Mind in Brighton and Hove is using the power of physical exercise to tackle mental health problems in Hastings.
We have been awarded funding by Sport England and the National Lottery to help people in Hastings try new sports and activities to help improve their physical and mental health. Through this work, Mind in Brighton and Hove is supporting people experiencing mental health difficulties such as depression and anxiety to build their confidence to join sports clubs, go to the gym or take up a new sport such as running, swimming and football to name a few.
Mind in Brighton and Hove is working closely with partners Albion in The Community and Sussex Cricket Foundation to deliver community sports and activity sessions and to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment within local sport and leisure facilities.
Mental Health Awareness Training for Sport and Physical Activity.
Mental health awareness for sport and physical activity was developed with support from Sports Coach UK and is designed for coaches, sport administrators, volunteers and front of house staff.
- Understand common misconceptions about mental health and the impact of stigma and discrimination.
- Identify the positive impact that being active has on physical and mental health.
- Appreciate the barriers that stop people getting active.
- Talk confidently about mental health.
- Know where to signpost people to if they need support.
- Identify practical actions to make your service more accessible for everyone.
This training is for anyone who works in the sports and physical activity sector and would benefit from mental health awareness we will be delivering a further training sessions in the summer dates and venues to be confirmed if you are interested please contact: Jacy Kilvert firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also seeking Peer Volunteers for our Get Set to Go project
- You will volunteer in Hastings
- Support participants to attend sessions
- Build relationships with participants
- Help to remove barriers for people to attend physical activities in Hastings
Please see our volunteer page for more information
Update 30 April 2020
Due to Coronavirus we have suspended our face to face delivery of our Get Set to Go Project
For the time being we will be supporting you to get active in fun and creative ways within your home
Physical activity is just as important for your mental wellbeing during these challenging times so we would encourage you to have a look at the following ideas about how to carry on being active during this time.
Some suggestions for how you can stay active whilst staying at home are included in our tips sheets. But here are lots of other suggestions too.
Ideas to get active at home and outdoors
- Active 10: A brisk daily walk is a great excuse to get outside and improve your health. The Active 10 app is a great way to help you monitor and gradually increase your brisk walking levels over time.
- Couch to 5k: This is a 9-week running programme designed for complete beginners by the NHS.
- Gym-free workouts: Going to the gym isn't for everyone. Luckily, there are plenty of other ways to get active instead. The NHS have created routines that you can do anywhere, anytime including seated exercises, strength, balance and flexibility sessions.
- Parasport: Parasport have created accessible home workouts that ideal for wheelchair users and those just getting started or haven’t been active for a while.
- PE with Joe Wicks: Daily workout videos lasting approximately 30 minutes.
No equipment required.
- Fitness Blender: Over 500 free workout videos enabling you to choose the level of difficulty depending on whether you are new to exercise or looking for something more advanced.
- Yoga with Adriene: Yoga instructor Adriene offers over 500 free YouTube videos supporting you to get started through to adaptations for the more advanced.
- Move More with One You: NHS resource that provides easy ways to move more every day.
- Stay In, Work Out: Sport England prove tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home. Join the Movement and use #StayInWorkOut to share how you're getting active during this time.
Getting active when you're short of time
- NHS 10 minute workouts: Only got a few minutes? The 10-minute workout ideas are perfect if you've only got a bit of spare time when you're at home.
- 10today: Tune in to 10 minutes of activity via the radio, online videos and on social media.
- British Heart Foundation 10 minute workout: Work up a living-room sweat in 10 minutes with the British Heart Foundation. You only need a small space and no fancy gym gear to take part.
Getting active as a family
- Youth Sport Trust: have a range of YouTube videos with fun challenges and activities that can be adapted to the space you have available
- Disney dance alongs: This Girl Can have partnered with Disney to provide dance work outs, you can learn their moves or put your own spin on their routines.
- Change4life Indoor activities: Shake Up games inspired by your kids' favourite Disney characters.
Printable resources to help you get active
- A-Z activity guide: Looking to get active at home or in your garden but not sure where to start? Our A-Z activity guide includes an array of activities and most require no equipment.
- Get active bingo: Challenge yourself and tick of your achievements with our bingo sheet designed to help you move more around your home.
- Runners bingo: If you enjoy running, take a look at our runners bingo sheet and see if you can achieve a line or a full house by taking part in our suggested activities.
- Mindful walking: Sometimes it's good to stop and take notice of what is going on around you, and a mindful walk is a great way to do that. You can use this resource to help you complete your own.
- Mindfulness and yoga: Yoga encourages us to stop and take notice of how our mind and body are feeling. This activity sheet will help you plan for your own yoga practice, which you can complete at home or with a group of friends.