Get active, feel good

Did you know that getting active can reduce anxiety and stress, combat low mood and increase self-esteem? It makes you feel good both inside and out.

We know that starting something new can be challenging, and getting active is no exception.

On this page you'll find tips and stories to help you on your way.

Don't know where to start?

Do you want to up your activity levels but don't know where to start?

Our Get Set to Go website features motivational stories and practical ideas to help you get started with physical activity.

It's part of our Get Set to Go programme supported by Sport England and the National Lottery.

  • Join the conversation online using the #GetSetToGo tag
  • Find out what has worked for others
  • Get some simple tips on getting started
Take a look

Guide to getting active

If you want to find out how to increase your physical activity levels our information guide may answer your questions.

It covers how being active is important for our mental health and explores which sports or exercise may be best for you.

  • Why being active matters
  • Which activity may be best for you
  • Overcoming barriers
Read our guide

Elefriends online community

Starting something new can be hard and getting active is no exception. If you've recently started exercising, our online community Elefriends can help you stay on track.

Tag your Elefriends posts with #BeingActive to link up with others who are getting active for their mental wellbeing.

  • Elefriends support each other when the going gets tough, and celebrate together when things are going well
  • Elefriends is free to use
Find out more

Quick tips for being more active

Watch our video for five ways to get moving and feel better.

Sujan's story

Joining a jogging group helped Sujan manage her anxiety and panic attacks.

She was nervous at first, but she's really enjoyed meeting new people and having fun.

Watch her story

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