WHO WE ARE
Changing life directions is a which in partnership with the community, aims to enrich the quality of life for residents of all ages by providing educational opportunities, raising awareness of health and well-being, training volunteers and engaging communities.
We began as a charity in March 2019 in the Halliwell Area Bolton. We help Men Women and young people who are socially excluded due to cultural and language barriers and support anyone living in isolation, needs help to build confidence, need advice or support to be able live a healthy and happy life.
Our Director Zara has studied BSc Hons at the University Bolton, MSc University of Manchester and is currently studying Level 7 Management and Leadership Health and Social Care. Zara has extensive experience working in Mental Health, Domestic Violence and Health and Social Care.
Our Team Include:
- John Abiola – I.T & Digital Marketing Support
- Joanne Ryder – BACP Registered Counsellor
- Fatima Uddin – BACP Registered Counsellor
- Mariam Arshad – BSc Hons Psychology
- Sue Pinner – Registered Mental Health Nurse
- M Solomon – LLB Law University of Liverpool (Trainee Solicitor)
What we have done in our first 12 months
In June 2019: We received our first funding from Ambition for Ageing, with this funding we set up our Women’s Health and Well-Being group. 3 ladies arrived at our first session-within 6 weeks we had 87 ladies registered for our services.
In Jan 2019: We started our work on BME Men’s Mental Health and registered 19 Men to attend our Mental Health Hub