YorWellbeing Exercise Referral Programme

The YorWellbeing Exercise Referral Programme uses specialist qualified instructors to help participants safely become more active, through targeted, condition-specific exercises.

Instructors are trained in motivational techniques and behavioural change. They deliver a range of community and gym-based sessions and exercise programmes for the management or prevention of many medical conditions.

The Exercise Referral Programme includes specialist classes for:

  • musculo-skeletal conditions
  • osteo and rheumatoid arthritis
  • cardiac rehabilitation
  • cancer
  • neurological conditions

Condition-specific exercise

Exercise can help enormously with a wide range of medical and mental health conditions including:

  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • arthritis
  • cancer
  • multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • depression
  • anxiety

Referrals to the Exercise Referral Programme

Ask your GP or other health professional (for example, a physiotherapist) to refer you to the programme if you think you could benefit from activities tailored to your needs.

Health professionals should:

  1. read the protocol for referring patients to the Exercise Referral Programme
  2. complete the Exercise Referral Programme registration form
  3. complete the YorWellbeing exercise referral form to refer patients. There is an alternative referral form for cancer patients


See a timetable and list of available Exercise Referral Programme classes.


Read the latest issue of the Exercise Referral Programme newsletter.

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