Sporting Minds is an Anxious Minds project for getting people active, and to aid in recovery from mental health and addiction issues, we aim to provide education, exercise, and social events to help people get active, make friends and preventing social isolation, promote inclusion and togetherness.
As part of our Recovery program, we offer outdoor-based therapies primarily from our woodland premises in Prudhoe to families and individuals to encourage participation in exercise and build friendships. Activities offered include mountain biking, hill walking (featured on BBC1 in 2020) woodland breaks, canoeing, and rock climbing.
It is well known that exercise and building support networks encourage and promote positive mental health. Likewise, outdoor engagement can provide a form of alternative mental health support and act as a “soft” engagement mechanism into our wider services for those a little nervous about engaging in counseling, etc.
keeping fit is good for your mental health, Anxious Minds fighting fit project will bring together some of the best Personal Trainers, in the North East to help and support our veterans back to fitness.
Our CEO spent over 10 years as a physical training instructor in the Army so we understand just how good this project is going to be for veterans’ mental health.
The project will have:
Weight training for weight loss