Blackburn with Darwen’s re:fresh team is dedicated to supporting the health and wellbeing and active living of people living and working in our Borough. 

Benefits of physical exercise:

  • Lower risk of heart disease
  • Improve thinking skills
  • Boost your mood
  • Improve sleep
  • Reduce aches and pains
  • Better balance

If you want to improve your physical activity, look at the links below to see what classes and programmes you can get involved with. re:fresh run many sessions throughout the week for all abilities and the timetable can be found here.

Image highlights active living by a man in a blue t-shirt, red cap and khaki trousers walking on a path by the side of a river in a forest. A bridge with a waterfall is in the background with more walkers.

Exercise on Referral

The Exercise Referral Scheme is an exciting exercise programme which your GP, practice nurse or health advisor can recommend for you. This 12 week programme is an opportunity to take part in a range of activities.

Stay Active Outdoors

Making use of our outdoor places can help guard against key health issues such as depression and heart disease. It can also be fun. It can connect people to nature and to each other. It energises and inspires us in our day to day lives. For mental health support, see our pages here.