Get help 5 ways to wellbeing Connect Talk and listen, be there, feel connected Opportunities to connect in Islington. Current info and opportunities... Are you worried about knife crime? Would you like to find out how to help keep your children safe? The Parent House has free knife crime workshops for parents of children aged 6 - 11 years. Find out more Would you like to discuss things more, or have questions you’d like answered? Holloway Neighbourhood Group has a free ‘Men Talk’ session every Thursday. Plus free biscuits, tea and coffee! Come and join them for a chat on the sofa! Islington Libraries has a range of activities for babies, under 5's and there is a toy library where parents can borrow toys for up to 3 weeks. You can find out what is happening when and where by clicking this link St Mary’s has a pop up youth club every Monday on the Bemerton estate. Plus, on Saturday 7 December you can be part of a filming workshop and get involved in interviewing, editing and producing! Lights, camera, action! If you have cancer MacMillan offers a range of support, information and advice to people at the Whittington Hospital in Islington. They also run a monthly support group which is open to anyone with cancer. You can download the newsletter to find out more here. Islington Council is organising a free special Christmas lunch for people aged 70 or over living in the borough on Tuesday, 17 December at Islington Assembly Hall. There will be festive music and entertainment from local schools and organisations to help people get in the party mood! Age UK Islington 6-9 Manor Gardens, London N7 6LA www.ageuk.org.uk/islington/activities-and-events Age UK Islington is an independent charity working in Islington. They offer a range of activities from architecture to IT for people aged 50+. They also offer a confidence building service for people aged 16-50 with a long term or complex health or social care challenge. Disability Action in Islington Unit 3 Marquess Estate St Pauls Road N1 2SY www.daii.org Disability Action Islington provides a range of high quality, accessible services for disabled people who live and work in Islington. Good Neighbours Schemes www.helponyourdoorstep.com/good-neighbours-schemes Help on your doorstep run Good Neighbours Schemes in Islington. The aim of the schemes are to work with residents to find and own constructive solutions to local issues such as isolation, improving wellbeing and increasing the sense of neighbourliness. The schemes provide free or low cost positive activities for all ages. Residents have the opportunity not only to participate in local activities but can be fully involved in the design and delivery of these services. Health Watch Islington healthwatchislington.co.uk When you need information about local health, social care and wellbeing services. Health watch can point you in the right direction. Islington Family Information Service www.islington.gov.uk/fis A free and impartial telephone and web-based information and advice service for families with children and young people 0 – 25. The information provided includes, child care, things to do, after school clubs, youth services, health, family support and any issues relating to family life. 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.