Swim England London

Aquatic sports in the London region

Mental Health Well Being

Approximately one in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year.

Mental health problems can effect anyone, and have a wide range of causes that can be complex and interrelated.

MIND, the Mental Health Charity, has been supported by Sport England to develop a workshop to raise awareness of the importance of mental health.  This is an online or face-to-face course which will give knowledge, skills and confidence to better understand and support people living with mental health problems, and create a positive environment that ensures they enjoy the benefits of being active and keep coming back.

Swim England have a dedicated area of their website – Just Swim – which is set up to inform about all things mental health and how swimming can help.

See below for information on Mental Health within the context of swimming

Mental Health & Swimming


Mental Health

Mental Health Organisations
  • The Mental Health Foundation is part of the national mental health response providing support to address the mental health and psychosocial aspects of the Coronavirus outbreak, alongside colleagues at Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care.
  • Young Minds
  • Mind
  • Childline
  • Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command (Child Exploitation and Online Protection). They provide information for parents about keeping their children safe online during these testing times and specifically to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools, and has 15 minute activity packs.   These packs will be updated every 2 weeks for parents.