Funded projects that enable and empower clients to maintain positive physical and mental wellbeing.
ActiveBeing is for all and has community at its heart. We are an organisation that aims to promote and provide physical and mental wellbeing services to women who are living in areas of deprivation, or those who are waiting for specialist mental health services or counselling.
ActiveBeing Connect is supported by a range of organisations and we continue to develop partnerships with like minded groups. We have been able to grow due to the input and guidance from WESPORT. Activities for our community have been made a reality due to funding from Sports England - Tackling Inequalities Fund, and The National Lottery Community Fund.
For women in North Bristol, walking takes place in local green spaces. Sessions provide a safe space for women to talk, be physically active and improve mental health whilst being immersed in the natural environment.
6 x 60mins Walk & Talk Sessions
Intuitive Mental Wellbeing Guidance
Personalised Wellbeing Signposting, Articles, Resources &Tools
For women in North Bristol who want the opportunity to be physically active, connect with others and have fun. Sessions involve a range of sporting activities, stretching and breathing tools.
6 x 60mins Sessions - Multi-sports activities
Active Being T-Shirt
Check In's and Signposting
Mental Wellbeing Guidance and Resources
ActiveBoost is a new initiative that aims to provide additional support to those who have accessed the Talk programme but need a re-set or a 'boost' to help with their mental or physical wellbeing.
Active Experiences is our second new initiative. This programme aims to take women outside of their comfort zone, to provide a sense of challenge, achievement and enjoyment. Activities will mainly be based in green or blue spaces, they will develop a sense of self-belief, teamwork and enjoyment.
We thank our partner organisations for helping to facilitate these opportunities.
"I signed up for the walk with little understanding about what would be happening or who I was meeting. I did my first session with a friend and it was great! With just a little time and fresh air I was able to see my challenges and recent mental health crisis in a different way. I have since been able to go out once again and this walk was even more beneficial. I was able to talk openly about my experiences over lockdown, and my worries about the future, it felt like talking to a wise friend, and not like talking to someone who’s judging or just there to offer solutions (although Charlie is full of amazing ideas as well). We always walk to a beautiful view and looking over Bristol helped to open without feeling pressured to. I left my sessions with plans and ideas on how to cope with my mental health and lifestyle and although I am now busy again, I look forward to finding some time for walks with Charlie again.”
“I needed someone to listen with empathy and understanding and that's what I got and more. At a time when I was completely overwhelmed by anxiety, I got the support and help I really needed. Everyone should have a Charlie in their lives!”
"Since doing the walk and talks with ActiveBeing and the group sessions, I feel like I have overcome so much in the short space of time. To have someone that I can relate with has really helped me mentally and emotionally. Through the use of shared experiences I have become more confident in talking about past and present experiences. To be out in the open space has also encouraged my fitness, and helped with my depression, it has given me a sense of purpose and something I look forward to. I respond more to this than I have with counselling and therapy in a room setting. Not only that, Charlie has given skills and apps that help when I am alone or otherwise at home, this has given me confidence to do my day to day things knowing that I now have the tools to control things, like panic attacks which happen regularly for me. I wish to be able to continue this journey and eventually over come my depression and anxiety."
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