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Active IQ to sponsor the Mental Health Award at the Community Sport and Recreation Awards


Posted on 11 Mar 19

Active IQ is delighted to announce that it will be sponsoring the Mental Health Award at this year’s Sport & Recreation Alliance Community Sport and Recreation Awards.

The awards, which are a real celebration of grassroots sport and recreation, will be taking place on the 15th March at Edgbaston Stadium. For over twenty years, the Community Sport and Recreation Awards have been showcasing the positive impact of grassroots sport in local communities up and down the country.

The Mental Health Award celebrates clubs or programmes which use the power of sport and recreation to promote wellbeing. The three finalists, who are all ambassadors for mental health and promote good mental health policies, are: Boxing Futures, Core Sport and Hallam Barbell Olympic Weight Lifting and Strength Training Club.

Speaking about the awards, Jenny Patrickson, Managing Director for Active IQ said:

“Mental health is very much in the spotlight at the moment and rightly so, as it affects people of all ages. Individuals and organisations are increasingly faced with friends, colleagues, peers and customers suffering with mental health issues. Those within a community sport setting can play an important role when it comes to spotting the signs and offering support to those struggling with a mental health problem. Sport and exercise can be a powerful tool to help those through a difficult time and we would like to wish all three finalists the very best of luck. All are worthy winners, doing valuable work to promote good mental health policies and practices.”

The Awards ceremony will be hosted by the Alliance’s President, His Royal Highness the Earl of Wessex. Ian Reid the new CEO of the Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee will also be present to talk about the 2022 Commonwealth Games and the legacy of the games.

Tickets remain on sale for the awards ceremony, you can find out how to secure your place here.