The Physical Activity service within RAMH is designed to support service users either back in to being active, or becoming more active. The NHS recommends 150 minutes of exercise per week to benefit both physical and mental health.
Support is offered for individuals aged 16 – 64 who are experiencing mental health problems, to provide structure, exercise and social connectivity through engagement in physical activity.
There are a range of short term interventions offered in the form of physical activity group’s and one to one support. These can be accessed in East Renfrewshire through Causeway Day Services, and in Renfrewshire through Renfrewshire Community Support Services.
Why be more active?
- Physical activity benefits not only physical but also mental health
- Sleep better, more energy and increased life expectancy
- Reduction in the effects of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and depression
The following videos give some advice on how being physically active can be good for your mental health
RAMH Physical Activity Support provides:
- Initial Consultation (FitStop) to determine current mental wellbeing, address and overcome barriers and identify activities that may be of interest. This can be facilitated at one of our RAMH offices or at a venue closer to your home.
- Group activity such as Walking Football, Keep Fit Fridays, Swimming, Badminton and Walking Groups
- One to one support for those needing support to access community activity such as the gym, keep fit classes, martial arts or other activities identified through the Fit\stop consultation
- Help to identify and support to access activities in the local community
- Progress review following a predetermined amount of activity
- Advice on how to exercise at home
- Links to programs at local Sports Centres
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