Mental health has been at the forefront of concerns in most communities throughout Australia and New Zealand. Mental health is the most common reason people visit a GP, with apprehension around mental health steadily growing due to extended lockdowns due to COVID-19.
The team at Burpengary Regional Aquatic and Leisure Centre were recently provided the opportunity to showcase Belgravia’s Take Charge program at the Mental Health Expo at Caboolture Town Square.
Belgravia’s Take Charge program aims to make it easier for people experiencing mental health issues to feel better through physical activity. It also aims to help people connect with others and the wider community.
The program provides free 60-day access to a participating Belgravia Leisure-managed venue and one-on-one support from an exercise coach to develop a structured, goal-oriented program that focuses on the development of an individual’s overall wellbeing through participation in physical activity.
Health Club Manager Trish Jansen was thrilled with the response to the BRALC booth that was set up to promote the Take Charge program. “It was a very successful day. We were able to talk to members of the community but also many support workers and services that are in our local community. We gave out information about the venue and classes to over 40 people and made lots of contacts with which we can develop partnerships,” she said.
Find out more about Burpengary Regional Aquatic and Leisure Centre here: https://www.burpengaryralc.com.au/
Find out more about Belgravia’s Take Charge program here: https://www.belgraviafoundation.org.au/how-we-help