Falling on your Feet began as a pilot commissioned by Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group with research by Northumbria university to evidence it’s outcomes.
It has now run since 2015 and gone from strength to strength across the North East region from Amble to Bishop Auckland, Middlesbrough to Wallsend.
It reduces the risk of trips and falls through creative movement, and regular workshops often lead to co-choreographed dance pieces that are shared with wider audiences. Every session offers crucial time to share socially which supports positive mental health and well-being.
Helix Arts has built an blended dance community for people aged 65+. Our free sessions take place at home and online. They are delivered by professional dancers to take people on both a personal and collective journey.
We know how important it is for people to feel connected right now, especially when many of us are having to self-isolate or shield at home. Many of us are:
- Living alone
- Away from family
- Worried about feeling lonely
- Suffering from lower physical health and fitness
- Facing poor mental health and well-being
- Losing connections with others
Every week participants join expert choreographers to take part in dance sessions.
For those taking part online, all that is needed is access to the internet and a laptop, tablet or mobile phone; with technical support available from Helix Arts if required.