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Empathy – Compassion – Mutual Respect
What is our impact
Our innovative community-based exercise program is focused on people who experience multiple disadvantages including, poverty, unemployment, discrimination and stigma. They often have additional challenges such as a serious mental health diagnosis, substance misuse and/or offending behaviour. These adults have difficulties accessing, trusting and re-engaging with traditional services.
Listen to these personal stories and share in the positive difference Sporting Recovery makes to individuals who are often unseen and unheard, in the wider community.
By combining the insights from our client’s experiences with validated impact measurement and evaluation tools, we can further evidence the difference Sporting Recovery is making to the lives of a vulnerable adult and their local community.
What is our impact
Well-being profile Post user surveys
Soft Outcome RED
Attends the programme infrequently, rarely joins in the activities and chooses not to socialise with others
Soft Outcome YELLOW
Attends sessions without prompting but may not always participate in the activities or socialise with the group
Soft Outcome GREEN
Attend sessions regularly, participates in activities, socialise with other participants and are willing to volunteer.
“I like Tai Chi because it motivates me and gets me moving. I also try out some of the moves at home”
What People Say?
Client who speaks very little English and has historically found it very difficult to access community groups because of this barrier, she now attends Tai Chi weekly. She feels very much part of the group, giving her a much more meaningful role and more active routine, which has been challenging for her to develop.
Another client I work with has chronic back pain and was not leaving the house. She was welcomed into the gentle yoga session and was supported to adapt some of the moves not to worsen the pain. She has now been attending for over a year. Her back pain has lessened, as she has negative symptoms as she is now actively engaged in meaningful occupation.
“I had one SU referred to me whose main struggle was with routine, meaningful activities and boredom. He had no direction or meaning to his life and engaged in risky activities before joining SR. He engaged in football at SR over 10 weeks of his admission, and the change the ward saw in his wellbeing, motivation, and energy was incredible. He was described several times as a “new man.” He would be ready for football every week and showed improvement in several areas throughout his admission, including mood and social skills. Even the doctors felt like much of his improvement was due to his participation in meaningful activities such as SR rather than just medication.”