We know that an active lifestyle is good for our mental wellness and that it plays an important role as a protective factor against different conditions.
Sport and physical activity can help us all manage or alleviate common symptoms of mental health struggles anxiety or depression, and our latest Active Lives survey both for adults and for young people proves that this is true for people of all ages.
That’s why as part of our long-term strategy - Uniting the Movement - Sport England, alongside a great group of organisations, is taking strides to champion the role that physical activity can play in supporting positive mental health, including the partnership with leading mental health charity Mind.
Among the many great things Mind do, it also plays a critical role across the sport and physical sector and proudly facilitates the established Mental Health Expert Group for Physical Activity.
This group, led by Mind and funded by us, includes different charities and organisations like Rethink Mental Illness, the Scottish Association of Mental Health, Sport in Mind, Mental Health Swims, Run Talk Run, Mental Health Football Wales and many more.
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Last week the group, in collaboration with national mental health charity Chasing the Stigma, launched a set of new activities on Hub of Hope - a national mental health database that aims to bring all available help into one place for those who are struggling with their mental health.