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Get Set to Go

Being active can change your life

Get Set to Go has helped over 10,000 with mental health problems to use physical activity to support their mental health.

The programme was funded by Sport England, the National Lottery and our ‘On Your Side’ partnership with the English Football League (EFL). It used a peer support model so people with mental health problems could inspire and encourage each other.

This short film explores how the programme works, and what it means to the people who have taken part.

Who delivered Get Set to Go?

Get Set to Go was delivered by 27 local Minds across England and Wales. Some local Minds have received additional funding to continue their Get Set to Go activities.

What was the impact of the programme?

In the first phase of Get Set to Go (2014-2017), an evaluation team worked with 1,000 participants to track their progress. The findings show that physical activity has an important role to play in building resilience and supporting mental health recovery. Take a look at the Get Set to Go Programme Evaluation Summary 2014-2017 for more information.

During phase two of the programme (2018-2021), 65% of people said their activity levels increased and 61% of participants saw an improvement in their quality of life scores. For more information, check out our Moving towards better mental health: Mind’s Physical Activity Impact Report 2018-2021.

Being physically active has made me more motivated to do things. I’ve got to meet new people. It just makes me feel happier.  Get Set to Go participant.

How can I get active?

We have a whole webpage dedicated to people wanting to become more active. 

Read our tips and tricks

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