Bloom is a progressive and unique concept that is rewriting the rules around how the worlds of culture, community, social action and mental health can flourish together. It promises to deliver Wirral’s new music venue, hotdesking space, meeting place and coffee shop, with a modern approach to support services for young adults.

A versatile community space run by pioneering mental health charity The Open Door Centre, Bloom opens its doors on 4th February to become Wirral’s premier destination for shared working and meetings, arts and music events and for those seeking a daily dose of the most delicious home comforts in their cafe, Bloom Coffee. From Monday 18th February, a well thought out lunch menu will launch.

Bloom Building is the repurposing of a heavy manufacturing premises in the heart of Birkenhead’s industrial heritage area. A bright new addition to this constantly evolving area of the community.

Artisan coffee and the finest locally sourced food will be served daily from Bloom Coffee, lit up by exhibits from emerging local artists. In the evening Bloom gives way to live music events as the space transforms into a music venue. All the while The Open Door Centre offer a range of mental health support services with immediate access for young adults in their break out spaces and consultation sheds within the building.

Born on the Wirral in 2011 with an impressive track record and award winning reputation, The Open Door Centre is a modern support service for young adults feeling depressed, anxious, stressed or suffering panic attacks. Based on a membership format, it is free to join and open to 15-30 year olds. Members can access a range of services, as many and as often as they like including, Creative Therapeutic Support for those feeling down, low, stressed or anxious, numerous different activities within music and the arts, unique training and volunteering opportunities and much more.

Membership is free, with no waiting lists, this is a charity by young adults, for young adults. Drop in for a coffee or a gig, and find out more, or visit the website: www.theopendoorcentre.org

To celebrate their opening, Bloom Coffee are giving away free coffees to the first 600 visitors to the venue from the 4th February, representing the number of young adults The Open Door Centre will be supporting in the next 12 months. This is a significant increase of support being available due to the increased centre capacity at its new home.

“This move represents a hugely exciting development across numerous sectors on Wirral. It is set to be an expansive and progressive resource, the like of which has not been seen in Merseyside before. Everything we have achieved so far with The Open Door Centre has set us up to make this move, more than trebling our capacity in a safe and sustainable way. Providing a national level example of good practice in how the worlds of mental health, social action, culture and music can co-inhabit and achieve bidirectional impact”

Lee Pennington, Founder and Charity Director

The creative surrounding of Bloom Building can cater for numerous bespoke needs; hotdesking, meetings, creative spaces and more. Flexible options for all sizes and needs. Those working within the field of mental health and Wirral’s third sector are encouraged but all are welcome. Please contact Bloom if you’re interested in spaces and partnerships: [email protected]

Bloom Building, Birkenhead Industrial Park, 3 Abbey Close, Birkenhead CH41 5FQ

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