Building a better Wargrave together.

Health

Our goal

To help people take action to improve their own health and to support others with health problems.

 

Ongoing Projects

Weekly Walking Group

Want to get fitter? Then join us on a free weekly Health Walk, every Friday at 10am, meet outside Newton Community Centre, all welcome, the route is suitable for prams and wheelchairs and afterwards enjoy a free brew and fresh fruit in the community centre café. The fruit has been provided by our Local Tesco store

Winter Warm Pack Eventwinter-warm-pack

We are working with St Helens Council and have  350 Winter Warmer Packs to give away to Wargrave residents on a first come first served basis. We will be handing them out on Wednesday 7th December from 10am-3pm at Newton Community Centre on Park Road South. Each pack contains items to help you keep warm this winter, we welcome everyone and you do not need to be claiming benefits or above a certain age, the only requirement is that you live in Wargrave (proof of address is required).

Men vs Mood

Men V Mood is a health/wellbeing project aimed at reducing health inequalities for up to men from the Wargrave area over one year. Weekly arts and health sessions giving individuals the confidence knowledge and skills to address their own health challenges but also to share this across the community.

The group meet every Thursday 10:30am at Newton Community Centre  for more information contact Graham 01744 417663

Beyond the Scars

Beyond the scars offers support to those who are affected by self harm, whether directly or indirectly. 

  1. Supporting people to learn new ways of coping to reduce the presentation of self harm.
  2. Raising awareness and educate professionals e.g. school teachers, as well as the local community.
  3. Prevent the cycle of isolation that may lead to mental and emotional ill health; while actively encouraging confidence and self esteem.

The group meet every Monday 6pm-8pm at Newton Community Centre

Projects planned

Working with young people out of school – on, perhaps, drug and alcohol misuse These ideas for health projects have come out of our review of the projects we have run in year one and our discussions with a range of health partners. We have deliberately not yet agreed our focus as we are taking part in a national health research project with IVAR (Institute for Voluntary Action Research) at the moment and they helping us evaluate our approach for this new plan.
Wellbeing – a focus on mental health
Older people – particularly those on low income and perhaps extending to those vulnerable in other ways
Healthy eating and physical activity
New mums and young families