Charity Skydive in aid of Sport In Mind
Who are Sport in Mind?
Sport in Mind is an independent multi-award-winning mental health charity that was formed in Reading, Berkshire in 2010 with a simple mission:
"To improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems through sport and physical activity"
They are the UK’s leading mental health sports charity and deliver physical activity (sport, walking, dance and movement, gardening and exercise sessions) projects in partnership with the amazing NHS in order to aid recovery, promote mental wellbeing, improve physical health, combat social isolation and empower people to move their lives forward in a positive direction.
Who do Sport in Mind work with?
Sport in Mind provide sport and exercise sessions for those experiencing mental health problems. These sessions are open to all abilities, operate on a relaxed drop-in basis, and we provide all the equipment.
Their sessions are provided for both inpatients and outpatients, people at their most unwell may attend our hospital-based sessions before transitioning to their community sessions on discharge. This assists with the very challenging return into the community with accessible fun sessions helping to continue their recovery journey.
Their aim is to remove the barriers to exercise and enable people who are experiencing mental health problems to be able to raise their awareness of the positive relationship between physical health and mental health – and access sport and exercise sessions which are supportive, safe, and welcoming to aid their recovery.
The charity started 2011 – but have since grown to offer their sessions across large parts of the Southeast of England. They hope that by 2022 they will be able to deliver programmes to more regions of England and across Wales.
In response to Covid, they have adapted the way they engage individuals and now have their innovative activity packs and bullet journals available designed to help people stay active and recognise the benefits of regular exercise.
They have learnt that the need for human interaction is greater than ever. Sport is a brilliant natural icebreaker, with a lot of opportunities for encouragement and praise.
Their ethos of delivery has never changed and is focused on the individual and their needs - if someone wants to attend one of their sessions, they are free to do so without pressure, judgement, or barriers. Attendees at their sessions know that Sport in Mind staff, coaches, and volunteers will be friendly, encouraging, and welcoming and make sure they are getting support they need to fully engage in the session - and feel the benefits of physical activity on their mental health.
To book a charity skydive in aid of Sport In Mind go to our Booking Page.