Men's Mental Health Swindon Launches New Campaign Funded supported by WASP and Sport England
Last year, WASP supported Men's Mental Health Swindon in their successful application of £5,500 of funding from Sport England's Tackling Inequalities Fund, which aims to support communities most impacted by Covid-19. As a result of this funding MMHS have launched a local campaign which focuses on the experiences of four men in Swindon to highlight the positive impact physical activity can have on mental wellbeing, and provide advice on how to get involved in sport in the local area.
Look out for the campaign videos which will be released every Friday, beginning on the 23rd of July on the Men's Mental Health Swindon Facebook page.
You can find the launch video by clicking here.
Video 1: Football has always been something that makes Ricky feel good. Getting involved with the game in Swindon again not only allowed him to stay active, but also to meet new friends, make new connections, and build his confidence back up.
Video 2: Luke got into boxing to improve his physical wellbeing, but can vouch for the positive impact it’s had on his mental wellbeing also. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re a lawyer, a police officer or an “Average Joe” - Luke’s been in the gym with them all, and it could be the sport for you too.
Video 3: Grabbing a skateboard, and getting involved in the sport has given James the opportunity to be part of a pretty unique community. You can grab a board yourself for as little as £50, and access a skate park for free.
Video 4: Cricklade Rugby Club really are a family. And we were saddened last year to hear of the passing of their Captain due to suicide. In this video, Mike talks about isolation, and how rugby has helped him personally. Rugby’s an accessible sport that is great for both physical and mental wellbeing. Search for your local rugby club today to see how you can get involved.