Summer of Wellbeing
Festivals are back for 2023! Explore wellbeing services while enjoying a fun day in Tower Hamlets this summer.
Get ready for another round of fantastic festivals!
After the success of last year’s events, we’re teaming up again with Tower Hamlets’ brilliant health and wellbeing partners and community organisations to bring you an even better experience.
Join us for a fun day out, focused on your health and wellbeing, and let’s celebrate together as a community.
What can you expect at the festivals?
At the festivals, you’ll find all the usual fun activities like bouncy castles, face painting, music, soft play, and tasty food. But there’s more! You’ll also have the chance to connect with local services that focus on your health and wellbeing.
What exactly are health and wellbeing services?
When we think about health, we often think of doctors and medicine, which are definitely important. However, there are other ways to improve our wellbeing too. For example, you can find support if you’re feeling down or anxious, learn how to make healthier meals, discover enjoyable ways to stay fit and active, or simply meet and make friends with people who share your interests.
Tower Hamlets is home to many groups and services dedicated to health, wellbeing, and community. They’ll be at the festivals, ready to help you find something that will make you feel your best!
Who will be at the festivals?
The festivals wouldn’t be possible without all of these local organisations and groups.
If you saw something you liked at the festivals, make sure to check out their websites!
Bromley By Bow Health
Whether you’re looking to improve your health, find a job or learn a new skill, Bromley By Bow Health offer a wide range of services to help.
GP Care Group
A helpful directory for health services available to Tower Hamlets residents from GP Care Group, a local GP-led organisation.
The team at Diabetes UK – South East Coast and London work to improve care for people living with the condition and share advice that could help stem the rise in type 2 diabetes, through healthier lifestyle choices and being more active. Visit their site to find out more.
Chrisp Street Community Cycles
Chrisp Street Community Cycles is cycling hub based in Chrisp Street Market, Tower Hamlets. You can join a free riding skill session, borrow a bike and more!
Aberfeldy Boxing Club
Keen boxers of all ages and abilities can find classes at Aberfeldy Boxing Club!
Trapped In Zone One
Check out this great community focused creative organisation based in East London. They offer free of charge, exciting creative and fitness sessions to Tower Hamlets residents.
Poplar Union is an arts and community hub situated in Bartlett Park. They support the local community through diverse events, including live performances, workshops, and festivals, promoting physical and social well-being through creativity.
Bromley By Bow Centre
The Bromley by Bow Centre is a warm and welcoming community space offering over 40 services and activities. They work closely with social prescribers to suggest activities and groups that might help you feel your best!
Leaders In Community
Leaders in Community is a youth-led charity based in Teviot Centre in Tower Hamlets. Their free programs empower young people in leadership and governance through creative learning.
Poplar HARCA Community Centres
Poplar HARCA’s vibrant community centres house a wide range of activities for families and individuals in the local areas, from fitness, wellbeing, and training to advice.
The Prince’s Trust believes that every young person should have the chance to succeed, no matter what their background or the challenges they are facing.They offer courses to help young people aged 11-30 to develop essential life skills, get ready for work and access job opportunities.
The Felix Project
A food redistribution charity in London, fighting food waste and hunger. If you want to make a difference in your local community, consider volunteering at their Poplar warehouse!
Alexandra Rose Charity
The charity aims to give young children, especially those in lower-income families, the healthiest start in life by providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. This is done via the Rose Vouchers for Fruit & Veg Project, a project that essentially prescribes fruit and vegetables!
Sun's out, fun's out!