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Mind Body Boost

Mind, Body, Boost is a 6-week custom designed fitness and mental programmethat includes mindfulness skills traininggroup 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 actioncategory. 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.  

Participant Information

The overall aim of the Mind Body Boost Project under the Erasmus+ program is to encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in Sport. This is a European collaborative project with the ultimate aim to promote European values through sport in a university setting by facilitating access to all students. This 6-week custom-designed fitness and mental intervention program is delivered by experts in the respective sport and counselling services and will include mindfulness skills training and improved self-knowledge through psychoeducation. Anonymous data will be collected via surveys to assist us in evaluating and improving the program. The 6-week program includes one session per week. During the session, you will participate in 30 minutes of mental health and wellbeing exercise followed by 60 minutes of physical activity. Please note that places within the program are limited and registration does not guarantee a place in the program. The program is for people of all ages and ability, and everyone is welcome! If selected for the Mind Body Boost program, a member of staff from Trinity Sport will be in touch via your TCD email address.

Session Schedule

Many thanks for showing interest in the Mind Body Boost (MBB) programme at Trinity College Dublin. Before registering your interest, please make sure that you're available to attend the MBB sessions on the dates below, during the specified times at the Trinity Sports Centre. MBB will take place on 6 Tuesday evenings starting on 24 October 2023:

  • Tues 24 Oct  6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tues 31 Oct  6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tues 7 Nov   6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tues 14 Nov  6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tues 21 Nov  6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tues 28 Nov  6 - 8 p.m.
Please note that places are limited for MBB and sign-up does not guarantee you a spot on the programme.