Mental Health First Aid England

Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health.

For further information visit https://mhfaengland.org/

New Tiny Tots Tennis

Tiny tots tennis at kingstanding wellbeing centre Fun new free parent and tots tennis sessions at Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre.

Every Monday at 9:30am – 10:30am for 2 – 4 year olds & 4:00pm – 5:00pm for 4 – 6 year olds

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Cycling in Birmingham

wellbeing

Looking to get out on your bike this autumn?  Why not take a look at whats on offer in your local area

See full details in the pdf below

BCR ‘Autumn’ Prog 2016_Web

Wellbeing Survey

Wellbeing Survey 1b

Some Interesting things you told us in the Spring 2016 Wellbeing Survey

Health and happiness

Around 30% of people said they don’t feel that healthy and that they’re not that happy. 

However, when we looked at the relationship between happy people and healthy people, we found that 84% of those who said they felt healthy also said they were happy.

So it looks like if you want to be happier being healthier may help and doing any sort of physical activity will help you be healthier,

Physical activity

When we looked at the relationship between happy people and the activity they actually do there were some clear winners!

  • 1st        Walking the dog or Group Fitness Classes
  • 2nd         Playing with children or swimming
  • 3rd        Running or gardening

The good news is that 60% of everyone we spoke to said they want to do more physical exercise – which is great!

When asked what they’d like to do, some clear favourites emerged:

  • 16% go for a swim
  • 12% go to the gym, attend a fitness session or group class
  • 11% go for a walk
  • 10% go cycling
  • 9%   have a dance
  • 7%   go for a run or jog

 

Use of parks

Many of these activities you can do yourself in your local park and it looks like using your local park has a very positive link with your health and happiness.

  • 41% of panellists who use parks rate their health as good or very good vs only 25% for those who don’t use parks
  • 26% of those who use parks are very happy (score 9 or 10 for happiness rating) vs 17% from those who don’t use parks

 

So if you want to stay healthy and feel good why not visit your local park or Wellbeing Centre where we offer access to facilities and sessions free of charge as part of the Be Active scheme. Please follow the links below.

ParkLives Birmingham

 

Looking for support?

Are you looking for help and support for your free activity day?  We may be able to help

Visit http://beactivebirmingham.co.uk/support

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