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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.
Grow Together was set up to benefit local residents in South Bucks. We aim to support residents from all backgrounds, but specifically those in greatest need.
Our objectives are to enhance the lives of individuals, engage with local businesses, improve biodiversity and to protect the environment. By doing this we hope to help people understand the importance of the source of food, and the role that a good diet plays in general wellbeing.
Working with us, our volunteer gardeners grow produce which they harvest and incorporate the home-grown fruit and veg into their diet. Our base is an allotment at Back Lane, which we manage as a community allotment. In addition we encourage reduction of food waste by facilitating other allotment tenants in the locality to donate spare produce to the foodbank and also by urban harvesting.
Fit Chairboy’s is a highly successful 12-week healthy lifestyle programme which is aimed at men aged 35 to 65 years old, with a waist size above 38 inches and a BMI over 28. The sessions start with 40 mins of engaging and interactive activities in the John Reardon Room. The second half of the session is followed by fun physical sessions.
Starting on Thursday 6th July 7 – 8:30pm, Wycombe Wanderers Foundation will be delivering a Fit Chairboy’s course at Adams Park. The Project is funded thanks to Heart Research UK (Healthy Heart grant), enabling the course to be FREE for ALL participants.
A number of exciting additions have been made, including gym introductions, cookery classes, small-sided football sessions and boxfit, as well as access to the Better Points app where you can earn points while you exercise (discounts at Costa Coffee, Ikea, M&S and more…)
Better Points App: https://bucks.betterpoints.uk/
Our Keep Moving Forward Allotment Sessions give participants the opportunity to meet a friendly group of people who are all on a recovery journey.
The all-inclusive and supportive gardening sessions help people learn how to grow all different type of fruit, vegetables and plants, as well as help with jobs such as sowing seeds, watering plants, weeding, laying slabs, painting sheds, and undertaking other tasks that improve the allotment space for all who use it.
The allotment sessions take place every Wednesday in High Wycombe from 11:30am – 1:00pm and are delivered in partnership with The Community Grow Project.
There is no need to book in advance, you can simply turn up on the day, and there is no cost to take part.
The Marlow Wombles, much like the original Wombles, are a group of volunteers, keen to make Marlow better by tidying and gardening where needed. It aims to help the well-being of those involved by providing exercise, socialisation and improving the community!
ith over 200 people benefiting from Accompanied Walks so far, our community outreach project is now firmly embedded as part of the Museum’s wellbeing offer.
The project provides an opportunity for members of the community who have little or no opportunity, or need some encouragement and support, to venture outdoors or interact with other people.
By spending an hour or so in the beautiful surroundings of the Museum, in the company of a friendly and knowledgeable volunteer, learning about our unique collection of heritage buildings and rare breed farm animals, Accompanied Walkers benefit from:
• A dose of ‘Vitamin green’ from being outdoors in a rural setting.
• The security of being in a supervised setting (as opposed to a public park) with toilets.
• A social interaction.
• The knock-on wellbeing benefits associated with the above, such as an increase in confidence, a greater ability to manage existing health conditions, and a diversion from negative thoughts.
• And most likely, pure enjoyment!
These special park walks in Aylesbury and Wycombe offer everyone an opportunity to be a little more active by walking and exploring the local parkland or area.
There are currently four Local Park Walks in Aylesbury and five in Wycombe. Please download a map for details. The longer walks have a display board to show you the route.
Each route is then marked out by a set of wooden posts each with a QR code. Simply scan the code with your mobile phone.
When you do, you will learn more about the location, information on activity and health, events, support and special news.
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.
Our Keep Moving Forward Wellbeing Walk gives participants the opportunity to meet a friendly group of people who are all on a recovery journey. The walk helps to keep people active whilst walking and talking with people who can support them. It is a very relaxed environment and we even stop for a cup of tea on the way around.
The Wellbeing Walk takes place every Tuesday from 11:00am – 1:00 pm and begins at the Wycombe Lido, just by the car park a little way up from the tennis courts.
There is no need to book on to the walks, you can simply turn up on the day, and there is no cost to take part.