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Westminster (Phase 1 - Completed)

The Well London activities took place in the Queen's Park target area.

Themed Projects

Be Creative, Be Well

  • Avenues Youth Project: A series of documentary film making sessions.
  • Stories in the Street
  • 'Quilt of Memories' Wall hanging project for women over 50.


  • Supporting Queen's Park Food Co-op
  • Buywell retail project


Community Feasts were delivered in September 2009 and March 2010.

DIY Happiness

Eight DIY Happiness sessions took place for local women. 

This project has made me more positive, eager and willing to try different things. I have met a lot of people and friends whom I hope to keep, I’d love to attend something similar in the future.

DIY Happiness Participant

Mental Wellbeing impact assessment (MWIA)

A MWIA took place on the Women only yoga classes.

Changing Minds

A number of 'Destress' Mental health awareness sessions took place in the local area.

Healthy Spaces

  • Food Growing & Gardening on the Mozart Estate
  • Lancefield Street Nursery Edible Garden
  • Selby Square Feasibility Study

Activate London

  • Studio Instructor YMCAFit course
  • Street dance sessions for young people

Heart of the Community Projects

Training communities

This project provided training for the following Well London groups:

  • WLDT members
  • Well London Activators
  • MWIA facilitators
  • Young Ambassador

Training Communities also offered Personal support packages (PSPs).  Examples of training people chose included the following:

  • Personal tutor.
  • Internet and IT for older people.
  • Contribution to BSc Physics.
  • Self defence.
  • Jewellery making for older people.

  • Well London Youth themed radio show at the local station

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Participant Data

Total participants; 685

585 people reported an increase in healthier eating.
569 people reported increased access to affordable healthy food.
489 people reported an increase in levels of physical activity.
551 people reported that they felt more or much more positive.

Westminster Arts, London Print Studio

The project was initially offered as two parts: a textiles project and a creative writing project. Though Well London has only funded one of the projects, Westminster Arts has still maintained links between the two, and works were presented together. The book of writing contained images from the textiles project.  This ended with the creation of a group poem, which will also go into the book.  The book was edited and the textiles mounted for a Well London event at the Beethoven centre in February 2011 and an event at the library in March.

The work they undertook was beautiful and with guidance from the artist much deeper and more complex than they were expecting. Owing to disclosure of quite personal memories the group became very bonded and supportive, and something much more than an arts workshop.  The writing workshop started with two quite distinct tables, one of Bengali women and one of other local women, interestingly all not born in Queens Park. However, the level of support for people for whom English was not their first language was high, as well as an interest in people’s backgrounds and life stories, and, by the second week, the two groups were mixing.

This is something I am doing for the first time - it was very interesting what we did, it makes your mind more creative and gives you more ideas and thoughts. You can go wild and use your imagination.

Textiles Project Participant
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