Through the keyhole: what the doctor sees

Posted on August 10th, by Barnaby Powell in Politics & Society. 12 comments

How a visit to Croydon University Hospital led to a reflection on what we can do to reduce the burden on the NHS

In early April, I took a heavy fall on my shoulder while walking my dog in Lloyd Park. When my arm failed to regain its normal leverage after several weeks, I had an X-ray, then an MRI scan to reveal the true extent of … Read More »

Take up tennis and improve your Croydon life

Posted on June 15th, by Michelle Wall in Sport. 1 Comment

How joining a local tennis club can change your life for the better

I did not take up tennis until I was in my mid-forties, as a way of averting the middle-age spread, staying off cigarettes, learning something new, and – most importantly of all – increasing my social circle in Croydon.

I started with some beginner group lessons and, when I found that I enjoyed … Read More »

Review: Oxygen Freejumping Croydon

Posted on January 16th, by Alison Roberts-Tse in Sport. No Comments

This well-equipped venue allows customers to shake up their routine with a new approach to getting fit

Oxygen Freejumping is a trampoline park which opened in April 2017 with more than 100 trampolines, hosting up to 160 jumpers every hour. Visitors can opt for an unstructured hour-long ‘freejumping’ session, or classes with the Oxygen School of Trampolining. Whether for play or learning, Oxygen Freejumping Croydon allows children to burn … Read More »

London’s first Natural Health Service launches in Croydon, using nature to reduce demand on NHS

Posted on October 27th, by Beth Collier in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Health will be getting a lot more green with this first-of-a-kind London programme

The Natural Health Service launched in Croydon this autumn, encouraging residents to use nature to improve their wellbeing. The new initiative, the first in London, will provide and promote activity in the natural environment to support residents’ emotional, physical and social health, and by working with GPs, seek to reduce demand on the NHS.

The … Read More »

Croydon Council creates ‘Don’t Bottle It Up’ website to promote awareness of sensible drinking habits

Posted on March 30th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

A statement from Croydon Council unveils Don’t Bottle It Up, a two-minute online test that aims to assess the affect of drinking habits on the drinker’s health, and is hoped to promote sensible drinking habits in Croydon.

Release begins: Booze – how much do you drink, and how much is too much?

A new two-minute online test – found at – offers Croydon residents a simple health … Read More »

Croydon carers singing for support

Posted on September 17th, by Catherine Pestano in Culture. No Comments

Carers are finding their voices through singing groups in Croydon, says Catherine Pestano

Recently I attended a Royal College of Music Symposium on singing and health which has led me to reflect on how singing can help to support and uplift carers. I’m aware that an increasing number of us face caring responsibilities, both for young but also increasingly for elderly family members – or both at … Read More »

Croydon College students campaign for FGM charter

Posted on May 26th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Christina Ramsey, with the aid of Croydon College Students Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Group will lead a conference on FGM at Croydon College on the 4th of June. The conference aims to promote discussion on the issue, will include representation from a variety of national charities, and hopes to produce a charter on FGM for the borough of Croydon.

Release begins:

An intern at Croydon College … Read More »

Taking Action On Stroke in Croydon

Posted on May 5th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

As part of Action On Stroke Month, the Stroke Association Croydon Group will be looking to save lives by offering residents free blood pressure checking at the Carers Support Centre on 13th May 2014.

Release begins: Everyone is invited to stop by to have their BP checked and to find out more about reducing their stroke risk. The group works with people who have aphasia and meets regularly … Read More »

Print Archive: February 2014 News Magazine – The food issue

Posted on March 1st, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. Comments Off

With New Year’s resolutions behind most people already, the Citizen explores our difficult relationship with what we eat

By the end of January, most people have already given up on their new year’s resolutions. By far the most popular new year’s resolutions, already abandoned, involve getting healthier – with one common element. Getting fit, giving up appetite-suppressing nicotine, losing weight or changing one’s diet – … Read More »

The CR0-besity problem: how can Croydon keep its new year get-slim resolutions?

Posted on January 8th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 6 comments

So – how was it for you, the first week of January? You’ve cut out booze, maybe? Sworn to nibble fruit instead of chomping Hobnobs? Started cycling to work? (If so, be warned – in these parts that may not ensure longevity). Or perhaps the annual surge of optimism about changing your body, entire personality and lifestyle for good this time unseated your reason to the point of … Read More »