Carers in Wolverhampton can enjoy a range of free activities to help improve their health and wellbeing at a special event next month.

The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body day is being organised by the City of Wolverhampton Council's Carer Support Team and takes place at the Bob Jones Community Hub on Thursday 11 May.

Carers can take part in a range of activities, including tai chi, badminton, table tennis and salsa dancing, while there will also be health checks, falls prevention workshops, fitness taster sessions and circuit training.

Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: "There are over 27,500 people in Wolverhampton who care for a friend or relative.

"Caring is an incredibly tough and challenging role, and in many cases it can have a negative impact on an individual's health and wellbeing.

"This free event is designed to give carers some 'me time', and to take part in activities which will help improve both their physical and mental health.

"They will also be able to find out more about the help and advice which is available to them through our fantastic Carer Support Team and other agencies in Wolverhampton."

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body takes place at the Bob Jones Community Hub, Bromley Street, Blakenhall, on Thursday 11 May, from 10.30am until 8.30pm. Activity times vary and places must be booked in advance. For more information, please call Melinder Kaur at the Carer Support Team on 01902 553429 or email

To find out more about the help available from the Carer Support Team, please log on to Type=articles;Articleid=2713;Title=Adult social care;, call 01902 553429, email or visit the Carer Support Centre at Blossoms Fold, Off North Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4HJ, anytime between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

  • released: Thursday 20 April, 2017