MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS PROGRAM-
APPLICATION OPEN NOW
DUE TO THE HIGH INTEREST, AND SUCCESS OF OUR PREVIOUS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS CASE STUDIES, WE HAVE DECIDED TO OFFER THIS AS A PROGRAM FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE, STARTING MAY 2019.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED PRICE PERSONAL TRAINING. THIS WILL BE DELIVERED VIA FACE TO FACE SESSIONS, TELEPHONE CHECK-INS WITH YOUR TRAINER, AND SUPPORT VIA OUR MOBILE APP.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY MONTH OF FITNESS CLASSES AND 10% OFF ANY FURTHER PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS ON COMPLETION OF THEIR TRAINING PERIOD.
1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental health disorder here in the UK, including; anxiety, stress and depression. The mental health Foundation (2012) and the National Health Service (2012) encourage exercise as a means of helping treat mental health conditons, either on it's own, or in addition to other treatment options.
Anxiety: An unpleasant emotional state ranging from mild unease to intense fear.
Stress: Any intereference that disturbs a person's mental and physical wellbeing.
Depression: Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in life, combined with a sense of reduced emotional wellbeing (BMA, 2007).
We are in the process of liaising with local GP surgeries to encourage the treatment of mental health disorders and other clinical health issues within the Helston area. This will bring us up to date with other areas in the UK who have already demonstrated success with Exercise Referral Programs. This is where you come in! Unfortunately, Cornwall has some of the greatest statistics when it comes to mental health disorders, but we think we can help.
We are offering significantly reduced price Personal Training to those who meet the criteria below, as part of the program. The program will be used to demonstrate the effects of exercise on those suffering from mental health disorders (with or without associated health conditions/co-morbidities), to healthcare professionals at local GP surgeries. Your journey will follow the same format as our Personal Training, but you will be supervised by an Exercise Referral Specialist who is qualified to adapt exercise for your condition(s), and training status.
If you would like to participate in this program, please ensure you meet the following criteria, and complete the form below. We anticipate a high volume of interest and cannot guarantee you will be selected this time. However, being as flexible as you can with training days and times will increase your chance of being selected to particpate.
- Your GP or other Medical Professional has recommended physical activity to help with your condition(s)
- Male or Female
- Aged 18 to 60
- Suffering from anxiety, stress or depression
- Able to commit to a minimum of 1 training session per week, with the Exercise Referral Specialist
- Able to commit to a minimum of 3 training sessions per week on your own
- Be able to commit to 10 weeks of continuous training*
- A desire to improve one's health status
You may have one or more of the following co-morbidities/medical conditions:**
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Joint Replacement
- Simple Mechanical Back Pain
- Diabetes Type 1 or Type 2
* You may continue training with us beyond the training period, and we will be happy to discuss training options open to you.
** Depending on co-morbidity/medical condition, further medical clearance may need to be sought prior to training with us.