Health and Welfare Programme

There is a raft of evidence that supports taking part in physical activities benefits both physical health and mental wellbeing. The purpose of the above programme is to provide service users with the opportunity to participate in physical exercise through group gym sessions.
In terms of recovery from problematic substance misuse, outcomes include:
  • Participation in meaningful activity.
  • Continued improved/no deterioration in physical and mental health.
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem.
  • Continued improved/no deterioration social functioning.
NAC-AS facilitates two sessions per week, Monday & Wednesday evenings. Service users are collected at designated pick up points. Numbers that attend on both sessions average 5-8 participants.

Facilitators offer support during their participation in gym sessions, for example, identifying and providing work out programmes that are tailored to meet individual outcomes as identified between the service user and key worker. Peer support between service users is also encouraged.

Intended group development:
  • Possible setting up of peer supported jogging group through election of jog champion.
  • Alternative therapies.
  • Involvement of dietician.
  • Other identified healthy activities, with a view these will be peer led.


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