Wilder Woods outdoor projects
Wild Roots – Baltonsborough, BA6 8PQ
Open to anyone who would like to improve their wellbeing through growing and learning outdoor skills. The main emphasis is on growing but other interests are explored including woodland management during the winter and small-holding skills. Open on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30am – 2:30pm. The project also welcomes volunteers, preferably those interested in gardening. Facilities are very basic – compost loo (no disabled access), shelter and camp fire. This group is open access and currently free – donations are welcome. There is a bus stop nearby (667 Street to Wincanton).
Wild Roots Wellbeing Days – Langport, TA10 0JD
These wellbeing days run on a regular basis and aim to improve the wellbeing of people of all ages through gentle physical activity, social connections, outdoor craft activities and learning skills in the vegetable and flower garden, with fresh produce for participants and volunteers to enjoy.
Knit & Natter – Street
Come along for a cup of tea and a chat. Feel free to bring your knitting or other craft you enjoy, or just come along to meet and socialize. Every Thursday from 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
Venue: Street Methodist Church, Leigh Road, Street, BA16 0HA.
Contact Sally for further information.
Therapeutic gardening & yoga activities- Seed of Hope – Glastonbury
Seed of Hope is a not for profit social enterprise, who work with people who have mental health issues by offering therapeutic gardening activities and yoga. The day is run from 10-4, which includes gardening, yoga, social time, lunch and support. They sell a lot of what they grow and will be working closely with the Glastonbury Food Bank.
Please contact Kris by phone or email to find out more.
Healthy Lifestyle Peer Support Group – Frome
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. 2pm-2. 45pm. Frome Medical Practice. You can drop in for just one session or come regularly. No need to book.
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.
Extend, Movement to Music
These gentle exercise classes are held at – Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Wells, BA5 2RB Tuesdays 10.00am -11.00am and Tor Leisure, Glastonbury BA6 8ED Wednesdays 10.30am – 11.30am
Supported by Age UK.
Crispin Community Centre
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. Call or pop in for more information.
Monday to Friday 10.00am – 12.00pm – Coffee morning
Tuesdays 10am – 2pm: Social day £10 to include transport, lunch and activities.
Wednesday & Friday – 12.00pm – 2.00pm – Lunch Club (call to book)
Pop in or contact us for more information and times. Street,Crispin Community Trust Crispin Community Centre, Leigh Road, Street, BA16 0HA.
SASP (Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership) is a website that you can visit for a list of exercise classes & sports activities in Somerset.
Tai Chi for Health
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. List of classes correct as of April 2019:
Binegar: Tuesday 2.00pm – 3.00pm Binegar Village Hall. Contact: Jo on 07730 397396
Castle Cary: Friday 10.00am-11.00am Methodist Hall, Castle Cary. Contact: Jo on 07730 397396
Friday 11.30am – 12.30pm Caryford Hall, Castle Cary. Contact Jo.
Croscombe: Monday 10.30am-11.30am in Croscombe Village Hall, Wells BA5 3RA Contact: Jan on 01749 346774.
Dinder: Tuesday 10.00am-11.00am Class at Dinder Village Hall, North of Church. BA5 3PE. Contact: John on 01749 676738.
Dinder: Tuesday 11.30am-12.30pm Class at Dinder Village Hall, north of Church BA5 3PE. Contact Paul on 01749 346774.
Ditcheat: Monday 10.30am-11.30am Class at Ditcheat Village Hall, Ditcheat. BA4 6RB. Contact: Richard on 01749 880308.
Frome: Friday 2.00pm-3.00pm at Frome Cricket Club, 30 Rodden Road, BA11 2AH. Contact: Denise on 07941 796635.
Frome: Thursday 4.00pm-5.00pm at Frome Medical Practice, Enos Way, Frome, BA11 2FH. Contact Denise on 07941 796635.
Glastonbury: Tuesday 10.00am-11.00am at Red Brick Building, Glastonbury, BA6 9FT. Contact Beith on 01458 898997.
Henton: Thursday 10.30am-11.45am at Henton Village Hall, Henton, BA5 1PD. Contact: Beith on 01458 898997.
Shepton Mallet: Thursday 12.30pm- 1.30pm at St Michaels Church, Park Road, Shepton Mallet. Contact: Ruth on 01749 342508.
South Horrington: Friday 11.00am-12.00pm at Heads Up, Upper Breach, BA5 3QG.
Wells: Friday 2.30pm – 3.30pm Class at Connect Centre Portway, BA5 2BE. Contact Mike on 01749 677277.
Cost: Classes from £3.50 per session. Contact the instructor to confirm for each class.
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 12.00pm – The Brasserie, 64 High Street, Shepton Mallet BA4 5AX
Street Every other Friday, 3.00pm to 4.30pm – Fondo Lounge, 107 High St, Street BA16 0EY
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.