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Source: Gov.uk 22/08/2022

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/walking-wheeling-and-cycling-to-be-offered-on-prescription-in-nationwide-trial

Social prescriptions, including walking, wheeling and cycling, will be offered by GPs as part of a new trial to improve mental and physical health and reduce disparities across the country, the government has announced.

The government has awarded £12.7 million in multi-year funding to 11 local authority areas in England. The funding will go towards several p

Source: Mind 07.04.22

https://www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/mind-hails-progress-made-through-seven-years-of-the-mental-health-charter-for-sport-and-recreation/

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Following the recent publication Mind’s ‘Mental Health in Elite Sport’ report, the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation steering group has issued its own ‘Seven Years of Changing Culture’ report highlighting the progress made across the wider sports and recreation sector since 201

Source: Ramblers.org 28.01.22

https://www.ramblers.org.uk/news/latest-news/2022/january/need-to-open-the-way.aspx

 

Walking outdoors grew during the pandemic and isn’t stopping. Ninety-two percent of UK adults agree it’s a popular, ‘on trend’ hobby, according to research conducted for the Ramblers. Over 78% felt their mental health would have suffered without walks whilst, 70% said that the simple pleasures of walking helped them to clear their head.

The new research also highlighted the value o

Source: Sport England 09.12.21

https://www.sportengland.org/news/coronavirus-challenges-highlight-importance-physical-activity-and-sport-children

Active Lives Children and Young People Survey Academic Year 2020-21 Report.pdf

 

Sport England’s latest Active Lives Children and Young People Survey report evidences the benefits on mental health and loneliness. Existing inequalities have widened, and new issues have arisen with boys losing active habits.

Children and young people’s activity levels co

Source: Gov.uk 04.12.21

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mental-health-benefits-of-visiting-uk-woodlands-estimated-at-185-million

https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/research/valuing-the-mental-health-benefits-of-woodlands/

A report published by Forest Research during ‘National Tree Week’ has quantified the health and wellbeing benefits of the UK’s woodlands, for the first time ever. New research proves immense benefits of trees and woodlands for people’s physical and mental health and is estima

Source: NHS 16.11.2021

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2021/11/specialist-clinics/

 

The NHS is set to open 15 new specialist clinics in England to provide intensive support for obese children and young people. Obesity affects one in five children in the UK and can increase the likelihood of a child developing serious health issues such as 2 diabetes, liver conditions, and early heart disease. Severely obese children can also develop difficulties such as breathing problems, sleep issues and mental he

Source: Loughborough University 01.11.21

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/media-centre/press-releases/2021/november/lboro-research-shapes-minds-future-learnings/

Research conducted by a team of academics from Loughborough University has helped shape mental health charity Mind’s work in the physical activity sector.  

The team, led by Dr Florence Kinnafick, from the University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has published recommendations on how those in the sector can continue to be succe

Source: Gov.uk 29.07.2021

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-mental-health-and-wellbeing-surveillance-report

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-mental-health-and-wellbeing-surveillance-report/1-about-this-report

 

This report is about population mental health and wellbeing in England during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes up-to-date information to inform policy, planning and commissioning in health and social care. It is designed to assist stakeholders at nat

Source: The Lancet 21.07.2021

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01259-9/fulltext

Young people aged 10–24 years constitute 24% of the world's population; investing in their health could yield a triple benefit—eg, today, into adulthood, and for the next generation. However, in physical activity research, this life stage is poorly understood, with the evidence dominated by research in younger adolescents (aged 10–14 years), school settings, and high-income countries

Source: NCSEM 1st June 21

https://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/2021/06/01/university-of-nottingham-scientists-team-up-with-the-public-in-new-mental-health-research-project/

 

Experts from the University of Nottingham will collaborate with members of the public on a new research project that will help reshape our understanding of mental health issues, thanks to funding from UKRI.

Mike Slade, Professor of Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion, from the School of Health Sciences at the University and

Source: NCSEM 20th May 21

https://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/2021/05/20/leading-research-team-supports-mission-to-enhance-sports-contribution-to-mental-health-and-wellbeing/

 

A team of leading researchers has been commissioned to support the joint mission of the Sport for Development Coalition and Mind to enhance the contribution that sport and physical activity can make to addressing the mental health and wellbeing crisis brought on by Covid-19. The team, drawn from Loughborough University and Edge H

Source: NHS 08.05.21

http:/https://www.england.nhs.uk/2021/05/more-than-a-million-children-given-access-to-nhs-mental-health-support-at-school//

More than a million children and young people will have access to mental health support at school, as the NHS rapidly expands services to help deal with the huge disruption caused by coronavirus and lockdown.

From this year, teams of experts are offering support to children experiencing anxiety, depression, and other common mental health issues.

Around

Source: Living Streets may 2021

https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/news-and-blog/press-media/poll-reveals-why-brits-love-walking

The past year has seen people walking more and new research released for Living Streets’ National Walking Month reveals what Brits have enjoyed most about it and what would encourage them to keep walking as lockdown restrictions ease.

The vast majority of people enjoyed the health benefits offered by a daily walk, with 76% naming physical health benefits and 56% the ment

Source: National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine
February 2021

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) and The Prince’s Trust have published a major study on the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Generation Z. Based on data from the Millennium Cohort Study and supported by Tesco, the report reveals new insights into the determinants of young people’s wellbeing, including how it is affected by their relationships, background and use of social media.

The study examines the personal

This guide aims to equip the sport and physical activity sector with the tools and information required to support the mental health of staff, coaches, volunteers and participants as we ‘return to play’. This guide is aimed at organisations, clubs and groups that wish to provide the very best experience for their workforce and participants as lockdown restrictions are eased and sport and physical activity returns. It includes guidance, good practice, tools and insight to help the sector to