projects

our charitable projects all play a part in bringing about our vision of a world where women are empowered to live positive, healthy lives.

We do this by working to reduce inequalities in the health and wellbeing of women living and working in London, aiming to remove barriers and generate change.

Getting ready to ‘eat the rainbow’

Getting ready to ‘eat the rainbow’


Zumba Class

Zumba Class

healthy lifestyle choices

SWAP, the Southwark Weight and Activity Programme, is a 12-week physical activity, healthy lifestyle and weight management programme. Follow-up monthly drop-in weight management networking evenings keep participants motivated and on track.

Find out more about SWAP and if it's for you.

SWAP has been revolutionary and such an opportunity. I was so pleased to get on the program I knew I needed help and this has been the best time ever. Better than I could have imagined. The supportive environment, both colleagues and staff have made it for me. The individual support can’t be bettered - such an important element to what I see as my success so far
— SWAP Graduate 2018

improving wellbeing

Rise Art Therapy Class

Rise Art Therapy Class

If you feel that you could benefit from improved wellbeing and would like to feel more confident and positive, take a look at The RISE Project.

Wellbeing can mean different things to different people and it can takes us a while to identify the changes we need to get back on track. That's where our RISE Project comes in.

The Project consists of a wide range of free activities, such as art therapy, fitness classes, creative writing and healthy lunches. The activities for The RISE Project were selected with the New Economic Foundation’s Five Ways to Wellbeing in mind – staying active, continuing to learn, connecting with others, taking notice and giving.

 

Find out more about RISE and if it's for you.

The art therapy has been really helping me. It’s given me a sense of freedom and I’ve connected to things I’ve not been able to with talking therapies. It’s given me a kind of lifeline, to find the group. Thank you so much
— RISE PERTICIPANT 2018

Raising money for Mencap

in the community

We host teas in the café for Contact the Elderly. Read more about our recent event with them.

We are a collection point for the Red Box Project so you can donate sanitary products at our reception which will be passed on to locals schools for girls who cannot afford these products.

Recent SWAP graduates walked 30km for mencap, which was an outstanding personal achievement for all participants.

We're the base for Run Talk Run, who look to address mental health through running. 

We accept ‘time credits’ via Tempo


Fitness Class at The Bridge

Fitness Class at The Bridge

women only accessible health and fitness

Whether you live or work locally, our women only gym and studio will support you to stay fit, healthy and active, especially if your culture or self-confidence makes you uncomfortable in mixed gyms. Here, you can work out in a relaxed atmosphere with support from professional fitness instructors.

Our fee and membership structures mean that financial barriers are minimised and our accessible equipment opens up opportunities for disabled women. 

Several times a year, we offer free access to the gym and exercise classes and invite people to take part in mini health checks.


To find our programme dates visit our newsfeed or contact us on 020 7089 6250 or info@thebridge-uk.org