At Sky Blues in the Community, one of our main aims is to improve the health and wellbeing of our participants. This includes improving the quality of life for individuals with mental and physical difficulties, increasing life expectancy of the older generation through sport and reducing the use of health and social services.
We offer a range of programmes which target the entire population and improve the lifestyles of all members of the community.
In It Together
An all-female activity project aimed at increasing participation of women and girls in sport across Coventry and Warwickshire. We aim to remove the stigma of girls in sport and give them a platform to showcase their sporting ability and knowledge.
Our weekly female activity timetable can be found below:
Our beginners running course registered over 550 members in 2018, with 2019 hoping to achieve an even bigger number. The courses follow the couch to 5k programme and encourages women to get active and socialise in a safe environment.
Our Walking Football sessions are available to men and women over 50 years. A slower paced version of the beautiful game – gives this generation the opportunity to continue a sport they may have always loved. This project aims to tackle loneliness and isolation as we age, keeps the older generation active and reduces weight-related issues. We have now expanded to encompass specific sessions for people living with cancer – this offers a support group and a social environment for local patients living with the effects the effects of cancer. In connection with our Prostate Cancer Walking Football, we encourage PSA testing in all our attendees to increase early diagnosis. The leading volunteer on our Prostate Cancer sessions was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer as a result of our regular health testing.
Monday – St Finbarr’s Sports and Social Club, 10.30am-12pm
Tuesday – Bedworth United Football Club, 10.30am-12pm
Thursday – St Finbarr’s Sports and Social Club, 10.30am-12pm
Friday – The Alan Higgs Centre, 10.30am-12pm (Cancer Support Session)
Mon-Thurs: £4 per session (every 10 sessions you will receive a CCFC child & adult match day voucher).
Fri: FREE (Donations welcome)
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Joy Of Moving Programme
Funded by Ferrero, in partnership with the EFL Trust, Joy Of Moving is a national initiative which aims to improve physical literacy in year 5 pupils. It comprises of a 6-week project aimed at engaging children in the importance of exercise and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.
In 2018, we have delivered this project to over 2,000 year 5 pupils, across 38 schools in Coventry and Warwickshire. Our aim is to develop a health interest in children and encourage them to understand the significant benefits that physical activity can have on their health. The project gives children the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and learn skills which may not be available in the school curriculum.
If you would like to get your school involved, please e-mail email@example.com
Funded by the National Lottery, Men Talk aims to support men aged 18 and over across Coventry and Warwickshire with their emotional health and well-being. The programme will achieve this by increasing men’s resilience to deal with issues constructively, encouraging them to choose heathy lifestyle choices and decreasing their sense of isolation through participation in group activities.
Men Talk will be delivered via one-to-one support, group physical activity and classroom-based workshops in a non-clinical environment. The intervention runs for a total of 6 weeks and will last approximately 2 hours a week. Following this, there will be weekly maintenance sessions for men who would like to continue to attend and remain connected to the group and SBitC.
If you would like to hear more about Men Talk and when sessions are running, please contact our Mental Health Coordinator on Robert.Chandler@sbitc.org.uk
To refer to the Men Talk programme, please download and complete the referral form and return it to Robert.Chandler@sbitc.org.uk