NEW! Walking & Talking Therapy

The term “lockdown walk” entered the nation’s consciousness last year.

Many people, denied usual forms of exercise, had a favourite local route they used for a daily socially-distanced stroll and natter with family or friends.

Walking and talking have dual mental and physical health benefits so we are combining the two into a new service for people affected by cancer or bereavement thanks to generous funding from Lancaster CVS Urgent Coronavirus Response Fund

This summer we will be trialling Walking and Talking Therapy to offer a safer face-to-face experience to clients who need to shield and would welcome a way to see a counsellor in person while minimising Covid risk.

Potential benefits include:

  • Reduction in social isolation
  • Studies show that time spent walking outside can make problems seem more distant, allowing clients to become ‘unstuck’ from negative thoughts.
  • Research supports the benefits of nature to lower pain levels, decrease stress responses, and reduce inflammation.

Initially it will be offered at our Lancaster centre, using our gardens and grounds as well as our close access to Lancaster canal, and at our new Morecambe centre - making use of the promenade.

To find out more email

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