Thank you for your continued support and interest in the health and wellbeing of the Fleetwood Community.
Firstly, thanks to everyone who came along to our last Open Meeting and took part in a very enjoyable evening. If you weren’t able to attend or want to follow-up on something that was discussed please see the notes on our website at http://bit.ly/HFopenmtgMay19
Monday 13 th to Sunday 19 th May is Mental Health Awareness Week and as well as the many groups and activities that take place throughout the year, there are also some special events.
On Monday (13 th) the Fylde Coast YMCA Building on London Street, Fleetwood is holding an Open Day to help launch the week and showcase their excellent facilities. We will be there from 2pm to 5pm to host a ‘Chatter Café’ to share what’s going on in the community and swap ideas. All welcome to pop in for coffee, cake and conversation.
Also from 2pm to 5pm the new Sister Circle group will be hosting a session of pebble painting and sharing their news. Pop in, pick a pebble and paint something colourful or a message that’s special to you. Then take it away for yourself or leave it hidden around Town to be found and enjoyed by somebody else. All materials will be provided, children are welcome with supervision. (Check out the Sister Circle’s page on Facebook)
From 6pm to 7pm there’s a free session of Yoga with Sophie Heald in the venue’s dance studio. Numbers are limited so please email us at [email protected]co.uk to reserve a place if you can definitely attend. Sophie will be starting a new yoga class in Fleetwood soon.
Any enquires about the facilities at the Fylde Coast YMCA Lofthouse Building can be made direct to [email protected]fyldecoastymca.org
On Thursday 16 th May as part of the week of activities look out for the fitness ‘flash mobs’ around Town with residents and staff from Active Lancashire and Fylde Coast YMCA encouraging you to think about a healthy mind and body. We can say that one of the locations will be Fleetwood Market around 10.30am … where else will they be? All will be revealed on our Facebook and Twitter pages next week!
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are doing a cycle ride on Friday 17 th May, 11am, starting from the prom behind the YMCA Fleetwood.  It’s off  to Cleveleys and back (weather permitting) along the promenade which is nice and flat so everyone can enjoy the ride.
A mention of an event in Cleveleys, James Fest on Sunday 19 th May. This is an afternoon of music for all the family raising awareness of mental health issues affecting younger people. Please support this worthy cause if you can.
As well as Mental Health Awareness week it is also the BBC Get Creative Festival in May and as part of their always busy calendar of events Fleetwood library are hosting several activities. Call into the Library and ask the team about getting involved. Dementia Awareness week is the 20 th to 26 th May so please look out for and support any local events associated with this.
Some congratulations are in order …. the residents from our latest ANON art course held an exhibition of their amazing work recently. You can see some pics at http://bit.ly/ANONexhibitionMay19 and we are now recruiting for our next course starting at the end of May, please contact us for more information.
Fleetwood Men’s Shed now have a shop on Adelaide Street to raise funds but also to act as somewhere residents can call in for a chat and friendly face when needed.
The first Celebrate Fleetwood Day was a great success. It was a little breezy round the Euston Gardens on Bank Holiday Monday but the visitors enjoyed the stalls and free, live entertainment. Well done to the organisers and volunteers for doing so much in a short time … they are considering making this an annual event.
A reminder about the Fleetwood Promenade parkrun every Saturday morning. With the weather hopefully set to improve, numbers are growing and the Fleetwood event is very popular choice for visitors. Take the 5k course at your pace or volunteer to help on the day. Follow the link for more information.
If the parkrun is a little daunting at the moment, the new course of Couch To 5k might be for you? See http://bit.ly/FwdCouchTo5K for more info.
Wednesday 5 th June will be a BIG day in Fleetwood with 2 major community events … Its’ Okay To Talk About Cancer is an awareness event which will take a positive look at the living with and planning for this devasting disease. Hosted by NHS, MacMillan Cancer Support and other partners the event is from 1pm to 5pm at Marine Hall and will include presentations and advice with local residents also sharing their stories. Further details and updates will be available from the event page on our website at http://bit.ly/ItsOKtoTalkAboutCancer
Also on the 5 th June starting at 4pm at Emmanuel Church, Mount Road is a showcase event from Lancashire Adult Learning of the many courses and activities they can offer residents. Call in anytime until 8.30pm to chat with the course leaders and share ideas of what you’d like to see offered in Fleetwood in the future. From 6.30pm to around 7.30pm we will also hold our monthly Open Meeting for residents to connect with each other, before a final chance to catch up with the team from Lancashire Adult Learning. Again more details are available on our website at http://bit.ly/LALShowcase
So as always there’s loads going on and Healthier Fleetwood are delighted to help where we can, alongside all the local partners working to support the ideas and passion of residents and making a real difference to our Community.
Please contact us by email to [email protected]co.uk if we can help in any way or you have news to share.