Therapists from the charity’s mental health team are holding walks and swims as part of the recovery programme for clients and anyone else who would like to join them.
The free walks start at 1.30pm from 1 Cecil Street, Margate and will be held on Friday October 3rd and Friday October 17th.
Swims will start at 2.30pm at Hartsdown Leisure Centre, Hartsdown Road, Margate and take place on Friday September 26th and Friday October 10th. For Addaction clients, the swim is free but for others who come along, it’s £3.10 for non-members and £2.15 for members of the leisure centre. (Prices are discounted on usual entry as part of the Addaction swim)
Both groups, run under the Move to Improve scheme, are open to Addaction mental health clients and other people who want to join in with some exercise, meet new people and find out if Addaction can help them.
Pablo Lopez Martinez said: “Walking and swimming are great for wellbeing and can help to de-stress, leaving you feeling positive and keeping you fit at the same time and in our groups, it’s social too.
“Exercise has such a profound effect on our happiness and well-being that it’s actually been proven to be an effective strategy for overcoming depression.
“You don’t have to be depressed to gain benefit from exercise, though. It can help you to relax, increase your brain power and even improve your body image, even if you don’t lose any weight.
“Come and join us to see what it can do for you – we’d love to welcome you.”
To find out more about Addaction in Thanet or the exercise groups, call Pablo on 01843 293844.