Happy Spuds are helping children learn, laugh and process difficult emotions!!

Happy Spuds, created by four local children who want to reach out to others who feel anxious or stressed, are very excited to be running their first sessions in Wiltshire!!

Thurs 28 Sept – Pewsey Vale School Hall – Activity to be decided and Happy Spuds would love to hear what your children would like! 4.30 – 5.30pm. £5

Tues 3 Oct – Woodborough School Hall – Art for Anxiety. A great way to gently let children talk, share and listen to each other’s worries. 4.30 – 5.30pm. £7

Thurs 5 Oct – Rushall Village Hall – Sunshine Yoga. A fun, relaxing story with yoga, designed to teach self supporting techniques and allow children the chance to relax and switch off from any anxieties amongst like minded, sensitive children.  4.15 -5.15pm. £6

 All events are for children only, as Happy Spuds want them to feel totally free to talk about anything at all.  The Helpers are very well qualified and experienced in working with children’s emotional needs.

To access the events and book your spaces, become a Happy Spuds Member (at a subscription cost of £5 per month) at www.happyspuds.com

Step up and get going for 10 Minutes!!

There is evidence to show that a brisk 10 minute walk each day brings the following health benefits:

  • Increased physical fitness
  • Greater ease in performing everyday physical activities
  • Improved mood
  • Improved quality of life
  • Increased physical leanness and healthier weight

A regular 10 minute brisk walk can make you feel better in so many ways. It can boost your energy, clear your head and lift your mood, as well as lowering your risk of serious illnesses such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Read more at https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/active10/faqs#TkSxe6PSu1k9xpFF.99

ukactive put sport and physical activity into The Mix!

Physically active people have up to a 30 per cent lower risk of depression and ukactive has teamed up with young people’s charity The Mix to help tackle mental health issues among under 25s by getting them to move more.

ukactive will assist with academic research into effective youth interventions, a planned physical activity referral scheme for young people, activity pilot schemes in schools for pupils at high-risk of mental health issues and the creation of e-learning and signposting tools to help young people access physical activity programmes in their area.

The Mix, which was a lead partner for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry’s Heads Together campaign, is a free support service for under 25s, helping more than two million young people in the UK each year.

Government figures show an increase in mental health issues among young people since 2010, with one in four women aged 16-24 having suffered from anxiety and depression, compared to 15 per cent of young men.

Stay Fit For Summer For 13 to 19 Year Olds!!

Innov8 Sportz CIC, in collaboration with MAPAG, are pleased to announce all new…..

Stay Fit for Summer Recreational Physical Activity Sessions!!

These sessions will begin on Tuesday 25th July from 6-8pm from the Elcot Lane Playing Field, Marlborough during the Summer Holidays.

 For more information please contact Terry Bathe on 07837535499 or email info.innov8sportzcic@gmail.com.

Wiltshire Council’s Get Active Summer Holiday Programme!!



Delivered in 64 venues across Wiltshire, this Summer’s Get Active Programme offers a huge range of school holiday sports and physical activity opportunities!!

Check out the video of what’s on offer!!


Innov8 Sportz CIC is proud to partner with Wiltshire Council to offer high-quality, local sport across the county.

Check out the brochure, below, to find an activity near you!!

Get Active programme 2017




Ukactive launches Manifesto for an Active Britain

Ukactive has launched a five-point manifesto designed to improve the health of the nation, urging all parties to adopt policies within it ahead of the forthcoming general election on 8 June.

Calling the election the “most important for a generation” ukactive said the election offers an opportunity to mend “a society that doesn’t value physical activity highly enough”.

“Physical inactivity costs the UK economy an estimated £20bn per year and causes 37,000 deaths per annum,” ukactive states in the Manifesto for an Active Britain.

“With an ageing population and an NHS at breaking point, we must build movement back into our daily lives to reap the physical mental and social benefits before it is too late.”

The document lists five areas – schools, workplace, high streets, active ageing and a new industrial strategy – in which improvements are needed to make “physical activity the natural choice from cradle to grave”.

For schools, the manifesto suggests  fitness measurement programmes, which are fun and easy to implement and access and which monitor development and progress, would allow for direct interventions to support children at risk of ill health due to their fitness levels.

Funding from the Sugar Tax should also be used to open up schools over holiday periods for “holistic summer camps” competitive and inclusive “active mile” concepts which encourage children to run, walk or jog for at least 15 minutes, leaving them more awake, more alert, and more focused on their lessons.

Other plans include tackling the “toxic toll of sedentary office culture” by enacting a Workout from Work scheme and investing £1bn in regenerating scheme to transform the UK’s ageing fleet of leisure centres into new community wellness hubs.

There are also measures to promote active ageing, including the mandatory inclusion of physical activity strategies in care and residential homes to unlock huge health benefits and reinvigorate residents, giving them greater independence for longer.


To see the full manifesto, click here for the ukactive website.

Heads Together – Let’s Have A Good Conversation About Mental Health!

The Innov8 Sportz Team are proud to be supporters of the Heads Together campaign.

Why do we need to change the conversation on Mental Health?

Currently, for too many people struggling with mental health problems, the fear of being judged or treated differently stops them reaching out for help and talking.

Together we can end this stigma once and for all.

1 in 4 adults in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year

9 out of 10 people with mental health problems report that they experience stigma

26% of young people have said that the stigma attached to their mental illness has made them want to give up on life

Work-related mental ill-health costs the UK economy up to £26 billion every year

For more information about the Heads together campaign visit: