Introducing Movement & the Mind: A Pioneering Interactive Conference

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(Last Updated On: March 29, 2021)

A virtual conference recognising, exploring, and celebrating the connections between mind, body, and planet.

Active Devon is working with GP and medical educationalist Dr Lucy Loveday (MRCGP, PG Cert Clinical Education) to host Movement & the Mind, a one-day international, interactive event. It will recognise, explore and celebrate the connections between mind, body and planet.

The virtual conference will take place on Friday 18 June 2021. Delegates will hear from a global community of experts, adventurers and advocates. There will also be leaders from across many disciplines. These include medicine, psychiatry, psychology, exercise physiology, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, neuroscience, mindfulness and movement.

Inspired by the true story of her father’s journey with severe depression to recovery and now the unfortunate reality of relapse, exacerbated by lockdown and the challenges of the past 12 months, founder of Movement & The Mind Dr Lucy Loveday will lead this one-day journey of discovery.

Dr Lucy Loveday said: “When I was 11 years old, my dad was hospitalised by a severe mental health crisis. He was rendered almost unresponsive by depression, but over the years I observed him transform his health through running. It offered him solace and a sense of freedom, and he’s since run several marathons.”

Driven by a curiosity to understand how movement benefits the mind, as well as the science behind positive psychology and mindfulness for human performance, I embarked on a journey of discovery. Through countless inspiring conversations along the way, I’ve learned that dad isn’t alone.”

Movement & the Mind is the culmination of this dynamic and evolving journey. It means so much to help bring people together for this critically important conversation, and, in a small way, to help put movement at the centre of the mainstream healthcare agenda.”

Hosting this pioneering day, Matt Evans, Active Devon Chief Executive, said: “Active Devon is a community-focused, non-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring and supporting Devon to be active. We believe movement is central to living healthier, happier, and more connected lives, regardless of age, ability, or background.”

Having previously collaborated with Dr Lucy Loveday to support the social prescribing agenda in Devon, we are delighted to be partnering again, this time to host the 2021 Movement & the Mind virtual conference.”

Early bird registration for the event is now open and tickets will cost £49 if purchased by 30 April 2021. There are a limited number of tickets available, and these will be on a first come first served basis.

Profits generated by this event will support local initiatives using physical activity, sport, and movement to positively impact the mental health and wellbeing of people living in Devon.

For further information visit and follow Dr Lucy Loveday on social media using @drlucyloveday – #MovementAndTheMind

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