Mustard Tree Round-Up – The Cost of Health

Mustard Tree’s Round-Up 08.04.22

More meet-ups both in and outside of Mustard Tree this week. But first, a special mention for Mustard Tree in The Manchester Mill podcast – as Jack Dulhanty sits in on our weekly English Conversation and ESOL sessions.

Staff, trainees, volunteers and ESOL participants come together to eat lunch

The segment speaks about our current rise in demand for English Language classes, how we make our sessions so accessible, and also how food can be a gateway into other avenues of support.

You can listen to our segment in the header of this newsletter, or check out the full episode by visiting Manchester Mill’s Spotify channel.

Business Breakfast with Andy Burnham

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Photo: Jessica Southworth (@_Jess_South)

This morning we welcomed Mayor Andy Burnham to our newly refurbished Olive Branch Café, where he spoke passionately and honestly to some of our partners and supporters about his leadership role in Greater Manchester.

We’ll have more news on the café soon – with a brand new menu for you to peruse!

The Cost of Health

One of the World Health Organization’s themes for their 2022 campaign, is whether it is possible for economies to focus on health and well-being. Our Community and Events Coordinator Laura has written about why the health of the poorest in Greater Manchester will suffer most from falling living standards, and how Mustard Tree drop-in sessions can help people build their self-efficacy:

“When people are waiting to access health services and suffering from social isolation, participating in creative and vocational classes can be just what they need”.

Fiona – Mustard Tree Head of Services

You can click this link to read the full article.

Coop Rise Network

Earlier this week we went along to the Coop’s Rise Network Ramadan event, where Laura said a few words around our continued food response in the city.

Coop Rise Network event

Coop Rise Network is a group of volunteers dedicated to advising, supporting and amplifying the voices of ethnic minority across the Coop group.

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