People – having people in your life as friends, confidantes and supporters is important for all of us. For many people who experience mental health problems it is important to build or rebuild social and personal networks. Read more about HOPE and how we work with you. Read more about HOPE and how we work with you.

 

 

 

fit150 at Downfield Place

fit150 aims to support people to be active for 150 minutes each week. There are plenty of ways to achieve 150 minutes of physical activity. From exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home to easy ways you can be more active and feel healthier in everyday life. Staff at one of … Continued

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Supporting people to achieve their fit150

  In our last few posts we have been looking at how we can stay motivated; how setting goals was important for Fiona Tall, our West Area Manager, to recover her health and well-being; alongside easy ways to feel healthier and more active. This week, we asked the Moray Peer Service how they support people to achieve their … Continued

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Rebuilding strength and achieving goals

Last week we launched our ‘SMART goal September’ which aims to support people to achieve their fit150 by setting ‘SMART’ goals. This week, Fiona Tall, our West Area Manager, reflects on what it meant to her to set goals on her recovery journey; from making a cup of tea to cycling and swimming.   “In February … Continued

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Walk All Over Cancer

Peer Worker Fiona Gray based in Glasgow shares her experience of signing up to Walk All Over Cancer. I wanted to get fit for summer and loose the extra pounds I’d put on during those winter months. So I signed up for Walk All Over Cancer. This involved walking at least 10,000 steps every day … Continued

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Spring is here

After a long winter, it finally feels like spring is giving us a well-deserved hug. Brighter warmer days at last! It’s a perfect opportunity to shine our FIT150 activity light. To get us in the swing we have put together a few insightful facts about our beloved exercise and activity. 
Is it a good idea … Continued

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Mind To Move

Penumbra’s L&D facilitator Nikki shares her experience of attending a Mind To Move workshop and her Q&A with Julia James-Griffiths, creator of the workshops and the dance work ‘The Box’. Back in October for the Mental Health Arts and Film festival I ventured along to Mind To Move a community dance workshop for people with … Continued

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My marathon challenge

At the start of the year I challenged myself to complete three marathons. I say complete because the aim was to start and finish and not to get hung up on the bit in between. I started running as part of my mental health recovery journey back in 2013. I ran my first marathon at … Continued

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Steps to weight loss

On 22 April this year I had a routine blood test for my thyroid levels. My thyroid was OK, but the test showed I had a heightened blood glucose level. I returned for a repeat test, and was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. My first thought was OMG! No crisps… no chocolate… no fine food … Continued

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Yoga changed my life

Nikki our Learning and Development facilitator caught up with Steve Fyfe the manager of Rosemount Supported Living Services Aberdeen to talk yoga. Hi Steve tell me, how did you get interested in yoga? Well, I met a friend in a pub and he looked great, I asked him what his secret was and he told … Continued

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The truth about yoga

Nikki our Learning and Development facilitator has been a yoga practitioner for the last 10 years and would like to share five facts about yoga you need to know: 1) The less flexible you are the better. Yoga is primarily about breathing into the body to open the muscle tissue. Being bendy can actually be … Continued

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