Healthwatch Essex supports Brentwood Leisure Trust’s ‘Fitness in Mind’ Programme

Brentwood Leisure Trust today announced their new inclusive sport and fitness programme, which promotes equal access to their facilities for all members of society, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, beliefs or social and economic status.

We’re proud to be one of the partners supporting their inclusive programme.

Our focus has been to contribute to the ‘Fitness In Mind’ initiative, which has been designed to promote and encourage physical activity as an aid to mental wellbeing.

Through our work collecting the lived experience of people with mental health problems, we know people face barriers that prevent them from taking part in beneficial activities, such as exercise.

The ‘Fitness in Mind’ programme promotes a supportive environment for people facing mental health difficulties to take part in fun exercise activities, helping overcome issues like social anxiety and low motivation to improve their emotional wellbeing.

For more information, visit the Brentwood Leisure Trust website.