“Well-being can be understood as how we feel and how we function, both on a personal and a
social level, and how we evaluate our lives as a whole.”
Our opportunities aim to improve the wellbeing of individuals and local communities.
Our programmes aim to increase participation in a range of activities: sport and physical activity; culture and the arts; social action; volunteering.
This participation leads people to develop and realise their potential, work productively and creatively, and build relationships.
There are many barriers to people getting involved – financial, psychological, geographical, lack of opportunities or because they feel life’s struggles simply make it too hard. This has a negative impact on our sense of happiness and our ability to be the person we want to be. Our programmes aim to overcome these barriers, creating new opportunities and empowering people to get out, be involved and feel better.
Physical Activity is a proven way to keep mentally well. Regular exercise helps us to relax, deal with stress and is particularly helpful in dealing with anxiety and depression. Try going for a brisk half hour walk every day as an easy starting point.
GP exercise referral scheme running throughout Renfrewshire.
The Live Active Scheme is delivered locally by Renfrewshire Leisure. Renfrewshire Leisure has three fully trained counsellors in operation throughout the area that will arrange one to one consultations and provide support throughout the year to help you make lifestyle changes. These changes can include weight management, healthy eating and physical activity.
To be accepted for the scheme please contact your GP or Practice Nurse.