Quarterly Newsletter November 2020
Hundreds of staff and young
people at Prior's Court have
reaped the benefits in the
first six months of a new
focus on healthy living - and
this is just the start.
The Healthy You programme at Prior's
Court is about encouraging both our
young people and all staff members to
lead healthier, and therefore happier,
lives, but also providing the support
and opportunities for people to be able
to achieve this aim.
It is our firm belief that regular exercise
helps our young people to increase
focus, reduce anxieties and learn to
self-calm. With this, it is also vital that
staff lead by example to model to our
young people a healthy lifestyle - be
that by exercising together or eating
Sarah Butcher, our Director of
Residential Care Services and Healthy
You Project Lead, said: "We understand
that between balancing work and life
it can be hard to be as healthy as we'd
like. That's why we wanted to make it
as easy as possible to access healthy
choices at Prior's Court, and support
the physical and mental wellbeing of
our staff members.
"And in turn, they can encourage and
support our young people with their
physical and mental health."
Since its launch in March, the Healthy
You programme has seen:
• For staff, the introduction of schemes
such as smoking cessation, Couch to
5K, Pilates and Yoga, with nine Couch
to 5k graduates and eight people
completing smoking cessation courses.
• The first ever Prior's Court 5k
Challenge take place on site, with 126
staff finishers and 67 young people
finishers (pictured above and right).
• Our young people completing the
Olympic Triathlon Challenge - to
cumulatively swim, cycle and run the
distance of an Olympic-length triathlon
in one day (pictured above).
• More than 120 staff members attend
a Wellness Fair launch event, with
61 sign-ups to health and wellbeing
schemes on the day alone.
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Out of the blocks with health focus