Positive Pathways

Our Pathways Programme supports women aged 18+, including marginalised and vulnerable women in Salford with low level mental health needs.

Project Overview

Women are “triaged” onto the appropriate pathway for holistic support. If allocated to Positive Pathways, women are invited to an initial assessment and then enrolled onto a wellbeing-based course, as well as receiving 1-1 support sessions.

Key Project Outcomes include: 

Improved confidence & self-esteem

Improved emotional and mental health

Improved health & wellbeing

Increased social & community connections

Increased knowledge of coping skills


We accept referrals from community partners and statutory agencies, as well as self-referrals. Our criteria include women experiencing unemployment, poverty & debt, social isolation, and low-level mental health needs. Unfortunately, we cannot accept referrals from women with high level mental health needs.

Please download the referral form and email this to womens-services@salfordfoundation.org.uk

We are currently experiencing high demand for this service so please bear with us. Thank you for your interest in our work.

Funding Partnerships

We urgently need funding to continue delivering this essential support to vulnerable women in Salford for 2024/25.

If you are a corporate partner exploring social value opportunities in Greater Manchester, this would be an ideal community project to support. Please contact us via email at fundraise@salfordfoundation.org.uk

If you would like to find more about how you can get involved in our Pathways Programme, please get in touch.

Women's Services Team

Here's what participants say about the project

‘I really didn’t want to come out on this walk today, but I am so glad I came. I feel much better to be out and meeting other people. Collecting my gym pass afterwards has been another bonus.’ Caroline.

“I don’t like doing anything inside the house and put it off. Since joining the RHS gardening group, I have started taking a pride in my garden and spending a lot of time in tidying it up. This has helped my well-being and has become a coping strategy.” Jill

“The project has really helped me to improve my confidence and move on. The thing that stands out the most is the support I received over my feelings of failure and rejection over my marriage breakdown. You gave me a different perspective and made me value myself.” Helena