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‘Mental Health through Sport’ is a series of one-day symposia, which aim to share Practice, Culture and Experiences of using Sport and Physical Activity to enhance our Mental Health and Wellbeing. This year’s symposium is on 16th December 2019.

Each symposium is open to anyone who has an interest in mental health and sport. They aim to bring together: participants from projects/initiatives; academics/researchers; staff from sporting organisations; service-users and staff from health services; charities; sports clubs; local/national government and anyone else who wants to share ideas and experiences.

This series of symposia is based on a partnership between Newman University, the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT), Sport Birmingham, and the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Confirmed Speakers include:

Paul Jarvis Beesley – Streetgames – 21 by 21 campaign

Hayley Jarvis – Mind – Get Set to Go

Ian Braid – DOCIAsport

Dr Laura Healy and Dr Mus Sarkar – Nottingham Trent University

Zara Hyde Peters OBE - CEO of UK Athletics

More speakers will be announced shortly.

Travel information to the University is available at: www.newman.ac.uk/about-us/contact-us/maps-directions/

More information and additional free resources are available at: www.MentalHealthThroughSport.com

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