A message from Talking Matters Northumberland:
As mental health awareness grows, we all know that the benefits of sport and exercise are far greater than just physical. Exercise is also great for the mind and our mental health.
We are looking for volunteers in Northumberland for an exciting project, funded by Sport England and Northumberland County Council, for people in this area to become volunteers to support people with mental health considerations to become physically active.
Some people just need confidence and motivation to partake in an activity, and this project will create a ‘buddy scheme’ where volunteers will be matched to someone who needs support. It will also invite sports clubs and organisations to learn how they, as a club, can be
Whether it be a walk, trip to the gym, game of hockey or recreational game of badminton, we want as many opportunities as possible. Can you share your activity with someone else?
Training will be provided and you can volunteer for as many hours as you can give, in an activity of your choice. This is a very rewarding volunteering opportunity and is flexible - you are in control of the activity you can support and the times that you are available.
If you are a club, organisation, activity provider or an informal group then please take a look at this leaflet.