EVENT PARTNERS


Our event Partners support us in non-monetary ways and a team of volunteers generously help out on the day and during the months leading up to the event. If you are looking for sponsorship opportunities, please do get in touch and we can explore a collaboration.  

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THE MINDFULNESS NETWORK

The Mindfulness Network is a registered charity. We serve the mindfulness community and general public through supervision, retreats and training courses delivered both in-person and via our online platform - the Mindfulness Network Community site. The Mindfulness Network Community Friends (MNCF) is an initiative to engage the wider mindfulness community and reach new audiences through donation-based events and opportunities to practice. Led by a Committee of Volunteers, supported by the Mindfulness Network, we work together to run a programme of events and inspiring content. By developing mindfulness and compassion both internally and through our services, the Mindfulness Network has the intention to reduce/alleviate human suffering, promote well-being and create the conditions in which people, communities and the planet, can flourish. We aim to bring together highly-trained mindfulness-based supervisors, retreat leaders and teacher trainers who all work within Good Practice Standards set out by the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA).

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MINDFULNESS NETWORK FOR PEOPLE OF COLOUR

MNPC is a community interest company with a focus on programs for people of colour and establishing a sitting practice. To support, resource and explore ways of managing life & positive identity through Mindfulness. 

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THE BLACK, ASIAN, AND PEOPLE OF COLOUR (BAPOC) MINDFULNESS SYMPOSIUM 2022

Save the date for The Black, Asian, and People of Colour (BAPOC) Mindfulness Symposium 2022. Friday evening for BAPOC only. Saturday is for everyone who is passionate about mindfulness, and learning how Mindfulness intersects with the BAPOC communities. Featuring keynote speakers, workshops, and more. THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT.

All info on the BAPOC Mindfulness Symposium website. 

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BREATHWORKS

Breathworks is an international mindfulness organisation founded in the United Kingdom, which offers mindfulness-based approaches to living well with pain, stress, and illness. Since 2001, they have trained over 100,000 people to unlock the benefits of mindfulness and compassion practice for themselves, their patients and their communities. Breathworks also runs an accredited teacher training programme that has qualified over 600 mindfulness teachers in over 35 different countries. The organisation is committed to making mindfulness accessible and inclusive to everyone and provides bursaries and scholarships for those with financial barriers. Visit: www.breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk

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MANCHESTER ART GALLERY

We’re open! Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. What can you expect when you visit the Gallery? Discover here 

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RAINBOW MIND

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MINDFUL DIRECTORY

Mindful Directory, a collaboration with mindful.org, is a global platform where mindfulness professionals and training organizations share their details and display event information.  On the Directory, you will find a range of meditation courses, retreats and teachers. Mindful Directory brings together mindfulness meditation teachers & professionals and events in one convenient location. Visit: mindfuldirectory.org

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THE MINDFULNESS GROUP FOR MEN (MGM)

The Mindfulness Group for Men (MGM) is a free monthly online session, in two parts, for men who are completely new to mindfulness, and for those with experience. We meet on the third Saturday of each month, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. The first part is for those who have experience, have attended at least an 8-week course, or have established their own regular practice. Both mindfulness trainees and qualified teachers are warmly invited to guide a meditation during this part of our session. In the second part, we welcome beginners to the group. Meditations are guided by qualified experienced volunteer teachers. The MGM was set up in January 2021 with the intention of creating a welcoming place for men to begin their mindfulness journey and /or deepen their practice. Our ambition is to attract more men into the practice of this millennial wholesome tradition. Click here for all further info.

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JOLLY JOSH

Jolly Josh is a local charity based in Rochdale that provides dedicated peer support and safe spaces for children, families and carers of children with disabilities, complex and special needs. Jolly Josh was set up by devoted mum Carole in September 2017, exactly one month after her son Joshua James passed away at just 15 months old. Within the first year of opening, Jolly Josh welcomed 63 families and 23 professionals from the NHS, other charities and services, enabling children and families to connect, support and thrive. www.jollyjosh.co.uk

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LET'S GO FORWARD

Let’s Go Forward came about in response to the redundancies announced by Thomas Cook in 2019. We realised that there's little support for highly skilled people with many years of work experience, who have become unemployed. The longer they are unemployed, the less work-ready they become. We started a community called Let's Go Forward, to support people who have been made redundant or who are going through professional change.
The community harnesses the potential of individuals coming together to help each other through a difficult time. It is a community that recognises the specific impact of redundancy and provides space for people to gain skills, confidence, and connections to help them take the next step. We don't provide expert advice on employment or redundancy matters but want to create a network which includes people and organisations who can. We want to foster empathy, selflessness, and generosity. Email: Hello@LetsGoForward.org.uk

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GREYRABBIT

Creating beautifully designed things is what we do. Whether it’s a brand, a website, a brochure or a campaign. Visit: www.greyrabbit.agency

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OUR MAN IN EUROPE

Do you want to learn a language from scratch? Brush up on your rusty language skills from school? Get extra help ahead of GCSEs or A-Levels? Our Man in Europe is here to support you with personal 1:1 online tuition tailored to your own study goals in French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Prices from £15.00 per hour. Contact Peter to discuss your requirements further:
Telephone 07871 769 527 Email: peter@ourmanineurope.co.uk

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RISE OF HAPPINESS MAGAZINE

Rise of Happiness magazine is filled with inspirational stories in the words of people who lived them and tips and advice about prioritising your health and wellbeing. Our aim is to help our readers create a life that makes them truly happy. A number of free copies will be available at the festival!

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JOIN US! BE A PARTNER/SPONSOR

Get in touch if you wish to be a Partner of the Manchester Mindfulness Festival! We are particularly keen to give local charities an opportunity to raise their profile at our event. We also welcome Sponsors and look forward to exploring a responsible collaboration.