Welcome to the Health page.  For information on regular sessions, please click on the links below:



Parkrun is a 5km run, walk or jog every Saturday morning at Gunners Park and at Chalkwell Beach. Go at your own pace.  Its free and for enjoyment.

Southend Parkrun

Chalkwell Beach Parkrun






Southend Health Walks

The Southend Health Walk Scheme is helping people lead a more active lifestyle. Our group walks are short, over easy terrain, with trained volunteers on hand to provide support.

  • 11:15am Tuesday – meet at Shoeburyness Hotel High Street Shoeburyness  
  • 11:00am Wednesday – meet at Jocelyns Beach behind Chalkwell Train Station 
  • 11:00am Thursday – meet outside the café in Priory Park

All walks are free of charge. For further information, please contact Angela on 07771 926932






Southend Heritage Walks

Southend is more than just a beach. It is packed full of interesting landmarks, historic parks and green spaces, as well as heritage and conservation sites too. As part of Southend’s status as a city, two fantastic heritage walks are available for you to enjoy.  There is the Southend City Heritage Trail, which takes in the beautiful Clifftown Conservation Area, parts of the City Centre and features near to the seafront.  In addition, there is the Prittlewell Heritage Trail includes, Priory Park, Churchill Gardens, the statue of Eric Cole and much more.

Walking is the perfect way to exercise.  It helps with your physical and mental wellbeing.  The walks are free of charge.  To access the walks, please use the Go Jauntly app, which is,  Go Jauntly is a health and wellness company working to increase walking, mobility and outdoor adventures. Go Jauntly provides an award-winning, community-based platform to promote walking for leisure, active travel, and nature connection. The app is available for all users on iOS and Android.


Everyone Health

Everyone Health is a service for residents of Southend who wish to make positive changes to their lifestyle to improve their health and wellbeing.

The service includes a personalised programme to help people reach their health goals. This could include 1-to-1 support or referral to other programmes such as weight management, physical activity or stop smoking.

Individuals can refer themselves, or healthcare professionals such as GP’s and pharmacists can refer patients.

Visit Everyone Health website for more information


MoreLife provides programmes, services and resources to help children and families learn how to improve their health, fitness and the way they feel about their bodies. 

The course is 2 hours once a week for 10 weeks covering different health topics and physical activity.  Find out more by visiting the MoreLife website or contact your local service on 01702 212838.


The Leisure Centres

The leisure centres in Southend are managed by Fusion Lifestyle.  Each of listed below, with there contact details:

Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre – 01702 613000

Chase Sports and Fitness Centre – 01702 433006

Shoeburyness Leisure Centre – 01702 293558

Belfairs Swim Centre – 01702 712155

Come along and enjoy the fantastic facilities on offer.

For further details, please call the centre of your choice, or, click onto the website at,






Find Your Active

For more information on ways to get active or funding please visit: Find Your Active | Active Essex

The Activity Finder will allow you to discover what physical activity and sport opportunities are available near you: Activity Finder | Active Essex


Parks, Beaches and Outdoor Spaces

In Southend with have a big variaty of outdoor spaces you can visit. 

For more information on where these are and whats going on visit: Parks & Gardens - Visit Southend