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Sport and physical activity encourage positivity, stimulate brain activity and contribute to good health.

The Mindful Sport programme aims to improve the mental health of people in the community through social physical activity sessions.

The activities help people who may be experiencing anxiety, stress, depression and other similar conditions. 

Visit Mindful Sports (PDF) to view the full programme. 

Activities 

Activity Age Price Location    Time   Booking information More information                                                          
Mindful Table Tennis 18+ £2 per person The Higgins  Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford, MK40 3XD Mondays, 2 - 3pm Just turn up, pay on the day Social games or free play with a coach present. 20 people maximum. 
Relaxation Swimming  18+  £3 per person Robinson Pools and Fitness, Park Avenue, Bedford, MK40 2JZ  Wednesdays, 8 - 9pm Just turn up, pay on the day 

Gentle soft music, soft lighting, slow and relaxing. 30 people maximum. 

Mindful Yoga  18+  £3 per person  Bedford Central Library, Harpur Street, Bedford, MK40 1PG Wednesdays, 1 - 2.30pm  Just turn up, pay on the day

First come first served. Gentle Yoga and mindfulness. 20 people maximum. Mindful Yoga flyer

The Wellbeing Walk  18+ FREE  Meet at the Higgins, Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford, MK40 3XD Fridays, 11am - 12.30pm Just turn up, pay on the day

Social walking group with drinks stop afterwards. No maximum participants.  

Mindful Yoga - Evening Relaxation 18+ £3 per person At Robinson Pools and Fitness,Park Ave, Bedford MK40 2JZ Wednesdays 8.15 - 9.15pm
Starts 30/10/19
Just Turn Up and pay on the day (30 max)

Flyers and information in the café area. Mindful yoga flyer.

Badminton for U18s 12-18 £3 per person

John Bunyan Sports and Fitness, Mile Road, Bedford, MK40 9TS  

Tuesdays, 4.30 - 5.30pm Just turn up, pay on the day Informal fun games. Mindful Sport for young people flyer.
Yoga for U18s 12-18 £3 per person

John Bunyan Sports and Fitness, Mile Road, Bedford, MK40 9TS  

Tuesdays, 4 - 5pm Just turn up, pay on the day Gentle music, beginner style, CAMHs staff in the cafe area. Mindful Sport for young people flyer.
Table Tennis for U18s 18+ £3 per person  John Bunyan Sports and Fitness, Mile Road, Bedford, MK40 9TS   Tuesdays, 4.30 - 5.30pm Just turn up Social play with CAMHs staff here to talk to. Mindful Sport for young people flyer.

Mental Health Awareness Training

Mental Health training courses for sports coaches, leisure staff and volunteers working in a physical activity setting.

Through mental health awareness training we aim to give Clubs and Coaches the confidence to recognise the signs of Mental health problems in young people and to help you make informed decisions regarding the next stage of help.

Let’s encourage young people to talk about how they feel - (Course delivery by the East London Foundation Trust CAMHs team)

Course details

Tuesday 26 November 6.30 - 9.30pm

Bedford International Athletics Stadium, Barkers Lane

Bedford Borough Council

£30 per person. Cost also includes the online course “Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity

Book online here. If courses are full please email alison.brightman@bedford.gov.uk to register your interest a future course.

View the poster here

Courses are delivered by Bedford Borough Council and supported by Team Beds and Luton and Sport England.

Further support and information

For further mental health support and information, visit our partners: