Health and Wellbeing

In addition to the parks and open spaces, we encourage the following:

Free NHS Health Checks.
Following the successful Free NHS Health Checks in October 2017, another day has been organised for Friday 27th July 2018 in the Committee Room of the Jubilee Hall, Winsham. 

The appointments can be booked on line via: www.somersethealthchecks.co.uk/winsham or by phoning 01823 261794.  Appointments start at 9.00 am through until 4.30 pm.  .

You are eligible for a free NHS Health Check if:

- You are aged 40-70 years old
- You live in Somerset or you live outside of Somerset but are registered with a Somerset GP.
- You have not had an NHS Health Check within the last 5 years.
- You have not been diagnosed with or are not taking medication for heart disease (including blood pressure medication), stroke, diabetes, chronic kidney disease or dementia or are on a Statin
.

“Winsham Walkers” – the Winsham Walkers meet every first Thursday of every month at 10:30am outside The Bell, Church Street, Winsham, for easy walks that can last from typically 1 to 2.5 hours. (There can be changes to this programme; please check at either the Joint Parish Magazine or Parish e-letter for any published differences).

Independent walking/running/horse riding. The Public Rights of Way that are within the parish boundaries include part of the Liberty Trail, as well as bridleways and other footpaths.  A printed map can be viewed in the Community Shop (Church Street, Winsham Village) or can be viewed by roaming the Somerset County Council Rights of Way Map (type Winsham in the search box).

Other privately run activities and classes are available in the Parish; please refer to the Joint Parish Magazine, copies of which are available in the Community Shop, The Bell and St Stephen’s; and also the Noticeboard and Marketplace of the Parish Website.

 

Wellbeing South Somerset & Directory of Support

Spark, with support from the NHS Symphony Programme, have launched a new website to promote wellbeing in South Somerset

The site, Wellbeing South Somerset, features a comprehensive Directory of Support, where people can search through hundreds of local services, groups and activities that could improve their wellbeing, as well as health-boosting self-management tools and tips. 

The directory, which is based on Health Connections Mendip’s successful model, will be a link that connects people with a wide range of community resources that could help them feel better, from lunch clubs and walking groups, to condition-specific support groups, and even housing and debt advice.

 You can access the website at www.wellbeingsouthsomerset.org 

Wellbeing South Somerset has been funded by the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group.

Community groups and charities who would like to submit a listing to be included in the Directory can email support@sparksomerset.org.uk with the following information;

  • Title
  • Description (a short paragraph including when and where, a contact name if suitable and any restrictions)
  • Contact email (if any)
  • Contact telephone number
  • Website (if any)