Weight Management Peer Support Group – Frome
This peer support group runs alongside the weekly weigh in at Frome Medical Practice. The monthly peer support group will be an opportunity for you to make friends and meet others who know what you are going through. It will be a place where you can share top tips, set goals and support one another. Each session will have 15 minutes of group education on topics like sleep, relaxation, exercise, connecting and other topics that the group might want. Last Tuesday of the month, first session January 29th.
You can drop in for just one session or come regularly.
No need to book.
2pm Frome Medical Practice in the Boardroom.
Contact Health Connections 01373 468368
MATT’S RESPITE RETREATS – AFFORDABLE BREAKS FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY CANCER
Matt’s Respite Retreats is a service providing affordable breaks for those affected by cancer within Dorset, Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset. We support those who have been diagnosed with cancer and are undergoing treatment or have received treatment within the last six months or the beneficiary is terminally ill with cancer.
Matt’s Respite Retreats have the use of a two bedroom static caravan which can sleep up to six (including a pull out double bed in the lounge). The caravan has two bedrooms consisting of a double with En-suite bathroom and a twin room with a bathroom across the hallway.
For a small charge (currently £50-£60) you are able to take a three or four-night stay. Passes for the pools and entertainment complex are being very generously given free of charge by Haven. If you need help with funding this then we are able to direct you to other charities who will consider funding these for you.
Please contact us for a Nomination form or for further information.
Weekly Weigh In – Frome
Drop in to be weighed at Frome Medical Practice, the scales are opposite the Patient Information Area. A Health Connector will be there on Tuesdays from 2:45pm-3:00pm to weigh people who are interested in weight management. You could also take the opportunity to use the blood pressure monitor at the same time.
Ageing Without Children
Would you like to meet with others who are navigating the complexities of living in later life without the support of children?
Anne will be hosting monthly meet-ups at the Cheese & Grain in Frome on the second Monday of the month, from 10 am until 12 noon.
Please come and join her for a coffee and a chat.
Our first meet-up will be on 10th September to coincide with World Childless Week.
The Pancreatitis Supporters’ Network provides medical information and support for sufferers of the condition called pancreatitis. On this site there is a database of medical information, advice for sufferers and carers, a discussion board and a pen pals network.
Wellbeing College Banes
Range of free or low cost courses available for health and wellbeing, open to over 16’s who are BANES residents and those over 16 and registered at a BANES GP surgery.
The Wednesday Club – Gardening and horticulture – Frome
The Wednesday club is a gardening/horticulture club on some land at Vallis Veg. Being with others, talking, gardening and having a cup of tea/coffee may help with alleviating loneliness, depression, anxiety and provide some gentle exercise. The space in which we work has amazing views, is away from traffic noises (but still quite close to town) and is calm and friendly. We can offer tea/coffee, support, all the tools & seeds necessary and a share in the produce. Open to anyone who would like to join this friendly supportive group. Wednesdays (during school term time only) you can drop in any time between 9:00am-3:00pm. For details call Alyson or Alex at The Shared Earth Learning Cooperative.
Shepton Mallet and Southwick Park Run
Shepton Mallet parkrun is a 5km run every Saturday at 9am. We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace! We’re friendly! Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Collett Park Café – please come and join us! The event takes place at Collett Park, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5PJ. Free but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time. Please be aware that dogs are not allowed at this event.
Southwick County parkrun is a 5km run every Saturday at 9am. We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace! We’re friendly! Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Squirrel’s Tearoom Cafe – please come and join us! The event takes place at Southwick Country Park, Frome Road, Southwick, Nr Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 9QD.
Runners wishing to run with a dog are welcome, but please keep the dog on a short lead or harness and under control throughout the event. Please also review the parkrun support page article about running with a dog at parkrun events. Runners pushing buggies are also welcome, but please take extreme care of other runners around you. If possible start from the back of the field and try to keep to one side of the main body of runners.
Frome Insight Meditation Days
Monthly low cost day retreats in Frome with Insight Meditation Teachers.
Welcoming people of all ages, ethnicity, cultural and religious heritage, socio-economic, ability, sexual orientation and gender identity. The days are suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.
