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Maurice Dillon Health Service Executive & Julie Broderick, Trinity College Dublin

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A physical activity resource for service users – experiences from a mental health setting

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Maurice Dillon Health Service Executive & Julie Broderick, Trinity College Dublin

  1. 1. Let’s Get Active Guidelines .. To improve health and wellbeing Dr. Julie Broderick Trinity College Dublin
  2. 2. • 1 in 5 people live with mental illness • People with mental illness can die up to 18 years earlier than the general population • Gap in life expectancy mainly from physical health issues associated with mental illness like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and lifestyle factors.
  3. 3. Challenge to - bridge the implementation gap
  4. 4. Guidelines aim – 1. Support staff to promote awareness of the benefits of physical activity as a powerful therapeutic tool for people with mental health difficulties 2. Provide practical resources and strategies for staff to support service users to incorporate meaningful physical activity into their daily life
  5. 5. Service user input
  6. 6. Examples of incorporating physical active programmes in practice
  7. 7. Key messages at end of each chapter
  8. 8. Examples of some resources
  9. 9. Examples of some resources
  10. 10. • Dr. Jonathan Moran • Steering Group: John McCusker, Brian Hartnett, Agatha Lawless, Dr. Ailis Brosnan, Maurice Dillon, Laura Molloy, Dr. Catherine McDonough, Nora Mannion, Cliodhna Kirwan, Maeve Sweeney, Derek Griffin • Service Users with lived experience • Particular thanks to Maurice Dillon! Thank you to
  11. 11. Partnership’s
  12. 12. Collaborate
  13. 13. Outcome Measures
  14. 14. Other mental health settings
  15. 15. Participant Feedback “After I do my training... I feel I’m a person, I’m somebody who matters, so it’s a good feeling... I’m a member of a team and I’m a player on a team… It just makes me feel good about life.” ( Participant, Kickstart to Recovery, Drogheda, 2018) “Only for the programme I would not have had the confidence to start volunteering and now I love it. I used to sit in the house on my own all day. now, I am making sure I’m walking daily. ( Participant, Time2Redesign, Ashbourne 2018) " It’s hard to do get started, but this has given me a push, sometimes a little push and a little support is whats needed“ (Participant, Learn to Run, Navan 2019)

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