Wirral’s premier new music venue, hot desking space, meeting place and coffee shop, with a modern approach to support services for young adults.
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. Positioned at the heart of Birkenhead’s industrial heartlands, in the shadow of the Cammell Laird shipyard and the historic monastery of Birkenhead Priory, the Bloom Building and The Open Door Centre are reimagining not only common approaches to mental health, but also how culture can act as the catalyst for change and cultivate social value.
A versatile community space run by pioneering mental health charity the Open Door Centre, Bloom opened its doors on 4th February to become Wirral’s premiere destination for hot-desking and meetings, arts and music events and for those seeking a daily dose of the most delicious home comforts in their cafe, Bloom Coffee. Coffee and locally sourced food is served daily in the cafe, 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 for young people in their break out spaces and consultation sheds within the building.
Born on the Wirral, 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, 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 people, for young people. Drop in for a coffee or a gig, and find out more, or visit the website.
“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 ODC 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; hot desking, 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.
Bloom Building, Birkenhead Industrial Park,
3 Abbey Close, Birkenhead CH41 5FQ