Get help 5 ways to wellbeing Be active Do what you can, enjoy what you do, move your mood Opportunities to be active in Islington. Upcoming events and activities... Want to start 2020 with some healthy new year’s resolutions? The Parent House has a free walking group giving you the chance to explore the local area. The next one starts on Friday, 24 January (1pm – 3pm) and they run fortnightly. They are also starting a fortnightly gardening group on Friday, 17 January and welcome people to join them for a relaxing afternoon of gardening or alternatively you can sit in the garden and enjoy the activities. The Holloway Neighbourhood Group has a range of activities including arts & crafts for wellbeing with felt, a creative writing group and a gentle exercise group for men over the age of 55. If you are 55 years + Claremont have lots of activities to get you moving from tap dancing, to funky disco and yoga. If that’s not your cup of tea how about trying something creative like life drawing or watercolour? They also have a book club or you can join their gospel choir! There’s something for everyone. St Luke’s Community Centre has a range of free weekly activities including table tennis, a carer support group, bingo and more. Find something that is right for you. The Claremont Project 24-27 White Lion Street, N1 9PD www.Claremont-Project.org The Claremont Project provides a variety of weekly exercise classes and activities for people aged 55 and over. Their aim to make happier, healthier people and communities. Exercise on referral Exercise on referral is a free 12-week programme of exercise at a local Gym that will get you more active and improve your mental health and wellbeing. You can ask your GP to refer you to exercise on referral if you are over 18, and live in Camden or Islington or are registered with a GP in any of the two boroughs. To be referred to the programme you must be inactive and be at risk have of developing an illness or have an existing health condition. Your GP will know which conditions are eligible for the programme. Talk to your GP for more information. Finsbury Park Community Hub Andover Estate, 55 Corker Walk, London N1 7RY http://www.octopuscommunities.org.uk Finsbury Park Community Hub is known by all as the ‘community centre’ on the Andover Estate’s central square. It is a welcoming, inclusive and accessible community hub that provides space and facilities for the whole community to learn, play, work, meet and support. Their projects are developed with the help of local residents and are designed to meet the welfare, recreational, social and educational needs of our residents. They offer a good selection of activities for all ages. St Lukes Community Centre 90 Central Street, London EC1V 8AJ www.slpt.org.uk Offers services and activities for people of all ages in their local area. Their aim is to enable residents to work, play and learn together for mutual benefit and wellbeing. Whittington Park Community Association Yezbury Road, London N19 4RS www.whittingtonpca.org.uk The Centre has been used by generations of families and communities who live around the Whittington Park area, N19. It hosts a wide range of low cost classes and activities for all ages. If you would like more information or help to get involved in any of these opportunities please contact us. Health and wellbeing update service If you are interested in finding out about our free SMS or email health and wellbeing update service which provides news and events about opportunities in Islington on a weekly basis then please contact us. If you have received a SMS/text from us and do not want to be sent further updates to your phone please reply to the link stating 'STOP' (charges may apply) or email us at [email protected] with 'STOP SMS' as the subject of the email and stating your full name in the email message.