The Waddy Feel Good Service, a service offered through Waddington Street Centre, is aimed at helping people with mental health problems to engage for perhaps the first time, or re-engage, with regular level appropriate physical activity in an environment in which everyone supports each other and gets enjoyment from the participation.
The Physical Activity volunteer would be supported by the WFGS Coordinator when volunteering at the centre.
Supporting people with mental health problems when undertaking a variety of physical activity sessions arranged through Waddington Street Centre.
Experience of working with people with mental health problems is desirable
Volunteering opportunity to be arranged dependant on availability. Physical activity sessions take place on most week days
Travel expenses to and from the Centre
Providing a sense of purpose
Making a positive difference to people lives
Use existing skills to benefit vulnerable people within the local community
Be part of a team
The Waddy Feel Good Service (WFGS) offers a variety of core weekly activities including badminton, gym, football and a walking group. Since becoming part of the Durham Mental Wellbeing Alliance in April 2022 the centre has added new age curling and cycling to its weekly timetable. The activities take place locally either at Meadowfield Sports Centre or Durham University’s Maiden Castle Sports Complex and the centre’s mini bus is used to transport members to and from these venues and, takes the walking group out for walks on a Friday in the beautiful County Durham countryside.