Active Wellbeing is a programme specifically for adults with a diagnosed severe and enduring mental health condition, funded by NHS Wandsworth CCG.
Once referred by their case or support worker patients receive 12 weeks of one-to-one exercise support. The activities provided depend on the people taking part in the programme but can include walking, jogging, park workouts, football, exercise classes, or using the gym.
Through this programme we want to increase the activity levels of people with severe mental health conditions helping them to improve their physical health alongside their mental health.
Here is what one participant had to say about the Active Wellbeing programme:
“I had been suffering from severe mental illness for many years. After just 10 sessions of personal training with Annamaria I have felt so much increased self-confidence and reduced feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. My mood has improved tremendously and I can finally concentrate on my studies without getting distracted by my own thoughts. My sleep is better quality and more regular than ever before. I wish I had put my mind at ease through tailored training with Annamaria long ago. She was able to adapt to my mood and understand what level of exercise I wished to do in each separate session.”
If you are interested in joining the programme, please contact your care coordinator or support worker. If eligible, they can refer you using this referral form.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 871 7469.
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