Five ways to winter wellness timetable

As the temperatures fall and we settle into winter, it is even more important to look after our health.

To support residents, in partnership with the community winter hubs initiative, we have launched the Five Ways to Winter Wellness campaign, providing a variety of free activities across the season to support your wellbeing.

All sessions are free to attend and are led by qualified instructors. The activities will be in the community winter hubs across the borough which include Bracknell Forest libraries and the Bracknell Forest Community Hub.

If you are unable to attend the scheduled activities, you can still pop into a winter hub which provides a warm, safe, and sociable space for those who need it. The full opening times and locations for the community winter hubs is available online. 

What do the activities cover?

Energy efficiency How to save energy and insulate your home.
Social prescribing Meet our social prescribers to find out what they do and how they can support your wellbeing.
Fire safety Fire risks in the home and what you can do to reduce risk.
Nutrition workshop with Everyone Health Suitable for the whole family. Covers everything from cooking on a budget, sugar, fat and healthy snacking.
Stop smoking Meet a Smokefreelife Berkshire advisor and find out how they can support you quit smoking.
Stepping Stones Recovery College Find out about Stepping Stones offers, what course might be suitable for you and where you can access help.
Wellbeing sessions Discover ways to support your wellbeing using the Five Ways to Wellbeing.
Making Every Contact Count Learn skills to support your own wellbeing, or the wellbeing of those you interact with through healthy conversation skills.
Drug and alcohol support Meet the New Hope team and find out how they can support you to reduce your alcohol intake.
Craft session with Bracknell Forest Community Network (BFCN) A friendly chat and craft session including mindful colouring, journaling and more.
Happiness Hub drop-in Meet the Happiness Hub at their monthly coffee morning and chat to the team about how they can support your wellbeing.
Winter walks for wellness A series of walks in local parks and green spaces, making use of the network of footpaths in the town. Each walk is about 40 minutes and suitable for beginners. Please book for this activity using the links available below.
Tai chi Gentle tai chi, suitable for beginners

 

Timetable

Date Start time Session topic Venue
Monday, 28 November 10am Energy efficiency Sandhurst Library
10am Wellbeing session Bracknell Library
10am Stop smoking Crowthorne Library
2pm Energy efficiency Bracknell Library
2pm Social Prescribers Binfield Library
Tuesday, 29 November 10am The Recovery College Whitegrove Library
1pm BFCN wellbeing sessions Crowthorne Library
2pm MECC Sandhurst Library
Thursday, 1 December 10am Stop smoking Bracknell Library
10am Drug and alcohol advice Community Hub Times Square
11.30am Fire safety and smoke alarms Community Hub Times Square
2pm Social Prescribers Bracknell Library
2pm The Recovery College Birch Hill Library
3pm Tai chi Community Hub Times Square
3.30pm Healthy eating Whitegrove Library
Friday, 2 December 10am Winter walks for wellness. Book here. Community Hub Times Square
10am Wellbeing session Community Hub Times Square
10am Drug and alcohol advice Crowthorne Library
Monday, 5 December 10am Stop smoking Sandhurst Library
10am Social Prescribers Community Hub Times Square
10am The Recovery College Bracknell Library
2pm Wellbeing session Binfield Library
2.30pm Tai chi Bracknell Library
Tuesday, 6 December 9.30am Winter walks for wellness. Book here. Crowthorne Library
11.30am Energy efficiency Birch Hill Library
12.30pm Winter walks for wellness. Book here. Community Hub Times Square
2pm Fire safety and smoke alarms Bracknell Library
2pm Energy efficiency Crowthorne Fire Station
2.30pm Winter walks for wellness. Book here.  Birch Hill Library
Wednesday, 7 December 10am Drug and alcohol advice Community Hub Times Square
11am Craft session with BFCN Community Hub Times Square
2pm Wellbeing session Community Hub Times Square
Thursday, 8 December 9.30am Winter walks for wellness. Book here. Bracknell Library
10am Stop smoking Birch Hill Library
1pm Winter walks for wellness. Book here. Binfield Library
2pm The Recovery College Sandhurst Library
2pm Social Prescribers Birch Hill Library
3pm Winter walks for wellness. Book here.  Whitegrove Library
3pm Tai chi Community Hub Times Square
3.30pm Healthy eating Birch Hill Library
Friday, 9 December 10am MECC Bracknell Library
11am BFCN wellbeing sessions Community Hub Times Square
3.30pm Healthy eating Sandhurst Library
Monday, 12 December 10am Social Prescribers Community Hub Times Square
10am Wellbeing session Whitegrove Library
2pm Stop smoking Binfield Library
2pm The Recovery College Community Hub Times Square
2.30pm Tai chi Bracknell Library
Tuesday, 13 December 9.30am Winter walks for wellness. Book here. Crowthorne Library
12.30pm Winter walks for wellness. Book here. Community Hub Times Square
2pm The Recovery College Crowthorne Fire Station
2.30pm Winter walks for wellness. Book here. Birch Hill Library
Thursday, 15 December 9.30am Winter walk for wellness. Book here.  Bracknell Library
10am Healthy eating Whitegrove Library
10am Energy efficiency Community Hub Times Square
1pm Winter walks for wellness. Book here.  Binfield Library
2pm Energy efficiency Birch Hill Library
2pm Social Prescribers Sandhurst Library
2pm Stop smoking Whitegrove Library
3pm Winter walks for wellness. Book here. Whitegrove Library
3pm Tai chi Community Hub Times Square
Friday, 16 December 10am Drug and alcohol advice Bracknell Library
10am Wellbeing session Community Hub Times Square
10am Fire safety and smoke alarms Sandhurst Library
3.30pm Healthy eating Bracknell Library
Monday, 19 December 2pm Social Prescribers Binfield Library
2pm Adult college Birch Hill Library
2.30pm Tai chi Bracknell Library
Tuesday, 20 December 9.30am Winter walks for wellness. Book here.  Crowthorne Library
10am Energy efficiency Bracknell Library
12.30pm Winter walks for wellness. Book here Community Hub Times Square
1pm Craft session with BFCN Crowthorne Fire Station
2pm Energy efficiency Birch Hill Library
2.30pm Winter walks for wellness. Book here.  Birch Hill Library
Wednesday, 21 December 10am Healthy eating Community Hub Times Square
2pm Happiness Hub drop-in Community Hub Times Square
3pm Social Prescribers Community Hub Times Square
Thursday, 22 December 9.30am Winter walks for wellness. Book here.  Bracknell Library
10am Fire safety and smoke alarms Whitegrove Library
1pm Winter walks for wellness. Book here.  Binfield Library
2pm Stop smoking Community Hub Times Square
3pm Winter walks for wellness. Book here.  Whitegrove Library
3pm Tai chi Community Hub Times Square
Friday, 23 December 10am Wellbeing session Bracknell Library
11am Happiness Hub drop-in Community Hub Times Square

Download the timetable here