Navigating the menopause
Health, Fitness & Well-being

Demystifying menopause

Story by Dianne Hancock. Menopause, one of those mysteries that confuses both men and women but is rarely talked about. The dictionary definition is “the period in a woman’s life (typically between 45-50) when menstruation [Read more]
I found my light.
Arts & Culture

I found my light

Story by A.M. (18yrs) Anxiety has affected me since I was 15 and had a massive impact on my sleep, appetite and mental health and always finds any chance to creep up on me, especially [Read more]
All about the sisterhood.
Advice & Support

All about the Sisterhood

Photos by Safiya Saeed Berberaawii. We started this project because there were no activities for girls at this age and there was also a lack of BAME female mentors to support local girls, as well [Read more]
Katherine and her husband in Abbeyfield Park
Arts & Culture

From workshops to bookshops

Story by Colette Wymer. Local Author Katherine Blessan runs writing workshops at Abbeyfield Park House aimed at people struggling with their mental health –  a 10-week programme of workshops structured around a theme – being, belonging, [Read more]
Sacmha1
Health, Fitness & Well-being

SACHMA sails again

Story by Corinne Moss. Now based on Floor 3 of the SADACCA building on The Wicker, the staff and volunteers of Sheffield African Caribbean Mental Health Association have been working diligently for over 18 months [Read more]
Crops
Advice & Support

Sanctuary in the garden

ASSIST Sheffield provides accommodation, information and support to people who are seeking sanctuary and have been refused asylum. Without legal status, not being allowed to work, or access any form of statutory support, people become homeless and destitute in our city. The eight ASSIST houses in Pitsmoor, Firvale and Firth Park have four bedrooms, each room housing an asylum seeker. The Messenger visited some of the residents in these houses and spoke to a few who have become keen gardeners. [Read more]
Wensley Fun Day (2)
Health, Fitness & Well-being

Wensley Park Fun Day

A big thank you to everyone who helped set up, run and participate in the Wensley Fun Day, Monday 16th August 2021. There was a great festival atmosphere, and it was amazing to see so [Read more]