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.

Following our FREE taster sessions, giving people the opportunity to try out various activities, we are delighted to announce the launch of new 12-week courses.

To find out more, please click on the links below:

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 the above 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