Authors: Helen Roennfeldt, QLD
Event: 2005 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Staying Fit with a Mental Illness, physical health, physical wellbeing
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to firstly emphasise the need to address the physical health of people with a mental illness and following, will demonstrate how easy it is to implement a healthy active lifestyle into a community organisation. In particular, it will address how members of Stepping Stone Clubhouse identified the need to do something about their physical health and consequently, identified a plan, incorporating minor changes to assist with physical wellbeing. An important part of the Healthy Active Lifestyle Program (HALP) is an eight-week program organised by members and staff together. In conclusion, the paper will discuss what is involved and the outcomes of the program.