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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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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Sport in Mind Community Activators

Sport in Mind have three new dedicated members of staff to help people with mental health conditions in Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham on a one to one basis.

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Author: Laura Barron

Youth Programme

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

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Author: Calum Pettitt

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

News

  • Summer News!

    Where does the time go! We have been so busy these last few months, we can hardly believe we're in August already! We have so much to share with you, things we have been up to, and exciting things to come! As always, we want to take this opportunity to say thank you for supporting us, it means a great deal! Read more

  • Sport in Mind awarded £25,000 to expand support for new mums

    Sport in Mind are delighted to have been awarded £25,000 by Arts Council England for the provision of weekly dance and movement sessions to improve the mental health of mums and young people aged 9-14 across Reading, Bracknell, and Slough. The funding has come through Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants fund. Read more

  • Sport in Mind and Intelligent Health respond to the Department of Health and Social Care's call for evidence

    Sport in Mind and Intelligent Health submit joint evidence to The Department of Health and Social Care's Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan Read more