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Mental Health Walking Group, Shrewsbury

Clare Balding walks with a mental health walking group in Shrewsbury.

This series of Ramblings is themed 'Ramblings Revisited' as Clare catches up with people she walked with once before.

In 2005 Clare rambled with a group based at the Radbrook Day Service centre in Shrewsbury, for people with mental health difficulties. The group had been running for ten years at the time of the original programme, but in the intervening years the Day Service centre was closed and the walking group folded.

However one of the walkers in the original programme, clinical psychologist Penny Priest, has continued her interest in the mental health benefits of walking and introduces Clare to psychologist Guy Holmes who began a similar 'walk and talk' group in Shrewsbury which allowed original members to continue walking, and also brought new members on board.

Producer: Karen Gregor.

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23 minutes

View over Shrewsbury

View over Shrewsbury


Role Contributor
Presenter Clare Balding
Interviewed Guest Penny Priest
Producer Karen Gregor


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