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Cornish Pirates coach Get Set to Go in Penzance!

Penzance Get Set to Go is in full swing and being lead by coach Sam Teasdale from the Cornish Pirates, Jamie Tresidder Sports Co-ordinator from Cornwall Sports Partnership and Richard Perks from Carrick Mind.

Get Set to Go in Penzance

The programme is only 6 weeks in and already people attending are feeling the positive benefits of getting more active and meeting like minded people. One lady has joined a tennis group because attending the Get Set to Go programme has boosted her confidence and reignited her passion for racket sports.

Some of the group have started meeting up to do other activities together at the leisure centre; making friends and preventing social isolation are other positive aspects of Get Set to Go.

Sam and Tom from the Cornish Pirates

Five of the current participants want to be peer supporters or trained volunteers at future programmes. They have enjoyed it so much that they want to support others and their lived experience means they understand the difficulties and barriers those managing a mental health problem face.

We are running these 12 week programmes at various locations in  Cornwall. Check out our ‘What’s on’ calendar to find your nearest Get Set to Go programme. 

Contact: active@carrickmind.org.uk to find out more.

Enjoying a little badminton

The programme is supported by Sport England and the National Lottery.