Brightstripe Cultural Health projects and activities

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Published 20 May 2016

Would you like to pursue a new hobby, improve an existing one or just get out and about?

We are looking to facilitate some creative/physical classes for Carers alongside Brightstripe Cultural Health and would like to gauge the interest.  If you would like to enhance your wellbeing by participating in arts, sport or physical activity please send your ideas to help@herefordshirecarerssupport.org


Published 29  January 2015

Walking for health

Walking is great for your health. Walking for Health is a programme of free walks within the community. These walks are led by trained volunteers (free training provided). 2G could use this as a resource, either by signposting/referring service users and carers to try an existing walk out. Or 2G could set their own walks up, this could be solely for service users, carers, both service users and carers or to include the whole community. The walks could also allow 2G staff to join in to help their emotional wellbeing.  Experts by experience may be interested in attending the Walk Leader training and lead 2G’s walks. Please let us know if you feel there could be an interest for this.

y.Art + y.Sport project

Free Insanity workouts for 11-25 year olds.  Workouts are held at the Kindle Centre on Wednesdays from 5-6pm. First session starting on the 4 February 2015.  For more information /to book a space call 01432 278070 or email aevans@herefordshire.gov.uk

Free Creative and Sports sessions at Hinton Community centre for 11-25 year olds

Murf’s sessions: (Music production and Beat writing workshops) are on Fridays from 5-7pm.

Bootcamp: Tuesdays between 6-7pm

For more information/to book on to either classes call Chandler 07508181174 or email achandler@brightstripe.co.uk

Indoor Rounder’s

Hereford Academy Sportshall,  Thursdays 6-7pm for young people aged 16+. £2 per person.  Call 07508181174 or email achandler@brightstripe.co.uk

Free Nordic Walking for Beginners

Mondays 10am, 2 February – 9 March 2015. Learn specific technique of Nordic Walking. Suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Poles provided.  To book a place please call Zoe Hooper on 07870397352 or email zhooper@brightstripe.co.uk

Active Now

Community activity scheme, this is an exercise referral project. Individuals can enter the scheme through self-referral, a recommendation from health professional or signposted.

There would be an initial appointment with the individual where achievable goals will be set with a chosen exercise/activity, e.g. joining a Health Walk. The individuals blood pressure, heart rate, and if requested height and weight will be measured.

The cost of this is £10 for the initial appointment. Then the cost will vary depending on what activity is chosen.

Call Shirley Goodwin-Jones on 01432 358232 / 07508179780 or email sgoodwinjones@brightstripe.co.uk

Fitness classes

Brightstripe have a directory of fitness classes which we can signpost too or there is the opportunity for fitness classes to be started in the community (for 2G service users/carers) if there are enough people who would like to get involved.

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