Wellbeing Week 4 -13 May 2019

A week of activities to help everyone in Histon and Impington improve their wellbeing


Building social connections to improve our wellbeing


Opportunities for all ages to get involved in improving their physical wellbeing


Finding ways to build our resilience and improve mental wellbeing


Taking into account the spiritual dimensions of our existence

Try a Personal Activity Plan with one of our sets of daily individual activities for you to try out during the week

Programme for the Week

Here are the many different activities currently planned for the week to enable all of us to do something to help improve our wellbeing.

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Activities Fair

A chance to find out about the wide range of different groups and activities that we can join in with

Saturday 4th May 10:30am–1pm
Saint Andrew’s Centre
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Wellbeing Sunday

Explore how we can live well and experience the wellbeing that God intends for everyone

Sunday 5th May 10:30am-12:15pm
Saint Andrew’s Centre
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Games Nights

Join in with a range of games in your local pub

Tuesday 7th May 7:30pm
Red Lion, King Bill
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Wellbeing Tea

Join is with a wellbeing tea which will be great opportunity to get together for all ages up to 100+

Wednesday 8th May
Impington Village College
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Local Green Spaces Trail

Get outside and with activities at 7 green locations in the villages by joining in with this trail

Saturday 11th May
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Family Dance Fun

A dance activity for all the family

Saturday 11th May 10-11am
Saint Andrew’s Centre
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Wellbeing Quiz

Discover how much you know about wellbeing in this fun quiz

Sunday 5th May 6pm
Red Lion
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Functional Fitness MOTs

For older residents to find out how they are doing in terms of strength and balance to keep you safe and independent

Thursday 9th May 10am-12noon
Kay Hitch Way Community Room
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Stress Management

A talk to help us understand how to manage our stress

Wednesday 8th May 7-8pm
Histon Junior School
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Worry Tree Café

Launch of a new initiative offering a safe space for over 18s suffering a downturn in their mental wellbeing

Wednesday 8th May 5–7pm
Saint Andrew’s Centre Café
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Special introductory session to singing with the Impingtones

Wednesday 8th May 6:15pm
Impington Village College
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Compassionate Conversations

Practical workshop on dementia communication skills for carers

Thursday 9th May 2–3pm
Histon Baptist Church
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Film Showing

“Away From Her” centres on a couple whose marriage is tested when the wife begins to develop dementia. It will be followed by a short discussion of the issues raised

Friday 10th May 7:30pm
Saint Andrew’s Centre
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Running Festival

The Running Festival and Super Sensory 1k will also feature the launch of the triobike

Monday 6th May from 9am
Recreation Ground
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Sunshine Club

The launch of a new Rec Sunshine Sports and Activity Club 

Thursday 2nd May 2–4pm
Recreation Ground
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Introduction to Archery

Try a new sport with quality coaching – families welcome

Sunday 5th May 10am-12noon
Recreation Ground
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Table Tennis

All ages welcome to join in and play at an open session.

Sunday 5th May 4:30-6:30pm
Recreation Ground
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Super Sensory 1k

A 1k walk, wheel or run through five sensory stations where you can delight your senses

Monday 6th May 11:30am
Recreation Ground
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Launch of Community Trishaw

Join us to see the new community trishaw

Monday 6th May 11:15am
Recreation Ground
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Skate Open Day & Taster Sessions

See if skateboarding is for you with professional skateboard tuition from Shredder Skate School.

Monday 6th May 10am-4pm
Orchard Park Skate Park
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Group Wellbeing Doodle

Help create a big group doodle on a wellbeing theme

Tuesday 7th May 3-4:30pm
The Green (weather permitting)
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Accessible Fitness Session

Outdoor session focusing on mobility, strength and stabilisation, accessible and adapted to all

Tuesday 7th May 7:45-8:30pm
Recreation Ground
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Race Night

Join with others in a fun evening.

