South Edinburgh Healthy Lifestyles

Continued funding from CEC Health and Social Care enabled a range of tailored activities, events and workshops to happen. A key focus is the continued engagement with the local community in making and maintaining physical improvements to their area, thus helping to overcome some of the effects of stigma by generating pride in local surroundings, tackling feelings of powerlessness by empowering people to take part.

  • A programme of outdoor events to introduce people to physical activity, resulting in 10 programmes, 60 sessions - 215 participants taking part and involved
  • A series of 6 cooking workshops to encourage healthy cooking and eating on a budget with 13 participants taking part
  • A series of 10 gardening workshops and development of a community garden engaging 48 participants
  • A series of 10 environmental enhancement workshops with 196 participants taking part

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These all led to an improvement in physical health & wellbeing, confidence and self esteem with an increase in social interaction.