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 two of our Get Set to Go Programme- running our summer programme of activities.
To date we have run sessions in tai chi, zumba, futsal, basketball, new age kurling and badminton.
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.
Our peer volunteers are doing an amazing job of supporting the sessions and our growing numbers of participants.
We can also offer a limited number of 1:1 sessions. It may be that you, or a friend/colleague or family member may need some support before joining a group. This could be some gentle walks, someone to meet with, some stretches etc and a friendly face to hopefully accompany you to join a session later on down the line.
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR AN EXCITING 12 HOUR ‘SPORT-A-THON’ FUNDRAISER ON SEPT 8th. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW SOON.
If you are interested in joining some of our activity, or to find out more about our 1:1 work, or any opportunities, please contact: [email protected]
Please see here for our summer 19 programme.
Unfortunately the TAI CHI class in now full. We have also had to cancel the mixed fun/family games on a Monday evening from Victoria Park due to low numbers. Golf is also now full but we shall organise more for Autumn, so please do keep looking here for updates. Yoga could do with more people, so do please sign up.
If you would kindly let us know if you intend to join or would like to come along, then we can make sure we have your details in case we may have to postpone, cancel or communicate something with you.