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Mind are excited to announce the creation of nine Regional Networks that will bring together organisations from across the sport, physical activity and mental health sectors. The Regional Networks will work at a local to regional level to increase the number of groups who are equipped with the skills to support and engage people with mental health problems in physical activity.

The Regional Networks are a result of a co-design process with 35 regional sport, physical activity and mental health organisations, as well as consultation with key partners such as Sport England.

What will the Regional Networks do?

  • Utilise and promote Mind’s Universal Offer (e.g. training, toolkits and resources) within their region
  • Build relationships between sport, physical activity and mental health organisations within their region
  • Encourage organisations to join the Network
  • Share good practice and relevant updates from Mind
  • Help Mind with requests for support within their region

Who will lead the Regional Networks?

The Regional Networks sit within the nine government regions of England, with each Regional Network being led by a Regional Network Hub within that area. The Hub will be the main point of contact and coordinate it's activities.

Hubs will have autonomy for designing, delivering and implementing their Regional Network but will need to achieve three outcomes by March 2021:

  1. Engage and support a minimum of 70 sport, physical activity and mental health organisations in their region. 
  2. Upskill 160 individuals (e.g. coaches, volunteers, workforce) in Mind's Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity training.
  3. Host at least four face-to-face meetings and/or events and at least two virtual networking opportunities.

Where is my nearest Hub?

You can find information about your local Hub below. 

North West

Merseyside Sport Foundation

w: theactivedifference.com

North East

Tyne & Wear Sport

w: tynewearsport.org

Yorkshire

Yorkshire Sport Foundation

w: yorkshiresport.org

West Midlands

Sport Birmingham

w: sportbirmingham.org

East Midlands

Final details to be confirmed

East of England

Herts Sport Partnership

w: sportinherts.org.uk

South West

Active Dorset

w: activedorset.org

South East

Active Oxfordshire

w: activeoxfordshire.org

London

Final details to be confirmed

If you would like to get involved then please email us at [email protected] to find out more.

 

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