Mental Health Training
Mental health is an important component of healthy active living. The harmonious balance of mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health, is important to maintain positivity, happiness, and social well-being. At Fitness 4 Success, our Mental Health Training component focuses on maintaining this balance.
Studies have found that a commitment to exercise is important in reducing anxiety and depression, as well as improving self-esteem and sleeping patterns. Group programs have the additional effect of social support, social facilitation, group motivation, and reduction of loneliness. Our programs utilize a proactive approach to get children engaged and involved in their journey to maintaining positive well-being.
Any student can benefit from exercise, and our atmosphere provides a positive, holistic means of addressing this. Each field trip, in-school program, and after-school program incorporates fitness in an engaging and fun way that will help in stress relief and positive well-being.
Often schools have dedicated weeks to Mental Health or Physical Activity. We encourage educators to involve interactive fitness and exergaming as apart of this awareness program, to expose youth to how they can have an active involvement in their own mental well-being.
It is important to take depression and other negative mental states in young individuals seriously, and attempt to understand these conditions from their point-of-view. Growing up, children face pressures when it comes to appearance, social identity, changes in their physical health, changes in their thinking, and changes in their emotions and feelings.
Our interactive program will combine exercise with mental health activities in a fun way . This will involve an initial assessment to evaluate them on scales of depression, anxiety, physical health, physical performance, and self-efficacy, self-esteem. From this assessment we will set goals for the individual to achieve to take an active stance in their road to fulfilment.
Our program will combine exercise, coping strategies, and goal setting to help improve performance on these important mental health domains:
Mental illness is a serious disturbance in thoughts, feelings and perceptions that is severe enough to affect day‐to‐day functioning. Some names for mental illnesses are: schizophrenia, depression, bi‐polar disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and borderline personality disorder. Proactive prevention of mental illness means utilizing a holistic approach to healthy active living that will involve changes in the individual’s self, their environment, and the roles of their peers/supporters.