Mind Body Boost

Are you looking to improve your mental wellbeing, meet like-minded students and improve your physical activity levels to promote good health? 

We’re offering a number of our students the opportunity to take part in our brand new Mind Body Boost (MBB) programme which we’re excited to launch at the University of Stirling.  

University of Stirling Sport and the Mental Health and Wellbeing Service are running a 6-week Mind Body Boost pilot programme that involves 45 minutes of mental health and wellbeing followed by 45 minutes of light exercise.

The sessions will take place on campus in the Sports Centre at 1.30pm - 3pm on the following dates: 

  • Wednesday 16 February
  • Wednesday 23 February
  • Wednesday 2 March 
  • Wednesday 9 March
  • Wednesday 16 March
  • Wednesday 23 March

What does the programme include?

  • 6 x 45 minutes of mental health training utilising mindfulness, relaxation and CBT techniques delivered by our Mental Health and Wellbeing counsellor
  • 6 x 45 minutes of physical training including functional movement, stretching and outdoor activity delivered by our Fitness Officer
  • Access to the Mind Body Boost app with dedicated resources to improve your learning from the weekly sessions, mental and physical wellbeing top tips, videos and further support
  • Access to gym, swimming pool, fitness classes and Just Play Sport during the 6-weeks
  • Weekly support from our Mental Health and Wellbeing Counsellor and Fitness Officer
  • Follow-up check-in 6-weeks after the Mind Body Boost programme

If you would like to take part in MBB at the University of Stirling and feel like you would benefit, please apply by completing the online registration form by Wednesday 9 February 2022.   

Please note all applications will be considered but please note places are limited. If you are selected to participate, we will be in touch by Monday 14 February 2022 at the latest via your student email address.  

In order for University of Stirling Sport to provide the services and support included within the MBB project, your data will be processed in line with our Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about MBB, please get in touch at mindbodyboost@stir.ac.uk

About Mind Body Boost

Mind Body Boost (MBB) is an evidence-based intervention, devised to support young people in managing their mental and physical health. The objectives of MBB include: 

  • To establish a European collaboration with the aim of improving the mental and physical wellbeing of young people in a university setting 
  • To promote and foster social inclusion and equal access to sport for all 
  • To reach traditionally marginalised groups, reduce social exclusion, isolation for disadvantaged students and/or those with low levels of physical activity and mild mental health issues. 
  • Increase participation levels of young people, particularly those that are inactive, ensuring they achieve the WHO physical activity recommendations 
  • Enable young people to build social connections through the medium of physical activity 

The MBB project has already been piloted successfully in Trinity College Dublin and National University of Galway (NUIG) and the results have shown the following benefits: 

  • Surveys and testimonials from students showed that the project positively impacted their lives, with some students who had reported beforehand that they particularly suffered from social isolation had now made friends and really enjoyed learning together in a group. 
  • Almost all the students said the project improved their motivation and confidence to engage in regular physical activity.
  • Students noted they found the psychoeducation and mindfulness aspects beneficial for stress management and their mental health.
  • Large change of attitude with the participants who were disinclined/ambivalent to sport before the project (60%) saying they would be more or very likely to use the university sports facilities and programmes into the future.  

 

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