Mind body boost | Student life

Are you looking to improve your mental well-being, meet like-minded students, and improve your level of physical activity to promote good health? We offer many of our students the opportunity to participate in our brand new Mind body boost (MBB) which we are delighted to launch at the University of Stirling.

The University of Stirling Sport and Student Advisory Service are running a 6-week Mind Body Boost pilot program which includes 30 minutes of mental health and wellbeing followed by 60 minutes of light exercise. The sessions will take place on the Sports Center campus on Wednesdays February 16, February 23, March 2, March 9, March 16 and March 23 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Mind Body Boost (MBB) is an evidence-based intervention designed to help young people manage their mental and physical health. MBB’s objectives include:

  • To establish a European collaboration with the aim of improving the mental and physical well-being of young people in academia
  • Promote and foster social inclusion and equal access to sport for all
  • To reach traditionally marginalized groups, reduce social exclusion, isolation of disadvantaged students and/or those with low levels of physical activity and mild mental health issues.
  • Increase participation levels of young people, especially those who are inactive, ensuring they meet WHO recommendations for physical activity
  • Enable young people to create social bonds through physical activity

The MBB project has already been successfully tested at Trinity College Dublin and the National University of Galway (NUIG) and the results have shown the following benefits:

  • Surveys and testimonials from students have shown that the project has had a positive impact on their lives, with some students who previously reported that they suffered particularly from social isolation now made friends and really enjoyed learning together in Group.
  • Almost all of the students said the project improved their motivation and confidence to engage in regular physical activity.
  • Students noted that they found aspects of psychoeducation and mindfulness beneficial for stress management and their mental health.
  • Large shift in attitude with participants who were sport disinclined/ambivalent before the project (60%) saying they would be more or very likely to use university sport facilities and programs in the future.

If you are interested in attending the MBB at the University of Stirling and believe you will benefit from it, please apply by completing the registration form (insert registration form link) by Wednesday, February 9, 2022.

Please note that all applications will be considered, but please note that places are limited. If you are selected to participate, we will contact you no later than Monday, February 14, 2022 via your student email address.

In order for the University of Stirling Sport to provide the services and support included in the MBB project, your data will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about MBB, please contact us at [email protected].

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