Active For Life

What is Active for Life?

Active for Life is a Physical Activity Recovery Programme. It is designed to enable people who experience complex secondary mental ill health and are currently inactive, to discover the benefits of being more active.

What does the scheme involve?

Active for Life involves you working with a Health Coach to increase your levels of physical activity. Working together may enable you to:
• Find activities you enjoy and which fit with your lifestyle.
• Design, agree and follow a personalised activity plan.
• Develop confidence, learn new skills and improve your fitness.

Throughout the scheme the Health Coach will offer an agreed level of support and encouragement to help you increase your activity levels and enjoy the many benefits regular physical activity can offer.

Activities available whilst on Active for Life

Active for Life Walk

Getting outdoors and walking is a great way to improve both your physical and mental health. Walking as part of a group is also a fantastic way to keep motivated and meet new people.

The Active for Life Walk are free and lead by Wellness Coaches and Walk Leaders who can support and guide you as you become more active.

Generally, the walks take place within local parks and or where there are rest places available. The walks are particularly beneficial for people with low fitness levels, low confidence when walking and or those who simply want to enjoy a low-level walk in the company of others.

Once people have built up their fitness and confidence to walk, they will be encouraged and supported to move into other mainstream walking offers within the community.

LocationMeet PointDay TimeLive Updates
Huddersfield Leisure CentreOutside Huddersfield Leisure CentreWednesday1pmOngoing


Active for Life Activity Hour

The Active for Life Activity hour is run every Wednesday 1.30 – 2.30pm at Greenhead Park, Huddersfield and is free.

Whilst attending the activity hour, there is a chance to partake in several activities such as bowling, tennis, walking, boccia and many more. Each activity is linked to a community group that is run in the park so there is a chance to carry on the activity in the community.

LocationMeet PointDayTimeLive Updates
Greenhead ParkCommunity Room by the tennis courtsWednesday1:30pmOngoing



Cycling is a fantastic way to raise your heart rate, improve cardiovascular function, and enhance your overall fitness level whilst in a social setting.

To partake in the cycle session, the participant must be able to ride a bike, The aim is to build confidence and fitness so that the participant may move onto a community group to continue with their journey. Bikes and helmets are provided.

LocationMeet PointDayTimeLive Updates
Spenborough Running Track, Bradford Road, Dewsbury WF15 6EGMeet Track side near containers just off the track. Bikes will be out and a member of staff to greet you.Monday12:30pmOngoing
Leeds Road Sports ComplexReception AreaThursday1:30pmOngoing


Active for Life 1st Steps to Fitness

The Active for Life 1st Steps to Fitness is a partnership between Active for Life and KAL and gives the client an opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence in a sports centre setting.

Whilst on the Active for Life 1st Steps to Fitness course the clients get FREE 4 week programme with weekly goal setting sessions to help improve confidence. It consists of a series of weekly sessions delivered to small groups by a member of Kirklees Active Leisure and a Wellness Health Coach.

Active for Life First Steps To Fitness allows you to access our facilities for the 4 weeks of the programme (this includes the gyms, the pools and the group exercise classes), free of charge.

How much does Active for Life cost?

The basic Active for Life service is free of charge. This includes regular one to one meetings, activity plans, information and support as agreed between you and the Health Coach.
Some activities, including walking and cycling are also free. However, there is a charge for other activities, such as activity classes, swimming and using a gym.

How can I join?

You need to be referred by a Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN). They will decide whether your health could benefit from some regular activity and can complete a referral form to enable you to join the scheme.

Your CPN can refer by clicking on the ‘Refer to the Wellness Service’ button on the right hand side of the screen.

Refer to the Wellness Service