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Active Minds

Physical activity can improve mental health

Active Minds

Being physically active means sitting down less and moving our bodies more. There are many studies which have shown that doing physical activity can improve mental health. Getting active can reduce anxiety and stress, combat low mood and increase self-esteem, it makes you feel good inside and out.

Spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. For example, doing things like growing food or flowers, exercising outdoors or being around animals can have lots of positive effects. It can:

  • improve your mood
  • reduce feelings of stress or anger
  • help you take time out and feel more relaxed
  • improve your physical health
  • improve your confidence and self esteem
  • help you be more active
  • help you make new connections
  • provide peer support

We offer activity focused and outdoor groups such as gardening, yoga and walking. All our groups are facilitated by trained staff and volunteers.

Our current activity focused services

Zoom Yoga 

Gentle enough for all abilities, including beginners, seated yoga with Lucy, supported by Cornwall Mind staff.

Every Wednesday 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Falmouth Allotment Project

We are developing two plots and grow a wide range of fruit and vegetables which we donate to Stones Bakery. No experience needed, just a willingness to enjoy the great outdoors. 

Every Tuesday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm 

Every Thursday 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm 

Bodmin Wellbeing Garden Group 

In a beautiful walled Victorian garden, people can sit in tranquil surroundings or work on the vegetable plot. No experience needed.

Every Wednesday 10.00am – 12.30pm or 2.00pm – 4.30pm

Bodmin Walking Group 

Walking groups bring a more relaxed approach to having conversations about mental health and provide a great opportunity to improve wellbeing and reduce loneliness in the community.

Monday 2.00 – 4.00pm

Newquay Walking Group 

Tuesday 10.00am – 12.30pm

Other Information

To join or refer to any of our wellbeing services please email

Resource – Mind information about how physical activity can help your mental health including tips for choosing an activity that works for you and how to overcome anything that might stop you from becoming more active – physical-activity-and-your-mental-health-2019-pdf-version