Eric Liddell Centre Welcomes Strictly’s Darcey Bussell for Mental Health Documentary

Eric Liddell Centre Welcomes Strictly’s Darcey Bussell for Mental Health Documentary

The Eric Liddell Centre has featured in a BBC documentary hosted by Strictly Come Dancing judge, Dame Darcey Bussell.

The Centre welcomed the former ballerina into their building earlier this year for the filming of ‘Dancing to Happiness’ which aired on Saturday 1st December on BBC Two. The documentary looked at the positive impact of dancing and movement on mental health, dementia and wellbeing.

The segment which featured the Edinburgh based charity focused on seated dance exercise classes held on a weekly basis with clients at their dementia day service. The documentary sheds a light on how the sessions can aid those living with dementia and other cognitive impairments.John MacMillan, Chief Executive of the Eric Liddell Centre said:

“For our work with people living with dementia to be featured on a documentary broadcast throughout the UK is a massive boost and recognition of the specialist care we provide at the Eric Liddell Centre. We’re thankful to the producers for showcasing our positive work, and of course to Dame Darcey for visiting the Centre.

Our Day Care Service and the Centre as a whole was buzzing throughout her visit and if we had been on Strictly, we would have been expecting a score of 10 from Darcey!”