Get Set to Go can help you find the physical activity that’s right for you and help you stick at it for long enough so you can feel the physical, social and mental benefits of being active.
We all know that being physically active is good for our bodies. But our physical health and mental health are closely linked – so physical activity can be very beneficial for our mental health and wellbeing too.
Lots of us don’t get enough exercise to stay healthy, but physical activity is particularly important if you have a mental health problem. This is because people with mental health problems are more likely to:
- have a poor diet
- smoke or drink too much alcohol
- be overweight or obese (this can be a side effect of taking medication)
So if you have a mental health problem, the health benefits of becoming more physically active are even more significant.
We are working alongside Active Humber to help local people to try new sports and activities, to help improve their physical and mental health. Through this work, We will be supporting people experiencing mental health problems – such as depression and anxiety – to build their confidence to join sports clubs, go to the gym or take up a new sport such as tennis, running or fitness activities to name a few.
As part of the programme, there will be a number of taster sessions over the coming months where you can try out different activities and see what suits you. There will also be 12 week-programmes running including tennis with Advantage Tennis Coaching, walking or running with Fitmums & Friends, fitness in KCOM Craven Park with Hull KR Community Trust, multi-sports and football sessions with Tigers Trust and various others with Hull Culture and Leisure and Hull FC.
If you’re interested in taking part in any of the activities contact us on 01482 240200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The programme is funded by Sport England and the National Lottery.