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COMMUNITY: SBitC supporting wellbeing across Coventry & Warwickshire

27 February 2019

Sky Blues in the Community are proud to be working in partnership with Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust to deliver SHAPE in 2019.

SHAPE (Supporting Health and Promoting Exercise) is an classroom and physical activity programme working with men and women living with serious mental illness. 

SHAPE has been developed by Worcestershire NHS Trust and provides a range of appropriate methods to lose weight, become healthier, and manage mental health conditions.

Each beneficiary will receive a health MOT at the start and end of the course, along with diet and nutrition advice, mindfulness activities, stress and anxiety reduction information, support to reduce substance use, and support from staff and peers to achieve personal goals.

Following on from the successful ‘Men Talk Sport’ programme in 2018, Sky Blues in the Community will be delivering three SHAPE courses in 2019 in Nuneaton, Coventry, and Warwick; each course will last for 6 weeks with two 2-hour sessions per week.

Regardless of the mental health condition you live with there will be something for you at every session and physical activities will include football, badminton, circuits, and dodgeball, just to name a few! Beneficiaries will also get access to a matchday experience courtesy of Sky Blues in the Community.

The next SHAPE course started on Tuesday 26th February at Jubilee Sports Centre in Nuneaton. To enrol on the course, head to Coventry & Warwickshire Recovery & Wellbeing Academy at https://recoveryandwellbeing.covwarkpt.nhs.uk.

Sky Blues in the Community are also supporting The Heera Foundation. The Heera Foundation aims to narrow the gap between Mental Health and Mindfulness provision and its accessibility; regardless of your background or belief wellbeing is extremely important.

Heera Foundation recognise that it can be hard to admit to needing support to conquer the challenges of everyday life and support families to recognise the need and then take those first steps to improving mental wellbeing. Raising awareness that it's ok to talk is an important first step in that process; without that awareness many families will continue to experience the devastating effects of mental ill-health without a future.

Mental health is an illness and every illness can be treated. Its time to change; its time to talk. If you want to find out more about The Heera Foundation, SHAPE, or Mental Health services in general, please contact our Health Manager Nathan Isom on Nathan.isom@ccfc.co.uk or call 02476 786314.


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