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Active in Mind

This programme uses psychosocial tools, stress-busting strategies, peer mentoring and physical activity to support young people experiencing mental wellbeing issues.


Active in Mind is funded by National Lottery funding from Sport England. It targets young people (Key Stage 2 and above) experiencing low level mental health issues who are part of a wellbeing support programme in their school (pastoral support or counselling) or in Tier 1 or 2 Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

The projects create a nurture group environment for young people most in need of support. The primary outcomes are to address inactivity and develop positive behaviours, provide a safe environment for young people to share personal insight and experiences with their peers and support mental health issues.

Each project is supported by a named and trained Wellbeing Champion (lead adult member of staff) and delivered through a small team of Young Mental Health Champions who receive advanced training on developing strategies to improve mental wellbeing and reduce stress and anxiety.