Adviser sharing information at C70 Open Evening

In October we had several events that allowed us to share and celebrate the work of our staff, volunteers and clients over the last year.

Our open evening hosted several different discussions and activities around wellbeing, giving us the chance to hear a range of views as well as showcasing our work. We spoke to clients, local residents, supporters and stakeholders who shared their experiences of the challenges people are facing, and their ideas about what is needed in the local community. It was also a chance for us to catch up and have a chat with colleagues, old friends, and familiar faces!

Group of men talking and making notes about men's mental health challenges and stereotypes

Discussing men's mental health, the challenges people face and what support we'd like to see in future. This year we hope to set up a group for men to explore issues around mental health, so please get in touch if you have any ideas or want to get involved.

Entrance to C70 Open Evening with Paulette welcoming people in

 Our wonderful Inspire volunteer Paulette handled all enquiries at the evening, greeting each person and ensuring they all found what they needed. We have lots of volunteer opportunities at the moment at Centre 70, check our website  Vacancies - Centre 70 or contact to find out more

3 women in close conversationMarcia Jones (L) of Sister2Sister BU who runs the monthly Menopause Group with Centre 70 Wellbeing, discussing issues around women's health. Contact to join the group

A range of people sitting and standing having different conversations

two people smiling at the cameraStaff, volunteers, clients and trustees catching up and sharing ideas.


We also held our AGM meeting, thanks to our chair of Trustees Elvis Langley for chairing, and to ALL of our wonderful trustees for their hard work and guidance over the year.

People sitting at formal AGM meeting


Maternal Journal Exhibition

And finally, a totally different type of celebration: our Maternal Journal Group held an exhibition of the art and journaling work created over this year's Maternal Journal wellbeing group sessions.

The groups bring together new mums to explore their experiences and challenges of being a parent, and gives them tools to use to express their feelings, as well as a powerful experience of peer support by sharing together. The exhibition, held at Stanley Halls shows their very personal and powerful experiences, and some women even read their journal pieces at the exhibition opening. If you can't get down there take a look here, and contact to find out more about the next Maternal Journal Group.


(photo credits: James Asfa)

Back of person's head looking at a picture on the wallWoman smiling and reading from Maternal Journal Back of person's head looking at a collage picture on the wallWoman reading from Maternal Journal

11:31, 09 Nov 2023 by Rosie Trustram