Revive - Community Resilience

Revive - Community Resilience

Revive Sports Programme

About the Revive Programme

The Revive Sports Programme gives people (aged 18+) who are undertaking their journey to recover from drug and alcohol addiction (or other mental health challenges) the chance to get active and enjoy some new physical activity experiences. It is also suitable for those who are temporarily sober or drug free to participate in.

The programme offers a variety of sessions and aims to provide participants with the physical and emotional benefits of exercise along with the opportunity to socialise in new environments.

Alongside this, individuals can opt in for training, volunteering and employment opportunities if they wish. This would be done through our working partnership with PLUSS.

Current Sessions


Revive Drop In Sessions

Coronation Park Sydenham, Bridgwater

Wednesdays 2pm - 3pm


Highbridge YMCA

Fridays 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Activities include indoor archery, table tennis, badminton and lots more.

Bespoke Groups - Residents Only

Somewhere House Burnham-on-Sea

Fridays 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Activities include indoor archery, table tennis, badminton and lots more.

Taunton & West Somerset

Revive Drop In Sessions

C.O.A.C.H, French Weir Park, Taunton

Mondays 2pm - 3pm

Activities include indoor archery, table tennis, badminton and lots more.

Bespoke Group Sessions

Beach Hotel, Minehead (Non residents welcome)

Mondays 2pm - 3pm


Canonsgrove, Trull, Taunton

Tuesdays 2pm - 3pm

Activities include indoor archery, table tennis, badminton and lots more.

Walk 'n' Talk Sessions

Bespoke Group Session

Halcon Link Centre, Taunton

Wednesdays 11.30am - 12:30pm

Book a place through Tori (details at the bottom of the page)

More details - click here

The Vision

At SASP we are extremely passionate about providing sport and physical activity opportunities to everybody in Somerset whatever their physical ability, personal background, and current lifestyle circumstances. We truly believe physical activity is not only a key component in health and well being but also has the unique ability to bring people together, build confidence, renew social skills and rebuild lives.

Working alongside our partner organisations, participants on the programme can utilise the skills of an employment coach to further their personal development and find volunteer or employment opportunities. This offers participants an extremely positive gateway to reintegrate fully back into society.

The Revive Programme empowers individuals to take action for themselves and gives them opportunities to meet new people, build up their confidence and resilience and provides a pathway to access mainstream sports clubs if they choose.


  • Casual Bespoke multisport drop in sessions
  • Walks
  • Varied outdoor activities

Benefits of Revive

The benefits of the Revive programme to participants are:

  • Getting Active
  • Potential volunteering and employment opportunities
  • Fun and social things to do
  • Improved confidence and self esteem
  • New activities in new environments
  • Feeling part of a community
  • Meeting new people

Participants are only able to take part in the activities if they are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

How to get involved

There are 3 ways to get involved in a session:

  • Pick up a participant form from your recovery organisation
  • Drop into a session near you
  • Contact SASP directly and speak with Gareth on 01823 653990 or email

The Sports Mentors

All of our amazing sports mentors have lived experience and are very keen to motivate, support and enthuse participants to make some positive life changes.

We have voluntary and paid roles as Sports Mentors, if you are interested in volunteering and have lived experience please email or contact us for a casual chat about the roles.

Community Resilience Through Healthy Lifestyles Resources

Gareth John

Gareth John

Community Resilience Adult Lead

01823 653990
Neil Hayes

Neil Hayes

REVIVE Sports Mentor

01823 653990
Tori Van Der Spil

Tori Van Der Spil

REVIVE Sports Mentor

01823 653990

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    Somerset CCG
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK