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The Mind Charity want more people with mental health problems to be able to enjoy physical activity

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Posted: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:30

The Mind Charity want more people with mental health problems to be able to enjoy physical activity

The Mind Charity want more people with mental health problems to be able to enjoy physical activity.

Having a mental health problem can reduce your desire to be physically active and some people turn to less healthy ways of coping when they're struggling. This can have a serious impact on physical health.

It can be draining so staying active can be a real struggle. But taking up a sport or exercising can improve your mood, raise energy levels, and boost confidence. It can also help you meet new friends in the area.

MIND want more people with mental health problems to be able to enjoy physical activity so they can better look after their physical and mental health.

MIND's new online information about getting started with physical activity can help people with mental health problems better understand how sport and exercise can improve their physical and mental health – and overcome some common barriers.

Deciding what's safe for you, how hard you should push yourself and finding the right sport or activity can be difficult when you've got a mental health problem. And we can all struggle finding the motivation to be active.

MIND's new guide is all about getting started. It will help you decide which activity is right for you, how to overcome barriers and plan a safe routine.

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  • British Heart Foundation
    Leicester City Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Safeguarding
  • Loughborough University
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Blaby District Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Harborough District Council
    County Sport Network
  • Age UK L&R
    Melton Borough Council
  • QUEST
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Rutland County Council
    Equality Standard
  • Sport England