Physical activity on referral
Physical activity plays an essential role in preventing and managing a wide range of health conditions. That’s why ‘Better’ offer Physical Activity Referral Schemes (PARS) at many of our leisure centres in Swindon
Health professionals can refer patients to these low-cost programmes to help improve, manage or prevent health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, depression and many more.
The affordable exercise referral courses are designed to help participants develop the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to improve their health and wellbeing. This comprehensive 12-week programme features one-to-one assessments, individually tailored activity plans, and teaches how to change behaviours for lasting impact.
How to register
If you are interested in Healthwise then please speak to your GP, practice nurse or Social prescribing link worker, who must refer you. If your GP is not registered with the scheme then please contact the Healthwise Coordinator at your local Better Leisure Centre.
If your GP or nurse feel you may benefit from Healthwise they will need to complete a referral form and send it on to the Healthwise team. Healthwise will contact you to screen your referral further and if successful you will be signposted to the appropriate intervention with a Healthwise Facilitator.