Personal Stories

Moving For My Mental Health

Published: 17 May 2024

Sue has experienced episodes of severe depression in the past and found that getting outdoors helped to quieten those overwhelming thoughts. Now, she's sharing her story to help those who may be in a similar situation as she was.

Teaching Teachers Yoga Skills

Published: 15 May 2024

Sam was keen to explore the spiritual aspects of yoga, and first did so over 25 years ago. After becoming a primary school teacher, she noticed that children were struggling with their mental health and thought that yoga may be of help.

Empowering Girls In Tennis

Published: 22 February 2024

From a Level 3 coaching qualification to a successful initiative for girls in tennis, Isla has spent the last 3 years developing her skills as a coach to empower girls in the sport.

A group of 25 people from Dementia Friendly Alton, smiling at he camera at Lepe Beach, New Forest.

Over 4800 people take part in ‘Life Changing’ Physical Activity

Published: 10 January 2024

“…I have met new friends, learned new skills and I get out of my house a lot more now and that has made me a lot more physically active.” Local people have been telling us how they’ve benefitted through Investing in Communities projects….

Paws and Pals: How I Enjoy Running

Published: 2 December 2023

Like most people, I question whether those who run really like running. At first thought, my quick answer was no, I don’t. However, upon reflection, I realise that my true answer is yes. And here's why.

A Place For Cars and For Swimming

Published: 29 November 2023

When Zoe Newton first joined Shirley Warren Primary School as Headteacher, she knew she wanted a pop-up pool for pupils. But after months of communications with companies and other schools, it was never quite doable. Until this year…

Physical Activity As Family Time

Published: 13 October 2023

Growing up, Catherine always enjoyed being active. But after becoming a mother, she noticed her activity levels dip. Now, with her husband and her children, Catherine has found ways to move her body while having fun as a family.

Leading By Example

Published: 20 September 2023

To celebrate National Fitness Day 2023, we got up and active in our workplace, setting an example by taking part in a daily 10k walking challenge, dancing in the office, and sharing what inspires us to be active.

Opening Facilities During Teacher Strikes

Published: 13 July 2023

When teacher strikes began earlier this year, Winchester based boxing coach, Rocky, decided to open the gym to young people who couldn’t go to school. He created a safe space and an opportunity to get some physical activity in their day.

The Power of Bold Leaders

Published: 21 June 2023

A kundalini class, hosted by Alla for Ukrainian refugees, made such an impact on four women’s lives that they have stepped forward to become instructors themselves. This is the story of how one person can make a difference.

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