Healthy Lifestyles

We provide a whole range of physical activity classes reflective of the needs of local people enabling them to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. The classes are friendly and welcoming our instructors are experienced in working in a community setting and are able to tailor the exercises to meet different needs.

More details and costs can be found in our timetable. 

Health and Wellbeing Peer Mentor Training

We deliver an Open Award accredited training course leading to Level 2 Award in Peer Mentoring (QCF) Health and Wellbeing. The course will provide all the skills, knowledge and understanding to enable participants to become volunteer Health and Wellbeing mentors or to go on to do further study.  The course is delivered over five week’s classroom sessions and 18 hours personal study it is open to anyone with good basic literacy skills willing to complete course work and reflective study. Please contact us for dates.

Steps to Health

We deliver a twelve week healthy lifestyle course to help people to gain skills and understanding of the following subjects

>Basic nutrition and healthy eating

>Stages of behaviour change

>Motivation techniques to achieve a healthy weight

>Health and wellbeing

>Understanding food labelling

>Healthy cooking techniques

>Benefits of exercise

The course is delivered in an informal and friendly way and we encourage participants to support one another to achieve long term health goals.  As part of the course you are provided with a wide range of course materials and handouts, free vouchers to attend exercise classes and you will be able to sample healthy food tasters at the cooking sessions.

(Please enquire about dates and charges)

Community Allotments

The Feelgood Factory has a community allotment based on the Dunningsbridge Road site.  The allotment is run by volunteers who want to learn growing skills and socialise with like-minded people.  We try to keep our growing methods as organic as possible.  Our produce includes a variety of vegetables, herbs and fruit.  The volunteers who work on the allotments share all the produce and we provide recipes and cooking ideas.

The allotment group meet every Tuesday 10.00am to 3.00pm if you like the idea of having your own supply of fresh food but the idea of managing your own allotment is daunting or you would just like to get some fresh air and good exercise please come and join us.

For further details of all Healthy lifestyle activities and courses please contact Philomena Zilinski -  Healthy Living Services Manager Tel: 0151 291 8011