Health walks are a hit in Walton

Earlier this year, adult participants at the Merseycare Life Rooms in Walton were offered a 12-week programme of Health Walks for the purpose of improving mental health and wellbeing. With walking being one of the easiest ways to get more active, people of all ages and ability came along to experience the health benefits of walking amongst nature. The walks also provided an opportunity for meeting new people and socialising in a fun and relaxed environment, leading to increased confidence about exploring local green spaces. Our walkers felt the programme helped them get out of the house, and were excited about visiting some of the wonderful green spaces on offer in the Walton area.

Through our ongoing partnership with Liverpool John Moores University, we were able to gain an in-depth understanding of how our walkers felt the programme was of benefit to them. Masters student, Steven Ward, visited the programme over a 10-week period, producing the promotional poster seen above highlighting the experiences of the walkers involved in the programme.

 

Park Life

Victoria Park

We’re loving this pic of the chaps from the Helena Housing men’s walking group. Each week they’re making their way around the wonderful green spaces in St.Helens – all keen to increase their level of activity, health choices and wellbeing.  This week the group paid a visit to Victoria Park and took ten to try out the new outdoor gym.

A walk in the park…

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It’s great to see how much our Nordic Walkers in Ellesmere Port have enjoyed their weekly sessions with Jo. Here are three of the gang being put through their paces for the last time before setting off to enjoy the surroundings of Whitby Park and Stanney Woods.

Walk and Talk

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What could be better? A chance to catch up with friends and colleagues whilst getting fit at the same time. Join Alistair every Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime for a 30 minute walk around the stunning Countess of Chester Country Park. For more info call 07767 113136 or email a.cook@tcv.org.uk