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Do you want to find groups and support in the community that might help you improve your health and wellbeing? You can find lots of local support from charities to social groups in the Arc Bucks PCN Directory.
Mensnap are a photography-based mental wellness support group for men. Our friendly group meets every two weeks and discusses emotions, feelings, and mental health concerns.
You do not need to be interested in photography to join this group, all you will need is a camera, which can be a smartphone or any other digital camera.
The group is led by Steve Rose and Luke Callaghan. Steve is a qualified Psychotherapist and Luke is a full-time Photographer. Both are always on hand.
We meet in a private room called the “The Churchill Tap” which is part of the Chequers Pub, High Street Marlow. Although we are in a comfortable pub environment, no alcohol is served during our meetings.
Yoga therapy may help with many issues and medical conditions including anxiety, depresion, respiratory conditions, back pain, arthritis, heart conditions, digestive problems, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME), fibromyalgia, RSI, migraine, insomnia and stress. It can be appropriate for a wide range of ages and lifestyles as well as those looking for a healthier way of life.
– Monday Chair Yoga 11.15am @Wrights Meadow Center (£5)
– Tuesday Therapeutic Yoga 7pm @Marlow Bottom Village Hall (£12)
– Wednesday Chair Yoga 2pm @ The Band Room, Amersham (£10) – to start in January –
– Wednesday Hatha Yoga 5.45pm @the Cedar barns, Hazlemere (£11)
– Thursday Therapeutic Yoga 9.40am @ the Wellness barn, Marlow (£13)
The wellness barn is part of a non-profit social enterprise with an aim to reach a large amount of people within the community to offer classes, workshops, training and retreat days to bring more health, happiness, joy and connection to everyone.
Want to feel wonderful? then I invite you to choose whichever class or workshop you feel attracted to and take the first steps to inner wellness.
Improving an individual’s health and wellbeing is the core purpose of what we are doing at the Bagnall. In addition to the range of different projects mentioned below, we also plan to offer specialised courses aimed at improving wellbeing, and targeting specific groups on certain days. To support these plans we will be starting to provide #MindfulnessMonday – offering Mindfulness taster sessions in the morning, structured Mindfulness sessions in the afternoon followed by a Yoga class in the Studio. On Tuesdays we offer #TransformationTuesdays a weekly Recovery Festival for anyone in recovery – be it recovery from mental health, recovery from substance misuse, recovery from loneliness and even recovery from Covid – pop in and see what happening, there is a lot to choose from. We have new projects starting in autumn 2022, many of which will be enhanced through the recruitment of our new volunteer manager and supported by new and existing volunteers.
Lindengate is a multi-award winning Nature based Health and Wellbeing Charity based in Wendover, Bucks, at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. Since 2014, and with the support of over 200 volunteers, Lindengate has transformed from a disused allotment site with 2 metre high nettles, to a unique 6 acre secret garden with a Nature Reserve, Ponds, Heritage Orchard, Kitchen Garden and Sensory Garden with sculptures and heritage-based art hidden across the site.
Lindengate@Home (#lindengate@home) is for everyone who might be struggling with their wellbeing and isolation. Our normal structure and balance in life has been seriously disrupted and many of us are having to deal with life changing circumstances in so many different areas.
Memory Pathways is for anyone living with memory loss, or mild to moderate dementia and their carers. The sessions run between 10.30 and 12.30 on the first, third and last Fridays of the month. The group provides the opportunity to meet up with people in similar situations to enjoy nature based activities, make new friends, have a relaxing and stimulating time and get support.
At each session, there are seasonal nature based activities, arts and crafts, singing, reminiscing, poetry and more. Please email Referrals@lindengate.org.uk for initial enquiries.
Walking Football sessions for those aged 50+ and/or with a long-term health condition.
The sessions are inclusive and will seek to improve both physical and mental health in a fun, friendly and sociable atmosphere. Our sessions are completely inclusive and open to beginners and/or anyone that would like to return to the game via a slower paced version of football.
Lane End HP14 3JS Thursdays until 17th November 2022 £4 per session.
At Chiltern we can provide Music Therapy, Neurologic Music Therapy and Community Music services both digitally and in person across England.
We work with people of all ages and needs. We work with people in acute, targeted, rehabilitative and continuing and preventative care. We have outlined below some of the different areas that we support but we are not limited by this, so please do get in touch to see how we can support you. Click on the boxes to find out more.
Currently there is a regular group session in High Wycombe.
We meet daily Monday to Thursday (9am to 3pm) in our purpose built day centre to meet the needs of the elderly, bereaved and lonely in the villages of Flackwell Heath and Loudwater and the surrounding areas. Anyone over 60 is very welcome. We have our own wheel chair adapted minibus to collect and return clients and fresh meals are cooked daily on the premises. Exercises, entertainment, trips out, quizzes, games and craftwork are just some of the activities enjoyed as well as chatting and socialising. For more information please contact the manager.
