Wholeness, Health & Leisure

Here are listings of organisations working in the field of health and wellbeing.

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British Red Cross

The British Red Cross offers a range of first aid courses covering various life saving skills that are suitable for everyone. They offer a simplified way of learning basic first aid skills and a range of certificated courses to treat adults. They also offer first aid courses designed to treat babies and children of 0-5 years. Courses range from two hours to seven hours depending on the number of first aid topics covered. You don’t need to have any previous first aid knowledge or experience as their public courses include lots of practical exercises to give you confidence in dealing with a real life emergency.

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Postal Address: 

Red Cross House
Lighterage Hill, Newham
Truro, Cornwall TR1 2XR

Choice Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution is really just clearer communication. Differing perceptions, difficult personalities and breakdowns in communication often lead to conflict. Perhaps repeated requests are met with blame, denial, placation and unfulfilled promises. Perhaps we also find it difficult to express our needs to certain people. Learning how to handle our differences and express our needs effectively, can improve our working, family and social environments. Conflict resolution skills help to raise matters directly and effectively without engaging in blame; communicate effectively with difficult personalities; address the reasons for competition and resentment; enhance mutual understanding and cooperative problem-solving. Choice offers tailor-made training, coaching and mediation.

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Churches Together In Penzance Area

Representatives from Christian Churches and Associations come together and plan joint services of unity, events and activities which aim to recognise Christian unity - with many activities benefiting all members of the local community. CTIPA is a means of sharing Christian faith and mission through services, events and social activities. These include the CTIPA Breakfast Project which serves breakfast on weekdays to homeless clients; the CTIPA Food Bank which has grown to be an effective service to families in need; and School Assemblies and Chaplaincy work.

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Postal Address: 
Penzance, Cornwall

Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network

Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network is a charitable partnership formed to look after the ancient sites and monuments of Cornwall. They work closely with local communities and official organisations to protect and promote ancient heritage landscape through research, education and outreach activities. Every year they organise a weekend called Pathways to the Past which consists of walks and talks amongst the ancient sites of West Penwith. This event has become a popular one for locals and visitors alike.

Contact Details
01736 787 186
Postal Address: 

Whitewaves, Boscaswell
Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7EP

Cornwall Ancient Tree Forum

The Ancient Tree Forum (ATF) and the Woodland Trust work together to promote the conservation of ancient trees.
The Ancient Tree Forum was founded in 1993 by a group of people who had come together to discuss the management of ancient trees. It was subsequently one of the key partners in English Nature’s Veteran Trees Initiative. Cornwall’s Great Tree Hunt is part of the three-year ‘Great Trees Project’ to safeguard the future of Cornwall’s ancient and significant trees and anyone can get involved.

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01872 222 000

Cornwall Healthy Living Centre

The Cornwall Healthy Living Centre aims to provide a vehicle for health professionals, voluntary and community sector organisations and individuals to work together to improve health and well-being and reduce health inequality across Cornwall. They provide a proactive and holistic approach to tackling underlying health problems by linking health professionals, health based organisations and individuals through the following schemes: GP Recommendation Scheme; Central Information and Support Scheme; Volunteer Recruitment Scheme; Well-being Activities.

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Cornwall Ramblers

The Penwith and Kerrier group of Conwall Ramblers covers the west of Cornwall from Portreath on the north-west coast, west to Land’s End, easterly along the south coast, around the Lizard peninsula and up to and including the Helford river estuary. The landscape is varied with the coast path, beaches, harbours, archaeological sites, old mining sites, open moors and hidden valleys. They have a walk at least once a week all year round led by local leaders.

Contact Details
01736 740 542
Postal Address: 

c/o Mrs Sylvia Ronan, Trebant
Ludgvan Churchtown
Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8HH

Counselling for Social Change

Counselling for Social Change provides counselling to people working to make a difference. Whether you're an activist, campaigner, carer or relief worker they want to provide a safe space to discuss any issues that may be impacting on your life and work. They are offering low cost face-to-face counselling, phone counselling and a retreat. Activists are very good at fighting for others, often to the point of forgetting their own health. The Trustees and advisory board of Counselling for Social Change have been involved with a range of organisations and campaigns including Friends of the Earth, the Network for Police Monitoring, Climate Camp, Palestinian human rights groups, The Transition Network, the Co-operative Movement and more.

