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StayWell, LiveWell

Six of Islington's Community Hubs have come together to encourage their local communities to live healthier lifestyles... how?


  Activities are delivered through five key themes:

  Eat well: eat things that make your body feel good

  Keep moving: be more active

  Keep talking: value your social life and your friendships

  Take it easy: take time to relax and recharge your batteries

  Think positive: be aware of the power of positive  thinking


  Through Stay Well, Live Well we want to make a real difference to people's lives by: 

  Working with key neighbourhood partners to shape and deliver health and wellbeing activities that are designed by and for local communities. 

  Improving awareness of the services available and helping people to access the wide-ranging support that they need. 

  Assisting more families to get into and maintain healthy lifestyles. 

  Helping older people to feel happier and more socially connected. 

  Supporting young people and 'parents under pressure' to better cope with anxiety and stress. 


  Want to find out more?

  Want to find out more about the project? Email swlw@octopuscommunities.org.uk or contact our Community Development Officers Maria or Uzma directly uzma@octopuscommunities.org.uk.



Timetable of events

July 25, 2018 - SWLW Summer Event

Join us at the Islington Assembly Halls for a Summer Celebration! This event will focus on health & wellbeing, belonging and neighbourliness as we celebrate SWLW and Community Centre Week!

More info soon!