Physiotherapy Wins Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland Award
I am delighted to share with you a video clip giving an insight into the Fit for Life group I have developed in partnership, that has enabled people living with dementia or a mental health condition to access exercise.
The group increases fitness, offers an opportunity for regular exercise, helping people to build self-confidence and encourage social participation. I knew the people I was working with were rarely using general exercise classes and “Fit for Life” bridges the gap between NHS and community services.
I love doing the group and to win the award in April 2015, for Person centered or recovery approaches to long-term care and support at the Mental Welfare Commission Mental Health and Learning Disability Awards was an absolute privilege and honour. I hope you enjoy watching our short video
I would welcome any comments on the work and video clip and would welcome ideas from you on
“What do you do to keep fit?”
You can find out more about my work on the following links:
- http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/media/CLT/ResourceUploads/4052050/02295%20AHP%20report%20on%20post-diagnostic%20support.pdf on pages 10-11
Mental Health Physiotherapist
I work in the Edinburgh Older Peoples Community Mental Health Team, focusing on supporting people with dementia, depression and anxiety to improve their mobility, balance, confidence and social interaction by working with individuals in their own homes or at the community-based Fit for Life programme.