sporting heads

I founded Sporting Heads in 2018 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, open water swimmers, fitness fanatics and gym lovers there are fascinating personal stories which illustrate the benefits of sport beyond just the physical ones.

Sporting Heads is not about perfect six packs, gym selfies and PBs. It’s about discovering 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 talking about exercising for better mental health.

Your personal experiences to inspire others and explore how sport can be used to change lives.

Thank you for all your support and please keep sharing your stories and ours. If you want to get in touch send me an email to

About Me


Sam Dale is the founder of Sporting Heads.