After several years of struggles with mental health Andy felt like something needed to change for the better - It was deciding "what" which became the challenge. After being diagnosed with depression Andy decided that he couldn't let it hold him back any longer and there were other people dealing with the same challenge.
That is where "Impactivity: Talking Without Limits" was born. The aim is to promote positive mental health through sport; using physical activity as a tool to improve confidence, communication and confidence in talking about challenges participants may be dealing with.
We have four main aims at Impactivity: Talking Without Limits:
To promote positive mental health and raise awareness of the support people can get.
To offer bespoke workshops for schools showing that communication is key and that pupils are not alone with their challenges.
To provide a range of fun and engaging sports activities for all participants allowing them to feel comfortable to talk to like-minded people.
Use physical activity as the tool to make positive social change for all Impactivity: Talking Without Limits participants.
Founder of Impactivity: Talking Without Limits
Andy has over ten years experience in Sports Coaching and Development both in the UK and the USA coaching sports such as Football, Rugby and Multi-Sports from ages 6+.
Andy has chosen to use his own experiences with mental health issues to spread the message that people do not have to suffer alone or in silence by using physical activity as the tool to build positive social change.
Outside of work Andy spends his spare time playing rugby for Aston Old Edwardians, as well as spending time in the gym, hiking and cooking.
BSC in Sports Coaching and Development (University of Worcester, 2014)
Coaching Others to Coach (Open University, 2020)
Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity - MIND/1st4Sport
National F Licence - US Soccer Federation
F.A Coaching Level Two - The Football Association
Scrum Factory and Rugby Ready - IRB and RFU
1st4Sport Level Two in the Principles of Coaching Sport - 1st4Sport