NHS Choices online Mood Zone
It offers practical advice, interactive tools, videos and audio guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.
Somerset Wildlife Trust
Practical conservation groups carrying out seasonal outdoor tasks in the countryside. Suitable for those who are reasonably physically fit, no training required. See link for Somerset area programmes and contact details.
Crispin Community Focus
A varied programme of activities that includes Flexercise, Tai Chi, art group, sewing group, singing for fun. Monthly activities include book club, computer group, health walks and gardening club which often involves a trip out. Refreshments available at our Monday to Friday coffee morning and weekly lunch club on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Tuesdays 10am – 3pm new day centre £10 to include transport, lunch and activities.
Pop in or contact us for more information and times. Street,Crispin Community Trust Crispin Community Centre, Leigh Road, Street, BA16 0HA
Zing is a website that you can visit for a list of exercise and weight management options in Somerset.
Tai Chi for Health
List of classes correct as of October 2018
We teach people with health issues and we teach people that need exercise and relaxation. The Tai Chi we teach Shibashi can be done standing or sitting– for further information on the Tai Chi classes please contact the class Instructor.
Binegar: Tuesday 2 – 3pm Binegar Village Hall. Contact: Jo on 01749 342035
Castle Cary: Friday 10-11am Methodist Hall, Castle Cary. Contact: Jo on 01749 342035
Croscombe: Monday 10.30-11.30 in Croscombe village hall, Wells BA5 3RA Contact: Jan on 01749 346774
Dinder: Tuesday 10-11 am Class at Dinder Village Hall, North of Church. BA5 3PE. Contact: John on 01749 676738.
Dinder: Tuesday 11.30-12.30 Class at Dinder Village Hall, north of Church BA5 3PE. Contact Paul on 01749 346774
Ditcheat: Monday 10.30-11.30 Class at Ditcheat Village Hall, Ditcheat. BA4 6RB. Contact: Richard on 01749 880308
Doulting: Wednesdays 10.30am – 11.30am Doulting School Hall. Contact Ruth on 01749 342508
Frome: Fridays 2-3 pm at Frome Cricket Club 30 Rodden Road, BA11 2AH. Contact: Denise on 07941796635
Henton: Thursday 10.30-12 Class at Henton Village Hall, Henton, BA5 1PD. Contact: Beith on 01458 898997
Shepton Mallet: Thursday 12.30- 1.30pm St Michaels Church, Park Road, Shepton Mallet. Contact: Ruth on 01749 342508
Wells: Friday 2.30- 3.30pm Class at Connect Centre Portway, BA5 2BE. Contact Mike on 01749 677277
On Track – Goal Setting Group, Frome, Shepton Mallet and Street
On Track is a goal setting group service. Come along to these friendly peer led groups where you can join people who are setting goals that might improve their health and wellbeing. Get support and support others, get on track and have a chat over a cup of tea. On Track groups usually take place every two weeks; please contact us on 01373 468368 for specific dates.
On Track services:
Frome: Every other Tuesday, 10.00am to 11.00am – Frome Medical Practice, Enos Way, BA11 1FH
Shepton Mallet Every other Monday, 10.30am to 12pm – The Brasserie, 64 High Street, Shepton Mallet BA4 5AX
Street Every other Friday, 3.00pm to 4.30pm – Street Food Cafe, Crispin Hall, High Street, Street
For thousands of years, meditators have claimed many benefits for their practice. Our experience, and that of Headspace members, suggests that regular mindfulness practice, through meditation, is an effective treatment for stress, worry, lack of focus, relationship problems, addictions and more. Please access the website for more information.
Somerset Community Food
A grass-roots charity in Somerset which aims to re-connect people with the social, health and environmental effects of growing, buying, preparing and eating local food.
NHS Health Check
An NHS Health Check can help you identify potential risks early and give you personalised advice so you can take action to reduce your chances of developing these health problems.
You can have an NHS Health Check if:
- you are aged between 40 and 74
- you have not been diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, or had a stroke
- you have not had an NHS Health Check in the last 5 years.
See website or call to book a Health Check.