His Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 next week (May 15-21) and the theme will be Anxiety. Totally Tennis is proud to partner with With sports in mind offer free weekly tennis sessions to support people experiencing mental health issues through sport and exercise.
The “Sport in Mind” session with coach Nigel takes place every Monday from 12:00 to 13:00 in the hall. A one-hour drop-in coaching session is available to anyone with mental health issues. All skills are welcome and all equipment is provided.
Sport in Mind, the UK’s leading mental health charity, runs free physical activity projects (sports, walking, dancing and movement, gardening sessions and exercise) in partnership with the amazing NHS to support recovery, promote mental wellbeing, improving physical health, combating social isolation and empowering people to lead their lives in a positive direction.*
By focusing on anxiety this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, the Mental Health Foundation hopes to increase people’s awareness and understanding of anxiety by providing information on things that can help prevent it from becoming a problem. At the same time, the President will be pressuring to demand change – making sure that improving mental health is a key priority for government and society at large.**
Check out sessions near you by checking the activity map https://www.sportinmind.org/find-an-activity
Learn more about the benefits of exercise for people who have mental health issues in the videos below.
Dr. Howells talks about the benefits of exercise
Yoga teacher talks about fear
Video by Neil and Laura about “Sport in Mind”.
For more information on Totally Tennis Sport in Mind sessions please call 01256 358816.
*Information courtesy of Sport in Mind – see their website for more information www.sportinmind.org/aboutus
**Information courtesy of the Mental Health Foundation – see their website for more information www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/public-engagement/mental-health-awareness-week