Project: Exercising your mental health
Fund: HoB General
Wycombe Wanderers Sports and Education Trust were recently awarded funding to carry out their ‘exercising your mental health’ project, which aims to use the power of sport and physical activity to aid the prevention and recovery of ill mental health.
They are running sessions which will provide a place to come and meet people with similar experiences and learn about different mental health issues and coping strategies, all mixed in with taking part in a physical activity.
The project covers five subjects over a six-week period, including self-esteem and anxiety, and uses carefully selected questions to monitor and evaluate the progress of those taking part.
With the first 6-week course now complete, Sam Parker, community health manager at Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust will be presenting the findings at the upcoming Leap forum on ‘Improving mental wellbeing through physical activity and sport’.