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Published on 29 January 2024 04:50 PM

Being Active in Sandwell to Support Mental Health

Community Activity Referral Programme

The new year is a great time to make positive lifestyle changes and start to be more active.


Physical activity has lots of benefits for our mental wellbeing including;

-Improving mood
-Managing stress
-Improving confidence
-Meeting new people
-Improving sleep

There are a number of free local opportunities that
are in place to support you during January to April in 2024.

Age UK Sandwell • Walk & Talk Weekly Group


Delivered by experienced Age UK Staff and Volunteer Walk Leaders
Start date: Thursday 25th January 1.00pm-2.30pm.
Meeting Point:

Sandwell Aquatics Centre - B67 7EP

What's The Activity? Our Age UK Sandwell Walk & Talk Groups are short walks designed fo

r people who wish to gain the benefits of regular exercise, whilst talking to like-minded people. Our advertised weekly 'rain or shine'
walks are free, friendly, and fun. Our weekly Thursday walk sets off at
the same time each week exploring the local area.Finishing with the opportunity of refreshments and connections.


Who Is It Suitable For? Whilst anyone can attend, these walks are aimed towards older people 65+

How Do I Take Part? If you would like to try one of the regular health walks or simply find out more information, please contact:-
Tel: 0121 437 0033


BoxClever Mentoring - 12 Week Wolf Run Challenge

Start date: Thursday 1 st February, 5.30pm-6.30pm and every Thursday thereafter
Meeting Point/ Place of Activity: Langley Lodge - 869 4SU

What's The Activity? Do you find yourself struggling with your mental health sometimes? Being physically active can help.

BoxClover Mentoring will be running free weekly exercise sessions every Thursday for 11 weeks with a loose focus on non-contact boxing, with an end goal of a 12th and final session incorporating a 5km Spring Wolf Run.

Who Is It Suitable For? - Anyone who is able and prepared to work hard to improve their physical fitness, willing to 

be part of a team environment whilst taking on board instructions from coaches and up for a laugh!

How Do I Take Part? - To sign up, contact Craig Jones

Tel: 07801930 834
Facebook: BoxClever Mentoring
lnstagram: @blxclevercj
X: @boxclevercj (X, formerly known as Twitter).


Oldbury United FC - Walking Football

Delivered by qualified coaches from Oldbury United FC
Start date:
Mondays at 10.30am - Cakemore Playing Fields - B68 BBL
Thursdays at 12.30pm - Partway Lifestyle Centre - B69 1HE

What's The Activity? A fun, friendly environment to exercise through walking football. This activity will support residents in Sandwell to build confidence, meet new people and avoid feelings of social isolation.

Who Is It Suitable For? Anyone over the age of 18

How Do I Take Part? Contact Alexander Thompson

Tel: 07395 258 021



Other Activity Opportunities


There are a range of other physical activity opportunities available across
Sandwell. Visit the following sites for more information:

Black Country Moving

Healthy Sandwell