Exercise, health & wellbeing

Minchinhampton Fitness Club

  • Provides classes including beginners yoga, flow yoga, boxercise, personal training, youth classes, and open gym sessions
  • To book online: visit www.sportily.org.uk/91/Minchinhampton-Community-Gym or email richard.wathern@sportily.org.uk
  • Address: The Hub, Tobacconist Road, GL6 9JJ

YuGo fitness classes

  • Classes run by experienced physical therapists aimed at improving mobility, balance, coordination, and dexterity
  • Classes run very Thursday, 11am-12pm, Minchinhampton Fitness Club
  • To sign up, please fill in a registration form in advance of the class via www.yugo.org.uk/gp-referral

NHS Healthy Start

  • Provides support for patients who are more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4 to help buy healthy food and milk. You can check eligibility and apply online and be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in selected UK shops
  • Visit: www.healthystart.nhs.uk

Social prescribing team

  • Clinicians working closely with Minchinhampton Surgery provide support and guidance on local social groups, activities, community fun, work experience, peer support, mentoring, and counselling
  • Please ask reception or your GP about the referral process

Longfield Community Hospice

  • Provides free support and activities for patients living with a life-limited illness, their carers, and those who are bereaved. Includes complementary therapies, nature-based crafting and meditation, counselling, creative writing, music therapy, and Nordic walking
  • Call 01453 886868 or email wellbeing@longfield.org.uk

My Planned Care

  • Provides information for patients preparing for upcoming Hospital treatments, consultations, or surgery – including Hospital waiting times & local services available
  • Visit: www.myplannedcare.nhs.uk

Minchinhampton Warm Spaces

  • Participating “warm spaces” venues include the Community Hub, Cotswold Club, George Pearce House, Holy Trinity Church, Library, and Market House
  • Further details can be found at each venue

EngageD cafe

  • A free warm dementia-friendly safe place to spend time and have a chance to chat to others – with music and activities
  • Running on Wednesdays between 2-4pm @ Uplands Day Care
  • Call 01452 759388 or email engagednowinstroud@gmail.com


  • For information about local groups & sports clubs (including a full up-to-date directory), news & events information, and what’s going on in our local community – please visit: www.minchlife.com


  • Monthly group for sharing and listening about supporting a loved one who is struggling with eating and body image
  • An opportunity for connection and a space to help break the silence that exists for those affected (parents/carers, family and friends)
  • Meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 18:00-19:00 in Dursley
  • Contact: linktr.ee/connectedstroud


  • Self-manage your muscle or joint problems with the free local MSK (musculoskeletal) mobile app
  • To get access, please ask a clinician

Stop smoking support

  • Ask your GP for advice on the best way to quit smoking or search “smoke free” for more quitting support

The Cavern

  • “The Cavern” coffee bar provides a safe and supportive space, listening and peer support, activities, and an out-of-hours drop-in mental health service
  • Address: The Cavern, 56 Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2NF