National mental health charity, Mind, recognises the power of sport and physical activity to raise awareness, tackle mental health stigmas and support those of us with mental health problems to become more active.
To help professionals, organisations and individuals leverage the benefits of sport and physical activity in their communities, Mind has launched their Regional Network programme.
Merseyside Sports Foundation is the Hub (lead organisation) for the Regional Network in the North West of England. We’re committed to connecting people and expertise, to make sport and physical activity support for mental health even stronger in the region.
Find out more about Mind’s Regional Network Programme here.
A number of key organisations are already collaborating on a range of specifically-targeted projects, including:
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Watch ‘In Conversation – How and Why Physical Activity Can Improve Our Mental Health’ held to highlight the power of physical activity during Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.
Discover the work of Liverpool Football Therapy, just one of the partners who have joined the network, to see how they encourage adults affected by mental ill-health to use football as a recovery tool or as part of ongoing therapy.
Catch up on our Team Talk event highlighting the lived experiences of mental health behind every statistic. Some might find topics within this conversation upsetting. Please take time to care for yourself. If you need urgent help, you can find it here.
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