Sport in Mind
Sport in Mind is an independent multi-award winning mental health charity (unaffiliated to Mind and not part of the local Mind network) that was formed in Reading, Berkshire in 2010 with a simple mission:
We are the UK’s leading mental health sports charity and deliver physical activity (sport, walking, dance and movement, gardening and exercise sessions) projects in partnership with the amazing NHS in order to aid recovery, promote mental wellbeing, improve physical health, combat social isolation and empower people to move their lives forward in a positive direction.
We are passionate about using sport and physical activity for good, but we're not just here for sporty, super fit people - our service is here for EVERYONE! If you've not taken part in sport or exercised for a while we know it can be quite daunting to join a sports group (We feel the same!), but the truth is getting involved with Sport in Mind isn't about how good you are at sport or how fit you are, it's simply about HAVING FUN and giving people are bit of a break from everything else that's going on in their lives.
We've seen firsthand the positive impact physical activity can have on people's mental health having supported the recovery of over 12,500 people (sporty people and people who say they've never liked sport). We believe there's a sport or physical activity out there for everyone and Sport in Mind's aim is to ensure every single person in the country has the opportunity to improve their mental health through a physical activity session they enjoy."
Sport in Mind