Helping you to move more & feel better
Have you been shielding due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
Has your physical or mental health and wellbeing been negatively impacted by COVID-19?
If so, Move Together is here to help.
Move Together is brand new for Oxfordshire and is here to support you to move more, to help improve your physical health, mental health and wellbeing. Starting to move more, in a way that works for you, is hugely beneficial. It can help with mood, energy levels, sleep and weight management, as well as helping to manage long term conditions, too.
But we fully recognise that this isn't always an easy step. COVID-19 has affected all of our lives, and not being able to enjoy usual activities, see loved ones or, for many of us, leave the house has had a huge impact. Some of us are keen to get outside and be more active, but feel anxious and confused about where to begin.
That's why Move Together has been launched, to provide you with all the support, advice and information you need to get started.
How to get started
To find out more about moving more and get started, here's what you can do:
1: You can call your local Move Together co-ordinator (numbers below) or ask your GP to refer you
2: Your local Move Together co-ordinator will be in touch for a chat & next steps
3: You can decide together what sort of activities you'd like to do
4: Together we can agree the sort of ongoing support you'd like
What we can offer:
Support, advice and guidance tailored to what you need, in the way you need it.
We can be a kind voice on the phone or a friendly face on the doorstep, with local volunteers to support if needed.
Lots of ideas about ways to help you get back more strength and mobility, improve how you feel and become more confident about going out.
Whether you want to find out more about local community activities, walking groups or how to move more within the comfort of your own home, we are here to help.
We can help you access specially designed home activity packs, exercise sessions for specific conditions, online classes and much more.
All of the Move Together advice is provided by physical activity experts in line with COVID safe guidance, designed to support you to be more active and improve your health and wellbeing.
Contact your local Move Together Co-ordinator today:
- Oxford City: 07483 007114
- Cherwell District Council: 01295 221575
- Vale of White Horse: 07717 714477
- South Oxfordshire: 07717 836750
- West Oxfordshire: 01993 861564
Most importantly of all, please remember that you're not alone. We are here to listen and support and can link you to other people who may be feeling exactly the same way as you do. We look forward to welcoming you to Move Together!