Gym supervision Training for Nursing and Healthcare staff


People living with severe mental illness (SMI) face one of the greatest health inequality gaps in England and worldwide. The life expectancy for people with SMI is 15–20 years lower than the general population. This disparity in health outcomes is partly due to physical health needs being overlooked. Individuals with SMI also have double the risk of obesity and diabetes, three times the risk of hypertension and metabolic syndrome, and five times the risk of dyslipidaemia (imbalance of lipids in the bloodstream) than the general population.

The Training

The course provides training for all health professionals interested in the physical component of health promotion and also allows health professionals to supervise a training programme for patients who have no contraindications to physical activity and exercise

Target Audience

Nurses, Healthcare professionals, Healthcare Assistants, Activity Coordinators


Bespoke programme designed for Mental Health Trusts or classroom based for individuals.

12 CPD points/hours

 Study method

Classroom or based within own Trust/clinical areas


1 to 2 days

Testimonies of the course

Thank you so much for running the gym training last week. The staff all really enjoyed It. It was very thorough and I feel so much more equipped to manage the gym afterwards.

Bethany Flannery – Lead Occupational Therapist Bethany Flannery – Lead Occupational Therapist -The Huntercombe Hospital Roehampton 2016


The gym training has been so useful. We now have a number of ward staff appropriately trained to supervise service users to the gym in the evening and weekends

Lewis White – Lead Meduim Secure Services Ealing site 2017


The gym training course was very well presented, easy to understand, and so in depth. I managed to learn so much in the 2 day course. I’ve always been involved in sports and fitness but now have much more knowledge and confidence in leading sessions.
Jon Sentongo – Bank staff – West London Mental NHS Trust 2017