We have a passion for helping people feel “In the Pink” i.e. in the best possible health. But we recognise not everyone can walk through the doors of a running/walking club and reap the benefits for themselves. We therefore have a range of different systems to offer a helping hand.
A way of helping individuals use physical activity to feel healthier and happier. “In the Pink” means “in the best possible health” and with volunteer support this is what we aim to help people feel. We know that not everyone can walk through the doors of an activity club and reap the benefits for themselves. Sometimes a helping hand is needed and this is exactly what the “In the Pink” scheme offers.
It is for anyone male or female aged 16 years+ who feel they need a helping hand to become more active. You do not need to be already fit, you can be completely inactive currently or you can have just lost your mojo and need a hand to find it again! The list below is by no means exhaustive and you don’t need to fit in any of these categories, these are just some examples:
These are men and women who have undertaken specific training for the role. This includes training in emotional wellbeing, communication skills and safeguarding/vulnerable adults training. All have a DBS disclosure and are supported by a clinical psychologist in their role. They work as volunteers with paid expenses. They are all members of Fitmums and Friends and understand the strong principles and ethos of support which is embedded within all groups. They are passionate and enthusiastic about offering support to those who require it. Please be aware Volunteer Supporters are not counsellors or therapists; their role is simply to motivate and support individuals to be more active.
There is no cost for the support offered by the In the Pink team. If after the three supported sessions you wish to join and become a member then current membership fees apply. If anyone would struggle to pay this you only need to let us know and we will do everything to help – we do not want finance to be a barrier to improved health through being more active.
We monitor the impact of this scheme by inviting participants to complete a mood validation questionnaire at the beginning and end of the programme and also an evaluation form which helps us to demonstrate the impact of people receiving this type of support. This is invaluable to us and participants should be reassured that all data is used anonymously.
Volunteer supporters cannot offer lifts to venues. They will meet you there. This is because we want this support to be something that you can continue in the long term so you need to be able to get to venues independently.
If you feel you don’t need quite this level of support but you just need a little helping hand then we can also arrange a chat by phone, text, email, Facebook prior to a session or even arrange for you to be met in the car park at a venue so you don’t have to walk in alone.
Please feel free to call Bridget 07708 324018
Or complete the “request for support” form below and either scan and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or post to 11 The Paddock, Cottingham, HU16 4RA.
If someone else is making a referral for you they must have your consent to do so.
If you would like to help spread the word about the availability of this support please see resources below.