Transforming the lives and mental health of children and adults through sport and physical activity

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Get involved in our sport and physical activity sessions to help improve your health and wellbeing

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Volunteer With Us

Give a little time to help us support the recovery of people experiencing mental health problems

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Fundraise For Us

Raise vital funds to help our charity transform the lives of people experiencing mental health problems.

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Dexter's Decathlon

Dexter is an incredible young man and is fundraising to support children's mental health through sport and physical activity!

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Author: Calum Pettitt

Youth Programme

Check out everything we offer for Children, Young People and Families here

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Shop

All profits from our shop are used to improve people's mental health through sport and exercise

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Author: Neil Harris

“Depression robbed me of a normal life for 10 years, but when I joined Sport in Mind they gave me the chance to play sport again and feel ‘normal’. I’ve heard people say ‘playing sport changed my life’, but Sport in Mind didn't just change my life - they saved it!"  Martin

Our impact

15,000

people with mental health problems supported through sport and physical activity 

94%

of people have improved mental well-being after accessing our fun activities

91%

of people have improved self-esteem from being involved in our sessions

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Personal Stories

  • Alexia's story

    I had everything I had ever wanted; a loving husband, 2 amazing kids and a fantastic home but after suffering post-natal depression I really struggled with life. It wasn’t until I joined Sport in Mind and started exercising regularly that I really saw improvements and begun to rediscovered the old me... Read more

  • Lauren's story

    At 18 I was awarded a sports scholarship to the USA, but after suffering an injury I suffered depression. Being given the opportunity to play sport in a supportive and caring environment with Sport in Mind really helped my recovery and made feel 'normal' again... Read more

  • Val's Story

    12 years ago I was diagnosed with serious mental illness. At the onset of my illness life seemed pretty bleak – I lacked motivation to do anything and didn’t see the point of getting up in the mornings. Joining Sport in Mind has given my life a positive focus, helped me grow and regain my confidence... Read more

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