Funded by City Bridge Trust until June 2023 the programme is 12 weeks long and takes place in accessible community venues.

Positive Steps aims to:

  • Increase participation in exercise and fitness and encourage a more physically active life.
  • Improve mental well-being and increase ability to take control of one’s health.
  • To increase mental health and community engagement.

Session types

We have various mental health exercise sessions taking place across our local boroughs. These include:

  • Ability Bow drop-in exercise sessions at our gym.
  • Smovey mental health exercise sessions.
  • Mental health exercise at Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham.
  • Somali group exercise sessions.
  • Bow Haven mental health exercise sessions.
  • Various sessions across day centres in Tower Hamlets and Hackney.


New starters will all have an assessment at week 1 and 12 at Ability Bow gym. As well as exercise the activities may include:

  • Exercise in the park.
  • Local walks.
  • Healthy eating sessions.
  • Supermarket visits.
  • Monthly social sessions.

Referring To Us

Ask you GP or health professional to refer you to Ability Bow. Please call reception on 020 8980 7778 for any enquiries.