Get Active Project

This project, led by Betty Morrall Lane and Jo Jones is all about helping us all increase our physical activity levels, as it’s so good for our mental health and wellbeing. 

Even small increases in physical activity can have huge benefits:

  • Releases feel good hormones
  • Improves self confidence
  • Improves sleep
  • Aids concentration
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Boosts happier moods
  • Helps to meet people

Watch this space for more information, see the latest added activities and what’s available to book. You can also keep up to date about what’s on by following us on facebook or instagram.

FREE Croquet Taster Sessions
12 weeks from Tuesday 15th August 11am – 1pm at Llanidloes Croquet Club, Llanidloes SY18 6ES
Come to as many as you like, just one or all of them.  Bring a packed lunch, cake and refreshments to follow.  Children are welcome with lots of space to play.  Suitable for all abilities.

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Here at Mid and North Powys Mind, we can help you develop a healthy relationship with physical activity. We are here to support you every step of the way from beginners running courses to boxing taster sessions. Anything that you can possibly think of, we will be willing to put on to help you get into physical activity. Along with other support, we hope that physical activity through us will help you improve your well-being and mental health.

We will be hosting a range of Activity Taster sessions to help get people moving.  So far we have confirmed:

  • Qigong Taster Sessions 
    16th June 1 – 2pm at Celf, Llandrindod
    26th June 6.30pm – 7.30pm at Wesley Hall, Builth
    30th June 1 – 2pm at Carad, Rhayader
  • Mumma Fit
    For six weeks from Monday 5th June 9.30am-10.30am at COWSHACC in Welshpool
  • Strong Mamma
    Six weeks from Wednesday 14th June 11am-12noon at Elevate Studio, Llandrindod Wells.  (Sessions now full)
  • Beginners Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Walk and Talk groups
  • Buggy Walks and Talks

Call Betty on 07506114451 or Jo on 07415173900 to book a place on any of our taster sessions.

Non-Contact Boxing Taster Sessions
Non-Contact Boxing Taster Session

For more information about our Training Schedule, see our Training Page

Our Work So Far

Mid and North Powys Mind has delivered three very popular couch to 5km model 12 week beginners running groups in Newtown, Llanidloes and Machynlleth.

Altogether 61 people attended!  Betty has now delivered a further beginners running course in Welshpool.

The running groups helped people to understand the positive effect physical activity could have on their mental health.  Some described these groups as “life-saving.” Not only did running have physical benefits, but it had many mental benefits:


It has helped me massively with my mental health. When I got my certificate, I got home and cried so much. I was so proud of myself for doing something and finishing it. I think it taught me that, even in everyday life, it’s all about putting one foot in front of the other.

Do watch the video above to find out more about how people found these groups.