Get help 5 ways to wellbeing Connect Talk and listen, be there, feel connected Opportunities to connect in Islington. Current info and opportunities... Islington Pride and Forum has a free drop in LGBTQ+ group for chats, activities and discussions with host speakers every second Wednesday of the month at Union Chapel in Highbury & Islington. Make friends and have interesting conversations! If you’re not quite ready for Christmas to be over the Eagle Recovery Project has free tickets for a live performance of a Christmas Carol at the Old Vic Theatre on Monday, 13 January. Pizza will be provided after the show. Tickets are available on a first come first served basis so get in touch with the Eagle Recovery Project to check availability. Talk for Health is kicking off January with a New Year special on 15 January and a taster session on 9 January both at Islington Town Hall from 6pm – 8pm. This is the perfect way to find out if the programme of talking to improve mental health is right for you. These sessions are open to all but registration is required. Kooth provides free online counselling and support to young people plus free articles to help support you around a range of issues including coping with difficult thoughts or feelings. 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.