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Horsham Together In Mind Group

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The aim of this group is to organize and provide a supportive non-judgmental network and environment for individuals who are experiencing, or have experienced, mental health issues. They organize a weekly 'drop in' session together with a range of activities through the year including swimming, conservation work, social evenings, day trips, art and music workshops. Everyone is welcome.

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May 2016 - Improving the Physical Health of Mental Health Patients

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The Department of Health has produced a new evidence-based resource for mental health nurses to help them take positive action to improve the physical health of people living with a mental health condition.

The report identifies eight key areas for action based on key risk factors for poor physical health including increasing physical activity levels and reducing falls.
Physical activity headlines:

  • Many people with mental health problems do not take enough physical exercise.
  • Increasing physical activity can improve physical and mental health, enhance psychological wellbeing, reduce mortality and improve life expectancy.
  • Regular physical activity reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, depression, stress and anxiety and improves self-esteem.
  • Physical activity may improve some aspects of cognitive function and is also associated with a reduced risk of developing problems of cognitive impairment in old age.
  • Introducing activities and encouraging people to undertake mild physical activity as part of their daily routine can benefit health and wellbeing over time.

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