Taking part in physical activity on a regular basis can have a positive effect on our mental health.
Studies show that regular physical activity can help people to recover from depression, lifting their mood, reducing anxiety, improving self-esteem and concentration.
We have developed our own self-help guide ‘Getting Active and Feeling Better’ to help you to become more physically active to manage your mood.
There are a wide range of organisations such as gyms and leisure centres which are open to the general public and can help you become more active. We have listed some of these here together with their contact details.
There are a wide range of different physical activity classes and sessions organised in community venues across the city. These are often free or at reduced rates for people with health problems and provide more support than mainstream organisations. We have listed the main organisations below with thier contact details.
Tel: 0114 2584489
Tel: 0114 2134065
Tel: 0114 2315522
Tel: 0114 2789999
There are also specific programmes which you can be referred to by your GP or other health care practitioner and provide more intensive support for people.
Please find a link to the referral form above which has details of all the venues where physical activity referral is taking place in Sheffield. You can be referred by any health professional at your GP surgery, such as a member of the IAPT team, a nurse or a health trainer, you don’t have to see a doctor. You may find it helpful to call the venues to find out more about what they offer, and decide which venue you want to attend, before seeing a health professional for a referral.