The HEAL Programme Exercise Referral Scheme, uses specialist qualified instructors to help participants become more active safely through targeted condition-specific exercises.
See a timetable of HEAL Exercise Referral Classes.
Instructors are trained in motivational techniques and behavioural change, as well as delivering specific exercise programmes for the management, or prevention of many medical conditions. These include:
- gym-based sessions
- specialist classes for musculo-skeletal conditions, osteo/rheumatoid arthritis, cardiac rehabilitation, cancer and neurological conditions
- diabetes and exercise workshops.
If you think you could benefit from HEAL activities ask your GP or other health professionals (for example, a physiotherapist) to refer you to the programme.
Health professionals who want to refer patients to the programme should contact the HEAL team to register.