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What it's all about
Wellness Street is a volunteer project brought to life by Helena Suarez in July 2011 and is now being directed by myself, Ruth Baker. The aim is to provide activity sessions (namely Pilates and Yoga but can accommodate other forms of gentle activity) to those in recovery from addiction, homelessness and mental health issues. It provides individuals/small groups with the opportunity to experience a fitness class led by a volunteer fitness professional.
In the past 7 months, 5 volunteer instructors have been placed in 6 different projects- I would now like to expand this by recruiting more volunteers and placing them in more projects with the long term aim of going nation wide.
What's needed to make it a reality
I now need the following to establish the reputation of Wellness Street as being a successful method of improving the quality of life for those in recovery from addiction, homelessness and mental health issues:
- a clear business plan to scale up the project
- more likes on the facebook page to support online presence without a website.
- I would also love to hear from those who may have a mental health condition who feel that they may benefit from this project- a short (anonymous) quote which can be used as part of a testimonial would help support the need for this intervention.