Get help 5 ways to wellbeing Connect Talk and listen, be there, feel connected Opportunities to connect in Islington. Current info and opportunities... Monthly support group for bereaved adults run by Islington Bereavement Service Has someone you loved or cared about died? Do you sometimes feel alone with your grief? Would it help to meet others in similar circumstances? This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month to share bereavement experiences and to prepare and share a light lunch. Next meeting - Wednesday 6 February, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm. Islington Ecology Centre, Gillespie Park Local Nature Reserve, 191 Drayton Park, London N5 1PH (full disability access). Buses: 4, 19, 236. Tube: Arsenal – Piccadilly Line. If you would like to come along, please contact Islington Bereavement Service in advance on 020 3317 5774. Your family can access Families for Life, a fun programme of activities open to all who have a child aged 2-11 years. You can attend a series of free workshops including fun and active play, healthy eating, cooking and eating together. Contact [email protected] to book your families place. If you have a child with a disability or long term health condition IPR KidsSupport will be able to help you and your family. They can support you with DLA Child Applications, Appeals, Tax credits and other matters so you can get the best support for your family. Join a Winter Wellbeing Festival at Islington Town Hall on the 7 February for a chance to improve your mental well being with tea and biscuits. 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.