The Get Set to Go programme aims to improve the quality of life of anyone with a mental health problem through access to sport and physical activity in the local community.
With support from Sport England and the National Lottery, this national programme seeks to help overcome the barriers someone with a mental health issue may face when wanting to become more physically active.
Participating in sport and physical activity is associated with the following benefits:
- Improved mental health and wellbeing
- Reduction in stress, anxiety and depression
- Improved confidence, motivation and self-esteem
- Weight loss
- Improved social life, meeting new people and having some fun!
There really is something for everyone, from yoga to netball, ice skating, boxing – and lots more.
Who is this service for?
We work with people who:
- Want to use physical activity and sport as a means of improving their mental health and wellbeing.
- Find starting something new difficult.
- Don't have the motivation or confidence to participate.
- Don't know what's available or how to access it.
- May need someone to support them to attend.
What happens next?
You can contact us yourself or ask a professional who could also refer you.
Following referral we’ll help you decide what sport or activity could work for you, some may be sports that you have previously done, while others may be completely new. We will also help you find something that fits into your schedule and if you would like to do something on your own or with others.
You could also receive support from a Volunteer Peer Navigator who will help you to access sport and leisure facilities. We put on taster sessions very frequently with help from sports providers so you can try different things. There is such a broad range of sports to choose from!