Active Watford and Three Rivers is a programme which is aimed at working with inactive people in Watford and Three Rivers, who are at risk from cardiovascular disease and/or mild to moderate mental health issues, helping them become active.
The programme does this by providing face to face consultations, delivered by the Health and Wellbeing Specialist lasting for up to a year. Individuals will look at why they would like to become active, what barriers they might face, establish their goals and confidence levels as well as creating action plans.
As part of this process, a consultation will look at what activities or sports the client will enjoy so that they can be signposted on to local sports clubs, exercise classes, leisure centres, gyms or community exercise programmes based on their needs. Supported sessions led by the Health and Wellbeing Specialist are also delivered.
The Health and Wellbeing Specialist for Active Watford and Three Rivers is based within local GP surgeries and Community Centres, as well as Vicarage Road Stadium, to ensure people most in need of this service can access it. These local organisations will make referrals to the service.
You can self-refer into the scheme if you meet the following criteria:
- Over 16 years old
- Live in Watford and Three Rivers
- Do less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week