We want to make sure that the services offered by Holloway Neighbourhood Group meet local needs. People who use our services at the Old Fire Station and the Stress Project and people who live close to our Centres should have a greater say in how our services are planned and delivered. If you live in the streets around our centres, please help us by coming along to a friendly and informative session and help us to improve our services and make Holloway Neighbourhood Group more inclusive and engaging.
A free delicious lunch is included!
Tuesday 13th February, noon - 2.00pm at the Old Fire Station. For more information please call 020 7607 9794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here at Holloway Neighbourhood Group, we are interested in the links between physical and mental health. Many of our service users said that they would like to participate in Pilates, so we decided to run some pilot classes. We encouraged people who experience mental health issues to give it a go, and overall 33 people attended. We asked participants to complete questionnaires at the beginning and end of the 6 week course, and the results were fascinating.
75% of participants recorded a decrease in their anxiety levels, 79% said that the class improved their mobility, and 64% said that they felt happier. One attendee commented that the class was “Very strengthening, centering and therapeutic”.
The results were so impressive that The Arsenal Foundation have kindly agreed to support our classes for the next year. They take place on Mondays, 1.30 to 2.30 pm at the Old Fire Station, and are free of charge. The class is suitable for people of all abilities, and you don’t need to book ahead.
So, come on down to our friendly community centre to join a class that is proven to help with stress and anxiety, and to generally lift your mood.
Lucy Bingham, HNG Chief Executive
Great to have had the Almeida here at the Old Fire Station talking to our senior ladies about they experiences as mothers and daughters. And lovely to have them here again today giving the ladies an update about the new play they are writing as a result.
We are also really looking forwards to our visit to see the play being performed!
All abilities welcome!