Butterflies, Butterflies Interim and Butterflies Juniors is a free female only fitness and wellbeing session for women and girls which encourages positive mental health through exercise and open discussion.
We at Butterflies understand how difficult it can be to admit that we need some support. With this in mind, we will try and remove as many barriers to attending as possible, such as the option of messaging facilitators directly so you have a named contact in the session, organising a phone call to talk about the sessions or arranging a named person (who you will have had a chat with) to meet you at the gate and walk in with you.
Once inside, you can expect a warm welcome followed by a warm-up, led by a qualified fitness instructor or personal trainer before a workout, based on your personal fitness levels and personal goals. This will be a 30 minute session followed by a wellbeing chat with like-minded women who can offer advice and support through personal experience. Participants also have the option to join the WhatsApp group for additional support throughout the week.
Due to the success of the project we also offer a Butterflies Juniors session once a week on a Wednesday.
All facilitators and Trainers are trained in Mental Health First Aid and ASIST (Assured Suicide Intervention Skills Training).
Butterflies is a support group that is friendly, compassionate, non judgemental and above all, confidential and professional.
Taking part in the workout that Butterflies provides is an outlet for me to work off the stresses and tensions of the week and is a brilliant way of releasing endorphins. The well being talk that follows the workout gives me a chance to talk through any difficulties that may have arisen during the week.
Training with Butterflies has proved to be a lifeline for me and has kept me sane through some testing times. Dealing with a number of difficult personal issues had left me stressed, exhausted and struggling to focus.