Serenity Wellbeing Services recognise that good mental health and wellbeing are an integral part of every persons’ life and that everyday physical activities can improve our mental health, wellbeing, levels of happiness and life satisfaction.
We aim to offer service users the opportunity to train and become more active in their daily lives by using the personal experiences we have gained in how exercise can help decrease the effects of mental health symptoms and improve daily lives.
Other similar programmes within the Manchester area may only see clients for 12 weeks and then they are discharged and expected to join a gym on their own with no support which can put people off and they go back to their old ways.
This is why we will be offering a minimum of 6 months support, with the chance to complete a further 6 months if needed; to slowly help people integrate back into the community whilst improving the all round health and outlook on life.
It is our aim to work with people at all stages of their recovery journey. We would be more than happy to work with anyone who does not feel ready to leave their home, we would be more than happy attend a class or go on a walk round in their local community.
We want to encourage people to do things in their own time rather than feel rushed to get in the gym or go back into the community within a set time which can be detrimental to their recovery journey.
As well as our ‘Exercise for Mind & Body’ programme, we will also be offering relaxation technique sessions, both group and one to one, and we hope to have our ‘Music for The Mind’ programme running in the near future.
Our ‘Exercise for Mind & Body’ programme and other free services will be open to residents in the Manchester area who are suffering with a mental health condition or other related illness.