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Mind launch Mental Health and Physical Activity Toolkit

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Posted 5th May 2021

Mind have launching a new Mental Health and Physical Activity Tooklkit!

The Toolkit, consisting of 10 guides, aims to help sport, physical activity and mental health providers to support and engage people experiencing mental health problems in physical activity.

The Toolkit comes on the back of a sector wide survey hosted in Summer 2020. The survey findings highlighted the need to combine our existing toolkits: one for mental health services providers and the other for the sport sector. The new Toolkit also needed to include knowledge, insight and outcomes resulting from our Get Set to Go and Sector Support programmes.

To help us develop the new Toolkit, we’ve worked with people with lived experience of mental health problems, representatives from the mental health sector and the sport and physical activity workforce. Co-production has been essential to create content that is relevant for sport, physical activity and mental health providers and ensures their work in this area meets the needs of people experiencing mental health problems

Guides include:

  • The relationship between mental health and physical activity
  • Involving people with lived experience of mental health problems in the design and delivery of your work
  • Making physical activities inclusive to people experiencing mental health problems
  • Measuring the impact of a physical activity and mental health service

Each one provides guidance, tools, templates and good practice case studies to help organisations provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for people experiencing mental health problems to be physically active.

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