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Physical Activity

How can physical activity help you?

Physical activity and exercise can boost general health, having a positive impact on both physical and mental state.

Being regularly active can help in reducing stress levels, build up confidence and self-worth, improving mood, concentration and sleeping patterns.

It can also be a great way to reduce symptoms associated with depression and anxiety while looking after our bodies.

Physical Activity and Exercise often lead to a socially more active life, giving you the chance to meet new people and make friends whilst having fun!



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Click the image to refer yourself to the Talking Therapies service, and explain that you are interested in physical activity.

How can we support you getting more active?

Community Living Well NHS Talking Therapies offers support in finding and accessing physical activity and exercise options, tailored and suitable to each individual’s needs and interests.

We can help with:

  • Signposting/referral to several different community-based activities
  • Access to education and training (workshops and community-based events)
  • Personal training and group classes

Next steps

You can register your interest in becoming more physically active and request for support during your first assessment with Talking Therapies, or at any moment during treatment (just talk with your clinician/therapist). You can refer yourself to the Talking Therapies service quickly and easily by completing this online form.

See our Helpful Information page for further guidance.

Get started

Some physical activity is better than doing none! Every movement counts and by becoming more active throughout the day, you can achieve the recommended activity levels.

To stay healthy, adults should try to be active every day and aim to do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity over a week, through a variety of activities (e.g. walking, cycling, wheeling, sports, active recreation, housework and gardening).

Finding an enjoyable activity can give you a sense of purpose and ultimately help to overcome barriers, making it part of your daily life. Setting up achievable goals, start slowly and gradually, make time and think of different options such as at home, at work or out and about, can all be of a great help.

Also, would you rather do it alone or with a friend? Social support is a great motivator, and sharing your experiences, goals and achievements will help you to keep focus and enthusiasm.

See our Helpful Information page for further guidance and useful tools to help you become more active.

Do you want to refer yourself to Community Living Well?

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