Date - 8 April 2020
SQRH Clinical Educators and SQRH supported students have created a comprehensive Transition Program for SQRH Health and Wellness clinic participants.
HaWC Co-ordinator Sam Peek said while participants spend four months at HaWC it is vitally important to maintain momentum in their health and wellness aims.
“We take a staged approach to transitioning out of HaWC so towards the end of the four month period participants have exercise sessions at local parks with Exercise Physiology students and also spend time with social work and psychology students at the East Creek Neighbourhood Centre.
“Each participant receives a transition program booklet that details a number of options for continuing with healthy eating, exercise, social activities and community connection. The booklet has a comprehensive list of pools, gyms, indoor sports centres, yoga schools, support groups and information about local volunteering.
“There is a second booklet that explains and illustrates the safe way to do exercise and stretching which helps to reinforce the behaviour changes implemented at HaWC,” he said.
Participants have reported that the transition program has been a great support and many have taken up
learning or community activities as well as finding new friendships as part of the HaWC experience.