Health and Wellbeing Newsletter - July 2022

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Health & Wellbeing

Gedling Community Health and Wellbeing Newsletter

Welcome to your Gedling Health and Wellbeing Newsletter providing you with tips and tools to help you improve your physical and emotional wellbeing.


Tackling Loneliness Public Lived Experience Advisory Group

Have you ever felt lonely or isolated? The Tackling Loneliness Collaborative would like to invite to you to their first Lived Experience Advisory Group meeting.  It will be an informal online meeting taking place on Tuesday 26 July, 10.00 - 11.30 am.

If you like to join the meeting or for more information, please contact Kirsty Veitch-Sorsby at or call 01909 476118 or 07706 347518.

Summer Holiday Activities and Food

Holiday Activities and Food Programme

The Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF), aims to support children and young people aged between 5 – 16 years focussing on physical and mental wellbeing by providing a variety of activities during school holidays.

Local activity providers run face to face sessions that are free to children and young people aged 5 – 16 years receiving benefits related free school meals. 

Included in each session is a meal, this may be breakfast or lunch depending on the programme offered.

The events are being organised by Nottinghamshire County Council, go to the HAF webpage, Holiday activities and food | Nottinghamshire County Council to find out more.

Carlton Baptist Church Kitchen

Carlton Baptist Church have launched their new weekly kitchen, serving meals to the local community. The purpose of the kitchen is to provide hot meals to the elderly and those on low income. It is also a great way to socialise and make new friends. 

For further information visit the Carlton Baptist Church website or drop in to Carlton Baptist Church.


Armed Forces Breakfast Club

Every 4th Saturday starting 30 July

9.30am - 11.30am, Richard Herrod Centre, Carlton, NG4 1RL

Are you a veteran or serving member of  Armed Forces?  Come along for a cob and a coffee and a chat with Armed Forces colleagues.

Free event, you just pay for own breakfast and drinks. For more information call 0115 9612949 or visit the Gedling Borough Council Website

summer holiday activities

Keep kids active over Summer

Gedling leisure centres 28 July - 26 August

There are loads of activities at Gedling leisure centres to help keep children active during the summer holidays. Book in for swimming, snorkelling, roller discos, half price badminton, table tennis and more!

Find out more at the Gedling Leisure school holidays page.

Falls Prevention and Management Classes 

New Falls Prevention classes for people over 55 who are unsteady, have had a fall or think they might fall and want to improve their strength and balance. The classes are a great way to help you keep independent and active for longer, as well as a great way to meet new people and socialise.

The sessions are due to start in September and will take place at the following venues:

  • Tuesdays 10-11.30am St James Church Hall, Marshall Hill Drive, Mapperley 
  • Wednesdays 10.45am-12.15pm Main Street Methodist Church, Carlton Hill 
  • Fridays 10.30am-12noon Arnold Methodist Church, Arnold

For more information and to book your place please contact Sara Davies on 07985 133966 or 


Nottinghamshire County Council Health and Wellbeing Hubs

Health and Wellbeing Hubs are visiting neighbourhoods offering a range of free services to support residents.

In partnership with the NHS, the new hubs will provide information on:

  • Covid-19 vaccines, including helping you book appointments
  • How to keep healthy
  • How to make your money go further
  • How to find and use your local health services
  • How to improve your wellbeing by spending time with others

For more information on where and when to find your nearest Health and Wellbeing Hub, visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website.

Shake up for summer

Daybrook Baptist Church - Kettles On!

The Kettle's On sessions take place every Wednesday 10.30am - 12.30pm at the Daybrook Baptist Church. The sessions provide a safe space for people to meet friends, take part in activities and have free refreshments including coffee and brunch. No need to book, just turn up. If you would like further information please call 0115 926 9432.


Fitness and Health Hub

Netherfield Retail Park 30 and 31 July 10am – 4pm

Gedling Leisure staff will be joining the Your Health Your Way team to offer advice on fitness and health.

Come along for a free fitness assessment on a Boditrax machine and get advice on weight management and stopping smoking. We will have some free 3 day passes for the Gedling Leisure Centres to give away too.


Start Talking Together

Nottinghamshire County Council have  range of online resources to support with Speech, Language and Communications.

These are for parents, carers and all practitioners working with children in their early years.

You can access the resources on Notts Help Yourself website.


Memory Cafe - Netherfield  

Come and share a cuppa and cake and meet other carers and people living with dementia at our next monthly Memory Café. The Memory Cafe takes place at the St George's Centre on the following dates:

  • 28th July
  • 1st September
  • 29th September
  • 27th October
  • 24 November

For more information please contact Martin Curtis at Jigsaw Homes Midlands on 07900 951867 or

Memory Cafe - Braywood Gardens Care Home

Braywood Gardens Care Home, Carlton are now offering a memory cafe every 1st Monday of the month 11am-12pm. 

The sessions offer a safe, friendly space for anyone living with dementia and their carers. 

Pre-booking is essential, To book, contact Lydia on 07824 865903 or  

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