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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.
Paula’s group is a social and horticultural therapy group, which has been established on plot 10 at Marlow Hanging Hills Allotments.
The group meets every Wednesday from 11-1pm. We grow a wide range of vegetables and flowers in a very supportive and friendly atmosphere. In fact we regard our break for coffee and biscuits to be every bit as important as the growing activities.
The group is for anyone who might be suffering from mental or physical health problems and would like to be part of a group of friends. Social and horticultural therapy is increasingly recognized as a very good way to overcome depression, anxiety and many other ailments.
There is absolutely no need to have any knowledge of gardening.
All tools and equipment are supplied.
Simply turn up and enjoy the sessions whenever you wish.
No payment is required. All the sessions are free.
The group is run by Ron Davis. He has worked as a volunteer and freelance therapist for many years for THRIVE, the national charity for social and horticultural therapy, based in Reading.
If you would like to come along to see whether you might benefit from these activities then please contact Ron Davis who will be glad to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.
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.
A Charity dedicated to improving wellbeing in our communities in Beaconsfield. We believe that connections matter; we exist to transform the way residents can connect with services in our town to enable them to thrive and have a better quality of life and therefore help tackle social isolation and loneliness.
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.
Art Beyond Belief produces innovative and thought-provoking projects in faith-based and health-care settings, and excluded communities. Our work is community-centred. We develop tailor-made projects that successfully promote greater understanding between different community groups, encourage interaction with other sectors of society, and inspire our clients
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
|Our counsellors, psychotherapists, doctors, care coordinators and pain management specialists help people through the long recovery journey. We offer one-to-one therapy, group activities and other support including for physical pain.
Many Local Free Face to Face and Online activities available.
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.
Buckinghamshire Council are offering FREE 1 hour Introduction to MECC training to anyone working or volunteering in the volunteer and community sector, council, and health care partners, who are in the Buckinghamshire area.
We are going to start a scrabble club in June, Wednesdays at 2.30pm.
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)
Admission £12 Jazz /Dance/Bar
We formed to offer support to those people who are living with dementia and their carers.
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
Every Wednesday 10.30 – 12.30
Every Wednesday morning 10 – 12pm
Valley Plus held its first meeting over 9 years ago when 30 residents gathered in the Methodist Chapel in Marlow Bottom. It is now thriving, with 150 Members, and currently a waiting list. We meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 2.00 pm in the Methodist Chapel in Marlow Bottom.
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,
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.
Pop up Coffee Morning 1st Weds of Every Month 10 – 12 noon Hambleden village
Hazlemere Community centre Thursdays 11 – 2pm Chat, Coffee, Bingo, Cinema.
Our focus is on Marlow and the neighbouring areas of the Thames Valley and the Chilterns. We aim to increase our knowledge of the use and occupation of our area through research, talks from experts and practical investigation on the ground; and to share and encourage interest in our findings with the community. There has been a welcome and very positive response to the creation of the Group which draws on the legacies of both Marlow Archaeological Society (MAS) and Archaeology in Marlow.
Runs 10-12 Tuesdays and Fridays in the main hall of Marlow Methodist church, open for anyone to join and meet people in the community.
Doorstep befriending run by volunteers to anyone who is feeling down and isolated or in need of some conversation. They follow covid and social distancing guidelines.
Social group with a work shop where men can meet up and chat while undertaking activities. They hope to restart in summer 2021.
Marlow Art and Crafts Society (MACS) is a friendly group of people who range for complete beginners to accomplished artists. Our current membership stands at c 150. We hold a range of activities through the year: demonstrations, classes, workshops, trips and exhibitions
If you’re interested in taking photographs, then you’ll enjoy our meetings. With about 50 members, varying from absolute beginners to experienced experts, we always welcome newcomers – can come along for two or three weeks to get a feel for the club before deciding to join
The Buckinghamshire Family History Society was formed in 1976 to encourage and promote the study of family history in the county. The Society has over 1600 members and caters for both those with Bucks ancestry (who may live at a distance) and for those who live locally whose ancestors may have lived elsewhere.
Re-engage provides life-enhancing social connections for older people at a time in their lives when their social circles are diminishing.
Join a local group to meet people, try something new, or do more of what you love. See what’s happening soon in your area.
Archaeology in Marlow was formed in 2003 to discover and investigate the archaeology and pre-history of Marlow Town and its surrounding parishes. Everyone is welcome to join and members enjoy research, fieldwork, training courses, talks and visits. Information about all of these activities can be found in our regular Newsletter.
Marlow Archaeology (MAS) is a friendly, local group which holds regular talks and researches sites of local interest, particularly settlements and roads in the Thames Valley area in and around Marlow.
Organised via the “Meetup.com” social website, we are a group of like-minded people to meet up and experience a range of activities, adventures as well socialising in Marlow, Henley and the surrounding areas. We are an open and friendly bunch of people looking to make new friends and share some fun together