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Date posted 08 Jul 2022

Sport in Mind ® is an award winning mental health charity (unaffiliated to Mind and not part of the local Mind network) with a simple mission:

"To improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems through sport and physical activity"

They are the UK’s leading mental health sports charity and deliver physical activity (sport, walking, dance and movement, gardening and exercise sessions) projects in partnership with the NHS in order to aid recovery, promote mental wellbeing, improve physical health, combat social isolation and empower people to move their lives forward in a positive direction.

Physical activity can have a positive impact on people's mental health with Sport in Mind having supported the recovery of thousands of people each year (sporty people and people who say they've never previously liked sport). They believe there's a sport or physical activity out there for everyone and Sport in Mind's aim is to ensure every single person in the country has the opportunity to improve their mental health through a physical activity session they enjoy.

Sport in Mind's innovative programmes are delivered in partnership with the NHS and Better and are co-designed by people with personal experience of mental health problems and healthcare professionals. We deliver sessions to support the recovery of people living with mental health problems in the community and inpatient care as we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity irrespective of how unwell they are.

Sport in Mind have set up an activity session at Meadway Sports Centre:

A yoga session for people experiencing mental health problems. It is run by a qualified coach, all equipment is provided and open to all abilities!

Day: Monday

Time: 2pm - 3pm

Cost: FREE

For the South Reading Leisure Centre, the session details are:

Day: Friday

Time: 11am-12noon

Cost: FREE

Activity: Dance Class

For Rivermead Leisure Centre, the session details are:

Day: Wednesday

Time: 12noon - 2pm

Cost: FREE

Activity: Badminton & Table Tennis

You can just turn up and participate or if you would like more information then please contact Beth: 07760958668