Health and wellbeing news from Welwyn Hatfield week beginning 11th October

Sharing local updates on health and wellbeing services, events, training courses, funding etc

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Week beginning 11th of October

Welwyn Hatfield Healthy Hub festival kick-starts post-lockdown focus on health and wellbeing

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On Saturday 2 October we held our 1st Welwyn Hatfield Healthy Hub Festival, giving residents the opportunity to come along for a chat and to find out more about the free health and wellbeing programmes and services on offer. 

Held at the Woodhall community centre on Mill Green Road, the successful event saw residents attending from right across the borough, all keen to make the most of free taster sessions from fitness-focused weight management service Shape Up and Cancel out Cancer, as well as a family-friendly Children's Corner and a range of healthy refreshments.

The festival was declared 'very helpful', with satisfied residents stating there was 'lots of good advice from a number of sources' and that they found support to help them take care of their health.

'I really enjoyed the Healthy Hub Festival in WGC.I obtained a lot of useful information and help from various organisations. I had my weight checked and found out what my weight, body fat and calories intake should be. Signed up for the next available course locally.Hoping to resume with the Health Walks I attended before lockdown.' Comments from a local resident who attened the festival.

"It was great to see so many services coming together and was the perfect opportunity for them to speak with the public face-to-face to find out what they really need," commented Cllr Fiona Thomson, Hertfordshire's Deputy Executive Member for Public Health and Community Safety.

"We want to help improve the health and wellbeing of Hertfordshire residents so that everyone has the best opportunity to live the healthiest and happiest life they can and this is a great place to come together and do that."

The Healthy Hub team would like to say a big thank you to the following orgnaisations for giving up their Saturday and for making the event a great success; Beezee Bodies, Hertswise, Terrance Higgins Trust, Herts Health Walks, Mind in Mid Herts, Isabel Hispice, Cancel out Cancer, Royal British Legion and Shape Up.

Welhat Healthy Hub Pop Up Clinics start October 18th 

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Come and see us on a Tuesday at Hatfield Library and Hatfield Foodbank and Wewlyn Garden City Library on a Wednesday every 3rd week of the month.

Our team will be there along with guest services operating free programmes to sign up to for the following;

Weight management, NHS Health Checks, Mental health support, Addiction support, Digital Inclusion Projects and the Healthy Hub Team can help refer you onto local programmes that can help too.

To find our more about the Adult Health Improvement Services get in touch with us by email on or complete the Healthy Hub Enquiries form here

HertsLynx new bus service with a difference

Always wanted to try that local fitness group, get to a WW meeting or pop into your local Healthy Hub, but the public transport routes don't quite work for you? If you live in east or north Hertfordshire then you can take advantage of HertsLynx, the fantastic new on-demand bus service. With no fixed routes, you can choose to travel anywhere within the operating zone!

 Find out more here.

Hertfordshire Independent Living Service has produced its Annual Impact report

The report is showcasing its work supporting Herts residents during the pandemic and thanking everyone who helped to provide care and support to those in most in need.  You can read more about this here:

Annual Impact Report : Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (

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