Weight Matters

Weight Matters is a weight loss programme for obese adults.  Through a combination of individual and group support, the service aims to help people loose 10% of their body weight at a steady pace, through healthy eating, portion size, reading food labels, exercise, and help with stress and confidence issues

GP or Self referral

0161 716 2000


To book onto a course, please contact the Health Improvement Service on:

0161 716 2000 or

email:  healthimprovement.penninecare@nhs.net


Active Tameside

A team of specialist lifestyle advisors and personal trainers have joined up with GPs to improve the health of people with long-term conditions in Tameside.  Tameside Active, works with doctors in their surgeries helping patients with long-term conditions to develop a healthy living plan. 

0161 716 2000

Contact the Health Improvement Service at 

Acre House, 51a Manchester Road, Denton M34 2AF

email:  healthimprovement.penninecare@nhs.net


Lockside Walking Group


**Currently on hold**


Lockside Medical Centre

Smokefree Tameside

There is a free local Stop Smoking Service in Tameside.  Studies show that people are 4 times more likely to quit with help.    The service offers free one-to-one support along with stop smoking medicines, which are available for the cost of a prescription.

Self Referral

0161 716 2000

Email:  smokefree-tg.penninecare@nhs.net



NHS Live well

Offering health tips and information on over 100 topics including eating well, weight loss, getting active and sleeping better



Live Well Tameside Walk and Talks are gentle walks taking place in various locations around Tameside. Each walk usually lasts around 30 minutes and they are perfect for beginners or those wanting low impact activity. hello@activetameside.com 

Walk and Talk

Mondays 11am
30 minute walk through Sunnybank Vale. Meet at car park entrance on Greenside Lane (opposite Springfield Road), Droyslden, M43 7SL

Tuesdays 10am
30 minute walk starting at Denton Pool, Victoria Street, Denton, M34 3GU

Tuesdays, 12.30pm
A 30 minute walk starting from The Anthony Seddon Fund Shop, 140 Stamford Street, Ashton, OL6 6AD

Wednesday 10:30am (Starting 18th May)
A 30 minute walk starting from Active Oxford Park, Pottinger Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL7 0PW

Thursdays, 11am
A 30 minute walk from Dukinfield Library, Concord Walk, Dukinfield, SK16 4DB.

Every other Thursday 12:30pm (Starting 14th April)
A 30 minute walk from Mind’s Topaz Cafe, 216-218 Katherine Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7AS




Live Well Tameside A variety of walks for different abilities around Tameside ranging from 30 minutes to 90 minutes.


For more information contact George Cope on 07855 984586.

Mondays, 10.30am
A short 30 minute walk from Grafton House, Grafton Street, Hyde.

Mondays, 1pm
A 60-75 minute walk from Active Copley, Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge, SK15 3ET.

Wednesdays, 11am
A 90 minute walk starting from various locations in Ashton. Cut-off on some routes. Contact George Cope for more information.

Wednesdays, 2pm
A 60-75 minute walk from Roaches Lock Pub car park, 387 Manchester Road, Mossley, OL5 9BB. Cut-off on some routes.

Saturdays, 11am
Either a 30 minute or 60 minute walk from Active Medlock, Gardenfold Way, Manchester, M43 7XU. Cut-off available.
Please contact George if you would like to attend the 30 minute walk.

Saturdays, 1.30pm
A short 30-minute walk from the  Pavilion Café, Stamford Park, Ashton.



Live Well Tameside

The Grafton Centre Hyde

The Grafton Centre host lots of different activities throughout the week-there is something for eveyrone to enjoy.
Grafton Street, Hyde, SK14 2AX.


For More information about sessions please contact 0161 3684110

10:00 – 10:45am Keep Fit

10:30 – 11:30am Health Walk

1:30pm – 3:30pm Bingo

1:30pm 2:30pm Line Dancing


9:55am – 10:40am Tai Chi

10:45am – 11:30am Zumba

1:30pm – 2:30pm Indoor Bowls


10:30am – 11:30am Exercise for Fun

1:15pm – 3:15pm Sequence Dancing

1:30pm – 3:30pm Chit Chat

7:00pm – 9:00pm Bloco Mente Drumming Group


10:30am – 11:30am Sing for Fun

11:30am Line Dancing

1:00pm – 3:30pm Bridge

1:30pm – 3:30pm Art Workshop


10:15am – 11:00am Armchair Exercise

1:30pm – 3:15pm Drama

1:30pm – 3:00pm Tameside Voices



Live Well Tameside

Tai chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.
It can help to reduce stress, improve balance and general mobility and increase muscle strength in the legs. It is low-impact which means it won’t put much pressure on your bones and joints.

Each course is aimed at beginners.




Live Well Tameside

A slower-paced version of the beautiful game walking football is the fastest growing form of football in the UK. Players walk instead of run making it gentler on the joints and  a great way to keep fit.  All you need is loose clothing, a pair of trainers and a sense of humour. 

For more information please contact the Live Well team or ring Mick Owen on 07944 605508.


Mondays, 11am
Slipper Soccer, Loxley House, Birch Lane, Dukinfield, SK16 5AU

Tuesdays, 10am

Denton Youth FC, Martinfields, King Street, Denton, M34 6PF

Wednesdays, 11am

Slipper Soccer, Age UK, Katherine Street, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 7AW

Thursdays, 10am

Active Medlock, Gardenfold Way, Droylsden, M43 7XU

Fridays, 11am

Curzon Ashton FC, Tameside Stadium, Richmond Street, Ashton under Lyne, OL7 9HG

Live Well Tameside 

Family Welly walks

A chance for you and your little one to get active outdoors with our new Welly Walks. Walk are suitable for families of all ages and there are fun nature themed activities along the way.


Active Medlock.

Every Wednesday 9.30am (during term time)

Weekly walks take place at Active Medlock every Wednesday from 9.30am, featuring a special appearance from our friendly mascot Maddie the Monkey. Each walk will end with access to the exciting new soft play area at Sky High Adventure located within Active Medlock for only £1!

Active Copley.

Welly walks at Active Copley will take place monthly, due to the increased length of the walk. Dates will be announced here and on our Facebook page as they become available. Meeting at Copley leisure centre at 1.30pm, Welly Walks will give your little one to stretch their legs and explore nature as we venture up to Stalybridge Park. Walks will end back at the leisure centre where you can grab a brew and catch up with new and old friends.

No booking necessary – Just turn up in your wellies! Parking is available on site, and there are toilet and refreshment facilities available within both centres.



Live Well Tameside

Buggy Walks

A buggy friendly 30 minute led walk for children, parents and carers.


Mondays 1.30pm Hattersley Hub

Thursdays 1.30pm Dukinfield Library (The walk returns just in time for the library’s Time for a Rhyme session).





Live Well Tameside

Community and Disability Sessions

We have everything from Family Cycling to multi-sports, trampolining and badminton to get you active including inclusive disability sessions held across Tameside.


Click on the link for timetable



Live Well Tameside Supported Services

Active Tameside’s Supported Services aims to give people with a disability or additional needs the opportunity to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

Supported Services offers a weekly programme of activity to meet the needs of individuals with a disability or additional needs.

Our Lifestyle team deliver a diverse range of fun activities including swimming, sport, dance, trampolining, football, drama and arts and crafts as well as adult qualifications.

Activities also include a focus on life skills such as horticulture, cooking, housekeeping and independent travelling.

We focus on providing a safe and fun environment which encourages groups to socialize through sport and activity whilst also teaching independence.


Supported Services takes place daily at Active Tameside. For more information call 07739094831.