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Groups we run

Health Connections

As well as working one-to-one with people, Health Connections Mendip also runs Self Management Programmes, On Track Goal Setting Groups, Talking Cafes, Healthy Lifestyle Programme and more.

If you don’t find something for you here try our Health Connections Mendip Directory for lists of support covering over 50 categories! If you have an idea for a new group, get in touch as we have helped people set up scores of groups, which can be found on the Directory.

Talking Cafes

Health Connections Mendip started the first UK Talking Cafe in 2013. We have 5 weekly Talking Cafes across Mendip. Many others are popping up across the county. If you would like to set up a Talking Cafe in your area, please contact Health Connections Mendip.

Meet new people, make friends and chat to a community signposter about activities, support groups and services in your community. Just pop along to find out more.

Frome Talking Café – Cheese and Grain, Market Yard, Frome, every Monday, 10 am to 12 noon

Glastonbury Talking Café – Winking Turtle Cafe, 12 Market Place, Glastonbury every Tuesday, 10 am to 12 noon

Street Talking Café – Fondo Lounge, 107 High St, Street, every Wednesday, 10.00 am to 11.30 am

Shepton Mallet Talking Café – Pepper’s, High Street, Shepton Mallet, every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am to 12 noon

Wells Talking Café – Pickwicks Country Kitchen, Broad Street, Wells, every other Thursday, 10 am to 12 noon

Self Management Programme

Are you living with a long term health condition? Would you like to……

Become more confident in managing your condition, learn about ways to help cope, meet other people living with similar conditions and make new friends, manage stress and fatigue, try out new things and have fun and get support?

Come and join this friendly, supportive programme of free workshops on living with long term health conditions.

Programmes run across Mendip. Contact us to see when a programme is in your area and to book a free place. This is a six session programme run over 12 weeks. mendip.healthconnections@nhs.net 01373 468368

On Track Groups

Come along to these friendly peer led groups where you can join people who are setting goals which might improve their health and wellbeing. Get support and support others, get on track and have a chat over a cup of tea. The On Track groups normally meet every two weeks; please contact us on 01373 468368 to find out specific dates.

Frome – On Track Every other Tuesday, Frome Medical Practice, Enos Way, BA11 1FH 10 – 11.15am

Shepton Mallet – On Track every other Monday, The Bistro, 64 High Street, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5AX 10.30am – 12 noon

Street – On Track every other Friday, The Street Food Cafe, Crispin Hall, High Street, Street, 3.00pm – 4.15pm

Healthy Lifestyles Programme

Do you want to get fitter and feel healthier? Do you want to meet others who might be looking at topics such as sleep, exercise, healthy eating, hydration, connecting and relaxation? If so, contact Health Connections Mendip to find out how to join in with this rolling programme. Come along to one or all the sessions. Join whenever you want. Currently in East Mendip and spreading to Central and West soon.