The wait is finally over. The new Cannock Chase Can App is now available to download for free by visiting Google Play and the App Store.
Local residents are being encouraged to find their way to wellbeing by downloading the new app and signing up to Cannock Chase Can. Those that sign up in February will be entered into a free prize draw and be in with a chance of winning an annual membership at Chase and Rugeley Leisure Centres. There are five annual memberships up for grabs!
Cannock Chase Council in partnership with Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles (IHL) has been working closely with local partner organisations and community groups over the last 12 months to develop the Cannock Chase Can programme, which aims to help people live happier and healthier lives.
The new app provides information about healthy eating, physical activity, healthier lifestyle choices as well as how to budget, sleep and manage emotional wellbeing. This is presented as a Wellness Wheel, which captures all the themes to help you live a happy and healthy life.
It hosts a variety of wellness challenges which can be undertaken as an individual, group or family. To celebrate your success, users, will be given trophies and instant rewards which have been provided by local businesses.
Officers from the Council and IHL will be touring the District throughout February to speak to people and find out more about individuals wellness worries. The team will be visiting supermarkets, town centres, community venues and schools.
Councillor Valerie Jones, Portfolio Leader for Community Engagement, Health and Wellbeing said: “Cannock Chase Can will help you improve your health and wellbeing in a fun and friendly way.
“I would like to thank the local community for the support they have given throughout the development stages of this app. This feedback has helped to shape the final version of the app and its future potential.
“Download the app for free today by visiting Google Play or the App Store and searching for ‘Cannock Chase Can’. Be inspired by others, submit challenges and gain rewards and points for your progress whilst at the same time improving and safe guarding your health and well being! So, why not start your wellness journey today?
“The hard work for the development doesn’t stop here. They will be kicking off their tour next week, so if you see them out and about, say ‘hello’ and come and find out more about Cannock Chase Can”.
Councillor Adrienne Fitzgerald, Leader for Housing, Heritage & Leisure said, “The Council recognises that there are many factors which influence our wellbeing and we hope that this new app will help users to find out how to improve the areas of life that matter most to them”.
“Users can keep their Wellness Wheel moving by regularly completing challenges which will in turn show progress and highlight areas of wellbeing that need improving. This is a great visual tool to help keep users motivated throughout their wellness journey”.
Chris Derbyshire, Managing Director at Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles, said: "It is great to see the new Cannock Chase Can App is now available on Google Play and the App Store. It is completely free to download and will provide local residents with the tools they need to start making healthier lifestyle choices.
"We hope the approach of involving the community in the creation of the app will make it more accessible and meaningful, and will help people tailor their own wellbeing journeys".
"Join us for Feel Fit in February and download today. You could be in with a chance of winning an annual membership to one of our fantastic leisure centres. However, getting healthier, isn't all about going to the gym, why not take part in a range of challenges via the app and inspire others along the way".
In addition to the app’s official release, the Council is also continuing to call on inidividuals, local community groups, businesses and organisations to submit challenges and rewards. These will feature as ‘new’ content within the app for users to complete and achieve whilst progressing up their wellness wheel.
Challenges can be submitted in various formats including video, audio, step-by-step instructions and a web link. An online submission form with guidance packs are available to download from the Council’s website.
You can also follow us on Facebook – search for ‘Cannock Chase Can’.