About Sporting Heads

I created Sporting Heads to shine a light on the people who are using sport and exercise to change their lives and improve their mental health. Behind the increasing community of runners, triathletes, swimmers and fitness fanatics there are fascinating personal stories which can help us explore and celebrate the benefits of sport beyond just the physical ones.

Sporting Heads is not about perfect six packs, gym selfies and PBs. It’s about understanding the real mental health benefits of exercise: lifestyle changes, new communities, coping with mental illness, overcoming personal tragedies, changing self confidence. Building a place where people feel comfortable explaining and exploring how exercise has impacted their mental health.

Thank you for all your support and please keep sharing your stories and ours. If you want to get in touch about your experiences or projects please send me an email via sam@sportingheads.com.

About Me


Sam Dale is the founder of Sporting Heads.