We all know that exercise improves your physical wellbeing. But did you know it helps to improve your mental wellbeing as well? Sport and physical activity can help lift your mood and take away built up stresses. It can also improve sleep and reduce anxiety levels.  

Did you know being active releases chemicals in your brain that make you feel good? Boosting your self-esteem and helping you concentrate, sleep well and feel better.

Participant and activity-specific testaments

Browse through the testaments below to find out more about specific activities and how they have benefitted student and staff wellbeing.


Find out how Back to Netball provides a fun, sociable environment for women of all ages

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We run a recreational, free to play squash session open to a range of participants from beginners to highly skilled players

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Tennis takes place at the Huddersfield Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, delivered by a professional coach, and an Activator

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Nic Matchett

Nic staretd to attend Back to Netball following advice to engage in more physical activity. She now attends No Strings Badminton as well

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Rahul Panchal

Find out how Bouldering has improved student Rahul's physical and mental wellbeing

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Zain Siddiqui

Zain has been involved in a range of social sports since starting at University 

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