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Health and wellbeing

We are all becoming increasingly aware of the importance of looking after ourselves, our health and general wellbeing.

To help you manage your physical and mental health we’ve created this page, dedicated to offering advice, and information on free healthily lifestyle sessions across the East Midlands.

These sessions include help on overcoming anxiety, coping with mental health and other age friendly initiatives

Other courses concentrate on physical health, encouraging healthier lifestyles, teaching good nutrition and aiding weight loss

Take a look below to find out more and see what courses are on offer in your area, or call us on 0800 013 8555 / 0115 844 3150

Running for Health

Running is a great way to boost fitness and build your stamina.

Free group running sessions are held every Monday at 4 p.m. on the Forest Recreation Ground in Nottingham for anyone aged 16-25.

Runners can earn free quality branded sports clothing and accessories by attending on a regular basis.

Contact directly, or speak to a member of the Tenant Involvement for more information on 0800 013 8555 / 0115 844 3150 or email

Stress Management Workshops

Manage stress, improve communication, feel more confident.

Join us for free sessions, led by Carnation (a not-for profit organisation which supports people to develop their skills). You’ll learn techniques to help manage stress, improve your confidence, and increase your understanding of the way you communicate with people.

Workshops will be arranged, based on demand.

The workshops are open to all NCHA tenants – please contact us to find out more and book your free place, email or call Tenant Involvement on 0800 013 8555 / 0115 844 3150.

For more information on Carnation, visit

Dementia swimming

Swimming is a great activity that anyone can enjoy and a diagnosis of dementia should not stop anyone from taking part.

Dedicated dementia friendly swimming sessions are available at lots of swimming pools across the country, in a safe and supportive environment. Specialist lifeguards and volunteers are available to offer help in the changing room and pool side, and if you require a carer they can join you in the pool fro free.

Tea and coffee is available after the swim, so there is time to socialise too.

At NCHA we are proud to be championing these dementia friendly swimming sessions, and we will pay for you to take part.

To find out if there is a session running near you, contact Tenant Involvement on 0800 013 8555 / 0115 844 3150 or email

For more information, visit ‘s dementia friendly swimming hub site:

Weight Management Programmes

Doctors advise us to maintain a healthy weight. To aid you, there are lots of free weight management programmes around the country, giving you access to nutrition advice and support.

The links below detail sessions in your region. These programmes aren’t just about losing weight, they also give advice on how to keep fit and share healthy menus to benefit the whole family.