Health and Wellbeing Activities

We provide a range of Health and Well-being courses and activities which help people to manage their long term health conditions and minimise future deterioration and dependence on health services. Our team provide practical advice and support on topics such as common health conditions, healthy eating, fitness and exercise, understanding treatment and medication, avoiding health risks and planning a healthier lifestyle.

Fit For Life

Our Fit for Life programme has been developed with the goal of tackling health inequalities. Targeted towards disabled people, frail older adults and those with long term health conditions, Fit for Life provides sessions and workshops on a number of topics including:

  • Healthy eating
  • Condition management
  • Managing pain and fatigue
  • Reducing and managing stress
  • Stopping smoking
  • Accessing health and social care services

The course also features exercise taster sessions and weight management clubs as part of its itinerary. The course enables people to live healthier lifestyles by encouraging better physical and emotional health, whilst also tackling high levels of social isolation amongst vulnerable adults.

Counselling Services

We provide a professional and confidential counselling service for disabled adults and carers aged 18 and over with anxiety and depression. The service is provided by a team of suitably qualified and clinically supervised counsellors. The service upholds DRC’s commitment to:

  • Confidentiality
  • Understanding
  • Respect
  • Unconditional acceptance

The Counselling Service – based at our Information, Health and Wellbeing Centre in Kitts Green – is free to members of the public who self-refer but it is subject to availability and at times there is a waiting list due to demand. This service is not for people with complex mental health needs who should be referred to an appropriate statutory agency through their GP or Consultant.

Contact:

For further details on Fit for Life or Counselling, please contact Emma Costanza, Service Manager on 03030 402040 or email ecostanza@disability.co.uk.