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... Manor Gardens is starting a walk and talk in Whittington park every fortnight from Wednesday, 31 July. The combination of gentle exercise, talking and nature makes a big difference to how you feel. They are also planning a Summer Wellbeing Picnic - an afternoon of games, wellbeing activities, entertainment and socialising with lots of food on Friday 16th August 2019 between 11am - 4pm. There will also be live music and plenty of activities for everyone to try. Islington Museum has a range of fun activities to keep children entertained during the summer holidays including singalongs, making a mini theatre, messy play and more. Check out North London Cares latest activity timetable for people over the age of 65. This month there is seated yoga, a film club, gardening and sing-along Sundays. Global Generation has a range of free activities for young people aged between 11- 25 years at the Cally Resource Centre, N1. This includes a cooking school and design and carpentry session! Find out more Looking for something to entertain the whole family during the school holidays? St Luke’s Community Centre is open every Monday afternoon starting 29 July from 12pm – 4pm and is offering lots of fun activities for children including arts, crafts, smoothie bikes and gardening for all! Free for members - £3 for non-members. Camden & Islington NHS foundation is running free ‘dance for joy’ classes on Monday afternoons at 2.30pm at The Well in St Pancras. The class will help you reduce stress, feel good while boosting self-esteem. The class is open to everyone and you do not need any dance experience to take part.Our New River Green Good Neighbours Scheme is running a FitBox fitness class with a boxing club trainer! It’s a great way to get healthy and have fun. All levels of fitness are welcome. 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.