Wellspring Healthy Living Centre

Wellspring Healthy Living Centre is a community building which is home to a whole host of services to help improve your health and wellbeing. We have specialist groups for men and women, as well as a GP’s surgery, dentist, complementary therapies, arts project and learning kitchen.

Branching Out Signposting and Support Service

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • Price – Free
  • For signposting, and support to access services such as Bristol LIFT, please call one of our workers
  • Contact Mandy on 0117 304 1425 or David on 0117 304 1432. for polish speakers, contact Tomasz on 0117 304 1433 (Kontakt dla osób polskojêzycznych).

 

Eastern European Women’s Wellbeing Group

  • Event Location – Wellspring Art Room
  • Mondays 10:00 – 12:00
  • Price – Free and free créche
  • A Wellbeing group from women from Eastern European Countries – (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia). All women welcome as long as they can speak English, Polish or Russian. Includes: crafts, health and wellbeing advice, conversation in English with native speakers, English language classes
  • Contact ania.borowiec@wellspringhlc.org or 0117 304 1411

 

Pilates

  • Event Location: Wellspring
  • Mondays 4.30pm – 5.30pm (Improvers) and 5.30pm – 6.30pm (Intermediate)
    Thursdays 9.45am – 10.45am (Improvers) and 10.45am – 11.45am (Intermediate)
  • Price – £8 per class, or £45 in advance for a 6 week term (except for the smaller Thursday Intermediate class which is £51 in advance for a 6 week term)
  • Please book in advance.
  • Contact Joyce on 0117 902 4603 for more information or to book a session*. www.walktallpilates.co.uk

 

Changes Bristol Support Group

  • Event Location – Wellspring Large Room
  • Mondays 7.15pm – 9.30pm
  • Price – Free
  • Support meeting for those suffering from any kind of mental distress including anxiety, depression, stress and bipolar. No referral or formal diagnosis is necessary.
  • Contact Kath on 0117 941 1123 for more information or just turn up on the day*

 

Mothers for Mothers

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • Tuesdays 10am – 12pm
  • Price – Free
  • Post natal depression peer support.
  • Call Wellspring Reception on 0117 304 1400 for more information or contact Mothers for Mothers directly on 0117 975 6006*.

 

Somali women one to one support

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • Tuesdays 1pm – 4pm
  • Price – Free
  • We offer help and support with Employment, Benefits, Immigration, language, Debt, Health issues, Housing & Domestic violence and abuse.
  • Call Muna on 07979 740 121 for more information.

 

Womankind

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • Tuesdays 1.00pm – 5.00pm and Thursdays 9.00am – 12.00pm
  • Price – Free
  • Counselling support for refugee and asylum seeking women.
  • Contact Womankind directly on 0845 458 2914*.

 

The Roma Drop-in

  • Event Location – Wellspring Quiet Room
  • Tuesdays 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Price – Free
  • New service for the Gypsy Roma from Eastern Europe. Confidential welfare advice provided each week by St. Paul’s Advice as part of the Drop-in. Play activities for children and family/school places advice also available from the Limes Children Centre’s outreach worker. Interpretation from Romanian, Czech, Slovak and Polish available.support for refugee and asylum seeking women.
  • Contact Ramona for more information on 07956 409 982, or you are welcome to simply drop-in.

 

Time Out for Men

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • Tuesdays 2.00pm – 4.00pm
  • Price – Free (contributions welcome).
  • Includes cooking, discussion, relaxation, health & wellbeing advice and games.
  • Call David Martin on 0117 304 1432.

 

Low Cost Relationship Counselling

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • Tuesdays 5.15pm -7.30pm
    Fridays 5.15pm – 7.15pm
  • Price: Individually priced
  • Carole McLeod is a Relate trained Counsellor offering relationship counselling for couples and / or individuals.
    to book call reception on 0117 304 1400*

 

Support to Stop Smoking

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • Wednesdays 1.00pm – 4.00pm and Thursdays 2.00pm – 4.00pm
  • Price – Free
  • One-to-one Support
  • Call David Martin on 0117 304 1432 or Mandy Cox on 0117 304 1425.

 

Learning Difficulties Drop-In

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • 1st and 2nd Tuesday of each month 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • Price – Free
  • Come and meet your health worker
  • Call Mandy Cox on 0117 304 1425.

 

Somali Advice

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm
  • Price – Free
  • Advice session.
  • Call St Pauls Advice Centre on 0117 955 2981 for more information or to book an appointment.*

 

Time Out for Women

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • Thursdays 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • Price – £1
  • Includes cooking, crafts, discussion, relaxation, health & wellbeing advice and games.
  • Call Mandy Cox on 0117 304 1425 prior to joining

 

St Paul’s Advice

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • Thursdays 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • Price – Free
  • Advice session- please book.
  • Call Wellspring Reception on 0117 304 1400*.

