Helping Yourself to Wellbeing course

The HY2W course aims to provide participants with the confidence and motivation to set realistic goals for making changes to their lifestyle. The course runs for two hours a week for 7 consecutive weeks and it's recommended to attend all sessions in order to gain the most benefit, therefore the course does not operate on a drop-in basis. This course is friendly, informative with positive client feedback.

The programme covers:

  • Understanding behaviour change
  • Building self esteem and confidence
  • Dealing with stress and anxiety
  • Healthy eating, alcohol, and smoking
  • Physical activity, sexual health, managing minor ailments
  • Dementia and long term conditions (optional session)
  • Sleep, relaxation and guided imagery (optional session)

Long term conditions (optional session)

There is the option for 2 additional sessions for those participants who have a long term condition or are living with someone with a long term condition. These sessions will look at how we manage our long term conditions and will give participants the tools to improve their day to day activities by understanding the impact of living with a long term condition and how it effects our lives. It will help us look at relationships with our families, friends, and health care professionals, and will also look at using different techniques to help better manage our conditions.

Want to get started with our Help Yourself to Wellbeing course?

Strength and balance

As we get older, we are more likely to lose muscle mass and strength, our bones become more brittle and our balance reduces. 

This programme supports healthy and active ageing. It helps people to maintain or improve muscle strength and balance. It is particularly beneficial for people who are at risk of falls. Participants get the opportunity to do strength and balance activities which support them to continue living independently and continuing to carry out daily tasks.

This programme helps people:

  • improve bone health
  • improve posture
  • increase mobility
  • reduce pain
  • lower their risk of falling and the likelihood of ending up in hospital

We can provide personalised one to one sessions, either at one of our wellness facilities or within your own home.

Prehab4Cancer - cancer support and recovery programme 

This programme is suitable for people preparing for, or recovering from, cancer treatment or surgery. It is provided jointly by GM Active and Bury Live Well Service.  

The programme is designed to help people:

  • take control
  • improve quality of life
  • live well with, or beyond cancer.

It involves: 

  • exercise to improve fitness levels prior to, or after, treatment
  • nutritional advice
  • general wellbeing support.

The Prehab4Cancer programme lasts for up to 6 months. Throughout the programme participants have regular contact with a Level 4 Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist. 

To refer directly to this programme go to the GM Active website.

Recovery after major surgery (a programme for people requiring major surgery for a non-cancer related health condition)

This programme is for helping people prepare for major surgery and make the best recovery as possible afterwards. The programme helps people minimise their hospital stay and maximise their chance of a speedy recovery    

Examples of activities that can support your recovery:

  • Moderate to brisk walking
  • Swimming
  • Jogging
  • Cycling
  • Suitable activities from our wellbeing timetable.

Cardiac rehabilitation programme

This is a programme of exercise and information sessions to help people recover after a heart attack, heart surgery, heart procedure, or to improve existing heart conditions.

The sessions give people the information, support and advice they need to return to everyday life as well as possible. 

The programme helps people:

  • Understand their condition better
  • Recover from surgery, procedure or heart attack
  • Make changes to their lifestyle to help improve their heart health
  • Reduce the risk of further heart problems.

We can provide group sessions throughout the year. Delivered across 8 weeks these sessions are supportive, informal and friendly and for many people they are life changing.

Want to get started with preventing or coping better with a long term medical condition?

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