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

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



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



Sport in Mind Community Activators

*We are recruiting for two of our three Community Activator roles, please keep referring people into this scheme and we will restart client programmes as soon as we can!* 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.


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 talk to BBC London

    As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, our Head of Services Laura Brooks spoke to BBC London about the power of sport in improving our mental health Read more

  • The Mirror Newspaper talk to Sport in Mind

    As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, The Mirror newspaper sat down with our CEO Neil Harris to talk about the charity Read more

  • Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

    It’s Mental Health Awareness Week this week – a national campaign to raise awareness of mental health. This year’s theme is anxiety, something that many of us can relate to, particularly following Covid and lockdowns when all our lives changed so significantly Read more