Physical activity and access to green space are both good for people’s health. However, mental health issues can prevent people being active, which in turn has an impact on physical health. This project aimed to break this cycle through a range of cycling activities.
Health Revolutions was a pilot which worked with a range of people - those with severe and enduring issues who are inpatients at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, people that are members of Stepping Out in East Lothian and Social Bite, to outpatients receiving support in the community.
We provided specially designed cycling sessions for people with enduring and severe mental health issues, accompanied and supported by hospital staff. Separate sessions were tailored to people with mild to moderate mental health issues, with support from existing community mental health groups and NHS outpatient staff.