Health and wellbeing support

Lots of support is available, both locally and nationally, to help with wellbeing concerns and health issues. This page serves as a directory of places that you can turn to for help wiht your health.

For support with mental health, please visit the Mental health support page.

For support with the cost of living, including help with childcare costs, support to gain employment, help with energy costs and more, visit the Cost of living support page.

For anything relating to Nottinghamshire County Council services and support, visit their website or call 0300 500 8080.

General health and wellbeing support

VenueAddressDays/timesSupport availableContacts
Age Concern Carlton Mayfield Social & Activities Centre, behind Age Concern charity shop: 352-356 Carlton Hill, Carlton, Nottm, NG4 1JB Tuesday to Friday, 10am-2.30pm

For the over 60s. Membership required for full day. Pre-booking required for lunch club and full day lunch and activities.

Lunch club: 3 courses, £10.

Full day with 3 course lunch, socials, activities (games, quizzes, reminiscence) without transport £15.

For socials and activities (including lunch) with transport: £25.

Tel 07754 266444

Age UK Nottinghamshire   Office hours Free support including social prescribing, advice and group activities e.g., Men/Women in Sheds, digital inclusion support, visiting and befriending service, help with benefits, scams awareness, free energy checks, accessing financial help for essential house repairs and much more

Tel 0115 844 0011

Email Or fill in a contact form via the website.

Alcoholics Anonymous The Sacred Heart Church 91 Carlton Hill, Carlton Nottingham, NG4 1FP Saturdays, 3pm - 5pm Meetings are open to alcoholics, their families and anyone interested in solving a personal drinking problem or helping someone else. All AA newcomers are welcome just drop in. To become a member, go to the AA website.

National helpline: 0800 9177 650

Allsorts Various locations around Nottinghamshire Meetings  every 2nd Thursday in the month, 7.30pm-9.30pm 

Social group for  disabled people aged 18-40. Members are welcome with a physical, sensory or mild learning disability. Activities include eating out, theatre trips, cinema, ten pin bowling, boat trips. Transport may be provided. Volunteers are  welcome to support the group.

Annual membership: £10

Call 0115 914 6696, daytime and evenings

The Bi-Polar Lift   Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm A county wide service providing a free telephone support service to those living with Bipolar disorder, their family and friends. Free face-to-face meetings, advice and services on a wide range of issues

Tel: 07534 138512

Breathe Easy classes Daybrook Baptist Church, 16 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG5 6AA  Mondays 2.15 - 3.15pm (£6 per class) Standing and seated exercises for people with long term lung conditions e.g., COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, chronic asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, bronchiectasis.

Tel: 07985 133966


Burton Joyce Macular Society  St Helen's Church Centre, Church Road, Burton Joyce, Nottingham, NG14 5DJ  Third Thursday of Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep and Nov, 10.30am -12 noon.  Free support and information to anyone living with or supporting someone with central vision loss. They have a range of speakers who advise on services available, low vision aids, and treatment.  Tel: 07722 234809 
Cornwater Evergreens  Ravens Lodge, Main Road, Ravenshead, Nottingham, NG15 9GS 

Friendship Club: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10am - 2.30pm

Memory Club: Tuesday and Thursday, 10am - 2.30pm

Transport is available for members living in Ravenshead, Blidworth and Rainworth. (Small charge  for the bus, book through the club). 

Cornwater Evergreens Charity

Tel: 01623 491159 

Cyber Crime and Fraud    

Free online advice and information on fraud and digital scamming on mobile phones and computers at the National Crime agency website. If you think you might have been a victim of cybercrime, report it to  Action Fraud via their website or call them.

National Cyber Security Centre NCSC.GOV.UK

Action Fraud | Metropolitan Police

Action Fraud Tel: 0300 123 2040

Dance for Parkinsons Nottingham (Parkinsons UK) St Jude's Church,  405 Woodborough Road
Mapperley, Nottingham, NG3 5HE

Thursdays, 11am - 12 noon


Standing and seated exercises for anyone with Parkinson's and their partners, friends and carers. For all ages and abilities. Focusing on controlling breathlessness and reducing anxiety. Helping to increase confidence, strength, flexibility and balance.

Foundation for Community Dance

Tel: 07824906317


Double Impact  

Telephone and Webchat: Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 5pm. Out of hours leave message.

Advice and support packages for people aged 18 and over in Nottinghamshire, with alcohol and drug issues.

Tel: 01623 272838

Dice and Balls Unit 3, The AMP, Market Place, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 6ND

Tuesday to Saturday, 9am - 6pm. Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Helps those with social isolation and social anxiety, learning difficulties or if people are new to the area. They help build confidence through the  board games and circus skills workshops. To guarantee when you want to play, there is a booking service. Cost £5.

