The Invigorate programme includes activity for both people with mental ill health and homeless people in Cambridge.
There are a variety of activities on offer including:
- T’ai chi
- Multi-sports activities
- Tennis and badminton sessions
Some sessions are free, and some have a small charge. Most sessions are run by a member of staff who will help you settle into the session and provide any advice and support you may need.
A carer, family member or friend can accompany members to the sessions for free or for a minimal fee.
During all of the sessions you'll be encouraged to be physically active and have fun in a social setting. You can just turn up and have a go, but we ask that you join the programme as a member after your first session. Membership is free, and you'll be updated about any changes to the programme when they occur.
People with mental ill health can also apply for a free BETTER card, when applying for Invigorate membership. A BETTER card provides you with a 50% discount on facilities across all of the GLL managed facilities in the city:
- Abbey Sports Centre
- Parkside Pools
- Kings Hedges Learner Pool
- Jesus Green Lido
- Cherry Hinton village centre
Botanic garden walking tours
Join a guided walk around Cambridge University botanic garden and see it change with the seasons. The walks are free to Invigorate members.
- 10 October
- 9 January 2020
- 9 April 2020
- 9 July 2020
- 8 October 2020
Places must be booked in advance – contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
Free swimming for people with mental ill health
- Mondays, 1 to 2pm at King’s Hedges learner pool
Learn to swim, or just float away your troubles and relax. Contact us to book or for more information.
Free swimming for users of Jimmy’s Night Shelter and Wintercomfort
Contact us for more information.
Information and help for people with mental ill health, or who are concerned about their own mental health:
- Life Craft: a user led organisation for adults in Cambridge who have experience of mental health based at Bath house, Gwydir Street Cambridge CB1 2LW Tel: 01223 566957
- Mind: The mental health charity
- Richmond Fellowship
For short term treatments for common mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety and stress, go to the CPFT psychological wellbeing services website or call 0300 300 0055.