Moray clubs who are current members of mental health accreditation schemes
Specific groups and support for children, young people and older adults to be active.
For those with a higher need to support their physical abilities
Have a go at activity anytime using set routes and community resources.

Why physical activity for wellbeing?

Great wellbeing is best described as having CHIME (Connection, Hope, Identity, Meaning, Empowerment). To get this we can think about the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ which includes being active. This does not need to be going to the gym, it’s about finding what works for you. This pathway is designed to help people of all ages think about the options available in Moray including local sports clubs.


I want to get physically active
How do I choose what is right for me at this time?

1. Reflect without judgement: Consider these questions with a trusted supporter, friend, or yourself.
2. Be honest: This will help you decide which options will work now and which you might like to try later.
3. There is no ‘wrong’ choice or failure: Just a more helpful choice for you at this time.

First steps: Navigate Mental Health Pathways in Moray
Speed – How fast do I need support? – swift services have less timer icons.
Support – How much support do I need? – high support services have more hand icons.
Access – Do I need to see a GP or get a referral? – services may be available that don’t need a referral.
Options – Am I considering all the options? – select more than one support to try.

How do I choose what is right for me at this time?
Going further: CHIME – Build a better understanding of yourself

Connectedness: How ready am I to connect with others?
Accepting support and giving support to others is a key part of good health. Building confidence as an active community member can take time but makes a big difference to wellbeing.

Hope & optimism: How motivated am I to continue to explore and try different things?
It is unlikely you will find all the answers or support straight away. Trying different approaches need different support levels. Reflect on what you are going to need and how far you want to go in understanding yourself at this time.

Identity: How do I want to view myself?
Having a diagnosis or label is important to some people and can bring resources and support with it. In medical based services you are a ‘patient’, with others you are a ‘student’ or a ‘peer’ of recovery of wellbeing. Different roles can carry particular positive or negative associations for some people.

Meaning: Is my issue about something else as well?
Housing, debt, relationships, caring for family, employability – these all have other specific support services in Moray. Don’t forget that you can use these services too, they may even had additional support for neurodivergent individuals.

Empowerment: Who is/are the right person or people to help me make decisions?
Exploring our options and speaking out to say what we need can be shared with others such as supporters or friends. Learning this skill helps others to understand and act on our needs faster.

It’s not working, I want to feedback!
Our pathways are co-created with people with living/lived experience of relevant challenges, their friends and family, and people from professional support backgrounds. We need your ongoing feedback to evolve and develop these. 

This site is hosted and maintained by Moray Wellbeing Hub. Please contact us to let us know how we can improve or support you to use the tools.