Tel: 07790 890882


Falls Prevention and Management Strength and Balance classes  

Arnold Methodist Church: Fridays, 10.30am - 12noon

Core Centre Calverton: Mondays 10.30am -12noon

Carlton Community Hub: Wednesdays, 10.45am - 12.15pm

The Loco Centre, Netherfield: Thursdays, 10.30am, 12.15 & 2pm.

St James Church Mapperley: Tuesdays, 10 - 11.30am

Classes for people aged 55+, who are unsteady on their feet and have either fallen or think they are going to fall. Standing and seated exercises to increase strength, balance, flexibility and confidence. 60-minute class followed by a 30-minute social session.  

£6 per class, except Core Centre class, which is £3.

Tel: 07985 133966


Forces in the Community 2 Cross St, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2NX

office hours

Support for ex-service personnel and their families to reach their full potential;  delivering tailored employment guidance, housing advice, mental health support and a supportive environment. Support for clients and their families, who are  disadvantaged and at a point of crisis.

Forces in the Community

Tel: 0115 922 0320.


Friends For Life Aye Up Mi Duck Dementia Group Westdale Lane Community Centre, 368 Westdale Lane, Mapperley, Nottingham, NG3 6ES

Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 10.25am - 12.30pm.

Friendship, help and support for people with dementia and their carers to gain practical information, emotional support sociable time together. Free refreshments available.

Tel: 07807 446602


Gedling Leisure (specialist health classes)  Gedling Leisure Centres  Various days and times  Classes and activities to help with health conditions including heart conditions, stroke, osteoarthritis and more. Most are included in memberships, or you can pay as you go. See times and costs on the website. Active for Life - Gedling Leisure 
Gedling Memory Café  Good Shepherd Church, Thackerays Lane
Woodthorpe, Nottingham 
4th Friday of each month, 10.30am - 12.30pm  A friendly and welcoming place for anyone with dementia and their carers to gain practical information, emotional support or just a fun, sociable time together. The cafe is free, and there is free parking. 

Tel 07881 816465


Handy Persons Adaption Service (Nottinghamshire County Council)     Free or low cost adaptations to homes to help keep you safe and independent in your home with adaptations and small practical jobs including installing free grab rails. Available to people living in Nottinghamshire, aged 60 or over and/or disabled.   

Handy person adaptation service

Tel0300 500 8080. If you are deaf or hard of hearing use the Text relay service: 18001 (0115) 9774050, or use the online enquiry form.

Independent Age  

Helpline: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm


or use webchat at the websiteThe advice service is a free, impartial and confidential telephone service for older people, their families, friends, carers and health professionals. They provide a wide range of other services to support people in later life.

Tel: 0800 319 6789


Independent Age

Jigsaw Homes Memory Club St George’s Centre, 91 Victoria Road, Netherfield, Nottingham, NG4 2NN Last Thursday of the month 2pm - 4pm Share a cuppa and cake and meet other carers and people living with dementia. Cost £1.

Tel: 07900 951867

Move it or Lose it    Mondays: Epperstone Village Hall, 10.30 -11.30am. Tuesdays: Lowdham WI Hall, 9.45-10.45am. Thurgarton Village Hall, 11.15am-12.15pm. Arnold United Reformed Church, 2.30- 3.30pm. Fridays: Calverton Village Hall, 10.30-11.30am.

Classes can be done seated or standing and are designed to help you stay active and independent for longer. Free first class. 

Costs vary please enquire. 


To book a place;

Tel: 0115 841 0319 or 07985 205769


My Sight Notts 26-28 Heathcoat Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AA

Walkie Talkie Wednesday Group: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 10.30am, various locations in  Nottinghamshire including Bestwood and Gedling Country Park

Support and advice for people with sight loss including aids and equipment, IT support, sighted guides, peer support. They offer social and group activities including Walkie Talkie Wednesdays - walks end with a cafe or pub meal. Meeting places vary. Guide dogs are permitted on these walks.

My Sight Notts

Tel: 0115 970 6806


Notts LGBT+ Network  

Call Monday - Friday 7 - 9.15pm

information and support to Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Trans people. Information available on the resource hub, including locations to meet people in the community, events, how to meet people, legal issues, coming out, health issues and more.

Resource Hub - Notts LGBT+

Tel: 0115 934 8485.

Text 07481 344040

Email: or chat online via the website

Nottinghamshire Carers Hub@Tuvida Gedling Carers Support Group Gedling Methodist Church, Gedling Road, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 3EX

2nd Tuesday of each month, 10.30am-12.30pm.