 

ESOL for Health

  • Wellspring Kitchen
  • Price -Free and free creche
  • Do you want to know more about GP’s and health? Do you want to learn English at the WellspringHLC?
    Know more about the NHS?
  • Contact Tomasz on 0794 466 96 02 or email ESOL@wellspringhlc.org

 

Free Bike Loan for Members

  • Event Location – Baynton House, Lawrence Hill
  • Price – Free
  • Bikes are available for day loan at the weekends
  • Contact Anne on 0117 304 1440 for more information

 

Young Peoples Health

Young People’s Clinics

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • Counselling Service For Young People provided by Off The Record, on Fridays.
    For a young person’s appointment with the Nurse please call Monday to Friday, 4.00pm -6.00pm on 0117 955 7711

 

Arts

Art Therapy for Chronic Pain

  • Wellspring Art Room
  • Tuesday 2nd June 10am – 12noon for 7 weeks
  • Price – FREE
  • Explore new ways of expressing and sharing your experience of chronic pain in a safe group facilitated by a certified Art Therapist. Self-referral – BOOKING ESSENTIAL
  • Call Rebecca on 07814 061 324or email articulatepain@gmail.com for more information.

 

Young at H’art

  • Wellspring Art Room
  • Tuesdays 2.00pm – 4.00pm
  • Price – £3.00/£5.00
  • A relaxed and friendly art group for all abilities – Learn a range of painting and drawing techniques.
  • Call Wellspring Reception on 0117 304 1400 or email reception@wellspringhlc.org for more information.

 

Bartones Choir

Wellspring Large Room

  • Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9.30pm
  • Price – £50/£30 concession for a 10 week term
  • A friendly group for those who like singing – All levels of ability welcome
  • Call Catherine on 0774 3582 252 for more information*.

 

Knit and Natter

Event Location – Wellspring

  • Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • Price – £1.50
  • All abilities welcome to this friendly knitting and crochet group
  • Call Shanti Sherson on 0117 304 1429 for more information.

 

Food and Cooking

Kitchen on Prescription

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • Tuesdays 10.00am – 12.00pm – Rolling programme
  • Kitchen on Prescription is about eating for a healthy heart. For those looking to change and adjust their diet due to health conditions which include;
    high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, angina, heart attacks and poor circulation.
  • Cost: £1.50 per session
  • See your GP or contact Bearnie on 0117 304 1427 or email bearnie.demonick@wellspringhlc.org

 

Weaning

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • Mondays 10.00am – 12.00pm – Rolling programme
  • Are you worried about starting your baby’s weaning, need more ideas?
    Come along and meet other parents at these practical fun sessions with lots of ideas for your babies’ first solid food.
  • Cost: Free with free creche
  • Please contact Bearnie on 0117 304 1427 or email bearnie.demonick@wellspringhlc.org
    or contact the Health Visitors on 0117 304 1449

 

Complementary Health

Massage and Reflexology (women only)

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • Monday 5.30pm- 9.00pm
    Friday 12.30pm – 7.10pm
  • Appointment Length: 1 hour
  • Prices £15 – £35
    To book call reception on 0117 304 1400

Holistic Massage

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • Thursday 3.30pm – 7.00pm
  • Appointment Length: 1 hour
  • Price £15 – £35
  • To book call reception on 0117 304 1400.

Acupuncture

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • Monday 3.00pm – 7.00pm
    Tuesday 1.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Appointment Length: 1 hour
  • Price £15 – £35
  • To book call reception on 0117 304 1400

Massage (Sports, Thai, Aroma, Lymph)

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • Tuesday 9.00am- 12.30pm
    Friday 1.00pm – 7.45pm
  • Appointment Length: 1 hour
  • Prices £15 – £35
  • To book call reception on 0117 304 1400

Osteopathy

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Appointment Length: 40 minutes
  • Prices £15 – £35
  • To book call reception on 0117 304 1400

 

Other Health Services

Dreamtime New Arrivals

  • Event Location – Wellspring Clinic Hall
  • Wednesdays 1pm – 2.30pm (Term time only)
  • Price – Free
  • For babies up to 9months
  • Call the team on 0117 304 1447 for more information.

Well Baby Clinic

  • Event Location – Wellspring
  • Thursdays 9.00am – 11.00am
  • Price – Free
  • Call the team on 0117 304 1447 for more information. .

Exhibitions
The Arts team organises regular exhibitions at the WHLC. These are often related to health or the artists have used art as a means of helping them recover from illness. Any artist who wishes to exhibit their work at the WHLC should contact the Arts project.

Events
The WHLC hosts several regular and one-off events throughout the year, which are open to people from the local area and beyond. There has been a highly successful annual Animation Festival, a Mind, Body and Soul Fayre, a Mental Health Awareness Day and much more.

Creche
The WHLC has a fully equipped crèche. The crèche is bright and airy with a spongy lino floor to make it safe for children.

The WHLC has rooms available for hire. The rooms are suitable for cunselling, meetings, fitness or dance classes and exhibitions.

Contact details

Service details

  • Is there a cost for these services? no
  • How can people access this service? Self Referral
Updated: more than six months ago.
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Upcoming events, groups & activities

Name Next Date
Walking for Health (Barton Hill) 24th February, 2019
ArtShine 26th February, 2019
Community garden (Strawberry Lane) 26th February, 2019
Support to stop smoking 28th February, 2019
Support to stop smoking 27th February, 2019
Bellyfit for Women 27th February, 2019
Gentle Exercise Class – Barton Hill 26th February, 2019
Somali women one to one support 26th February, 2019
Eastern European Women’s Wellbeing Group 25th February, 2019
Gentle Exercise – Women Only 27th February, 2019
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