As part of the East of England Mind Regional Network Hub, the Herts Sports & Physical Activity Partnership (HSP) are working in partnership with the five other Active Partnerships in our region to host a Mental Health in Physical Activity conference. The event is for partners from across the East of England region and, as such, will run as a hybrid event; offering the opportunity to either attend online or in person.
Theme – Mental Health in Sport and Physical Activity
Date – Wednesday 29th March
Time – 9.00am to 1.30pm
Location – Fielder Centre, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield Avenue, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9TP / Online (Zoom)
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. However, in the UK mental health problems affect around one in four people any given year. While strikingly, one in six people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.
Yet crucially there are many studies which have shown that being physically active can improve mental health. For example, it can help with:
This conference will provide learning and networking opportunities that are suitable for cross-sector colleagues interested in how sport and physical activity can be used to benefit people’s mental health. Attendees will learn about why being physically active can benefit someone’s mental health as well as improving understanding of how opportunities can be delivered in order to be inclusive to those living with poor mental health.
We will be joined by a range of guest speakers that will be discussing mental health in relation to sport and physical activity, this will include:
The presentations will be followed by a free lunch and an opportunity to connect with the event presenters to further learn about their offers as well as a chance to network with likeminded colleagues from our region.
We hope you share our aspirations of ensuring that sport and physical activity accessible to those living with a mental health condition in the East of England and will join us to do what we can to make a difference.
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In person booking – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/east-of-england-mental-health-in-sport-and-physical-activity-conference-tickets-492557301147
Virtual booking – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/east-of-england-mental-health-in-sport-and-physical-activity-conference-tickets-492640259277
If you have any questions about the conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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