Health & Well-being

 

´╗┐ParksHerts is a mobile-first website providing a single information point for Hertfordshire’s parks and open spaces, helping support people to make outdoor exercise part of their everyday lives.

‘Beat the Street’, a fun six-week competition that will encourage participants to walk, run and cycle as far as possible in a journey around the world, is coming to Sudbury and Great Cornard.  The initiative will be run by Intelligent Health in partnership with Suffolk County Council. 

Traditional games have made a return to the countryside for a new generation with the launch of bespoke play equipment in 10 Parishes across South Norfolk. This initiative will encourage youngsters to play outdoors and get active whilst keeping traditional games alive for future generations.

Information prescriptions guide people to relevant and reliable sources of information allowing them to feel more in control and better able to manage their condition and maintain their independence. 

Open Arts is an alternative approach to alleviating stress, anxiety and depression.  Participant feedback evidences that the courses help them to manage their mental health condition, as well as working towards pathways for progression, moving on to further learning and vocational options.

Creative Carers is a new sustainable model for working with older people in residential and day care settings, developed by Suffolk Artlink in response to a need identified by Suffolk County Council to improve the skills of care workers in delivering activities.

Suffolk Artlink manages a series of projects aimed at improving the lives of vulnerable people in Suffolk. A number of these projects are aimed at older people and their carers.

Cambridgeshire museum staff and volunteers are using their collections as inspiration for memory boxes in the Heritage Lottery funded project ‘Key Memories, recollections of my first home’.  The boxes were taken out to the local community, bringing both young and old together to recall memories about their first homes.  The importance of reminiscence work is nationally recognised and is very much in the forefront with an increase in the aging population.