It’s GAME on for Magna Vitae
The community trust for Leisure & Culture, which operates sports and cultural facilities across East Lindsey, has been awarded a grant of over £4000 to deliver mental health awareness training to staff and support young people’s mental health through physical activity interventions.
The grant funds the GAME (Get Active Move Everyday) project, a five-month programme of physical activity sessions. Available to young people in the East Lindsey district experiencing poor mental health. The sessions will occur at the Meridian Leisure Centre, Louth every Tuesday and Friday from 5 June and Horncastle Pool & Fitness Suite (session times to be confirmed).
The GAME sessions will run between 4:30-6 pm weekly and offer young people a comfortable social environment, the opportunity to connect with others locally, make new friendships, and try a variety of fun new activities. Sessions include tai chi, boxercise, Zumba and virtual fitness, and more traditional swimming and gym-based sessions.
The pilot programme is expected to attract participants who have previously been unable to participate due to physical barriers such as cost of living, or self-confidence, or social concerns. Following the initial 5-month project, participants will be encouraged to co-create future programmes and continue their involvement.
Tracey Wilkinson, Lifestyle Partnerships Manager said:
“We are delighted to receive support from the Together Fund for our community GAME programme and look forward to its launch next week. As the community trust for leisure and culture, supporting health and well-being is at the heart of our offer, through this programme and with the help of Active Lincolnshire we hope to engage more young people to be active and support them to live a great life.”
The grant has been provided by Sport England’s Together Fund and distributed by Active Lincolnshire. Magna Vitae is one of 34 grant recipients in the county to benefit from the Together Fund, which was set up to support community groups and clubs working with individuals whose activity levels have been most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
To take part in the GAME programme visit: GAME| (magnavitae.org)