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We are starting two new groups in Radnorshire Llandrindod Wells and Builth Wells

Healthy Living to include  Fit & Fun and a Healthy Lunch

Contact Helen on 07583711299

or for more details

Fit & Fun

Our Fit & Fun group in Llandrindod Wells

What is Healthy Friendships?

Healthy Friendships is a registered Mental Health Charity covering Radnorshire, Montgomeryshire and South Shropshire. Originally set up as a Befriending Service, Healthy Friendships aims to work in partnership with people who endure Emotional Distress supporting them to lead Happier, Healthier more Fulfilled Lives by encouraging people to participate in exercise (Boccia, New Age Kurling, Walking, Swimming and Seated Exercise Classes), to have a healthy diet and healthy social/emotional lives. One of our main aims is to enable people to live happier lives therefore having fun and laughing a great deal is very important to us and our members.

What does Healthy Friendships Do?

Most of our work is achieved via small groups with people using community resources such as village halls, cafes, pubs etc. to meet and socialise. In the past we have received Lottery funding to Befriend people on a one to one basis but unfortunately this has recently come to an end. We are now concentrating more on group work as it is much more cost effective. We do however endeavour to provide services whenever possible in rural communities to reduce travel expenses for our members and recognising the importance of utilising our town and village resources in a positive way.

Who are our members?

Our members are adults (18 years and older) who experience emotional distress including people who have diagnoses of Depression, Anxiety, Memory problems, Dementia, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. Currently we have 370 members our youngest member is 19 years of age and our oldest is almost 101 years of age.

Powys Staff Members

Greg Hutchins

Tel: 01938 552104  Email:

Helen Baynham

Tel: 07583711299 Email:  

Judi Bywater 

Tel: 07936570849 Email: