Health & Wellbeing

Whilst Health & Wellbeing is at the core of all we do here at Southend United Community & Educational Trust, we deliver a variety of specific programmes designed to improve the health and wellbeing of people of all ages and abilities.



Whilst Health & Wellbeing is at the core of all we do, we deliver a variety of programmes designed to improve the health and wellbeing of people of all ages and abilities.

Our flagship Joy of Moving, Move and Learn programme has already improved the lives, education and understanding of thousands of local school children.

Our partnership with Southend United enables us to organise Player Appearances at local schools to promote health and wellbeing to pupils, using positive role models to break down barriers.

Our highly qualified Coaches deliver practical and theory lessons regarding a variety of health and wellbeing topics including diabetes, nutrition and the benefits of regular exercise.

Our Senior Shrimpers members are encouraged to try new activities such as bowls, dancing, armchair aerobics, walking football and more.

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Health4Life is perfect for children learning different activities. My daughter always looks forward to coming!

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Health4Life

Senior Shrimpers

Our Senior Shrimpers programme delivers a monthly café held at Roots Hall, helping people aged over 50 who live within the nine most deprived wards of Southend, to overcome social isolation and keep active.

Through these sessions the members have access to information and support appropriate to their individual health, social and financial needs.

The monthly café includes a guest speaker; covering a variety of age-appropriate talks as well an inclusive social activity ranging from quizzes to indoor bowls. Monthly trips are also organised, with the most popular being visits to the Shepherd Neame Brewery, Canterbury and Brighton.

For more information, please contact April Smith on 01702 341351 or [email protected]

Joy of Moving, Move and Learn

Joy of Moving, Move and Learn is a six-week programme split into 45 minutes theory and 45 minutes practical for year 5 pupils.

The programme aims to inspire children towards making healthy choices through a nutritional education programme and increasing their physical exercise using football and team games.

We use the vehicle of Southend United to engage with schools and encourage children’s participation in physical activity.

For more information, please contact Dan King on 01702 341351 or [email protected]

Therapy For You

Therapy For You is the local NHS service for Southend, Castle Point and Rochford.

We've combined with the service to offer an exercise-based group at Roots Hall, designed to help people manage and overcome their mental health difficulties.

Through regular exercise, the group aims to help people overcome the psychological barriers to physical activity they may be experiencing and introduce exercise at an initially low level.

For more information, please contact Zac Smith on 01702 341351 or [email protected]

Health4Life

Health4Life is a joint healthy weight initiative between SUCET and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

The free programme aims to help local children and families enjoy a healthy and happy lifestyle, encompassing six-week after school clubs broken down into classroom theory and physical exercise.

As well as the physical side, the children also practice valuable cooking skills, learning about healthy eating, cooking on a budget, understanding food labels, creating balanced meals and the importance of sleep.

For more information, please contact Zac Smith on 01702 341351 or [email protected]