The Get Set to Go have been busy thinking about how best to stay active and positive during this period of lockdown. With the coronavirus suspending our 12 week programme and in order to support all our service users, we've created some tips on how to stay healthy and keep fit during lockdown. We know being physically active can enhance your mood so how about taking a look to see what might make you feel good.

Click here for further details and let us know how you get on

Signposting 

The team continue to operate a Signposting Service under lockdown so if you would like some help to work out what physical activity to do at home or outside, get in touch. Please complete the referral form here and email it to [email protected] Or you can call the office to say you would like to take up this service and someone will call you back. Please note this is likely to be on a Monday or Tuesday. 

You can also download this Wellbeing At Home booklet, which gives practical advice and some examples for easy things that you can do in the home. Don't be put off by thinking you need to have a shed load of expensive kit all you need is a little space and something comfortable to wear.

About the Get Set To Go Project 


Our Get Set to Go programme aims to improve the quality of life for anyone with a mental health problem through access to sport and physical activity in the local community.With support from Sport England and the National Lottery, Get Set to Go is proven to help overcome the barriers that some of us face when trying to get active for our physical and mental health. If you are interested in finding out more about the project you can download a brochure by clicking here. If you would like to register your interest in taking part in an activity, click here for a referral form.

Activities

We will be running a series of activities throughout the duration of the project, the next of which starts in February. We are running a 12 activity programme to support individuals who need a little extra help and encouragement to participate in physical activity. Participants will meet with the Project co-ordinator to discuss their needs and interests and will receive 12 weeks of guided physical activity as well as social time with fellow participants. You will be supported by our our Peer Mentors, wjo will be on hand to make sure you get the very best out of the activities you take part in.

 

Click on the poster for further details of how to get involved

Volunteering Opportunities

As part of the programme, a team of Peer Mentors help us support participants to enjoy the benefits of physical activity. We have had a
great response to the project and have a full team of volunteers currently working with us, but if you are interested in volunteer opportunities at Sheffield Mind please feel free to get in touch.

 

Training 

As our regular Mental Health Awareness Training for Sport and Physical Activity providers has been suspended due to the restrictions of lockdown, we are very pleased to be able to share a link to the Mind's online e-learning resources.

It is very similar to the face to face training we have been delivering and has been developed by Mind and UK Coaching, counting for CPD for CIMSPA members.

The training will provide the practical skills and strategies to be able to:

  • build people's resilience, self-esteem and confidence
  • adapt sessions to make them more inclusive
  • enable and support mental health recovery
  • tackle stigma and discrimination.

The training is available free of charge until August 31st and provides a great opportunity for all coaches, trainers, fitness instructors, yoga teachers etc. to develop their skills.

Click on the image for further details and to enrol.

Future Opportunities

As restrictions are lifted and we return to a more regular pattern of service delivery, we hope very much to provide a range of mental health training programmes. When we do, the details will be posted here, so do watch this space or visit our training page here for further info.

We have enjoyed working with partners at Sheffield International Venues, Places For People Leisure, the SUFC Community Foundation and SWFC Community Programme and hope to work with even more providers of sport and leisure activity as restrictions are lifted. 

If you have any questions about the project or would like to get in touch you can email the project co-ordinator at [email protected].