Addressing the increased need around physical activity and mental wellbeing, brought about due to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Using social prescribing and partnerships with 3rd sector community organisations to provide an accessible yoga class, offering support to increase physical activity and manage stress, anxiety and isolation.
- The pandemic has caused an increase in mental health problems, such as stress and anxiety and 2 out of 3 adults (over 25 years) with an existing mental health problem reported worse mental health.
- There was a lack of accessible physical activity opportunities during the pandemic for those on low income, with a long term health condition or experiencing increased pain due to a lack of physical activity.
- There was a need to provide a connected community to provide support emotionally, by sharing feelings and experiences and reducing isolation.
- 1 in 3 older people agree that their anxiety is now worse or much worse than before the start of the pandemic.