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Community Corner March Posted or Updated on 11 Mar 2024

What we got up to in February 

As part of our ongoing partnership with the Chelsea Physic Garden, we started the month with another wonderful tour of London's oldest botanical garden, located right on the Chelsea riverbank. Our monthly art event this time focused on painting still life, and the following week we shared cake and coffee over puzzles. We ended the month feeling relaxed and mobile after another chair yoga session led by Gigi. 

 

We were particularly excited this month to partner with psychological wellbeing practitioners from NHS Community Living Well Talking Therapies for a workshop all about maintaining wellbeing. Ellie and Rahul ran an informative and engaging session, and those who braved the rain to attend came away with invaluable insights. We look forward to our next workshop with the Community Living Well team in a few weeks' time to learn about getting a good night's sleep!  

 

Upcoming events 

We host weekly wellness events every Thursday, offering a variety of activities aimed at improving health and wellbeing, free and open to all. Patients can register with us in person, via phone or email, or through our Eventbrite. Practices/ services are also very welcome to book on behalf of their patients. 

   

Thursday 14th March 10.30am-12.30pm  

Wellness walk: Tea & tour of Chelsea Physic Garden (SOLD OUT)
Enjoy a free walking tour of London's oldest botanical gardens (see more here)  

 

Thursday 21st March 10.30am-12.30pm  
Make your own breakfast bowl  
Build and enjoy a delicious, healthy breakfast alongside a nutritionist and learn about eating well on a budget  
  
Thursday 28th March 2pm-4pm  
Wellness workshop: Getting a good night’s sleep  
Psychological wellbeing practitioners talk about sleep and practical techniques to improve it 
 
Thursday 4th April 10:30am-12:30pm 
Tea and massage 
We welcome back Teresa who will be giving 10-15 minute massages (neck, back and shoulders) 
 
Thursday 11th April 10am-4pm  
Charity bake sale for Mind

We're hosting another bake sale, this time to raise money for Mind, a charity who provide advice and support to anyone facing a mental health problem, as well as campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. More information on this to be shared later.

 

 
Thursday 11th April 2pm-4pm  
Chair yoga   
Professional yoga instructor Gigi leads a gentle session of chair yoga, open to all abilities and mobilities 
 
Thursday 18th April 10:30am-12:30pm  
Wellness walk: Tea & tour of Chelsea Physic Garden  
Enjoy a free walking tour of London's oldest botanical gardens (see more here)

 

News: Community Corner at Earl's Court 

We're delighted to announce that Community Corner will be running an information and support hub at the Earl's Court Health and Wellbeing Hub, located at 2b Hogarth Road, SW5 0PT, just opposite Earl's Court tube station. We will email you when we go live with our opening hours and event calendar. 

 

A reminder about referrals 

Community Corner at Violet Melchett acts as an information and support hub with regards to both healthcare and community services. Our mission is to enhance individuals' health and wellbeing by addressing broader determinants of health, with a particular focus on combating loneliness and fostering a sense of community. We are open for walk-ins at Violet Melchett every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am – 4pm. Open and accessible to all, anyone can drop in, whether with a request for specific support or simply for a hot drink and friendly conversation. We welcome signposting/ referrals (via email) from practices and services for both drop-ins and appointments. 

As ever, we welcome you to get in touch with any questions you may have about our service. We hope you have a wonderful March! 
  
Warm wishes, 

 

 

The Community Corner Team

Violet Melchett Health & Wellbeing Hub

*  nhsnwl.vmcommunitycorner@nhs.net  

(  020 3621 4434

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