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

Adult Programme

Find out more about our sessions to improve the lives of Adults (17+) experiencing mental health problems


Author: Calum Pettitt

Sport in Mind at Christmas!

Take a look at what's on our list to Santa this year and make a difference to those suffering with mental health problems by donating to our Christmas appeal and supporting the work we do. We've also got our fantastically festive Christmas gift shop, and our free festive downloads!


Author: Laura Barron

Fundraise For Us

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



Sport in Mind Community Activators

Sport in Mind have dedicated members of staff working with people experiencing Serious Mental Illnesses (SMI) to help them engage in physical activity interventions and health checks on a one to one basis


Author: Laura Barron

Youth Programme

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


Author: Calum Pettitt


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


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


people with mental health problems supported through sport and physical activity 


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


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


  • Sport in Mind Partnership wins national award from the F.A

    Sport in Mind's groundbreaking partnership with Berks and Bucks F.A wins a national award from the Football Association for our joint commitment in driving mental health awareness within football Read more

  • LTA awards Tennis Grant to Sport in Mind

    The LTA Tennis Foundation have awarded Sport in Mind a significant grant to improve mental health through Tennis by scaling up our service over the next three years Read more

  • #FollowOurFounder as Neil sets off on a Sport in Mind journey around the country

    12 years in and Sport in Mind is growing faster than ever! From our first sessions in Berkshire over a decade ago, to new sessions popping up in Wales, Cornwall and London to name a few, follow Neil on his journey this summer as he visits every country we operate in and a few more along the way. Can you guess where he is each day? Read more