Developing a healthy relationship with physical activity through Mind

February 28, 2023 | by Chris Boyd


Mind is highlighting the positives of developing a healthy relationship with physical activity and has co-produced two films that draw on this important but rarely discussed topic.

Physical activity can be an amazing way to support our mental health. But sometimes, our relationship can become unhealthy.

Boxing is synonymous with long sessions in the gym and tough pre-tournament training camps, and those practices are often deemed necessary to become a success.

However, it’s important for our mental and physical well-being that our physical activity is optimised to ensure a healthy balance.

Mind has co-produced two films to highlight this important but rarely discussed topic for anyone delivering physical activity sessions.

The films draw on lived experience, to share how coaches, volunteers, and leaders play an important role in helping people to maintain a healthy relationship with physical activity.

Catherine, George, Debbie and Paula share examples of how you can spot the signs and symptoms of an unhealthy relationship and tips to support people. Watch the full video below.

Mind is also encouraging people to share their experiences of physical activity through the introduction of two new filters for physical activity and exercise problems on Mind’s side-by-side online platform. Side by Side is a free peer-to-peer support online community where you can listen, share and be heard.

If you would like to learn more about Mind’s healthy relationship with physical activity, click here. Alternatively, contact Mind’s Physical Activity Communities Lead, Karla Burton.