The Healthy Estates Project is all about healthy lifestyles.
It is a suite of health initiatives to support residents of Winstanley, York Road, Patmore and Savona estates to live healthy, happy and active lives. Read the summary below or download a booklet.
Activities and support services on offer include:
Community Cookery Programme
Would you like get cooking with people from your local group, community centre, church, school or nursery? A number of community cookery clubs have been launched across the borough to give you and your family the opportunity to find out how you can cook healthier meals and adapt some of your favourite recipes. To find out how you can join a cookery club in your local area, contact Fanta Bojang on 020 8871 5051 or FBojang@wandsworth.gov.uk.
Emotional and mental wellbeing courses will be run across the borough. Courses on offer include Mental Health First Aid and a free Aromatherapy or stress management workshop upon completion.
The Mental Health First Aid course teaches you how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health problem. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, mental health first aid provides you with the knowledge of how to recognise those crucial warning signs and provide early help that is vital in the recovery of mental illness. The course is open to everyone.
For more information please contact Fanta Bojang on 020 8871 5051 or FBojang@wandsworth.gov.uk.
Become a Community Champion
Thinking of making a healthy lifestyle change? Want to inspire and support others to make a healthy lifestyle change?
As a community champion, you will have access to our free accredited health and wellbeing course to find out how you can make some simple changes to live a healthier lifestyle as well as support family, friends and your community to do the same. The course also gives you the skills to volunteer with us in various roles and you can join our growing network of champions across the borough. For those thinking of a career in health promotion, the community champion programme offers an ideal introduction.
Courses are open to residents, volunteers and staff working in the borough. To book yourself onto a course, complete the form and return it to us. For further information, contact Fanta Bojang on 020 8871 5051 or email FBojang@wandsworth.gov.uk.
Boost your self confidence and make new friendships by joining our community choir. For more information contact Sound Minds on (020) 7207 1786. Costs may apply.
Did you know that you’re four times more likely to quit for good with professional help? Support is on offer and what’s more it’s completely free! Find out more by visiting any Battersea pharmacy your GP, or contact the service on 0800 389 7921 or Wandsworth Stop Smoking Service website.
Health Trainer Services
If you are looking for general advice and support to live a healthier lifestyle contact our health trainers for a chat. It’s free and confidential. They are here to help on anything from health eating to cutting down on alcohol. Contact the Health Trainer team on 020 8871 5055.
The council is offering free vouchers for up to 12 weeks of either Weight Watchers or Slimming World to those who would like to lose weight. The groups combine advice and support on healthy eating, physical activity and motivation. Some restrictions apply so to find out more or book your free place, contact the Wandsworth Weight Management team on 020 8871 5017 or email@example.com.
Mytime Active - Toddler and Mini Boost
Do you have a child aged 2-5 years and looking for fun activities to do as a family? The Boost programmes are fun, FREE and interactive programmes designed for young children and their parents/carers. It is run over 12 weeks to encourage families in active play and to learn about healthy eating. Sessions are run at various children's centres, libraries and primary schools across the borough. For more information or to book your place, contact Mytime Health on 020 8323 1725 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mytimeactive.co.uk/health
Mytime Active - New Mum New You
Have you recently given birth? FREE nutritional workshops and fun, energy-boosting exercise sessions are here to get you back in shape! Sessions are delivered over 12 weeks to provide the support you need to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle for you and your family!
For more information or to book your place, contact Mytime Health on email@example.com or visit www.mytimeactive.co.uk/health