Physical Activity and Mental Health

Get Set to Go

What makes Get Set to Go unique?

Get Set to Go was co-developed by people with mental health problems through a series of steering groups and workshops. This helped ensure that the programme was relevant, meaningful, empowering and based on the needs of people with mental health problems.

It is the largest programme in the world that uses a peer support model to help people with mental health problems to become active. The programme has been rigorously evaluated to provide important learning to shape future physical activity programmes for people with mental health problems.

What was the impact and reach of the Get Set to Go programme?

  • Raised awareness of how being physically active can support mental health with 83,282 people.
  • Provide online peer support to 8,219 people.
  • Support 3,585 people to become active in local communities, with 1,870 registering for ongoing support from volunteer Peer Navigators.
  • Recruited, trained and supported 224 volunteer Peer Navigators.
  • Trained over 325 coaches and leaders in mental health awareness for sport and physical activity training.
  • Engaged with over 900 professionals and 605 organisations to share the learning from Get Set to Go with a reach estimated at millions.

Get Set to Go has saved my life. It has turned my life around and really helped me to cope with my mental health. It helps us all socialise outside of the groups. I have done some fantastic activities, had loads of fun and sampled sports that I've never had the chance to try before.

If you need support with your own mental heath or wellbeing, please contact MIND: