May - mental wellbeing


The Good Energy Club

The Good Energy Club is a programme for adults 18 years and over with mental health needs. The aim of the programme is to increase levels of physical activity to improve health and wellbeing through a varied programme of easy and fun exercise options such as dance, yoga and walking. All activities are free or low cost and are held at various times for your convenience.

Don’t worry if you are new to exercise or just getting back into it, as the programme is supported by volunteers and buddies to help you get underway, assist you with any concerns and support you throughout.

To join the Good Energy Club or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer to provide support to those with mental health needs, call Lesley on 020 8546 6713 or 07772 920416 or email [email protected]

Library Services

Kingston libraries and Mind in Kingston have created a collection of 150 self help books for adults and young people which aim to help people with mild to moderate mental health problems learn more about their conditions and provide steps to overcoming their symptoms and regaining their lives.

The collection at Kingston Library has been put together by Mind in Kingston using the national initiative, Books on Prescription, and is freely available to reserve and borrow by anyone through the borough libraries.

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Helping others

Would you like to help someone with mental health problems? A Mental Health First Aid course will teach you to recognise the early signs of a mental health problem in adults and young people, and give you the confidence and knowledge to help yourself and others. Courses are free to people living, working or studying in Kingston.

To book your place, call the Healthy Lifestyle helpline on 0800 028 8694 or 020 8547 6815 or email [email protected]

Families Connect

Would you like support or advice to help you cope with being a parent and your own mental health problems?

Are you are feeling isolated, stressed and alone, and need someone to talk to? Would you like your children to get some help to understand your condition?

Families connect is here to help, just contact Welcare and talk to Sue. You can call 020 8546 3258 or email [email protected]

English for Health Club

Would you like to have fun, meet people and learn some English? Learn English at Home (LEAH) provide some great social opportunities to build your confidence with English and be healthy at the same time.

The ‘English for Health Club’ meets every week during term time. The sessions include fun exercise classes, health information sessions and support in a relaxing and friendly setting where you can meet new people.

‘Walkers and Talkers’ is a weekly walking and talking English club, a great way to make friends, get active and above all, practice your English!

Booking is essential and if you have children, a crèche can be provided. If you would like to join the club, take part in fun activities and practice your English, contact the Health Education Coordinator at LEAH by email [email protected] or call 020 8255 6144.