Boosting motivation to improve mental health

Before joining WDH I was doubting myself as I found myself lacking motivation to do my daily routine that I had been doing for years. Even tasks I had been doing my whole life like cooking. I joined the WDH offer because I wanted to get back outside and to exercise after having gained some weight and I also wanted to meet some new people. I needed to gain some more motivation to go out on more walks, and hope to eventually walk everyday. Before attending the walks I felt anxious and doubted myself, but AgeUK is a great charity – everyone is friendly and I feel welcomed which has helped with my anxiety. I now look forward to coming out every Wednesday and it has improved by mental health. It is great to be able to talk to like-minded people. After the weekly walks, I feel positive all day and the support from AgeUK has helped with my motivation. I am going to start some new health programmes to continue to better my health and will continue to attend the weekly walks.

“I feel good! I have made new friends and feel I have made a positive change in my life.”

Delivery Partners

Wider determinants of health (WDH) are a range of social, environmental and economic factors which impact directly on the health (physical and mental) of the population. We have been working in partnership with the Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHFT) to identify how best to address some of the wider determinants of health, and how they impact on the wellbeing of our local residents. We are pleased to be delivering services which address some of these wider determinants of health and that help to support people who are in need.

Project Funded By:

BCHFT

Our partners

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