A wide range of activities are available locally to help you:
These activities are delivered by our community partners, which are organisations that know the needs of local people and are easy to access. Some activities are more practical others have a learning feel and others more creative.
Below is a list of our health activities with contact details. These activities run for short periods of time, so make contact and see when the next activities are running:
The Abbotshall Road Playing Fields in Catford have been a base for our local community for over 10 years. The Corbett Residents' Association worked with us to develop what it is now the Abbotshall Road Healthy Lifestyle Centre (HLC).
The HLC is a hub for a wide range of facilities and activities including:
Home ground for the Lewisham Tigers Football Club for boys and girls and Carpe Diem Youth Football Club
Weekly keep fit classes, yoga and stay and play activities for all age groups
Truly Splendid vintage tea room
Abbotshall community garden and urban wildlife garden
Valued resource for local schools' sports events
Venue for the annual community fireworks display
A place to hire for private parties and events for all ages across Catford South.
The centre is based at Abbotshall Road, Catford SE6 1SQ.
Contact: Christine Bull: email@example.com
ACFD will be promoting a series of community events and workshops to promote healthy living and build a stronger bond between communities and healthcare services.
Contact: Roderick Richards: 020 8692 2277, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project seeks to increase mental wellbeing among isolated older people and increase their sense of self-worth by delivering four reminiscence sessions where older people would be encouraged to share interests, stories about themselves and their life experience.
Contact: Malcolm Jones: 020 8318 9105 or email@example.com.
Providing a range of health and wellbeing activities for older adults aged 55 and over. Contact: Muriel White 020 7732 7521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To improve health and wellbeing of local Lewisham residents through a 32-week structured therapeutic programme and will help to end stigma around addiction, mental health and focus on mindfulness. Activities will enable and support adults to enjoy the health, wellbeing and social benefits of various activities in a supportive environment whilst promoting health within the local community.
Contact: Dee Saund 020 8692 6548 or email@example.com.
Eat a rainbow food co-op improves health and wellbeing in north Lewisham firstly by providing high-quality, low cost fruit and vegetables. This allows local people who may otherwise have trouble accessing fruit and vegetables due to their location or cost to choose a healthier diet.
Contact: Minnie Ashdown 07407186760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To encourage those who might ordinarily not give themselves time or space to go on a walk, or those who have become isolated and would like to meet others in a relaxed environment. The walks will be geared towards those who are experiencing difficulties with physical and mental wellbeing aspects of their lives.
Contact: Corinna Shea 020 8265 1177 or email@example.com.
This project, with its intensive activities and help our public health experts, is aimed at improving Vietnamese people’s knowledge about healthy eating in order to improve their health, including their mental wellbeing.
Contact: Hanh Dan: 020 8694 0952 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aims to decrease the incidences of health inequalities and improve the health of up to 40 French-speaking Africans, specifically adults (men and women) aged 20–65, by providing a variety of health promotion activities.
Contact: Immaculate Song 07948 578 501 or email@example.com.
This will be a weekly session where participants can engage with both cooking and gardening workshops and share freshly prepared lunch at Tidemill old school wildlife garden. The two activities will run simultaneously, aiming to appeal to a wide cross section of the community, to make a real and considerable difference to peoples experiences and understanding of cooking and gardening in terms of their health.
Contact: Sarah McFadden 07515 637375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project aims to provide weekly group workshops in preparing healthy and economical needs. The workshops will be led by an experienced tutor who will teach people how to cook tasty and nutritious food. There will be introductions to new recipes as well as drawing on participants existing knowledge and skills.
Contact: Jane Keane 020 7732 7458 or email@example.com.
To promote healthy eating, wellbeing and physical activities through dance and tai chi classes for the Indo-Chinese community members in order to promote their health conditions and improve quality of life.
Aims to attract those aged over 30, who still want to be active but due to injuries, cost, time, fear or lack of ability do not participate in regular sport. Walking football is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle despite of their age, as well as getting those back playing football who has to stop due to injuries.
Contact: Marc Elliot 020 7740 3463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project aims to promote healthy living amongst isolated people with particular emphasis on improving mental wellbeing, encouraging isolated people to get out of the house and into the community. Learning, developing and sharing skills around sewing and textile techniques in a friendly environment to help combat social exclusion and improve self-esteem and mental wellbeing.
Contact: Jill Mountfield 020 7639 7605 or email@example.com
To engage with local residents to connect our community gardening with home life to better promote overall well-being and a healthier lifestyle. To meet a need to grow fresh food in a highly dense urban environment. Making the most, too, of small spaces like containers, balconies, window boxes and walls, and producing maximum crop yields at a low cost.
Contact: Malcolm Cadman 020 8694 3503 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The project aims is to work with individuals and groups to improve sexual health by raising safe sex awareness and advice to reduce the risk of transmission of STIs including HIV/AIDS. Raising awareness of services for testing support. Offering peer support for those living with HIV/AIDS.
Contact: Husseina Hamza 07939 795605 or email@example.com.
Within it regular youth provision the project aims to address the lack of consistent information, advice and guidance in relation to healthy eating, physical activity and sexual health for 11–19-year-olds. By providing a range of interactive workshops and outings.
Contact: Vincent Onwukanjo 020 7639 3337 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Is a series of programmes dedicated and adapted for specific groups in the community including elderly people, people with disabilities, families and people affected by HIV. It provides participants with the tools to build their own residence and confidence so that they in turn can build resilience in their families and communities to cope with life stresses, challenges and fears.
Contact: Josephine O’Gorman 07941 002250 or email@example.com
Painting and ceramics workshops taking place at Sedgehill Secondary School, involving pupils at the school and members of Bellingham Golden Oldies over-50s group, that get young and old working together to produce pieces of art.
Contact: Anne Roberts 020 8461 2213.
Series of gardening workshops taking place at the Farmstead Road Community Garden in Bellingham.
Contact: Gary Buswell 020 8461 2213.
Project that targets men aged 35 and above. Series of eight workshops that include a health discussion led by a professional and a brief exercise session. Health topics include bowel cancer, prostate cancer, healthy eating, physical activity, CVD, stress, diabetes and alcohol.
Contact: Tim Hector 07999 379195.
Weekly jewellery-making and sewing workshops that take place as part of the Bellingham Time Banking initiative.
Contact: Clem Pacquette 07984 034275 or www.rgtb.org.uk.
Weekly community walk led by Well London volunteers. The walk caters for all abilities including beginners. Followed by refreshments and friendly chat in the community hall.
Contact: Sarah 07830 988809.
Cookery classes around how to eat on a budget, combined with community storytelling. Sessions will run again later this year.
Contact: Fay 07863 561538 or www.deliciousmostnutritious.co.uk.
Led by a belief that everybody should be entitled to good health and wellbeing, the Low Cost Clinic helps to make treatments accessible and affordable for those dealing with long term health conditions, disabilities, learning difficulties or life difficulties, including children and carers.
Visit the Therapy 4 Healing website for more information.