How Our Starting Life Well Fund Helped Sport in Mind
Posted: Thu, 02 Mar 2023 15:51
Sport in Mind are the UK's leading mental health sports charity who deliver physical activity to aid recovery, improve physical health and promote mental health wellbeing. Their mission is: "To improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems through sport and physical activity".
With the help of the SLWF fund, Sport in Mind were able to host 717 sessions providing young children with the opportunity to get active through a variety of different activities.
Through the combination of physical activity and the Sport in Mind journals 86% of young people have recognised the benefits of being physically active for their mental health.
Below are some statements from the participants from the programme to reflect the positive impact it has had:
"The sessions are so clam and relaxing, I LOVE yoga!"
"The Sport in Mind Journal encouraged me to be more active and is really fun"
"I feel more confident being apart the Sport in Mind Community"
"Sport in Mind session is the best part of my week, because I have lots of fun and they listen to me"