Active Healthy Minds

YST Active Healthy Minds
We have been pioneering new ways of using sport to ensure that we address the alarming decline in children's physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Our local commissioning work is a key driver to achieving this with diverse and innovative approaches being led by collaborations across all sectors.

What is Active Healthy Minds?

Active Healthy Minds is the Youth Sport Trust's approach to creating sustainable change in schools and communities for the benefit of young people's physical, social and emotional wellbeing. It is a tried and tested blueprint that ensures we get the right programmes to the right young people in a way that builds capacity and sustains impact.

The Youth Sport Trust have vast experience in helping commissioners access schools through physical education, sport and physical activity. We have expertise and a track record in brokering relationships and opening up schools to work in partnership with public health and other partners.

Working with us will help unlock our insight and understanding of:

  1. The needs of children and young people, their motivations, barriers and aspirations to leading a healthy and successful life
  2. The key issues in schools and what is leading to this decline in wellbeing and achievement
  3. What works to improve young peoples' physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

Did you know...

A series of statistics about the health of young people

For more information and to get involved please use the tiles below. 

How we work

YST Active Healthy Minds is a collaborative approach working with local partners and delivered through schools. Schools are powerful vehicles to engage those children most in need, suffering from inequality and requiring wellbeing support.
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Our impact

We pride ourselves on taking positive action to bring about sustainable change in children's wellbeing. We use play, PE and sport as the vehicle to open doors and support their progression.
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Get involved

You can find out more about how to appoint the Youth Sport Trust for your local commissioning opportunity by contacting the relevant area contact who will put you in touch with a member of our Field Team.
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