Did you know....

More than one in three people are affected by a mental health problem each year in Scotland.

People with mental illness are almost twice as likely to die from coronary heart disease and are at higher risk of being overweight or obese.

1 in 3 GP appointments relates to a mental health problem.

Although most people with mental health problems are employed, generally people have better mental health when in employment than when jobless.

Participation in regular physical activity can have a positive influence on mental health and well-being, benefits can include:

  • more energy
  • reduced symptoms of depression/anxiety
  • improved sleeping patterns
  • increased confidence and self-esteem
  • improved mood
  • decreased levels of stress

A single bout of 40 minutes of aerobic exercise is enough to increase ‘feel good’ chemicals and improve mood in the short term.  Due to this the body can respond better when placed in situations of stress.  The project aims to improve the mental health and well-being of individuals by providing support to increase levels of physical activity.  Staff from the Mind and Be Active Team have completed a nationally recognised qualification in Exercise and Mental Health.

You can either self refer to the project or be referred by a health professional.  One of our specially trained members of staff will guide you through your journey to becoming more active providing support and encouragement along the way.

For more information on Mind and Be Active please contact the Active Lifestyles Team in confidence on 01294 605128 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Share this information

Submit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google BookmarksSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn


PORTAL SWIMMING POOL: Due to a swimming gala there will be no public swimming or swimming lessons at the Portal on the following dates: Sat 26 & Sun 27 Jan and Sat 16 & Sun 17 Feb. Apologies for any inconvenience.

On Fri 25 Jan the Family Fun Night sessions will be as follows: 18.45 – 19.45: Floats Out session, 20.00 – 21.00: Floats Out session.
There will be no inflatables. Apologies for any inconvenience.


KA Leisure has updated its cookie policy. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the KA Leisure. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time by visiting our privacy policy. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

  I accept cookies from this site.
EU Cookie Directive Module Information