I created Sporting Heads to shine a light on the people who are using sport, exercise and movement to change their lives, improve their mental health or cope with mental illness. Behind the increasing community of runners, triathletes, swimmers, yogis 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 trying to 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.
Always happy to chat about your experiences and projects, so if you want to get in touch send an email through firstname.lastname@example.org or message via any of our social media channels.
Thank you for all your support and please keep sharing your stories and ours.