The University of Nottingham Sport has launched a new initiative which has been designed to encourage male students to use sport and physical activity to help them maintain good levels of mental health.
The campaign is called Men’s Health Active and any male student/student who identifies themselves as male, are invited to get involved with the events in March and April.
Assistant Director of Sport Participation, Sam Bell-Minogue said, “The stigma attached to ill - mental health is slowly being broken down. Here at UoN Sport we value the importance and positive impact that physical activity can have on improving mental health. Physical activity can help you sleep better, relieve stress and improve memory, all of which are crucial for students when studying hard. We want to encourage the male student population to recognise this and engage in our inclusive program that will provide a supportive network for those who are aware of their mental and physical health. We are excited to implement this program moving forwards.”
The event will be launched on University Mental Health day, Thursday 7th March, with a panel discussion and Q&A with special guests Etienne Stott (Olympian and UoN alumnus), Ed Tarlton (UoN alumnus and mental health advocate) and Andy Winter (Head of Campus Life at UoN). Following the launch event there will be a number of sports taster sessions to try. The event runs from 6-9pm at David Ross Sports Village, if you would to like to book onto the launch event, please contact the our Men's Health Active Ambassadors.
Following the launch event, we will be running a series of different activities and sports which will be supported by talk shops. These sessions will run for five weeks with the possibility of continuing into term three. Click here to see a full timetable of the activities.
These sessions will be supported by volunteers and qualified coaches/leaders.
If you would like support accessing any of these sessions, please contact the our Men's Health Active Ambassadors.
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Posted on Tuesday 26th February 2019