Climate Change isn’t good for our health, modern living (eg pollution, lack of exercise, work-related stress and unhealthy food) has created a whole host of illnesses, like asthma, cancers, allergies and obesity issues.

So try leaving the car at home and walking to shops, or cycling to work, at least once a week. Eating a more balanced diet rich in fruit and vegetables which are in season and possibly local, will benefit the state of your health, as well as the environment.

Basic requirements for health are good housing,positive relationships, fresh air, and clean water, healthy land and food - we can’t take these for granted, we need to act to protect and maintain them.

There are dangerous chemicals in ordinary household cleaning items, (check Home & Garden section ) so keep it simple and ask questions about the ingredients in shops.


British Asociation of Counselling and Psychotherapy.  95%of people think you should seek counselling before a problem gets out of hand.  Their website will help find a local therapist -

Blue Lemon

Shop on High St. selling Natural Soaps and Skincare products which are free from Palm Oil, Sulphates and Preservatives........handcrafted in Store

48 High St.

Centre for Integral Health

 Complementary health treatments focussed around an Integral model of health.

01743 369866

Dr.Hauschka Elysia

Skincare products made with biodynamic ingredients

Wyle Cop

Entertaining Elephants

Wholefoods and local breads. Fair trade rugs and goods

Church Stretton
01694 723922

Ethical consumer

All purchases ethical. Get the background and insight into consumerism.

Gives ideas on D.I.Y. non-toxic cleaning products.

Gateway Education & Arts Centre

Offer  health and fitness-related exercise classes and other educational stuff. Small Art gallery.


01743 355159


Town centre: Sells natural remedies, herbal products, healthier cosmetics & Ecover products.....offers professional advice.  Try the Natural Doedorant, made in Wales and comes in a cardboard tube.

01743 352533


Natural insect repellent range of products, recognised by Vegan Society. 

0207 792 8687


Natural skin products ,including Gardeners insect repelling gel.

01948 666550

Neal's Yard

Ethical, Organic, Beauty and health products.

42 High St.
01743 235291

Roy Fletcher Centre

community based information point for a collection of health-related and other charities. Meeting rooms for hire. 

01743 341 300

Try out a Bamboo toothbrush. Completely recyclable!

Shrewsbury Natural Health Centre

Long-established centre with 25 different types of complementary therapies available, and 40 therapists.  Free advisory consultations.


01743 248878

Shropshire Hills Shuttle Bus

weekends & Bank Hol Mondays bus service into the hils. Choice of 2 routes. (Not winter).

shropshire walking

Possibly more demanding walks for families

UK Noise Association

Campaigns for action against noise pollution

01634 863852

Urban Bikes UK

 Bikes and accessories, repairs and servicing.

13/14 Stalls, Market Hall,
07828 638132

Women’s Environmental Network

links women and the environment and is especially concerned with issues of health and reproductive systems

 Interesting info about the safety of mobile phones, smart meters,  WiFi etc.

 See this website for 50 reasons to oppose fluoridation in drinking water.