Boosting wellbeing at Back on Track 76% of our service users report mental health problems – making recovery and rehabilitation much harder to sustain. That’s why we run a range of projects that boost health and wellbeing and promote resilience. like music, art and gardening.
We also have a course called Ways to Wellbeing which is specially designed for people who have problems with anxiety and depression. And we run a course called Bodywise that focuses on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, including diet and exercise.
Gardening and other outdoor activity is great for boosting wellbeing. We have teamed up with a local organisation called City of Trees to restore areas of urban woodland for the benefit of the whole community, and we have also taken on an unused community plot at an allotment near our centre.
95% of our service users say that activities at Back on Track help with symptoms of anxiety and depression. 89% said that coming here had improved their general health.
“The allotment – that’s like my new prescription at the moment. I was trying things for my mood off the doctor and it wasn’t helping me at all but now I’m getting out in the fresh air, growing veg for Back on Track’s cafe. We’ve got carrots, potatoes, spring onions, and it’s all thriving. Honestly it’s better than any prescription I’ve ever had!”
We have a wide range of courses - have a look at our current timetable