Health Revolutions

Organisation : Orchard Clinic, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, NHS Lothian
Grant Amount : £ 4,500

We would like to work with Cycling UK to improve the physical and mental health of people with mental health conditions; from those with severe and enduring issues that are inpatients at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital to outpatients receiving support in the community. We would like to trial a range of activities and approaches, delivering:

  • A weekly session for people with enduring and severe mental health issues, accompanied and support by staff
  • A weekly session for people with mild to moderate mental health issues, who would be accompanied and supported by existing community mental health groups
  • An informal weekend session for anyone that would like to come along and try cycling related activities in a supportive atmosphere

Activities would include cycle training, bike mechanics and bike building, led social rides, skills sessions to improve confidence and ability