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Getting Active with Activity Sheffield and Sheffield Mind

Sheffield Mind and Body Project 2014
 
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £278,020 by the Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities Programme to continue our Mind and Body Project, a programme of activities designed to highlight the links between physical and mental wellbeing. By providing access to a range of community-based courses covering topics such as food and mood, weight management, beating stress and anxiety, anger management, healthy lifestyles and Zumba, the programme encourages people to engage in activities that will improve their general well being.

We are currently recruiting staff to develop and deliver the programme and hope to confirm details of what we will be doing and when as soon as they are established in their posts.

 
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 miraclesheffield@sheffield.gov.uk. 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.