Sky Blues in the Community are committed to providing opportunities for people in and around Coventry to adopt healthier lifestyles.
It is well documented that regular participation in sport and physical activity can play a key role in promoting health and wellbeing, as well as improving physical, mental and social development.
Traditionally our work has seen the promotion of a healthy lifestyle as a by-product of our sports activity delivery. More recently we have developed interventions with defined objectives to address specific health needs and priorities amongst target groups and communities.
Our future direction will see us further develop our health offer using prevention, intervention and information to address local priorities including obesity, substance misuse, mental wellbeing, gender, ethnic and geographical inequalities.
Our main objective for health is 'To promote an active, healthy and informed lifestyles - helping to reduce health inequality in our community.'
Our health projects provide an informative, enjoyable and supportive environment to help people make educated decisions about the lifestyle they lead. They offer an opportunity to get active for free with the guidance of qualified coaches and those involved gain professional advice and support from qualified advisors.
Our current health projects include:
Fit 4 Life - Multi-sport activities and healthy lifestyle lessons for primary school children
Schools healthy eating - Delivering an eight-week programme of games and exercises to promote an awareness of healthy eating amongst primary age children
InForm - Weekly football sessions for Adult Males (18+) delivered at a number of sites in Coventry, along with information on health conditions that are prevelant amongst adult men
Health week - Working with secondary schools in Coventry and Warwickshire, providing information on diets for young people
Coventry CHIP - Delivering a series of bespoke health workshops to different target groups including - smoking and shisha, drugs and the law, alcohol and substance misuse, sexual health and young women and trafficking.
Match day events - During the 2012-13 season we ran a number of promotional events on CCFC match days in and around the Ricoh Arena, offering health checks, information on sexual health and smoking cessation.
We are continously looking to develop new, exciting and innovative ways of promoting the benefits of physical activity, health and wellbeing to people of all ages.
For more information on our health projects or to discuss your ideas, please contact Hiedi Sloan on 024 7678 6313 or email email@example.com