Mental Health and Wellbeing
Every year, one-in-four of us will experience a mental health problem
Being physically active and socially engaged can positively affect our mental wellbeing. Here at Wesport we are committed to working together with both the sport and physical activity sector as well as those organisations that support people with their mental health care, to create opportunities that make a big difference to the mental wellbeing of people across the West of England.
There are many great projects already helping people who are experiencing or are vulnerable to mental health issues, to become more active. We all want to make the biggest impact we can through this work and tackle any stigma around mental health.
We have put together a blog with information and resources to help clubs and coaches support their members mental health. Click here to access the resources.
Every Mind Matters is here to help you manage and maintain your mental health, as good mental health makes such a difference. It helps us to relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.
Mind have some great resources and training available on their website which use the power of sport and physical activity to raise awareness and tackle mental health stigmas. Click here to access their website.
On and Off the Pitch
We are working with Off the Record to run a Big Lottery funded project called 'On and Off the Pitch' across Bristol and S Glos. This is a great opportunity to tackle mental health stigma, promote the benefits of being active on your mental wellbeing and train up sports coaches/volunteers as well as young sport club members, to help spread the health promotion message.
We delivered a project with 6 local sport clubs across Bristol and S Glos and hope to be able to upscale this project. Please view the project overview in the downloads section to the right, or contact Lisa Wood if you wish to know more about the project Lisa.Wood@wesport.org.uk