Physical Activity and Mental Health

MIND Regional Network

Active Humber is pleased to be part of one of nine new Mind Regional Network hubs, and will work collaboratively with North Yorkshire Sport and Yorkshire Sport Foundation to help more people with mental health problems engage with physical activity across the region.

The network will connect local organisations across the physical activity, mental health and charity sectors throughout Yorkshire, aiming to provide them with the skills and knowledge to be more inclusive for people with mental health problems.

The network will offer training, toolkits and resources, as well as providing a platform for networking and sharing best practice to build stronger relationship between organisations.

Every Regional Network will be led by a Hub (lead organisation) in this case Yorkshire Sport Foundation, with one based in each of the nine English government regions. They will receive support and funding from Mind until March 31 2021.

Hubs will have autonomy and responsibility for designing, delivering and implementing their Regional Network. Each Hub will aim to engage and support at least 70 organisations in their region and upskill 160 people such as coaches, volunteers and staff in mental health awareness.

Being physically active is beneficial to everyone, however it is particularly important for people with severe and enduring mental health problems.

If you or your organisation would like to be involved in the Mind Regional Network, please complete this short online form.

It is anticipated that the first networking event will take place in March 2020.

Mind Regional Network Support

Mind have been working for many years with the Sport and Physical Activity sector for many years and lots of great work has taking place. See below for the milestones that have been achieved over the past 5 years and also a support document to help you maximise the benefits of sport and physical activity on mental health.