CHANGES – Wellbeing Walks
Changes Community Health Project aims to promote the positive wellbeing of people living in East Lothian. It offers a wide range of courses, groups, therapies and activities to help manage stress, anxiety and depression and maintain wellbeing.
Nordic walking involves using specially designed poles that combines walking with core and upper body conditioning, similar to Nordic skiing.
The poles reduce pressure on the knees and joints and 90% of the skeletal muscles are used in Nordic Walking. It is suitable for all ages and abilities and can help improve balance and reduce the risk of falls. Each session starts with a warm up and aerobic section and ends with a cool down and stretching.
CHANGES offer a:
Level 1 group for beginners who have never tried the technique before and
Level 2 group for those more comfortable with the technique and wishing to walk further or at a faster paste.
Nordic walking is offered on Mondays and Tuesdays 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm and the course lasts for 8 weeks.
Volunteer Buddy Walkers can be matched with a person and take them on short walks to support them to get back to walking or walk more. These matchings can take place over 20 weeks and are arranged individually to cater for the needs of each person.
Unfortunately there can be a waiting list to be matched with a buddy walker.
East Lothian Feel Good Walks and Other Social Events
These are walks and other events, organised by volunteers and supported by CHANGES, that take place during the week and at weekends.
They can be booked via the Meet-Up group site:
How To Get In Touch
Phone Number: 0131 653 3977
Intended Client Groups:
- People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Provider's Name: CHANGES Community Health Project
CHANGES Community Health Project was established in 1996 to promote the positive wellbeing of people living in East Lothian. It offer a wide range of courses, groups, therapies and activities to help manage stress, anxiety and depression and maintain wellbeing.