Good moves

Good Moves (which was shortlisted at The Charity Awards 2018) is a social and holistic eight week course which considers all aspects of good health and wellbeing. We offer additional support and longer-term befriending to vulnerable participants, long-term support for completers to continue building on their achievements, and skill up strong completers to deliver future courses.

Who?
Any adult with diabetes, CKD, heart disease and hypertension in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, although we particularly focus on those from communities most vulnerable to health inequalities.

How?
Peer-led, social self-management course delivered in community settings across Tower Hamlets in multiple languages, including Bengali, Somali, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Nepalese, and English.

We work with multiple partners including community centres, GP surgeries, religious institutions, schools and housing associations.

Benefits?
Thousands of participants have completed Good Moves. They have experienced improved: 

  • Understanding and management of physical and psychological effects of chronic disease (including fatigue, pain, depression, and frustration)

  • Exercise, nutrition, and medication adherence habits

  • Effective communication with family, friends, and health professionals

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Want to join a course?

For more information on Good Moves click here or if you would like to join our next course click below.

Due to my illness I had to take early retirement and being ill at home all day I developed low self esteem, low confidence and social anxiety. I developed depression and became isolated. This course and particularly the week to week discussions have been very positive for me. It has helped me overcome my depression. Now I am more positive about life and moving forward. The classes have been really positive and encouraging. If I had been sent to these classes earlier, I think I wouldn’t have needed medication for my depression. Because we benefitted from the session so much, as a group we are continuing to meet once a month to support each other
— Good Moves Completer