The Welsh National Exercise Referral Scheme has been based on best practice from the UK (the current evidence base) and operates to National Standards. The scheme has been supported by the Welsh Government working in partnership with the Welsh Local Government Association, Local Authorities, Public Health Wales and Local Health Boards. This guidance supports a partnership approach between Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) and NERS.
The principal aims of the scheme:
- To provide safe and effective community-based exercise opportunities suitable to meet the needs of clients with enduring mental health problems, compliant with National Standards
- To offer suitable healthy lifestyle advice as appropriate in partnership with the CMHT
- To promote and improve the mental and physical well-being of clients
- To increase clients’ long-term adherence to physical activity
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