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Gary Head completes mammoth 630 mile run around the South West Coast Path

Gary Head completes mammoth 630 mile run around the South West Coast Path

Posted: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 09:04

Active Dorset's Operations Manager, Gary Head, has just completed a mammoth 630 mile run around the South West Coast Path to raise funds for mental health charities in memory of a friend who took his life in January 2018.

Tags: Dorset, Fundraising, MIND Charity, Mental Health, Mental Health Charities, Running, South West Coast Path

Dorset Mind & Active Dorset are using the power of physical activity to improve mental health

Dorset Mind & Active Dorset are using the power of physical activity to improve mental health

Posted: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 14:24

Dorset Mind, the local mental health charity, has been awarded funding by Sport England and the National Lottery to help people to try new activities to help improve their physical and mental health.

Tags: Active Dorset, Dorset Mind, Get Set to Go, Mental Health, Mind Charity, National Lottery Funding, Physical & Mental Health, Physical Activity, Sport England

Gary Head begins 'Miles for Minds' Challenge

Gary Head begins 'Miles for Minds' Challenge

Posted: Mon, 13 May 2019 09:34

As many of us are looking forward to a summer of BBQs and beer gardens, Active Dorset's Operations Manager Gary Head is shaping up for the physical challenge of a lifetime!

Tags: Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Mental Health, Miles for Minds, Mind Charity, Physical Activity

New Green Paper about Improving Mental Health Provision in Schools

New Green Paper about Improving Mental Health Provision in Schools

Posted: Thu, 04 Jan 2018 09:28

The Government is calling for responses to a new green paper setting out measures to improve mental health support for children and young people.

Tags: Children & Young People, Mental Health, School Sport

Run yourself happy – the ‘miracle cure’ improving brits’ mental health

Run yourself happy – the ‘miracle cure’ improving brits’ mental health

Posted: Thu, 02 Nov 2017 08:00

Whilst the physical benefits of running are well known, new research released today reveals that improvements in emotional health and wellbeing are being experienced by an extraordinary three-quarters of runners.

Tags: Mental Health, Run Together, Running, Well-being

School P.E. nightmares mean women shun exercise – putting them at risk of poor physical and mental health

School P.E. nightmares mean women shun exercise – putting them at risk of poor physical and mental health

Posted: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:48

Women with mental health problems are not exercising because of bad experiences with P.E. at school – putting them at greater risk of poor physical, and mental, health the charity Mind has warned. More than half of women (57%) do not participate... Read More »

Tags: Physical exercise, mental health, well-being