Mind Body Boost
Mind, Body, Boost is a 6-week custom designed fitness and mental programmethat includes mindfulness skills training, group inclusivity work, challenging physical activities and psychological support tools while also addressing societal issues of social isolation and stress management.
Trinity Sport and the Counselling Service are recruiting in January/February 2022. Register here.
The project is led by Trinity Sport and has been awarded €391,675 in funding from the EU Commission’s Erasmus+ Sport 2020 programme under the ‘collaborative partnerships action’category. It will be a European collaboration of partners, in support of EU strategies in the areas of social inclusion and equal opportunities. The aim of the ‘Mind, Body, Boost’ project is to encourage inclusivity and equality through sport by creating a safe health and fitness environment for third level students who need physical and mental health support.
The ‘Mind, Body, Boost’ project has already been piloted successfully in Trinity College Dublin and the National University of Galway (NUIG) with students reporting that the project had positively impacted their lives. Students who reported beforehand that they had suffered from social isolation had made friends and enjoyed learning together in a group. Almost all students said that the project improved their motivation and confidence to engage in regular physical activity.
The ‘Mind, Body, Boost’ project will be delivered in five phases over thirty-six months from September 2021. It will also be adapted to take into account any future restrictions as result of the pandemic. The project partners including Trinity College Dublin (project lead); National University of Ireland, Galway; University of Stirling, Scotland; University of Limerick; European University of Lisbon, Portugal; The Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany; Vilnius University, Lithuania and ‘It’s Great Out There Coalition’, Belgium will commence planning the intervention programme in January 2021.