Get Set to Go Celebration!
By Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind
On 5th July our Get Set to Go project hosted a celebration event at Tees Barrage International White Water Centre in conjunction with our colleagues at Tyneside Mind and Tees Active. The event, attended by 70 people, was held to celebrate the achievements of participants, volunteers and sports providers involved with Get Set to Go, a programme designed to support people experiencing mental health issues to become more active.
The morning session consisted of options to experience 'Airtrail' the UK's biggest high ropes adventure course, or for those who preferred to keep their feet on the ground, a nature walk around Portrack Marsh Nature Reserve, expertly led by staff from River Tees Rediscovered and Tees Valley Wildlife Trust.
After a spot of lunch and certificates presented to volunteers on the project it was back down to the River Tees for powerboat trips and another nature walk. An amazing day was had by everyone that attended including the Mayor and Mayoress of Stockton-on-Tees. Special thanks to Tees Active and Tees Barrage White Water Centre, RiverTees Rediscovered, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust and the Get Set to Go staff, participants and volunteers who came from Tyneside to attend.
You can find out more from our sports project here.