Mental Health

Each year, approximately 1 in 4 people experience a mental health condition.

Regular exercise or physical activity can have significant effects on our mental health and wellbeing. A brisk walk, some yoga or a game of football with friends can all help to improve our self-confidence and reduce stress.

Sport and physical activity can also help to: 

  • Improve mood
  • Raise self-esteem
  • Lower stress and anxiety levels and 
  • Combat depression
  • Improve sleep patterns

The Mind Sport & Physical Activity Network recognises the positive impact that sport & physical activity can have on mental health and wellbeing. The regional group provides training, shares research and best practice and help to build relationships between, sport, physical activity and mental health. Check out resources from Mind to see how they might support you.

The Activity Finder

If you're looking to improve your physical and mental health activity, why not visit our Activity Finder where you'll find thousands of opportunities available in Hertfordshire?

East of England Mind Sport & Physical Activity Network

Regional network supporting inclusive practice for mental health within sport and physical activity.

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Get the training you need to support mental health in sport.

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mind Resources

Resources from mind to support community-led work.

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Get in touch…

If you have a generic question please email the Herts Sport & Physical Activity Partnership team: