In 2008, the National Institute of Clinical Excellence published its guidance on physical activity and mental health, click here to download.
by Dawn Skelton on January 4, 2011
Involving older people in motivating other older
people is so important but I was not sure where to start. I learnt lots on this course and the
resources were excellent!
Since qualifying as a PSI in May 2004 I have set up 4 classes working for Selby and York Primary Care Trust.These classes run alongside my job as a community nurse and EXTEND teacher. I am exercising with up to 60 people per week. Reassessments show good results. Balance, leg strength, confidence in walking as well as the socialising opportunity. I have waiting lists for all classes and enough people in one area to start another class.
Very patient and understanding tutor who explained in a clear manner points I found difficult in the manuals. I have not taught exercise before, but feel confident to start classes immediately.