There’s an established body of scientific evidence that shows how increased levels of physical activity, including sport, can offer mental as well as physical health benefits. Beyond making us feel good in the moment, sport can have a longer-term impact on our wellbeing, boosting confidence and resilience and reducing the risk of developing and living with mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.

So what happens if we take sport to where
 it’s needed most? To areas where low-income households have limited access to sport facilities - and often limited interest in being physically active. Where young people living in poverty
 are three times more likely to suffer with mental illness than their wealthier peers and fewer
 than a quarter meet national guidelines for recommended daily activity?

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