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?

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, which helps people with mental health problems become and remain active.

  • Join the conversation online using the #GetSettoGo.
  • Find out what has worked for others.
  • Find some simple tips to help you get started.
Take a look

Guide to getting active

Explore our information pages to find out how being active can be important for your mental health.

You will also discover which sport or type of exercise may be best for you, and how to overcome any barriers that may be stopping you from taking part.

  • Find out why being active matters.
  • Explore which activity may be best for you
  • Learn how to overcome barriers.
Read our guide

Elefriends online community

Starting something new can be daunting. So if you’ve recently started exercising, our Elefriends online community can help you stay on track. Elefriends is a free, safe and supportive space where you can be yourself and link up with others who are just starting out to!

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

Mental Health A-Z

Information and advice on a huge range of mental health topics

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