Brentford FC CST announces Delivery of ‘Active Minds’ in Schools

21 November 2023

Brentford FC CST announces Delivery of ‘Active Minds’ in Schools

The Brentford FC Community Sports Trust announces that they will be delivering the Active Minds programme for free in schools for two cohorts during the 2023-2024 academic year.

Active Minds is a physically active educational program focused on three key areas: Mental Health and Building Emotional Resilience, Diabetes Awareness and Nutrition and Healthy Eating. The programme is specifically designed to raise awareness of critical areas of health and wellbeing.

“We are really excited to be working in partnership with Brentford FC Community Sports Trust to deliver the Active Minds programme to local Primary Schools. We really believe in the power of physical activity to not only help develop children’s physical needs but also aid their personal development, and help develop confidence, teamwork, communication and resilience. We cannot wait to get started and to work together to deliver the programme around the London Borough of Hounslow and beyond. It is a proud moment and one we look forward to.”

Andy Beeston, Founder of Active Minds


The Trust will be offering the programme to full classes of year 3 or 4 pupils (20-30 participants), or as a targeted intervention to those who need extra support (2-6 participants). This PSHE (personal, social, health and economic ) intervention consists of six 45–60-minute lessons, to be delivered over a 6-week period.

The sessions can be delivered at different times of the day, for example, PSHE lessons, Breakfast, lunchtime or after-school clubs or alongside PPA time and existing interventions.


“I have a master’s degree in Sports Psychology and I have experience delivering PE lessons within schools as well as athletics coaching in my spare time.” […] “I am currently finishing my training to become a chartered psychologist, and I am passionate about improving people’s understanding of resilience, and supporting them to recognise adversity. I look forward to working with pupils in schools across west London to improve their emotional literacy, using play-based lessons to encourage discussion.”

Jamie Holme, Health and Wellbeing Project Officer at Brentford FC Community Sports Trust

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