Depression, anxiety, stress and bipolar disorder are all types of mental health condition that many people manage. The full list of conditions can be found on the NHS website. In addition to those that manage these conditions, it is important that we all take the right steps to look after our mental health.
Research suggests strong links between regular exercise and improved mental health. Many of our weekly activities are sociable sessions that aim to promote inclusion and reduce isolation. The Creative Arts and reading are also both well recognised ways to help clear the mind, boost morale and offer an alternative perspective.
Sports & Leisure
Whether it’s weekly cardio sessions on the treadmill, weight training or taking part in sports such as football, netball or badminton, the benefits of regular exercise are linked to improved mood, clearer thinking and all round better health.
Find the right activity and let us help you in taking the first steps to improved wellbeing.
Research shows that regular reading is able to:
- Improve brain connectivity
- Increase vocabulary and comprehension
- Aid in sleep
- Reduce stress
- Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
- Improve symptoms of depression
- Prevent cognitive decline
Browse and borrow a host of free books and online resources with Lincs Inspire Libraries
A selection of books targeted at people living with mental health conditions, including:
- Reading Well for Mental Health
- Mood Boosting Books
Memory Lane Group
A chance to share memories and look at historical photographs of the local area. View the activity calendar below for when and where these sessions take place. Refreshments provided are provided and there is no booking required.