Positive Pathways

Positive Pathways supports vulnerable women aged 18+ in Salford who are experiencing poverty, social isolation, digital exclusion and poor mental health.

Positive Pathways

Salford Foundation and The Bupa Foundation have been working together since January 2019 to improve the health and wellbeing of socially isolated and vulnerable women in Salford.

Bupa Foundation

The Positive Pathways project, funded by the Bupa Foundation aims to support 80 women living in Salford aged 18+ who are experiencing poor mental health.  This includes women who have low mood, anxiety, depression, difficulties managing their emotions and struggling to cope with life.

Key Worker

The Positive Pathways Co-ordinator provides initial assessment, action planning, one to one support and delivers group-based health and wellbeing activities as well as signposting to specialist support.  Volunteers also provide peer mentoring and befriending support to women.

Key Project Outcomes include: 

1. Improved confidence & self esteem
2. Improved emotional and mental health
3. Improved health & wellbeing
4. Improved and healthier relationships
5. Increased social & community networks
6. Increased digital skills & support
7. Progression to community learning & volunteering


Referrals are accepted from statutory, and voluntary organizations, community groups and individuals.

Please contact our women’s services team below to make a referral or enquire about the project.

Women's Services Team

Women's Services Team

Pathways Project Co-ordinator


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