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About us

Active Lincolnshire is committed to providing opportunities for everyone in Lincolnshire to be active every day. We work with partners to address inequalities and inactivity, responding to the needs of people and places.

What we do

As advocates for the positive power that physical activity has on everyone’s lives, we work in partnership to improve understanding, influence change, and tackle the challenge of inactivity.

Knowledge Hub

Our Knowledge Hub is the core of our website. Here you’ll find our guidance, advice, insight and support in all areas of physical activity and sport.

Get involved

Want to get involved with us? We depend on your collaboration to create and influence meaningful change. Find out how you can help Lincolnshire move more.

Mental Health

We work with healthcare professionals and mental health networks across Lincolnshire to support and upskill local services, helping to embed physical activity into the healthcare sector and improve the local population’s mental health – with partners including the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT), neighbourhood teams and the social prescribing network.

Physical activity has been shown to have a hugely positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. Not only does it help people manage the symptoms of depression, anxiety and ADHD, but it also relieves stress, improves memory and sleep, and boosts overall mood.

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Better sleep

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Reduced risk of depression

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Improved connection to others

  • Think active

    Think Active

    The Think Active project was born out of some early work we did with the health sector and our partners at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We worked across the physical activity sector to encourage seven providers to develop an offer that supported residents to re-connect, post the pandemic, in an active way. We wanted to ensure people with low level mental health challenges could do something positive for their physical and mental health. The learnings from the experience are continuing to inform our guidance to the sector and are giving us local examples to share with health colleagues as we continue to embed physical activity in the health and care system.

    Read the Think Active Report

    For more information on this work, please contact Matt Evans.

  • Education & training

    Education & training

    We believe in leading by example – which is why Active Lincolnshire is committed to looking after our staff’s mental and physical wellbeing. As part of this commitment, we have three staff trained as Mental Health First Aiders, available to offer support to our team whenever they need it.

    If you’re interested in Mental Health First Aid training for yourself or your employees, you can view dates and book your course here. For more training and education opportunities, please visit our courses page.

  • Insight & research

    Insight & research

    We believe that insight, research and a deep understanding of the needs of local people are key to creating long-lasting, meaningful change. That’s why we’re committed to seeking, utilising and responding to research at every turn, using data to guide and support the work we undertake.

    There is a whole host of local and national research surrounding the benefits of physical activity on mental health. As part of our role in the healthcare sector, we aim to build on this insight and strengthen the links between mental health and physical activity, ensuring Lincolnshire residents have inclusive and accessible opportunities to stay active in their daily lives.

    For more information about the benefits of physical activity and mental health, please visit our Knowledge Hub.

Think Active

The Think Active project was born out of some early work we did with the health sector and our partners at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We worked across the physical activity sector to encourage seven providers to develop an offer that supported residents to re-connect, post the pandemic, in an active way. We wanted to ensure people with low level mental health challenges could do something positive for their physical and mental health. The learnings from the experience are continuing to inform our guidance to the sector and are giving us local examples to share with health colleagues as we continue to embed physical activity in the health and care system.

Read the Think Active Report

For more information on this work, please contact Matt Evans.

Education & training

We believe in leading by example – which is why Active Lincolnshire is committed to looking after our staff’s mental and physical wellbeing. As part of this commitment, we have three staff trained as Mental Health First Aiders, available to offer support to our team whenever they need it.

If you’re interested in Mental Health First Aid training for yourself or your employees, you can view dates and book your course here. For more training and education opportunities, please visit our courses page.

Insight & research

We believe that insight, research and a deep understanding of the needs of local people are key to creating long-lasting, meaningful change. That’s why we’re committed to seeking, utilising and responding to research at every turn, using data to guide and support the work we undertake.

There is a whole host of local and national research surrounding the benefits of physical activity on mental health. As part of our role in the healthcare sector, we aim to build on this insight and strengthen the links between mental health and physical activity, ensuring Lincolnshire residents have inclusive and accessible opportunities to stay active in their daily lives.

For more information about the benefits of physical activity and mental health, please visit our Knowledge Hub.