Practical and emotional help, advice and support for those caring for others. Monthly guest speakers who talk on a variety of topics

Tel: 0115 8248 824


Nottinghamshire Fire Service - Safe and Well Visits  

Fire Service advice line open during working hours.

Free home safe and well checks to residents in Gedling. In addition to fire safety, the visit is tailored to an individual’s needs relating to their health and lifestyle choices.

Tel: 0115 838 8100.

Text service: 07766 299 999 for deaf people during working hours

Our Dementia Choir Springwater Golf Course,  Moor Lane, Calverton, Nottingham, NG14 6FZ   

People must have diagnosed with dementia by the NHS to attend. Families, carers partners and friends must apply online to join.

Our Dementia Choir 
Parkinson's Support Group The Bonington Club 79 High Street, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 7DN Tuesdays, 12 - 3pm.

For people with Parkinson's, their families, friends and carers. Make new friends and get involved in activities. Free. Tea, coffee and biscuits.

Tel: 07782 113841


Ravenshead Memory Lane Group


St Peters Community Centre, Sheepwalk Lane
Nottingham, NG15 9FD
1st Wednesday of each month, 1.45- 3.45pm A group for those living with dementia and their family/carer: friendship, support, various activities /guest speakers, a sing song and outings on different Wednesdays.

Tel: 07488 320618



Tea Parties

Rainbow Call Companion Service

Call Companion Service


Tea parties every month on a Sunday.

Phone call every week or 2

Regular phone calls




The tea parties are free monthly social groups open to people aged 75+. Transport is provided.

Rainbow call companions is a free service for older LGBT+ people who are lonely, isolated or in need of companionship: a friendly phone call every week or two with a volunteer who is also LGBT+.

Call companions is available to anyone aged 75+, who would benefit from a regular friendly chat over the phone with a friendly volunteer.

To apply for yourself or make a referral for someone else,

call: 0800 716 543


or complete an online form:


SSAFA Nottinghamshire 3 Amelia Court, Swanton Close, Retford,
DN22 7HJ 
Tuesday & Thursday, 9am - 1pm Lifelong support to those who are serving or have served in the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines or the Royal Air Force, and to their families. 

Nottinghamshire | SSAFA

Tel: 020 4566 9114


Seated Exercise to Music classes    Moyra House, Arnold: Tuesdays 12.15- 1pm. Orchard Court, Carlton: Wednesdays 2.15- 3pm. Moreland Court, Carlton: Wednesdays 3.30- 4pm  Seated Exercise to Music classes

Tel: 07985 133966


Shelter    Helpline; Monday to Friday, 8am - 8pm. Weekends and bank holidays; 9am - 5pm  National advice and support with housing issues and homelessness.

Shelter England 

Emergency Helpline: 0808 800 4444


Wayfinder - Free Homelessness Support Programme  The Arc Advice Centre, 12 Wollaton Avenue, Gedling Nottingham, NG4 4HX  People can self-refer at the Arc Advice Centre Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am - 1.30pm, or self-refer/ refer other people online.   Practical and social support with paperwork, paying bills and finding local activities and a volunteer-led befriending service (1-2 a week). Persons must be over 18, have been homeless, or at risk of, and a Nottinghamshire resident. This programme is not suitable for anyone who is currently rough sleeping.  


or fill in an online form:

Wayfinder - Referral Form

Wayfinder Facebook page


Domestic abuse 

Call 999 if there is an immediate danger. For support and advice for yourself or somebody you are worried about, contact one of these support organisations:

  • Equation helpline: 0800 995 6999  (Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm): discreet advice for Nottinghamshire men experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Juno Women's Aid helpline: 0808 800 0340 (9am - 9pm): ensure women and children are safe, offer information and support and those who have concerns about someone else.
  • National Centre for Domestic Violence: 0207 186 8270 or 0800 970 2070 (Option 1). Text: ‘NCDV’ to 60777. Specialises in free, fast legal and emergency court injunction services.
  • Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services: Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (24/7). Self refer via 0115 941 0440 (Monday - Friday; 10am -1pm & 4.30 - 7.30pm, Saturday - Sunday; 10am-1pm). Support for survivors of sexual violence, either recently or in the past.
  • Phenomenal Futures: 0115 920 6241/email: (10am - 4pm Monday – Thursday). Therapeutic activities for individuals and families affected by trauma, particularly domestic abuse.
  • Refuge: Helpline: 0808 2000 (24/7) or use online chat. Information and support to women, children, individuals and those who have a concern about someone else.
  • Samaritans: 116 123 (24/7). Crisis support.
  • Victim Support: Helpline: 0808 1689 111 (24/7) or online chat. Emotional, practical and confidential support for people affected by crime and traumatic events.