The Get Set to Go (GStG) Physical Activities aims to improve the lives of people with mental health issues through access to physical activity and sport in their local communities – benefiting their mental, physical and social health.


About the Project 

Rochdale and District Mind are one of eight local Mind centres in England, to be selected to run the programme until October 2017. Supported by Sport England and the National Lottery, the project aims to remove the barriers that people living with mental health issues can face when wanting to take up physical activity.  It aims to increase and sustain their participation in activities as part of a healthy lifestyle. 

GStG works in partnership with various organisations to deliver a wide range of sessions to suit your particular interest.  At present, we have on offer:

Football  Tai Chi Climbing
Walking Gym Sessions Pilates
Zumba Boxing Yoga
Cycling Badminton 

We have also done various water sports and archery.


Sessions are designed to fit around your life, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity or ability.  It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time exercising, if you haven’t done it for a long time or if you exercise regularly.  The aim is for people to get more active in a safe, friendly and supportive environment. 

Get Set to Go Volunteers

We have a wonderful team of GStG volunteers who take part and provide support for people experiencing mental health issues to help them access and engage in the above activities in the community.

For further information or to have a more in depth discussion about the programme, please contact:

Melanie Tilley on:

Tel: 01706 752343 or 07868 548499

e-mail melanietilley@rochdalemind.org.uk or

fill in referral form here.

Read below what some of the participants have been saying: