Just Turn Up
MINDFUL SPORT - something to think
#Just Turn Up’s 16-week
programme has now been completed and as it has proved to be so
popular, more mindful sport sessions will take place until the end
of the year.
#Just Turn Up, which launched in March last
year, offers bespoke sporting sessions for via a ‘Wellbeing Hub’
for people experiencing conditions such as generalised anxiety
disorder, eating disorders, panic attacks and stress.
So far, over 80 people have taken part with a
regular average of 10 participants attending each session.
Wellbeing Hub data also indicates that all participants experienced
an improved feeling of wellbeing following each session.
Cllr Louise Jackson, Portfolio
Holder for Public Health at Bedford Borough Council, said: “Mindful
exercise programmes can significantly improve the mental health and
wellbeing of people who live with anxiety and depression, and the
‘Just Turn Up’ programme has been such a success so far. It’s great
to know we can continue to work with partners to deliver a
programme with the capacity to make such a positive
Cllr Sarah-Jayne Holland,
Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Bedford Borough
Council, said: “Other non-active elements of this programme have
been introduced to our libraries, and other services, in support of
these sessions and I would like to thank them for their amazing
support in helping to deliver the #Just Turn Up programme.”
For more information on Just Turn
Up’s Wellbeing Hub, contact Community Sports Activator, Robert
Lindsay, on 01234 718825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Mindful Sport” sessions - activity
Wednesdays, 1pm – 2pm: Group Yoga
2pm – 2.15pm: Refreshments
Wednesdays, 2.15pm – 3pm: Social Table
Fridays “The Wellbeing Walk”, 11am- 12.30pm
starting 5th August.
All meet and start from Bedford Central
Library. The Wellbeing Hub on Wednesday is £2 each and the Walk on
a Friday is Free.
(Carers/ support workers are also free to all
Participants are welcome to bring a family
member, friend or social worker
Partners in the #Just Turn Up ‘Wellbeing
Hub’ programme include:
Table Tennis England
ELFT East London Foundation Trust
Mind- BMLK – Mind UK
Ben Salmond – Tackle the Stigma