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 to recommence our Mind and Body Project which had ended in March 2014. The project is a programme of activities designed to highlight & address the links between physical and mental wellbeing. By providing access to a range of community-based courses covering topics such as healthy eating, weight management, women's wellbeing, anger management, healthy lifestyles and exercise classes, the programme encourages people to engage in activities that will improve their general well being.
We have recently recruited staff to develop and deliver the revised programme. The team start in mid August 2014 and will be planning & preparing the first phase of the programme up to March 2015.
We will update details of this as soon as the programme can be confirmed together with information regarding booking onto courses.
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.