People in Whitehill & Bordon looking for a fresh start and new skills will ‘Spring into Health’ next month with the return of the annual health and wellbeing event.

Run by East Hampshire District Council, in partnership with Abri and the Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust, Spring into Health sees a range of events to improve body and soul.

From exercise activities, through mental health practices to employment support, more than 100 sessions are on offer, either online or in person.

Many of the events begin in April and run throughout May. The array of activities are a mix of in-person and online, one-off classes to six-week courses.

There’s plenty for all ages with a range of mother and toddler groups, such as the Rhymetime story sessions for young children, to the Dance Picnic exercise classes for older people.

Tracey Wood, Head of Community Engagement at East Hampshire District Council, said:

“Due to the coronavirus pandemic the Spring into Health event is a bit different this year, with many of the activities and classes going online.

“Nonetheless there is still a huge number of activities and opportunities to take part in. You can try something new, learn a skill, get some exercise and makes some friends.

“For the first time we have included sessions specifically aimed at supporting people looking to get back into work with employability webinars, technical skills and redundancy workshops.

“The pandemic has been a very difficult time for a lot of people so we are heavily focused on mental health, with courses on improving self-esteem, mindfulness and managing anxiety.”

Booking is required for many courses, some of which begin from mid-April and continue throughout May.

To find out a full list of courses and classes head to East Hampshire District Council’s website: www.easthants.gov.uk/springintohealth

Improve your health, wealth and wellbeing with Spring into Health 2021