The sports and leisure operator Everyone Active has teamed up with Mind, to help ensure no one has to face a mental health problem alone. Over the next 12 months, Everyone Active aims to raise at least £100,000 for Mind by hosting a series of activities and events in its centres across the country.
One in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year. Physical activity is proven to benefit mental wellbeing in a number of ways, including easing feelings of stress and reducing the risk of depression. The partnership between Everyone Active and Mind will encourage more people to engage with physical activity and feel these benefits.
“We are pleased to announce Mind as our new charity partner. Mental health problems can affect anyone, and there is a huge opportunity for us to provide help and support to those in need and raise awareness of such an important issue,” says David Bibby, Managing Director for Everyone Active. “We know physical activity has many proven benefits for our mental health, so it makes perfect sense for Everyone Active to support the wonderful work that Mind does. We hope this will in turn provide support for local people and help to build healthier communities.”
As part of the partnership, we will be delivering workshops to Everyone Active colleagues, advising them on how to deal with mental health issues. The sessions will help the team to support members of the local community and educate them in the importance of physical activity.