Community health

The Community Health Team aims to help improve and maintain Health and Wellbeing by providing information advice and support around healthy lifestyle choices. We offer a range of programmes and activities that can be delivered in local community venues.

For more information please contact us.

  • Waist Away

    Waist Away is a 10 week weight management programme for adults, which focuses on positive behaviour change and encourages sustainable weight loss. This can be achieved by setting achievable goals, adapting healthy food choices and increasing physical activity rates.

    FREE Waist Away sessions currently run at:

    To book or for more information call Emily from the Community Health Team on 07831 099878.

  • Over 50s

    We offer a range of programmes and activities aimed at the over 50s.

    Find out more.

  • Family health

    We offer a range of programmes and activities for families that can be delivered in local community venues.

    Find out more.

  • Community Gardens

    The environment plays an important role in improving physical and mental health. Having access to green space through community garden projects provides access to social interaction, an opportunity to be active and practice healthy eating through Grow Your Own activities.

    The community garden at Rough Hay Community Centre was created in 2016 and is open to the public. Presented with an 'Outstanding’ award at England in Bloom (It's Your Neighbourhood category), the garden offers a safe space for children to play and is maintained by local residents.

    Plans are in place to begin work on a new community garden at the African Caribbean Community Association (ACCA) centre in Birchills.

    whg has a number of other community garden projects in locations around the Borough.

    If you would like to get involved, or if you are interested in creating a community garden where you live, contact Tracey O'Loughlin, whg Community Project Officer.

  • Man v Fat

    A free football league for men with a BMI over 25. The league is decided not only on points won, but pounds lost. You will receive free resources from Man v Fat including 24/7 online support to answer any questions.

    Don't know your BMI? Use the Bupa calculator to find out.

    Visit the Man v Fat website for more information.