Women's Wellness

Women's Wellness

About

Women's Wellness is a programme designed to support women to become more active and to have a greater understanding of both the physical and mental health benefits that being active can bring. We work with GP surgeries to identify women who would benefit from this support, as well as working with local leisure providers to tailor a 6 week programme of different activities.

Courses across the County follow a similar structure. Each week, the group meet for 1.5 hours, half the session is dedicated to trying a new activity such as yoga or dance while the second half a well-being topic is discussed over a cup of tea, such as relaxation or nutrition. The sessions are relaxed and informal, and aim to break down any barriers there may be for participating in activity. Courses are currently free at the point of access for participants.

Funding for this programme has been received from Somerset County Council and Somerset Skills & Learning.

In Numbers

Feedback

'I really liked the 50/50 split, discussion/learning about health related issue and trying new activities.'

'I want to say thank you for being my support and you were such a huge part of me getting my health and confidence back. I made some great friends and overcame my fear of socialising with ordinary people, the classes were great fun, learning about health was always interesting and never a chore. You helped me believe I can achieve things I never thought I could. I have moved back home and I have a job in a hotel kitchen, my family are so happy and of course I've joined the leisure centre!'

'All the teachers we had - their attitude was great. They made you feel good and no-one was treated any differently.'

'Thank you very much for this course, it has been an absolute pleasure and very motivating.'

'I most enjoyed meeting new people from different backgrounds. I benefited from socialising and understanding other people's lives better. I really enjoyed the group, thank you.'

'The course was brilliant! Thank you very much, it's opened my world.'

'I've just joined as a member at LED, my GP did a referral which was really helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed the Women's Wellness programme. It got me to push my boundaries, try new things and helped me get through a difficult few weeks. I'm already feeling the benefits of the extra exercise!'

'I absolutely loved learning about classes for all ages and meeting other people.'

Resources

For information about physical activity and the benefits on mental health please click here. Other resources and handouts can be found below.

Useful Websites:

Useful Apps:

  • MyFitnessPal (Nutrition and Exercise)
  • Couch to 5k (Running and Exercise)
  • Squeezy (Pelvic Floor)
Laura Carter

Laura Carter

Sports Development Officer (Coaching and Volunteering)

Telephone
01823 653990

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
  • SAPHTO
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Lifeline
  • Channel Adventure
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK