Being physically active can contribute to positive mental health and wellbeing. We have a number of opportunities across the county specifically focusing on mental wellbeing which you can find out more about below.
The One Leisure Active Lifestyles Team run a variety of activities to help with Mental Health and Wellbeing. These include Walking Sports, RightStart classes for older adults and those requiring additional support to exercise, Adaptive Bike sessions, Health Walks, Aqua classes, Exercise Referral and much more. All sessions are friendly and a great way to meet other people with similar health and fitness concerns.
All classes are designed and taught by specially qualified instructors who will make sure that each activity is safe and meets your physical and medical needs.
If you are looking for a way to be more active and feel healthier but aren’t sure where to start, give one of our activities a go! To find out more, head to our website
What is Wild Minds?
Wild Minds is a group-based intervention project focussing on physical activity in an outdoor setting for young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems. It has been developed by South Cambridgeshire District Council together with Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust. It aims to provide a supportive and therapeutic environment for young people to engage in structured and group-based outdoor physical activities.
Sessions are run by skilled instructors and youth workers who have experience of working with young people who have mental health difficulties. The project has been supported in its development and evaluation by Clinical Psychologist who continues to provide supervision for the Wild Minds team.
Wild Minds takes place at Milton Country Park where young people attend weekly hour and a half sessions. The sessions place particular emphasis on young people being in contact with nature and the outdoors, whilst trying out a variety of activities, including Bush Craft and survival skills, Paddle Boarding and Yoga.
Private Weekly Gym Sessions for Invigorate members.
Weekly Stretch and Relax session designed to relax tight tired muscles and still the mind, open to anyone experiencing ill mental health.
Yoga for Mental Health – Gentle yoga to help the mind. Helps to relax improve anxiety, stress and ground more to the now.