Health and Community are really important to us at Go Get You, and with thanks to the extra support of a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund we’re able to get one step closer to achieving our mission. The funding we’ve received is helping us to run our unique style of Mind-Body fitness classes in two Blackpool communities, Marton and Bispham. This is helping us to provide opportunities for local people to take part in classes which help them to achieve active bodies and minds. To achieve our goal of bringing communities together we used lottery funding to help us design a brand new website which serves a hub for all our members across the town with amongst other things an online forum to discuss topics relevant to getting and staying active. With the launch of Mental Health Awareness week recently our first topic of discussion is around Body Image. We’re really looking forward to helping people, and I personally believe that people will benefit so much from what we offer in the same way that I have benefited from pulling all of our previous work together. And none of this could have been achieved without the extra help from the National Lottery Community Fund.

As a seperate part of this project we’ve also started a pilot project working with Adelaide Street Family Practice. It’s been in discussion for a while, and as of this month we’ve been invited to set up a clinic at the Harris Medical Centre. Luan Stewart, Practice Manager, and Adam Gee the Practices’ Communications Lead have been a great support in helping set this up. The appointments that patients of the practice can book are a great way for patients to find out more about how they can improve their health and wellbeing, and especially how getting and staying active can help manage conditions such as Depression, Anxiety, Chronic Pain and Weight Gain. For me personally this is a great opportunity to work with a forward thinking practice who are open to new ways of helping patients. If patients at the practice would like any more information they just phone up and book an appointment for a wednesday morning with me, Paul.
If you’re interested in what we’re doing in the Marton and Bispham communities we’re holding free sessions on Wednesday 26th June in both communities. You’ll need to register on the website to attend at www.gogetyou.org/events-1.