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Getting active helps me feel more positive

Worrying can be exhausting but playing sport gave me a way to switch off and relax < Back share share  Getting active helps me feel more positive I can remember experiencing negative thoughts and feeling a sense of fear from around the age of fourteen. It was only later on in life I realised that I was… Read more »

Controlling my anxiety with parkrun

If I’m feeling down, I can work my problems out in trainers. < Back share share Controlling my anxiety with parkrun After years of struggling with anxiety and depression, I started running in 2015 as part of my efforts to manage my mental health problems. It’s completely changed my life. Severe anxiety and mild depression… Read more »

Couch to 5K: A boost for mind & body

Now my mental health’s incredible. If I’m feeling stressed I can go out for a run. < Back share share Couch to 5K: A boost for my mind and body I’ve never really been into exercise, but my GP suggested that it could help with my mental health (I’ve got GAD and also have BPDRead more »

Returning service: tennis and bipolar

Exercise is not a cure-all, but it can go a long way towards helping you control symptoms. < Back Returning service: tennis and bipolar I’ve been in love with tennis since the age of 10. It’s my passion, my life and my career — I’ve been the head tennis coach at Brooklands Sports Club in… Read more »

Pulling no punches

The trainer seemed to get what a big step it was for both of us and looked out for us all the way. < Back share share Pulling no punches I think therapist number one might have been right when he kept going on about me having issues with anger – on my first workout… Read more »

Now I’m going the distance

A side effect of the medication I was taking was weight gain. I put on six stone, and I was hospitalised many times over 18 months. < Back share share Now I’m going the distance When I was younger, before my mental health got really bad, I loved sport. I’d always swim and did any… Read more »

Taking control through sport

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. < Back share share Talking control through sport I initially found my passion for sport because I wanted to get into the army. However after being discharged, I hit rock bottom and my mental health problems took over. I… Read more »

Giving myself a break with boxercise

You can forget for a while that you’ve got mental health problems. < Back share share Giving myself a break with boxercise In this film by Sport England, Peter talks about boxercise sessions at a gym run by former world champion boxer Duke McKenzie. Val also explains how she boosted her confidence after attending badminton… Read more »

Taking control of my eating problems

Now I can focus on how many miles I’ve run, while making sure my body’s getting the right food and energy to run the distance. < Back share share Taking control of my eating problems Last year I had one of those eureka moments. I decided to start running. Because I wanted to prove to… Read more »

5 ways to get moving and feel better

You don’t have to be lifting hundreds of pounds or run a marathon to feel better. < Back share share 5 ways to get moving and feel better Getting started with physical activity can feel like an uphill struggle. This short film has some practical ideas that may help you to get started. Mind Remember… Read more »