Alongside our award-winning community based sessions, Sport in Mind also offer weekly sessions within inpatient facilities by delivering yoga and Tai Chi on the wards and in gyms on-site to help build confidence, self-esteem, and aid the recovery of patients.

Feedback from Sarah, one of our particpants

I know what it feels like to be so lonely and what a difference it makes when someone comes up to you and says ‘I understand because I’ve been through it’, it can mean the world to somebody. I felt more at ease with myself. It takes your mind off things and you can switch off and forget about your situation or problems. Sport in Mind really help people’s mental health and wellbeing. If I didn’t have Sport in mind to come to I would be back in hospital for sure.


We work closely with a number of inpatient hospitals across the South East

Emma Davies - Head Occupational Therapist for Inpatient and Community Mental Health Services- North/Mid Hampshire Division 

The inpatient Sport in Mind sessions help patients to explore or re-engage in meaningful occupations during their admission knowing that if they wish to continue when they get home there are sessions in their local area to attend. The sessions help to bridge the gap and make introductions to new occupations in a supportive way.Patients often explained how much they valued the time off the ward in the Therapy Centre to attend sessions.The instructors are very knowledgeable and are very willing to listen to patient feedback and adapt sessions to everyone is included.

If you are a health professional and would be interested in talking to us about delivering some inpatient activity sessions, please do get in touch with Laura Brooks to find out more on [email protected]