Welcome to the IMPACT website

Impact is a social enterprise based in Cheshire, offering innovative and proven training and adult learning programmes for Wellbeing and Recovery.

Our facilitators are all highly qualified coaches and trainers with extensive experience of working with vulnerable groups in the community and those with mental health conditions. Originally providing training and support in Ellesmere Port local community, we are now funded by Cheshire West and Chester Council to deliver Adult Community Learning across the region.

We aim to develop the confidence of disadvantaged communities and individuals who experience deep seated and long term issues that prevent personal growth and support individuals to gain employment or develop enterprises.

What We Do

  • Improving Well-being through creative interventions (eg Creative Writing, Storytelling, Crafts)
  • Recovery Stories programme
  • Recovery Coaching (groups or 1:1)
  • Improving Confidence and Self-Esteem
  • Assisting with Job Search preparation
  • Staff & Team Development

We can tailor our services to meet your clients’ needs or design a customised programme for your organisation.

Latest News

We've been invited to Chester's World Mental Health Day - Saturday 10th October!

We're taking Storytelling for Wellbeing to Rethink's service user led conference on World Mental Health Day. The day will combine talks and performances from campaigners, service users and senior staff from NHS England. The theme of the day is 'Dignifying Mental Health - Breaking Down Stigma'.

More info here.



We work with charities, trusts, day centres, and organisations that support users of adult mental health services. Our clients and partners include:

  • West Recovery College
  • Chester Aid to the Homeless
  • Trinity Ellesmere Port
  • Richmond Fellowship
  • Northgate Locks Adult Resource Centre
  • The Old Vicarage Day Centre, Northwich
  • Cheshire Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cheshire West and Chester Adult Community Learning


"I’ve enjoyed the exploration of how to see things in a different light"

"Realised that I can write interesting pieces that make me feel several emotions and knowing I can continue to write to improve my wellbeing."

"I’ve really liked thinking in a creative way which is a change to my natural character."

"I am proud of my effort"

Words for Wellbeing Participants