Inspire Black Communities Health and Wellbeing Day returns

27 June 2024

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Black Communities Health and Wellbeing Day returns to Kennington with music, food and free health checks.

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Inspire Black Communities Health and Wellbeing Day returns

This year the much-loved Inspire Black Communities Health and Wellbeing Day returns to Kennington on Saturday 6 July 2024 from 11am to 4pm.

Expect a warm welcome and lots of information to support you to improve your health and wellbeing.

Information, food and music

Get advice on managing conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, tips for healthy eating, support with your mental health, learn how to spot early signs of cancer, and more. There will also be free food, uplifting music and fun activities throughout the day, including dance, art, drumming and fitness classes.

Timetable of activities

(Doors open at 10:45am).

Main Hall:

  • 11.00 to 11.30am: Chair Exercise
  • 11.30 to 12pm: Boxing Pad Session
  • 12 to 13pm Happy Drummer Session
  • 1pm to 1.15pm Prostate Cancer Presentation
  • 1.15pm to 2pm: Black Men Consortium Main Hall
  • 14:00 – 14:15 Black Living Donor Choir Main Hall
  • 14:15 – 15:00 Soca Dance Session – Black Prince Trust Main Hall
  • 15:00 – 16:00 Challenge Your Health IQ – Food for Purpose Main Hall

Other Activities taking Place:

  • 1.15pm to 2pm DJ Workshop: The Hope Programme – DJ Milk Tray, DJ Booth
  • 12pm to 4pm: Massage Sessions – Carers4Carers, Room 1, Downstairs
  • 12pm to 4pm: Little Kids Activities and Face painting, Room 2, Downstairs
  • 11am to 4pm: Older kids and Young People Activities – Snooker, Table Tennis, Upstairs
  • 11am to 4pm: Mindfulness Colouring, Upstairs
  • 11am to 4pm: ACE Programme, Outside

Dedicated partnership

Bimpe Oki, Lambeth Together’s Staying Healthy Programme Lead and Consultant in Public Health, said: “Council, NHS and voluntary organisations across Lambeth are coming together once again to host a fun yet informative event for our Black residents.

“Black communities face significantly higher risks of some serious health issues, such as the risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, and mental health challenges. As a partnership we’re dedicated to overcoming this inequality.

“This special event will be a unique chance for residents to learn more about the various health checks, services and information available under one roof. Please come along and share this with your networks.”

Come to the free event

More information

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Lambeth Council and our Lambeth Together partners are united by our ambition to address the health inequalities experienced by Black communities in Lambeth. Read more about this from Lambeth Together  Our Health, Our Lambeth as well as our commitment to equalities, diversity and inclusion.