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 coming to the end of our summer programme of Get Set to Go and all the classes are winding up. We will hopefully re-commence more activities from mid September as we raise some funds from our Sport-athon.
Football is continuing over the summer holidays and takes place every Thursday evening until mid September from Bath Recreation Ground from 6.15pm-7.30pm. Come & Join us.
Ladies only swimming is also taking place on Wednesday evenings from Culverhay Leisure Centre, Rushill from 7pm-8pm. £3.
We are working closely with our key partners Wesport (West of England County Sports Partnership), B&NES Public Health Team, Virgin Care, WREN, GLL Leisure and Bath City Football Foundation.