Sheffield Mind and Body Project 2014
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded further funding by the Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities Programme and the Mind & Body team are now in place developing the programme which will run until July 2017.
The aim of the project is to achieve improvement in health through better levels of physical activity, better diet and self esteem, increased emotional resilience and reduced social isolation. Feeling good about your physical health can be a real boost to your mental health and so we are running a programme of group activity designed to help you enjoy a healthier life.
The groups are very informal and are designed to be welcoming, fun and inclusive. Some of the groups focus on mental health and others are designed to increase physical activity for a healthier lifestyle.
Topics include; Healthy Lifestyle, Beating Stress & Anxiety, Boost Your Self Esteem, Improve Your Mood, Relaxation, Food & Mood, Emotional Wellbeing, Women's Wellbeing, Anger Management and Exercise & Mental Wellbeing. We will be expanding on these areas during 2015 and beyond.
Sheffield Mind and Body is also responsible for the Anger Management Programme. Staff are in the process of planning the programme for 2015 so if you are interested in finding out more about this service and what we have planned, click here.
Health and Wellbeing - working in partnership with Activity Sheffield
Regular physical activity is crucial to good general health and we are pleased to be working in partnership with Sheffield City Council's Activity Sheffield initiative to help improve and increase access to Sheffield's Sport and Physical Activity scheme.
There are proven benefits to getting involved in physical activity and evidence suggests that regular exercise can significantly reduce the risks of debilitating conditions such as dementia and depression.
The Sport and Physical Activity Scheme aims to help individuals overcome their barriers to taking part in exercise by providing one to one and group support. You will work with advisors to design a programme of activity and receive ongoing support to ensure that the activities are appropriate and enjoyable.
If you think that you would benefit from this kind of activity you can download the referral form here. Once completed you can return to the following address: Activity Sheffield, Sheffield City Council, 2-10 Carbrook Hall Road, Sheffield, S9 2DB or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to find out more about the potential benefits of physical activity on your mental health, check out the Activity Sheffield website or call the Sheffield Mind office on 0114 258 4489.