Contact Details
01736 364 722
Postal Address: 
Penzance, Cornwall

CTC Cornwall

CTC Cornwall is a "Local Group" of the CTC. A Local Group represents CTC members in a particular geographical area. In the case of CTC Cornwall this is the whole of Cornwall. Thus if you are a CTC Member living in Cornwall, you are automatically a member of CTC Cornwall. CTC Cornwall is in its infancy - the group was formed in March 2008. There is usually a ride from Penzance on a Sunday.

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Penwith Midweek Cycle Group
David Harvey
01736 365019
Penwith Midweek Cycling Group ride every Thursday morning from Penzance, usually meeting at St John's Hall.

Heartsong Ceremonies

Heartsong Ceremonies delivers individually tailored ceremonies for weddings, civil partnerships, handfastings, namings, blessings, anniversaries, funerals, memorials and all special events. All beliefs, values and aspects of spirituality (or none) are honored. You can be as creative or as traditional as you wish, choosing the length of the ceremony, the venue (inside or outside) and all the elements of the ceremony itself. Danu Fox can deliver as much or as little of the ceremony as you wish and you can be supported to lead/deliver as you choose. She is a trained independent celebrant and can design and deliver all aspects of ceremony and ritual. Ceremonies are not just for individuals, couples and families but also for groups of friends, community groups and public or corporate bodies. Ceremony can be magical, life changing and full of integrity.

Contact Details
01736 786 267
Postal Address: 

New Cottage, Boswedden
St Just
Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7NJ

John Barber Tai Chi – Qui Gong

Classes in Penzance on Tuesday and Connor Downs on Thursday 7.00-9.00pm. Suitable for all levels.

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Postal Address: 

2, Mount Connerton Close
Angarrack Lane
Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JF

Keep Fit

RS Fitness Newlyn
01736 369460
A gentle exercise class for people with varying health conditions and low fitness

Cardiac Rehab
Chris Smith
01736 351 479
Friday mornings at Penzance YMCA, mainly 50+.

Gwellhean fitness
01209 21825 / 07866687085
Circuit training with a personal plan on tuesday afternoons at Penzance YMCA.

Fitness and Circuit Training Boot Camp
Karen and Bill
01736 787856

Penzance Leisure Centre
01736 874744
St Clare, Penzance TR18 3QW
Runs a full fitness timetable Booking required .

St Ives
St Ives Leisure Centre
01736 797006
St Ives Leisure Centre, Trenwith Burrows
Sports facilities and fitness activities.

Martial Arts

Carbis Bay
Shorin Ryu Karate Club
01736 796636
Beginners' courses at Carbis Bay Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm (also Connor Downs Womens Institute Hall). Male and female instructors in a friendly environment. First lesson free.

Hayle Judo Kwai
Sensei Richard 01736 740723
5-9 years on Tuesday evenings. 10-15 years and 16+ on Thursday evenings at Unit 7, Rospeath Industrial Estate, Crowlas.

07887773949 / 07970329216

Mayoshindo Karate
Denzil 07780 933207
Juniors 7:00 to 8:00pm. Adults 8:00 to 9:30pm. Every Tuesday at the School Hall, Marazion. Suitable for all ages and abilities 6+.

Grappling Club
Matthew Dollins - 01736 796636
James O'Hanllan - 01736 731828
Friday evenings at Penzance YMCA.

Simon Norris
01736 796636
Sunday class at Penzance YMCA.

Ki Aikido

Meyn Mamvro

Meyn Mamvro is the magazine of ancient stones and sacred sites in Cornwall. It has been published regularly 3 times a year since 1986, and, taken together, all the editions contain a wealth of original material about the prehistory and ancient customs of Cornwall. Meyn Mamvro Publications also produce a number of books and booklets about the ancient sites of Cornwall.

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Postal Address: 

51 Carn Bosavern
St Just
Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7QX

Mindfulness Cornwall

Mindfulness Cornwall is a group of dedicated, committed, and trained practitioners who are delivering mindfulness in a variety of settings across Cornwall. They offer a range of mindfulness based approaches including 8 week courses, training days, mindful yoga and one-to-one mindfulness based therapy. People take part to promote general well-being; reduce stress, anxiety and panic; cope with low mood or depression; and deal with conditions such as chronic fatigue, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, sleep disorder and headaches.

Contact Details
07582 892 434

National Health Service

West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance
01736 8741139

Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske
01872 250000

General Practitioners
Details of your local GP from NHS Direct
0845 4647

Dental Services
To access an NHS dentist
01872 354374 (Long waiting list!)

