our charitable programmes 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.
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.
RISE is for any women who feel that they could benefit from improved wellbeing and would like to feel more confident and positive. 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 RISE Project consists of a wide range of free activities, such as art therapy, fitness classes, creative writing, dance movement therapy and healthy lunches, that women are able to drop into and mix and match depending on their preference. 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.
in the community
Join us for our first and free women only employability skill workshop.
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 Spice.
women only accessible health and fitness
Our women only gym and studio keep local residents and workers fit, healthy and active, especially women whose culture or self-confidence makes them uncomfortable in mixed gyms. Here, they 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.