As part of the #FeelYourPersonalBest campaign, SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) and sportscotland are encouraging everyone to get active and #TrySomethingNew to support their mental wellbeing.

As we create new routines after the summer holidays, it’s a great time to join a local group, take up a new hobby or try something you’ve never done before! If you’ve taken up a new activity during lockdown, why not take the next step and connect with a local group or club?

Trying a new sport or activity might seem daunting, but being active can really benefit your mental wellbeing. By finding an activity you enjoy, being active can help by reducing stress, increasing feelings of connection, boosting confidence and feeling a sense of achievement. 

There are so many ways to get active, so take the opportunity to #TrySomethingNew and find what works for you. If you’re not sure where to start or feel nervous about trying a new activity, check out our top tips

Support the campaign: Find out how your club, group or organisation can get involved using our partner toolkit.

Date published: 29 March 2023
Date updated: 21 November 2023


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