Dental Emergency
01872 354375

Mental health services
Community mental health teams for adults suffering from severe mental illness.
Available Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5.15pm
Penwith area: 01736 575555

Other Services
Self Care in Cornwall
Information about help and support available locally for those with long term conditions and older people.

Minor Injuries Unit
Stennack Surgery, St Ives
01736 793333
Cambourne-Redruth Hospital
01209 251777

NHS Walk-in Centre
The Cardrew Health Centre, Redruth

Contact Details
01726 627 800

Parallel Community

The Parallel Community is a network linking people and groups across the world. It's about expressing and developing a positive contribution for change - human, social, ecological, creative, commercial and spiritual. It's a mutual support network and resource for people and groups working to build a new and better world. It's a container and channel, a forum for ideas, a skills-exchange and a friendship family. The Parallel Community started in Penwith and the network is spreading everywhere, across borders both national and of the mind and heart.

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Postal Address: 

PO Box 11
Hayle, Cornwall TR27 6YF

Penwith Walkers

Health walks in and around Penwith on Mondays and Thursdays. There are three levels: Level 1: Approx 45 – 60 min, suitable for those who do little or no physical activity at present and people restricted by mobility problems; Level 2: Approx 60 - 75 min, suitable for people who would like to increase their physical activity levels and those with minor mobility problems who walk at a moderate speed and are able to cope with moderate gradients; Level 3: Approx 60 - 90 min, suitable for people who already do a certain amount of physical activity and those who walk with a stronger pace and are able to cope with small hills.

Contact Details
07854 232 078

Penwith Woodland Burial Place

Rose Farm is a beautiful, peaceful, country setting in which to be buried. A tree is planted on every grave and this, in turn, helps the environment and provides habitat for birds and many species of wild life. The full circle of life. Rose Farm has been a farm since Iron Age times and in adjacent fields you will find cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, ducks, geese, and hens - happy animals that create a feeling that the place is all about life, as well as death. The Pets’ Memorial Gardens which also exists at Rose Farm was established in 1988. Human burials have taken place there since 2000.

Contact Details
01736 731 310
Postal Address: 

Rose Farm, Chyenhal
Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6AN

Penzance Natural Health Centre

The centre was opened in 1984 by a group of natural health practitioners to provide a centre where the public could be assured of a professional approach to complementary medicine. It has had charitable status since 1986 which enables it to provide not only therapy but also a general information service. All their practitioners are qualified and experienced. They also have a large, light and airy room which is used for talks, courses and weekend workshops.

Contact Details
01736 360 522
Postal Address: 

5 Morrab Road
Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4EL

Penzance Wheelers Cycling Club

The PZ Wheelers have a history going back to the 1930s. They hold Races and do a 50 to 65 mile ride every Sunday.

Contact Details
01736 711 363
Postal Address: 

c/o Mr Mike Tonkin, The Cottage
Plain-An-Gwarry, Marazion
Penzance, Cornwall TR17 0DR


Kim Hopkins MARH
01209 831755
Lelant Village Hall. Monday mornings, Tuesday evenings, and Friday mornings.

Positive Posture Pilates
Alison McSally Hill BA PG Dip
07906 131726
Classes at Nancledra on Monday evenings and at St Hilary's School on Tuesday evenings. Suitable for all levels for health, wellbeing, and sport.

Rebecca Francis
01736368008 / 079070 600454
Small classes after an introductory consultation. Also retreats.

Pilot Gig

Hayle Pilot Gig Rowing Club
Rowing out of Hayle harbour most Tuesday and Thursday evenings in summer. Competitions, training and 'have a go' too.

Mounts Bay Pilot Gig Club

Pendeen Pilot Gig Club
Dan Mugglestone 07866742987
Geoff and Jill Hoather 01736 786006
Debs Bassett-Harding 07739753327
All ages over 12 and all abilities. Regular training from Newlyn harbour all year round weather permitting.

Cape Cornwall Pilot Gig Club
All welcome to social rowing at Sennen harbour. Also training and competitive events.

St Ives
St Ives Pilot Gig Club

Zennor Pilot Gig Club

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Seahorse Arts

They provide training in the Taoist Arts of the Lee style - one of the oldest forms of Taoist training which was brought to the west in the 1930's and it still embodies the traditional Taoist methods from before the modern era in China. The style has maintained its independence from western philosophy and materialism and has not been mixed with techniques from elsewhere. The main emphasis in Lee style T'ai Chi is on relaxation and health and it is based on Taoist philosophy. Evening classes and weekend courses.

