Get Set to Go
Buckinghamshire Mind has been awarded funding by Sport England and the National Lottery to help people to try new sports and activities to help improve their physical and mental health. Through this work, Buckinghamshire Mind is supporting people experiencing mental health problems – such as depression and anxiety – to build their confidence to join sports clubs, go to the gym or take up a new sport such as running, swimming and football to name a few.
Buckinghamshire Mind is working closely with partners Leap (County Sport & Activity Partnership) to deliver community sports and activity sessions and to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment within local sport and leisure facilities.
We can now offer a range of FREE taster sessions to try out various activities. We know it’s tough to start something new, particularly if you’re experiencing anxiety and feeling low. These free sessions will help build the confidence to take those first steps.
To find out more, please click on the links below:
- Move Together Mindfully, walking/running group, Aylesbury Tennis Club, 14th February
- Aquafit for the Mind, Booker Park School, 25th February
- Feel Good Fight Klub, Mandeville School, 26th February
- Move Together Mindfully, walking/running group, Stowe National Trust, 26th February
- Headspace Boxercise, Micklefield Library, 28th February
- Football Fans in Training, Adams Park, Wycombe, 20th March
Buckinghamshire Mind is calling for Peer Volunteers, who understand how mental health problems can be a barrier to getting more active, to take part in free Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity (MHASPA) training, which has been developed with UK Coaching. Once they have completed the training, the Peer Volunteers will then support people with mental health problems who are participating in 12-week sport and activity programmes, managed by Buckinghamshire Mind and coordinated by Leap.
To find out more about the MHASPA training, please click here