Support and Activities to boost your Mental Wellbeing
Being active is central to our mental wellbeing
It’s estimated that one in four people will experience a mental health issue each year. We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health – it’s equally important that you know how to look after it and how to ask for help if you need it.
Please watch and share our short film. We hope it encourages more people, who may find themselves in similar situations as the people in the film, to seek out physical activity to protect and improve their mental health.
The power of physical activity
Being active isn’t just good for our physical health; it’s also proven to have a positive effect on our mental health and wellbeing. We want everyone to experience the benefits that being active brings to our wellbeing.
"My overall health and wellbeing have both improved drastically since starting Healthy Active Minds. ...I’m sure I’d still be struggling if I hadn’t joined.”
"Sam has regained her confidence and is achieving things she never previously thought she could. By channelling her energy into fitness, she now feels confident enough to go to the gym without feeling self-conscious."
Find out more about what you can do to get active today
Healthy Active Minds
Uses physical activity to support adults living with mental health conditions such as depression, stress or anxiety to improve their mental wellbeing.
Movement for Memories
We support people living with dementia to be active through personalised one-to-one support. Activities include swimming, gym sessions, golf, tennis and fitness classes.
Our programmes help people to get active, stay active and achieve more. Whether you’re interested in fitness classes, dancing, walking or even gardening, we’ve got an activity which could be perfectly suited to you.
Be Strong Be You
Uses the power of physical activity to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of young people aged 12-18 experiencing mental health conditions.
Looking for More Support
Evidence suggests there are five ways to improve our mental wellbeing: be active, connect, learn, give and take notice. Click the links below to download guides from The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)
Why Edinburgh Leisure cares about your wellbeing
Edinburgh Leisure is passionate about the positive impact physical activity has on people’s physical, mental and social wellbeing. Which is why as an independent charity we are on a mission to help people lead more active, healthy lives.
Our Active Communities Programme harnesses the power of physical activity and sport to tackle inequalities and combat the effects of inactivity. Each year we provide support to improve the lives of 10,000 people who face the greatest barriers to getting active, including those affected by health conditions, disabilities, inequalities and poverty.
Help us to help more people
Help support our Active Communities Programme to ensure our specialist team can provide people with the help and support they need to protect their health and wellbeing.