Celebrating our work - Open Evening, AGM, and exhibition

Bringing people together to share our work, and looking forward to 2023-24

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 volunteer@centre70.org.uk 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 wellbeing@centre70.org.uk 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 wellbeing@centre70.org.uk 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

Here at Centre 70 we're still working remotely, delivering advice and counselling by phone and online. Our tireless Inspire Volunteers are really missing opportunities to support their community at face-to-face events, so they have put together an online workshop to let people know about WaterHelp - this is a discount you can apply for very easily, and if you're eligible you could save 50% on your annual water bill.



If you'd like to find out about eligibility and how to apply, as well as other discounts and the priority service register, join us each month via Zoom for this short workshop, run by our friendly volunteers who have first hand experience of applying and how to save money.

 WaterHelp Workshops


- Friday 27th August 10:30am

- Friday 24th September 10:30am

- Friday 22nd Oct 22 10:30am

- Friday 26th Nov 10:30am


Open Zoom, and type in the meeting ID: 878 9522 9286


 Contact us to find out more: inspirevol@centre70.org.uk