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Category Archives: Balham Health & Wellbeing

A plethora of brilliant new Balham businesses and community groups have sprung up over the last 3 months. Here’s our roundup in case you’ve missed any!   Antoinette has launched Drip Sauce Kitchen, preparing & selling delicious and tasty meals, straight from her home in...
The issue of domestic abuse in the borough of Wandsworth was highlighted in an event on Friday evening at Balham Community Church. Hosted by Claire Gilbert, Labour Councillor for Roehampton and Putney, those attending the event (which included local residents, activists and specialists...
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Balham-based nutrition coach, Hayley Geddes-Smith, explains how a careful choice of diet can boost our mental health. --- Can food really boost mood? Stress and food often go hand in hand, affecting everyone in different ways. Stress is something that...
Learn to Swim Being able to swim is an important life skill for everyone to learn. Balham Leisure Centre offers high quality and accessible swimming lessons in a safe and enjoyable environment. The Swim School offers group and individual lessons by qualified teachers.  Whether it’s building ...
Head to Balham Adventist Community Hall for FREE health screening and a programme of great events on Sunday 1st July!
We all know the one thing that makes Balham better at the weekend is SUNSHINE! Well, today you’re in luck because it’s already ready blimmin warm and set to stay this way for the day. So ‘how can we bask in its glory?’ we hear you cry… Get your brunch on – OK so...
There is no doubt in our minds that the NHS is an absolutely brilliant source of support to us all and that keeping it 100% accessible is in the best interest of the country as a whole.  Local marketing manager, Louie Rayner, who works in the city, has called for a referendum to be held in relation to ...
Work and Play Scrapstore (WaPS) – the locally-based re-use charity which promotes artful re-use of of donated surplus materials -  is commissioning local artists to paint colourful murals and to make a large upcycled mosaic on Hazelhurst Estate where the Scrapstore is...
Balham’s WenLin Chinese School, run by founder Rosa Wang, will host the first ever UK Chinese Traditional Arts Festival and Martial Arts Gala in May as part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2018. It will communicate to the general public the beauty and strength of Chinese art and culture, while also...
Royal Trinity Hospice has announced its programme of free events for Dying Matters week, the annual national awareness campaign which aims to open up the national conversation talking about dying, death and bereavement.   The hospice, which provides free end of life care to people across central...
Researchers are looking for volunteer smokers who wish to cut down their smoking for a new study called TARS (Trial of physical Activity and Reduction of Smoking)  which is designed to establish best ways to help reduce smoking.   According to statistics from the health campaign group Action...
We’ve all heard about car-sharing – but have you thought about sharing your pet? Local businesswoman Julia, founder of Share Your Pet, tells us about her website and pet-sharing site. At Share Your Pet we do 3 things...we help animal lovers connect with locals...
Ten Dental dentist, Dr James Littler, has won a prestigious 2018 Aesthetic Dentistry Award at a glitzy awards ceremony at the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone. The award for ‘Restorative Conservative Smile Makeover (composite)’ was the latest top honour for the South London practice, which has...
  Easter came to a head yesterday – but what next? Read our new blog from local Balham & Tooting fitness guru, Lisa, of Peake Condition.   ‘Uh-oh, that’s torn it’ you think as you stare at the crumpled foil wrapping with a sprinkling of chocolate...
A free cancer information and support service is coming direct to patients in Balham on Thursday 5th April. Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will be setting up in Sainsbury’s Car Park with cancer information specialists on-hand to answer questions and provide...
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