It’s well known that regular exercise is good for our bodies – and there’s good evidence that it improves our mental wellbeing too. But we know that having a mental health problem can reduce our desire to be physically active and some of us can turn to less healthy ways of coping when we're struggling. This can have a serious impact on our health. We know finding the right activity for you and then sticking at it long enough to start enjoying the physical, mental and social benefits can be a real struggle when you've got a mental health problem.
Since spring 2015, Dudley Mind has been running Get Set to Go to help people get active through sport. We have arranged weekly sport groups and monthly taster sessions for local people with mental health problems who want to try a sport.
We want anyone with a mental health problem to be able to enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of physical activity, which is why we've developed a new programme called Get Set to Go. With Get Set to Go we're aiming to improve the lives of 75,000 people who have mental health problems through access to sport in their communities.
So if you live in the Dudley, Wolverhampton or West Midlands area contact Get Set to Go and sign up to get support to increase your activity levels and find the right sport for you.
To join Get Set to Go you need to:
- Be over 18 years of age
- Have a mental health problem such as stress, anxiety or depression
- Live in and around the Wolverhampton area.
For further information and to find out how you can get involved in our local events please contact the sports co-ordinator, visit the website or see the Flyer in the "Downloads" section of this page.