Contact Details
01736 785 826
Postal Address: 

Taoist Cultural Arts Association Hillview Cottage, Kelynack
St Just
Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7RF

Sirens Surf

Traditionally surf schools have been male dominated and focused primarily on the needs of males. Many women of all ages have expressed that they wish to learn as single gender groups. Often there is less sense of embarrassment, or pressure of male dominance and this leads to a more relaxed and fun environment. The aim of Sirens Surf is to support women and girls to feel empowered and inspired by their own abilities. To be challenged by what the sea and what Cornwall has to offer in a safe supportive environment. There are small group sessions of a maximum of 8 females at a time to be able to give everyone the attention and time they need.

Contact Details
07815 810 077

Space for You

They offer a semi-structured healing respite week to people who could make use of the artistic and therapeutic facilities at Sancreed House. In a quiet setting they offer a flexible program of one session per day that is appropriate to different needs. It is a chance to relax and unwind and review current life issues and blocks as well as experience some deep healing and a sense of inner peace. Residential and non-residential sessions range from counselling to dance; from riding to meditation; and from reflexology to foot massage.

Contact Details
01736 786 111
Postal Address: 

Trebartine, Little Kelynack
St Just
Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7RF

St John Ambulance

The first aid and health and safety trainer of choice for hundreds of thousands of companies, local authorities, other organisations, and members of the public. With thousands of training courses across the country, including Risk assessment, Fire marshal, Moving and handling, and a suite of first aid courses to suit any training needs, they enable hundreds of thousands of people to protect their colleagues, family, friends, and members of the community.

Contact Details
Postal Address: 

St John Ambulance Hall
Wendron Street
Helston, Cornwall TR13 8PS


Hayle Outdoor Pool
King George Memorial Walk, Phillack, Hayle TR27 5AA
01736 752568
Open during the summer season.

Penzance Leisure Centre
St Clare, Penzance TR18 3QW
01736 874744
Includes Aquazone, one to one lessons, adult swimming lessons and takes GP referrals

Penzance Jubilee Pool
The Promenade, Penzance TR18 4AA
01736 369224
Open air pool available from May to September

St Ives
St Ives Leisure Centre
Trenwith Burrows, St Ives TR26 1HB
01736 797006

St Just
Cape Cornwall Golf and Leisure Resort
Cape Cornwall Road, St Just, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7NL
01736 788611
Swimming pool is open to the public and available on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Tao Heart Tai Chi

Tao Heart Tai Chi focusses on Yang Style Tai Chi and is taught by Steve Goodeve who is a Senior Instructor registered with the Tai Chi Union Great Britain (TCUGB), and a British Health Qigong Association (BHQA) Instructor. All levels, beginners to advanced, are welcome. Regular Weekly Classes in Redruth, Carbis Bay and Penzance.

Contact Details
07714 766 901
Postal Address: 
St Ives, Cornwall TR26

Welcoming Fitness

Welcoming Fitness run a website for freelance exercise instructors and dance teachers to advertise their own local community classes in Cornwall. You can look at the Find Classes page and see what's on in your area.

Contact Details
01872 865 017

Whitecross Buddhist Centre

The Whitecross Buddhist Centre is located between Penzance and St Erth. It is run by a group of individuals from various Buddhist traditions (including Therevada, Zen and Mahayana) who meet regularly to practice meditation together and to share their thoughts and understandings. They welcome anyone who is interested in joining the weekly group meditation sessions.

Contact Details
01736 763 623
Postal Address: 

Gilly Lane
Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8BZ

Yoga and Feldenkrais

Here are the contacts that we know about for Yoga and Feldenkrais:

Mira Love
01736 71952
Gentle yoga, a holistic practise that can be applied in daily life. Classes at St Piran's Hall in Goldsithney on Wednesday mornings. Chair yoga for the less able bodied and laughter yoga workshops.

Birthlight Yoga - Mandy Adams
07952 836190
Toddler, baby and pregnancy yoga classes; and birth rehearsal courses at the Passmore Edwards Institute in Hayle.

Hatha Yoga - Gwynn
01736 791784 / 07815 945695
Classes on Monday evenings and Tuesday and Friday mornings at the Passmore Edwards Institute in Hayle.

Judy Van Dop
01736 360880
Teaches Iyengar Yoga through Penwith College and privately. Classes at Ludgvan School.

Belinda Kean
01736 874966 / 07833763806
Gives classes, one to one tuition and retreats.

Charlie Worthington
01736 363676