The University of Warwick's sports centre, Warwick Sport, has been awarded funding from Sport England to launch a new programme to help support students and staff suffering with mental health problems. The programme began last week with a series of free mental health and wellbeing classes open to staff and students.
Dedicated to both students and staff who want to prevent as well as treat initial signs of mental health concerns, four classes for staff and four for students are being run on campus for free each week. Classes last between 30-45mins and are designed to improve mood, resilience and coping abilities and reduce stress, through a variety of classes from calming and restorative mind-body movement to stress-busting lightweight resistance training. Additionally, the classes are offered free of charge and located on accessible spots across campus such as the Library and Rootes building.
Warwick Sport has a vision of having the most active University campus community in the UK, with everyone active, every day by 2020 as it recognises the importance of having an active, healthy population. As part of this Warwick Sport aims to facilitate accessible participation in sport and activity to as many students and staff as possible.
To take part in the classes booking is required and more details of this can be found online at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/sport/events/health-and-wellbeing/.
Notes to Editors
Warwick Sport is the overarching name given to Sport and the facilitation of participation in physical activity at the University of Warwick. This includes the provision of sporting facilities, sports coaching, lessons and clubs.
Situated on the campus of the University of Warwick, its work enhances the exceptional learning experience at the University and supports the Universities strategic vision. With a high quality programme of activities, Warwick Sport is an ambitious and dedicated advocate of getting people active.