Get help 5 ways to wellbeing Take notice Remember the simple things that give you joy Opportunities to take notice in Islington. Upcoming events and activities... A proposed new eye hospital needs your views! Come and join the discussion on the future of the new centre which would replace Moorfields eye hospital on City Road in London. You can share how you think services should improve and what the current challenges are. Sessions are taking place at Voluntary Action Islington on the 4 April. If you have autism you might be interested in The Hub a free service for adults which provides information, support, sign posting, plus counselling and peer support. Choices provides free support with your welfare benefits including the move to Universal Credit. If you need help filling out the online application, or are unsure if the changes will affect you then Choices can provide 1-1 confidential support. Choices also provide a range of services for pregnant mums and young children. If you claim benefit or have no recourse to public funds you may be able to access the boutique which provides baby clothes, equipment & toys for free. Debt Hacker could help you complain and get a refund of charges and interest if you have taken out a pay day loan that you could not afford. This service applies even if you have already paid off the loan. Islington Library provides free sanitary products to women as part of its tricky period initiative. Simply visit the library and complete an order form to collect the items you need. The Islington Foodbank at the Highbury Roundhouse Community Youth Centre opening hours have changed. From January 2019 it will be open from 1pm – 4pm on Mondays and Saturday. HNG Stress Project 2 Shelburne Road, London, N7 6DL www.stressproject.org.uk The stress project is a Hollway Neighbourhood Group project which provides a range of low cost therapies and wellbeing activities that include therapeutic gardening, mindfulness meditation courses and drop in classes. Islington Life islingtonlife.london Your local online magazine from Islington Council. With information about what is happening locally, helping you to discover Islington and things to do. One You Islington oneyouislington.org Making better choices today can have a huge influence on your health, and could prevent diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease, and reduce your risk of suffering a stroke or living with dementia, disability and frailty in later life. But it’s not easy in our busy lives – tempting treats in easy reach, bigger portions for everything we eat and technology that allows us to shop, stay in touch and be entertained without ever having to leave the sofa. Modern life is ganging up on us. The good news is making a start on small changes now can improve your health straightaway. One You Islington offers information and links to other websites and local services which can help you improve your health and wellbeing. Health self management programmes, Whittington Health Help on living with long term health conditions Whittington Health run a number of Self Management Programmes for patients. Participants must be over 18 years old and must be a resident or have a GP in Islington. The Experts Patient Programme is a 6 week course for people living with long term conditions. The course helps people cope with their health condition, find solutions to common problems & feel more in control. The Islington Diabetes Self Management Programme is a a 7 week course for people who live with type 2 diabetes. The course is designed to help people better manage their diabetes & gain control of their lives. Wellbeing Service at Manor Gardens 6-9 Manor Gardens, Islington, London N7 6LA www.manorgardenscentre.org The wellbeing service promotes mental health and physical health in North London. Its main aims are to break down the stigma that is attached to mental health and to signpost people to the right place to help them. Check out the website for the various activities that are available. 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.