Friendly group meeting Every Friday 10am – 12 noon
Contact Glen on 07960 399178
Craft n Chat meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month 7 – 9pm.
Contact Alison on 07803 044298
Mental Health Mates aim to provide an informal opportunity for both sufferers and carers to meet with peers and walk and talk without fear of judgment whilst getting some valuable time in the outdoors.
The idea for Mental Health Mates came from journalist and mental health campaigner Bryony Gordon, who set up her first local group in London in 2016. Now the #findyourwe campaign has enabled volunteer led groups to spring up all over the country connecting people dealing with mental ill-health and their carers, loved ones and families who are welcome to attend.
All are welcome to Knit and Natter sessions. Just bring your Knitting along and spend an afternoon in good company, or drop in for a short while. If you don’t fancy knitting, just nattering is fine too.
Fridays 2pm -3:30pm. (Free)
Fun, casual, drop-in sessions for people experiencing mental health problems. No experience or special equipment needed, just bring yourself. Everyone welcome! Every Thursday 11 – 12pm
The Beacon Sports Centre, Holtspur Way,
Holtspur, Beaconsfield HP9 1RJ
Amateur theatre offers an interesting and fulfilling hobby for those who wish to become part of a team of like minded people—on stage; backstage; directing; publicity; front of house—whatever suits your talent or interest.
We offer over 60 walks across Buckinghamshire.
Our trained volunteer walk leaders and backmarkers are there to help you walk at your own pace, with no need to worry about being left behind. However, please try and attend the level of walk you feel you can do.
All new walkers are welcome whether you are fit and active, haven’t exercised in a long time, or have been advised to join by a doctor.
We are going to start a scrabble club in June, Wednesdays at 2.30pm.
Our play reading group resumes on Saturday 28th May, 1.30pm prompt start.
65 and Over accompanied walks and a cuppa at Chiltern Open Air Museum, Free of Charge – Support with transport if needed, running from April – October, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Please register by contacting Jacqui Gellman
The Marlow Repair Café is an opportunity for people to learn how to fix their own items, rather than throwing them away. This can range from electronics to furniture, or from jewellery to bikes. The Repair Café Foundation website has more details on what it is and the history of the movement.
Christ Church URC hall, 18 Oxford Road, Marlow, SL7 2NL, On the first Saturday of the month (except in January and with a break in December)
Our pilot project aimed at increasing movement and confidence in physical activity in older people. This is in conjunction with our friends at Fitswarm and is FREE.
Day service for older people in Beaconsfield. Currently refurbing, commencing New Year 2022
Admission £12 Jazz /Dance/Bar
We formed to offer support to those people who are living with dementia and their carers.
Mind the Gap social and activity groups offer the opportunity to meet as and when you want to, make friends, share experiences, learn from each other and enjoy a social life.
60 years + £5 for a 3 course meal, Tea Coffee and a raffle ticket.
2 or 3 course home cooked Meal 10.30 lunch served at 12 noon
Safe socialising for vulnerable people with low level music and slowly changing lights – Every first Friday of the Month – 6pm – 9pm, (Check website for details/confirmation) £2.00 Entry – Carers go free. Café/bar/snacks available
Every Wednesday 10.30 – 12.30
Every Wednesday morning 10 – 12pm
delivering better digital skills in the UK through empowering, supporting and inspiring trusted intermediaries or Digital Champions.
The Gardening & Wellbeing Service offers opportunities for people of all ages to volunteer together with vulnerable and socially isolated participants in activities such as maintaining their own garden or growing fruit, vegetables and plants. This can be part of a supervised team involving a group of volunteers or independently on a one-to-one basis with the support of the gardening team.
Fun, casual drop-in standing yoga session for people experiencing mental health problems. All abilities welcome! Every Monday 2-3pm
Sport In Mind,
The Curzon Centre,
43 Maxwell Rd,
Fun, casual, drop-in Tai Chi session for people experiencing mental health problems. No experience or special equipment needed, just bring yourself. Everyone welcome! Every Monday 11:30-12:30PM
Exercise for all – Every Tuesday 10am – 11am – TERM Time Only – £3.50 Per Person – Led By Suzanna Field.
FIT Chairboys is a highly successful 12-week programme which is aimed at men and women aged 35 to 65 years olds, with a waist size above 38 inches (for men) or 31 inches (for women), and a BMI of over 28 who are looking to lose weight, get fitter and lead a more active life. Click on the website to book.
A community-based initiative to encourage those living with and beyond cancer, to walk, jog, run, cheer or volunteer at a local 5k Your Way parkrun event on the last Saturday of every month, followed by a cuppa and a chat. All ages and abilities welcome.
Monday- Friday 9:30-1pm
Holy Trinity Church, Hazlemere, HP15 7PZ