Tuesday 7th May 7:30pm
Railway Vue
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An Evening with Novelist Nicola Upson

Nicola is an acclaimed crime novelist who has recently published a new book.

Wednesday 8th May 7:30pm
Histon Library
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Dine Out with a Friend

Take the opportunity to share a meal out with a friend with two-for-one on selected main courses.

Wednesday 8th May 7:30pm
Rose & Crown
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Regular Quiz with a Wellbeing Theme

A chance to find out about the wide range of different groups and activities that we can join in with

Wednesday 8th May 9pm
Railway Vue
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Gut Instinct – the Link to Mental Health

A talk to explore the link between what we eat and how it affects out mental health

Thursday 9th May 7:45-8:45pm
Histon Baptist Church
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Impington Sports Centre Wellbeing Week Special

variety of free opportunities to find new ways to improve our physical wellbeing

Saturday 11th May 3-5pm
Impington Sports Centre
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Histon Cricket Club All Stars 2019

 A national coaching programme for boys and girls aged 5 to 8 years developed by the English Cricket Board and delivered by All Stars Club

Sunday 12th May 10-11am
Recreation Ground
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Mindfulness / Stress Management

Come and relax and learn some mindfulness techniques in a fun interactive way

Monday 13th May 7:30-8:30pm
Saint Andrew’s Centre
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Library Coffee Morning with Mindful Activities

A range of activities will be offered including crafts and colouring and a chance to chat about wellbeing self-help books that are available to borrow

Thursday 9th May 10am-12noon
Histon Library
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Dementia Friends Information Session

A a fun and informative way to find out more about dementia.

Friday 10th May 10:15am–11:15am
Histon Methodist Church Hall
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The Nature of Wellbeing

There are lots of different dimensions to wellbeing and this week will feature lots of activities that will help us to improve different aspects of our wellbeing.

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Our wellbeing is greatly influenced by the way we connect socially. Loneliness is one of the great problems of our age and we will have lots of opportunities to make meaningful connections with others in our Community.


Probably the best understood of the different aspects of wellbeing. Being as fit as possible, within any physical constraints, will make a difference to our overall wellbeing.


There are lots of ways of improving our mental wellbeing, which interacts with the social, physical and spiritual. We are concentrating on particular activities centred on mindfulness and also nutrition.


Helping to understand our place in the universe and our relationship with the divine.

Some Highlights of the Programme

Here are a few of the events that we have planned during the week

Printed Programme

Working together with the Friends of the Rec we have produced a booklet with details of all the Wellbeing Week events as well as the upcoming Friends of the rec events.
 A copy will be delivered to all homes in Histon and Impington before the week start, but you can download you copy here.

Download the Booklet

We are sorry but we have spotted a few errors in the printed booklet which are correct in the downloadable version:
– Wellbeing Tea is on Wednesday not Tuesday
– Health MOT is at the Kay Hitch Way Community Centre not the Rose and Crown
– The Regular Quiz with a Wellbeing Theme at the Railway Vue  will be at 9pm not 7:30pm
– Introduction to Archery is now only on 5th May not the 12th May

There are also two events that were missed from the printed programme:

Histon Cricket Club All Stars 2019 Sunday 12th May 10-11am on the Recreation Ground
Library Coffee Morning with Mindful Activities Thursday 9th May 10am-12noon at Histon Library

Joining In

One of the best ways of improving our wellbeing is to join in with activities in our community. This builds our sense of connection with others and can be great fun. We are lucky to live in a community with a huge range of different things that we can get involved in. So why not drop in to the Activities Fair on Saturday 4th May 10:30am-1:00pm in the Saint Andrew’s Centre

Get in Touch

Histon & Impington Wellbeing Week

Working together to create an exciting week of different events

Lots of different groups in the villages are working together to make the week a rich and varied experience with something for everyone. 

Visit the HICOM websiteVisit the Friends of the Rec website

What did you think?

If you have any thoughts about the week please let us do get in touch using the form or by sending an email to feedback@hiwellbeing.org.uk