Active Minds

Physical activity can improve mental health

All groups below are currently on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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 our Get Set to Go programmes, gardening, yoga and walking. All our groups are facilitated by trained staff and volunteers.


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

Every Wednesday 7.00pm – 8.00pm email:


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 10.00am – 1.00pm email:



Soil to Soup 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 contact Bodmin 01208  892855


SPADES Garden Group – A therapeutic horticultural project, you can help with the weeding, create your own flower bed or just sit and chat.

Every Wednesday 2.00pm – 4.30pm contact Bodmin 01208 892855


Walking for Wellbeing – Join us as we visit places of historic and cultural interest while improving fitness.

Every Monday at 2.00pm contact Bodmin 01208 892855 




Fitness for Wellbeing – Enjoy a game of tennis or go for a walk, helping to improve fitness and combat social isolation.

Every Tuesday 10.00am – 12.30pm contact Bodmin 01208 892855

Email: for more details.


Other Information

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

Below is a video for a yoga routine similar to the one our Falmouth instructor Lucy teaches

Get Set to Go

Our free Get Set to Go programmes aim to improve the quality of life for anyone with a mental health problem through access to sport and physical activity in the local community. With support from Sport England and the National Lottery, Get Set to Go is proven to help overcome the barriers that some of us face when trying to get active for our physical and mental health.

We run our 12 week programmes in various locations across Cornwall.

Email: for more information.