Nottinghamshire Mind have been awarded funding by Sport England and the National Lottery to help people to try new sports and activities to help improve their physical and mental health.
Through this work we will be supporting people from Bassetlaw, Mansfield and Ashfield and Newark, who are experiencing mental health problems – such as depression and anxiety – to build their confidence to join sports clubs, go to the gym or take up a new sport such as Pilates, Cricket, Football, Cycling, Walking and Running to name a few.
People with mental health problems who have taken part in an earlier pilot phase of the Get Set to Go programme say that it not only increased their activity levels over a 12-month period, but also helped them feel more resilient and better able to cope with challenging life events. The hope is that people in the Bassetlaw and Mansfield and Ashfield Districts will benefit from this new phase of Get Set to Go.
The Get Set to Go programme, launched in 2015. In the past three years, more than 3,500 people with mental health problems have benefited and tried out new activities in a relaxed and friendly environment. An independent research team from Loughborough University conducted a two-year study which showed that 78% of people rated it as very good or excellent after just 6 months.
In this new phase of the programme, Mind aims to support over 120,000 people with mental health problems across the country to be more active through its work in communities and partners in the sport sector.
Get Set to Go can help you find the physical activity that’s right for you and help you stick at it for long enough so you can feel the physical, social and mental benefits of being active.
The programme is supported by Sport England and the National Lottery.
Get Set to Go works in a number of ways:
For more information and registration contact Dale Jubbie on 07843 597877 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can sign up to get free support to increase your physical activity levels and find an activity you’ll enjoy.
If you’re active already you can get involved by supporting others as a volunteer peer navigator.
We’re also providing training for the sport and leisure sector in these areas so they can make their services more welcoming if you have a mental health problem.
If you live outside one of the eight Get Set to Go areas you can still get support by joining our Elefriends community. It’s a safe and supportive online community where you can share ‘being active’ advice and tips.
Active Ele Films
Together with members of the herd we’ve created a series of short animated films that may help you to up your activity levels and stay motivated once you’ve started.
A group of Elefriends also got together and told us about their experiences of getting active.
By the way, can you spot the famous person doing the voiceover?