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Support with your wellbeing

Promoting positive wellbeing is a key value at SYDNI.

Learn more about what's on and how the activities available can help with your wellbeing.

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Find Connection

Our Centre offers a friendly, welcoming place for people to feel a sense of belonging and to improve all aspects of wellbeing.

First and foremost, we offer opportunities for people to connect with others in everything we do at SYDNI. Loneliness and social isolation are so detrimental to people's health and so we welcome everybody at SYDNI and offer friendship through group activities in a whole host of different areas.

There really is something for everyone! We are a rich and diverse centre with customers from all areas of the community.

Try something new

We have a mission to bring more people into the Centre and encourage them to get involved in activities designed to improve Wellbeing in all its guises and we are always open to ideas for new activities that community members want to see at the Centre.

Please get in touch with any ideas you have by emailing or call to speak to us. Despite our presence we know there are many people on the Sydenham estate who feel lonely and socially isolated, and we want to reach out to them all!

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Expert Advice

For those with additional worries our dedicated Wellbeing Officer, Helen, can offer one to one sessions. If you need expert advice on any particular matter, then Helen will help identify the most appropriate organisation to contact.

Everyone's problems are different, varied and often complex. Including loneliness, lack of support, debt and money worries, grief, mental health, housing difficulties, the list goes on. 

If you have concerns that are impacting your wellbeing and don't know where to turn, then please book an appointment to see our Wellbeing Officer. You can either call or email to book in.

Physical Wellbeing

Join one of our active groups for light exercise and friendship:

Table Tennis

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A great way to keep fit.

Walking for health

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Join our friendly group of strollers for a wander around the area and a chat.  

Gardening club

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Gardening at SYDNI is a great way to get fit, make friends and improve your sense of wellbeing.

Chair exercises

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For those with reduced mobility you can still have fun and exercise with our group.

Fun and dance fitness

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For those aged 50+

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Food wellbeing

Promoting health, affordable eating is a one of our values.

From our 5* hygiene rated cafe offering home cooked affordable lunches and breakfasts to our weekly vegetable bags offering very cost effective fresh fruit and vegetables to people in our community. We can also advise on cooking on a budget and have recently produced the SYDNI Cookbook. A book of stunning recipes from the diverse community in Sydenham.

We are holding some cookery workshops to demonstrate and practice how to cook on a budget.

For those experiencing food poverty we have our SYDNI food co-op, providing free food to those in need who can access vegetable bags, cafe meals or come along to our SYDNI Warm & Well every Tuesday lunch time during the Autumn and Winter months.

Social wellbeing

Form connection at one our of social activities:

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Memory Lane Cafe

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For older adults experiencing memory loss and their carers.  

Baby time

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For new mums and their babies to meet

Toddler time

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For parents and preschool toddlers

Specialist wellbeing support

Sometimes we need someone to talk things through with in order to identify what support we need:

SYDNI Wellbeing officer

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Contact Helen for one-to-one support

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Useful Wellbeing Links

We believe in giving people the tools to help themselves wherever possible, and we find it’s often a lack of knowledge on what’s out there that prevents people from moving forwards.

Below isn't an exhaustive list but gives a starting point for anyone wanting to source their own specialist wellbeing support in a range of areas.

Mental Health Wellbeing Support:

Drug and alcohol addiction:

Physical Health:

Local Wellbeing support for people living with dementia and their carers:

Carers Wellbeing support:

Wellbeing support following bereavement and loss:

Wellbeing support for people with Learning disabilities:

Families - support and wellbeing for families with children:

Domestic Violence:

Debt and money worries:

Loneliness and social isolation: