Healthy Lifestyle

Deptford Reach offers a wide range of workshops and courses designed to help people improve their health and enjoy life more.

Anyone is welcome to join. Sessions typically last 1-2 hours and are facilitated by volunteers, experienced tutors or health practitioners.


Access to health care

Dentists, opticians, chiropodists and nurses also regularly visit the centre to offer basic screening health checks, including TB screening. The nurse also prescribes medication for certain conditions.

“I often forget to clean my teeth and the dentist is so kind that she reminds me to do this and I am grateful.” – Roberto

Smoking cessation

Free sessions run by a trained nurse, including free nicotine replacement therapy.

“I feel good attending this group, there is so much support.” – EM


Grow and eat your own vegetables using our very own vegetable plots, and also achieve an accredited qualification. Students who complete the gardening class can complete their Royal Horticultural Society general certificate in horticulture and also register for the City and Guilds 0062.

“I love working in the garden, sowing and reaping the crops, it helps me stay sane.” – Max

Healthy Living group

Learn about budgeting, nutrition, diet and sensible eating.

“I cannot believe how much stuff you learn about your food and health. I attend because I learn something new each week.” – Christine

Cooking taster workshops

Learn to prepare soups, pasta and meat dishes and much more. Includes budgeting and grow-your-own veg.

“I am amazed at how much we get done and there is support when you make a mistake.” – Arthur

Get walking, keep walking

Explore the area, improve your mood, alleviate boredom and get fitter. Discover the local leisure centres, parks and GP services by exploring Deptford on foot.

“I love it and look forward to this exercise and meeting up the lovely friends I have made through this group.” – Charlie