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Birmingham Railway Stations Thrive Station: Wellbeing Pop-Ups illustration

Thrive Station: Wellbeing PopUps
Organisation: Impact4Life
Stations: New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill in Birmingham
The Visio
n: Provide wellbeing advice and opportunities to join local wellbeing groups for the travelling public via PopUps at Birmingham inner city stations




This project was delivered by Impact4Life a West Midlands based social enterprise delivering health and wellbeing products and training to local communities.


Impact 4Life is a Community Interest Company, providing inclusive, accessible, and culturally sensitive fitness, health and wellbeing programmes for all ages and abilities.


The social enterprise is passionate about bridging the gap between cultural diversity and health, reducing health inequalities, and improving the physical and mental wellbeing of communities through bespoke programmes and activities.


Founder Shamala Antonio is an award-winning social entrepreneur, a qualified Social Worker, Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, and a published wellbeing author.


The Thrive Station project delivered health and wellbeing products and advice at mainline stations in Birmingham, activities ranged from creative arts and crafts, mindfulness, meditation, and seated exercise sessions in the station environs.  The Pop Ups included demonstrations, workshops, performances, hand-out literature and smoothie-making sessions on the ever-popular Smoothie Bike.


Over 600 people took part in the sessions which launched at New Street Station, continued to Moor Street and concluded at Snow Hill with follow on community sessions organised as a legacy of this health & wellbeing programme at the three busiest stations in the West Midlands.

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