Supporting you to move
At Leap we’re working with local partners to set up and identify coaches and instructors who can support your physical and emotional wellbeing.
We have gathered a list of activities below from coaches and instructors who have undertaken UK Coaching and Mind’s ‘Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity’ workshop and whose sessions should be suitable for people who maybe anxious or worried about joining a new group. Feel free to contact them and ask questions about the sessions before signing up or testing it.
Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust, Bucks Wycombe
Adult mental health friendly/aware sessions, Older Adults – low intensity strength and balance activities
Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust Website
Buckingham & Stowe Running Club, Bucks
Running for all levels of abilities. Offers individual and small group support.
Buckingham and Stowe Running Club Website
Tennis Sports Coach, Milton Keynes
Paul Robertson, Tennis and Squash coached sessions
Safari Mixed Martial Arts & Safari Health Hub, Milton Keynes Bletchley
Women’s Only sessions, martial arts, yoga, gymnastics etc. Children, Youth Martial Arts and Ninja Club training.
Safari Mixed Martial Arts Website
We are also working on setting up Moving Mind sessions in both Buckinghamshire and MK which are a great way for anyone experiencing mental health challenges like anxiety or mild depression to join in a fun, relaxed and empathetic environment. Some session details are below and will be updated shortly now lockdown restrictions have lifted. For more information please contact Abbi Mckane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moving Mind football sessions
MK Dons SET (Milton Keynes Dons Sport and Education Trust) are delivering two different programmes to help improve mental health and wellbeing. Firstly, linked to the Premier League Kicks programme, a weekly Friday evening session is accessible for young people aged 11-18 to get involved in football and other sports. Secondly, a football session for adults is being delivered on a Thursday afternoon, again aimed at supporting mental wellbeing. Sessions are open to anyone in the relevant age groups, no referral needed.
Moving Mind run and walk group
A fully inclusive group that will support you every step of the way. Welcome to all abilities – especially those that have never run before.
Wednesdays 10am – 11am
Hedgerows Family centre, Milton Keynes
Thursday 10am – 11am
Stantonbury Health Centre, Milton Keynes
Run by All People Active, please contact Portia on 07739840717
Moving Mind Ladies only Kickboxing
Women’s 4 Week Programme/ physical class (8 spaces available)
Course Starts: you can book your space from the 24th of May 2021.
Time: you can choose any beginner’s kickboxing class that suits your time.
Duration: 4 weeks beginners‘ course
Classes: Weekly for 40 minutes
Location: 11 Second Avenue, Bletchley, MK1 1ED Milton Keynes.
£18 per month Instead of £36. By signing up for this course you will receive 50% discount.
Click here to register from the 24th, once we have your details, we will get in touch with you.
Sport in Mind, Bucks
Sport in Mind have a simple mission: “To improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems through sport and physical activity”.
Sport in Mind 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. We are passionate about using sport and physical activity for good, but we’re not just here for sporty, super fit people – our service is here for EVERYONE! If you’ve not taken part in sport or exercised for a while we know it can be quite daunting to join a sports group (We feel the same!), but the truth is getting involved with Sport in Mind isn’t about how good you are at sport or how fit you are, it’s simply about HAVING FUN and giving people are bit of a break from everything else that’s going on in their lives.
Since COVID, Sport in Mind have kick-started a few more sessions in Bucks. So far there is:
- Tennis every Wednesday 1 – 2PM with Ross, at High Wycombe Lawn Tennis Club, Bassetbury Lane, HP11 1QX.
- Badminton every Friday 1 – 2PM with Alistair, at Badminton Wycombe, Crest Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1UA.
All of the sessions are free of charge and there is no referral needed. We look forward to seeing you there!
Contact name: Beth Marriott
Find out more by clicking here
Top tips for getting and staying active:
- Choose something you enjoy
- Set goals and make a plan
- Make small changes
- Build new habits in to your daily routine
- Get outdoors if you can
- Start slow and build up gradually
- Pace yourself and listen to your body
- Buddy Up!