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

    As part of our role in health and wellbeing, we coordinate Think Active – a programme designed to support mental health through physical activity. Launched in 2019 as a mental health conference – the first of its kind in Lincolnshire – this one-day event saw 183 attendees come together to share insight, learning and personal testimonies about the benefits physical activity can have on mental health.

    From this conference, the Think Active steering group was formed, and their work has culminated in the creation of Think Active support groups. These support groups provide physical activity sessions for people living with low-level mental illness or with a history of poor mental health, connecting participants with like-minded individuals and encouraging them to engage with conversations about mental health.

    To get involved with Think Active 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

As part of our role in health and wellbeing, we coordinate Think Active – a programme designed to support mental health through physical activity. Launched in 2019 as a mental health conference – the first of its kind in Lincolnshire – this one-day event saw 183 attendees come together to share insight, learning and personal testimonies about the benefits physical activity can have on mental health.

From this conference, the Think Active steering group was formed, and their work has culminated in the creation of Think Active support groups. These support groups provide physical activity sessions for people living with low-level mental illness or with a history of poor mental health, connecting participants with like-minded individuals and encouraging them to engage with conversations about mental health.

To get involved with Think Active 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.