£1.5m of Sport England money to be invested in improving mental health

Sport is to be used in a £2 million programme to try and help 75,000 people suffering from mental health problems.

Help to join mainstream sports clubs, go to the gym or take up a new sport is to be offered to people suffering from various conditions – such as depression and anxiety. Support groups, taster sessions and events to help people make sport part of their everyday lives will also be available under the project, which is to be run by the mental health charity Mind.

It is to be launched in eight areas across England next year using £1.5 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England.

To find out more click here; http://www.sportengland.org/media-centre/news/2014/october/17/new-sporting-approach-to-tackling-mental-health/

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