Local charity Sport in Mind have started running two physical activity sessions in Henley to help support people’s mental health. It’s no secret that regular exercise can improve mental health; even a 10 minute walk can help boost your mood. With their free weekly sessions, Sport in Mind aims to improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems through sport and physical activity.
Sport in Mind is a mental health sports charity that delivers free, weekly physical activity sessions for anyone 17+ who is experiencing mental health problems. These are designed to aid recovery, promote mental wellbeing, improve physical health, combat social isolation and empower people to move their lives forward in a positive direction.
Their sessions are for all abilities and are run on a drop-in basis, so there is no need to book and no referral is required. They are delivered by a qualified instructor and all equipment will be provided.
Beth Marriott, Development Officer for Sport in Mind, said, “Sport in Mind exists to help improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems through sport and physical activity. We’ve seen first-hand the positive impact physical activity can have on people’s mental health has supported the recovery of thousands of people each year. Our aim is to ensure that every single person in the country has the opportunity to improve their mental health through a physical activity session they enjoy.”
There are currently 2 free, weekly physical activity sessions in Henley, both of which have a lovely group of participants already attending:
- Wellbeing Walk – Tuesdays 11-12pm – Meet at Henley Piazza in Mill Meadows
- Stretch & Relax – Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm – Springwater Church Garden
To find out more about Sport in Mind, including what other sessions they deliver and what you need to do to attend your first sessions, visit their Oxfordshire Timetables page. Carers, friends and family are more than welcome to accompany participants to the first couple of sessions – the more the merrier!