Take time to take care of you at this year's Kettering Health & Wellbeing festival

Health, leisure and parks

10 June 2021

Health and wellbeing poster

Helping to support people’s health and wellbeing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond is the aim of this year’s Kettering Health and Wellbeing Festival which goes live in less than a week’s time, and there’s something on offer for everyone thanks to local experts coming together with North Northamptonshire Council to deliver this free week-long event.

Launching on Monday 14th June and running until Sunday 20th June, the festival timetable for this feel-good event is now live on our website and features a huge mixture of virtual and in-person sessions, with sign up details and bookings now being taken for online sessions where people can hear from local experts, join virtual activities and register for in-person events that are being delivered in line with the latest COVID-19 restrictions and guidance.

Online talks include:

  • Healthy ageing
  • Controlling pain
  • Understanding blood pressure
  • Keeping safe online
  • Healthy eating and nutrition
  • Creative living
  • Challenging negative thinking
  • Building resilience
  • Stopping smoking
  • Women’s wellness
  • Plus much more!

Online activity sessions during the week include:

  • Stretch classes including yoga and pilates
  • Activity classes including body blast, boxing for fitness, studio barbell, body combat and circuit training
  • Seated exercise classes
  • Singing for wellbeing
  • Virtual walks
  • Escape room challenge
  • Meditation and breathing techniques
  • Plus much more!

There’s also the opportunity to join in with in-person events including:

  • Art exhibitions
  • Pop-up complementary therapy shop
  • Health walks
  • Activity sessions such as futsal, tai chi, pilates and running
  • Gardening

Councillor Helen Harrison, Cabinet Member for Adults, Health and Wellbeing said: “As a Chartered Physiotherapist and health care professional, I deeply understand how important it is for us all to take the time to take care of our health and wellbeing, and this is especially important during this challenging period which has affected us all in different ways. 

“We want to do all we can to help people take care of themselves, and the Kettering Health and Wellbeing Festival provides an ideal platform for our residents to take the first steps towards improved health and wellbeing, and best of all it’s free and easy to join in with. 

“Each day is packed with taster sessions, talks and activities to gain support, advice and tools for individual needs, as well as the opportunity to discover everything our area has to offer, which you’ll see from the jam-packed daily timetable is a huge and varied amount!

“Through the event we hope people will benefit in many ways, and continue to use the fantastic services on offer in the area, and I am extremely thankful to Kettering’s health and wellbeing community for joining forces with us to make this event possible at such a pivotal time.”

Many partners and organisations across North Northamptonshire have signed up to deliver sessions as part of this year’s festival including:

  • Corby East Midlands International Pool
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Solutions4Health
  • Kettering MIND
  • Groundwork Northamptonshire
  • NHFT
  • New World Women
  • Kettering Complementary Therapies
  • Northamptonshire Sport
  • Ironstone Wellbeing
  • Public Health Northamptonshire
  • Workers’ Education Association
  • Workitout
  • Northants Carers
  • Plus many more – to see a complete list of partners and what they are offering during the festival, please visit the This is Kettering website.

Traditionally a Kettering centric event, this year will see the Health and Wellbeing Festival toured around the North Northamptonshire area with the next event planned for Corby in August as well the festival taking place in Wellingborough and East Northants over the coming months.

Further information about the Kettering Health and Wellbeing Festival can be found online where bookings can also be made for the sessions.  For more details visit the dedicated festival page.