At Tameside, Oldham & Glossop Mind we strongly believe in finding innovative ways of working with individuals in order to improve their health and wellbeing.
A new partnership between ourselves, Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre, and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust to carry out an exciting new project – Mind Fit.
Individuals experiencing mental health problems will take part in a twelve-week pilot project focusing on fitness, personal development and employment skills.
Each Wednesday afternoon, participants will engage in an hour of physical fitness based around boxing training and techniques, and an hour of learning about areas such as Mindfulness, Resilience, Nutrition, 5 Ways to Wellbeing, Interview Skills, and general self-care.
We will be working with them to deliver the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and Mindfulness elements over the coming weeks. Participants Body Mass Index, blood pressure, experiences of mood and anxiety and more will be monitored to assess the effectiveness of the project.
Jenny, our Community Services Manager, has been working closely with the Centre and attended their Open Day on the 25th April. The sessions will take place every Wednesday, 12pm from 2nd of May at Oldham Boxing & Personal Development Centre, Greaves Street Oldham, OL1 1QN.
You can find more information about the Centre at their Facebook.
For more information about TOG Mind and the services that we offer you can visit our website www.togmind.org or you can call 0161 330 9223 where we will be happy to help.