Reducing Isolation & Connecting People
Sporting Recovery community-based exercise programme is for adults who have or are experiencing challenges that impact their mental health.
Welcome to the autumn return of the Sporting Recovery Mental Wellness Programmes! As the days grow shorter and the leaves fall, we’re excited to invite you back to our transformative journey towards mental well-being and physical resilience. After a rejuvenating summer break, we are geared to resume our mission of fostering mental health through sports, community, and holistic support. This season is about reconnecting, rebuilding, and reclaiming your inner strength. Whether you’re a returning participant or new to our programme, autumn promises profound personal growth and enhanced mental wellness. Join us, and let’s make this autumn a season of positive change and inner transformation!
Our Autumn term starts on 5th September 2023. You can find the new timetable and activities below
‘Reducing Isolation + Connecting People’
Sporting Recovery is about empowering individuals to be self-sufficient. Everyone should have the assistance and chance to manage their mental health. Our Wellness Centres provide a pleasant, stigma-free atmosphere where you can participate in team and individual sporting activities. A location where individuals may minimise social isolation and become more socially engaged while receiving dietary and lifestyle guidance.
It is unnecessary to win every game to enhance your mental wellness. Exercise provides a physical boost that helps release endorphins in your brain, making you feel better emotionally. You may also sleep better at night, waking up refreshed and alert.
We are celebrating seven years of Well-being expertise in our Wellness Centres.
Participating in our sports and well-being programmes allows you to exercise and meet new people while improving your physical and mental health, whether you are in distress or struggling with mental health concerns.
A regular kickabout can improve your mental health, social confidence and a sense of purpose. It is also a great way to make new friends
Tai Chi& Yoga benefits include decreased anxiety and depression and improvements in cognition. It involves a series of movements performed slowly, focused, and deep breathing.
A place where everyone may get the help, encouragement, and opportunities they need to manage their mental health. There is no obligation, simply a chance to get in shape and feel accepted.
“I can’t go to Sporting Recovery today because I don’t have any money,”
We think that having mental health challenges or living with a mental illness does not make us victims. We ask anybody participating in the Sporting Recovery Wellness Project to make a small gift to help fund the programme and create an equal relationship that benefits all of us. You can donate in the SR Donation Jar, usually on a table in the Wellness Café area. Donations can be made online at www.sportingrecovery.org.uk/donate.
Sporting Recovery is a community organisation.
Our fundraising efforts support our activities.
Sporting Recovery Team
Wellness Programme Lambeth
Tuesday 1 - 4 pm
- Black Prince Trust Community Centre
- Beaufoy Walk
- Kennington, SE11 6AA
- 1 pm Football Training
- 1 pm Gym Club
- 1:30 pm Non-Contact Boxing
- 2 pm Basketball
- 2:15 pm Tai Chi
- 2 pm Wellness Café
- This facility has a Boxing Gym, Athletics Track, Gym & Fitness Studio, an indoor Basketball court, Community Cafe and an outdoor football pitch.
Wellness Programme Southwark
Wednesday 1 - 4 pm
- Damilola Taylor Centre
- 1 East Surrey Grove
- Peckham SE15 6DR
- 1:15 pm Gym Club
1:15 pm Non-Contact Boxing
- 1:30 pm Football Training
- 1:30 pm Tai Chi
2 pm Wellness Café
- 2:15 pm Salsa Dancing
- This Community Centre has indoor and outdoor playing surfaces with disabled access.
Wellness Programme Lewisham
Thursday 1 - 4 pm
- Ladywell Arena
- Silvermere Road,
Catford, SE6 4QX
- 1 pm Gym Club
1:15 pm Yoga
- 2 pm Tennis Coaching
2 pm Wellness Café
- This venue has indoor and outdoor playing surfaces, Athletics Track, a Gym & Fitness Studio, outdoor tennis courts, and a Wellness Cafe. The site has disabled access.
Get in touch with us
If you would like to attend and have no contact with your GP or a health professional, please contact us directly.
Listen to these personal experiences and spread the word about Sporting Recovery’s significant impact on people who are frequently overlooked and unheard in the larger community.
“This is the first time in years that I have enjoyed being with other people. It is hard when you are seen in a negative light all the time, but at Sporting Recovery, I can be myself. I’m treated with respect. I feel positive and full of energy – I love it”
What they don't say
There is a mountain of information available about mental health. It’s not unexpected that Doctors may not tell all.
We’d love you to join our team. Whatever you enjoy doing, and however much time you can commit, there’s a volunteer role.