Physical Health and Wellbeing Team Activities

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The physical Health & Wellbeing Team are made up of peer support workers and volunteers.  We provide personalised activity services for individuals for people in Barnsley who may be struggling with their mental wellbeing.  We strongly believe that improving your physical health can have a positive effect on your mental wellbeing which is evidenced by our current peer support workers.  They have used physical activity to gain control of their mental health and are now sharing their lived experience with you.

Whether you haven’t played netball since leaving school, or you are isolated within your own home, the team are here to support you to reach your goals and make positive changes to your life.

We ensure the service we are offering is sustainable in the community and reaching those who require it most.  Physical activity isn’t for everyone, however, it can have endless benefits to help support a person’s mental wellbeing, boost self-confidence, build relationships, create networks and most importantly enjoy life.

We offer a wide range of sessions from walking, running and cycling to team sports such as football and netball.  More recently, we have moved into the Barnsley Recovery College and offering circuit training and boxercise on the College’s lawn.  All activities are peer led by some of our amazing peer support workers in a welcoming environment meaning sessions are inclusive safe and friendly.

Our activities include:-

Boxercise, Couch to 5K               Locke Park/Barnsley Recovery College (Mon’s)

Back to Netball                            Stocksbridge Leisure Centre (Mon’s)

Game Changer Football              Veda, Kendray (Mon’s)

Gardening                                   Swanee Road Allotment (Tues’s)

Cycling                                        Kendray Hospital (Wed’s & Sun)

Circuit Training                           Barnsley Recovery College (Wed’s)

Walking Netball                           Penistone Leisure Centre (Wed’s)

Pickleball                                    Hoyland Leisure Centre (Thurs)

Football                                      Oakwell Training Ground (Thurs)

Ladies Biking                              Kendray Hospital (Thurs)

Netball                                        Honeywell Sports Centre (Thurs)

Open Water Swimming              Manvers Lake (Fri)

Mens Only Biking                       Kendray Hospital (Fri)

Locke Park Run                          Locke Park (Saturday’s)

Full timetable:-

Timetable PHWT (PDF, 107 KB)

Get in touch for more details:-   Hannah Burton – 07917 650091 or Steph Flanigan – 07386 697965  



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