Our Get Set to Go programme aims to improve the quality of life for 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, Get Set to Go is proven to help overcome the barriers that some of us face when trying to get active for our physical and mental health.
The Get Set to Go programme is the largest study of its kind to demonstrate the link between physical activity and mental wellbeing. In the pilot phase, 8 local Minds supported 3,585 people with mental health problems get more active by offering group and one-to-one peer support through a variety of sporting activities. The findings showed that participants:
- increased their activity levels by an average of 1.3 days per week
- felt like they had more support available to them, and an improved resilience and ability to cope
- liked Get Set to Go – 6 months after joining the programme, 78% of participants rated it as very good or excellent
We are now in phase one and raring to go with our key partners including Virgin Care, Wesport (West of England County Sports Partnership), B&NES Healthy and Active Lifestyles Teams and Chew Magna Village Agents.
If you are interested in finding out more about the project, either as a participant or a sports coach, please contact Ailsa: [email protected]