Manager of Making a Difference Tameside.

  • 30 years experience in Mental Health (16 of those with the NHS)
  • Counselling skills
  • Social skills facilitator

If you are interested in understanding Emotional Health / in Relation to good Mental Health.

  • How this affects our lives
  • How it is affected by previous life events.
  • How this affects our mental health.
  • How to develop good emotional health

Please fill in the expression of interest form and email it to making.a.difference.tameside@gmail.comCost and the length of the course has yet to be decided.

The form can be found on the Get Involved tab under Community Training.

Should you need support or help, or encouragement please email me and I will contact you – or ring 07142925873 and leave a message,  I will aim to get back to you within the shortest possible time.

making a difference

Making a Difference- Tameside

Registered Charity No. 1103513