Sports and Recreation Alliance Mental Health Award
On Friday 6th March we won the Sports and Recreation Alliance Mental Health and Wellbeing Award, sponsored by Active IQ. Prince Edward was on hand to present us with the award.
The Sport and Recreation Alliance's 'Community Sport and Recreation Awards' celebrates clubs/programmes which use the power of sport and recreation to promote, enhance and encourage open conversations about mental health and physical wellbeing.
All 4 strands of the Positive Minds programme (Education, Empower, Man On! and Coach the Approach) were recognised as part of the award and all have been met with success with highlights such as participants feeding back that there has been an average increase of 18 per cent to their mental wellbeing after taking part in the intervention programmes (Empower and Man On!).
Accepting the award was the Trust’s Head of Health and Wellbeing Andrew Garlick, as well as Wellbeing Project Delivery Coordinator, Ryan Gunn and Mental and Physical Wellbeing Officer, Liam Dwyer.
Liam Dwyer said: “We are all absolutely delighted and honoured to have won this award. For us, we are proud to be awarded this after two years of hard work, to have our impact on those we support across all four strands of the programme recognised by Sport and Recreation Alliance is fantastic.
“We would like to put on record our thanks to the Premier League Charitable Fund, Public Health Hertfordshire – including their Health Improvement Lead Jen Beer, our Positive Minds Facilitators, all the schools, services and participants who we have worked with, and anyone who has supported the programme in the last 24 months.
“Without their input we would not have had the success or impact we’ve have been able to achieve so far. We are now aiming to use this award win to continue building upon our current work.”