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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?



We're Recruiting!

To find out more about the Community Development Officer post, have a look at the advert here.

If you're interested and would like to receive a recruitment pack, please email julie@octopuscommunties.org.uk or rosie.octopus@gmail.com.  

It's all about making a difference and improving access

By working collectively 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


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


Want to find out more?

Want to find out more about the project? Contact Community Development Officers Maria or Uzma at maria@octopuscommunities.org.uk or uzma@octopuscommunities.org.uk.



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