Briefing: Sport and mental health: tackling stigma and promoting community wellbeing

sport, trainer, running, activity
Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
April 14, 2015
Author
Christopher Hayes LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • mental health
  • poor levels of physical activity
  • Sport
Categories
Culture and sport, Health, public health, adult social care, Localism, voluntary sector, community engagement, Welfare reform, financial inclusion, equalities
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One in six people experience a mental health problem every day. A large bank of research and evidence shows that physical activity can be as effective as medication in treating depression. This briefing highlights the evidence and examples of good practice. Councils have a crucial role in this agenda.

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