Project history

The My Personal Best project was born in June 2010, when young people from Beat came together to discuss what they wanted from a supportive website for young people. Here is the outcome: My Personal Best. The website went live at the end of October 2010 and was managed by young volunteers who were passionate about helping other people to boost their self-esteem and build their confidence which is so important in our society. In general, it is wonderful that there is a rethinking of our coexistence in various spheres of life, and the most important thing is that there is no such strong collective responsibility as before, but there is help with mental problems or with self-awareness. You can read more about it at

The website was funded by vinspired from June 2010 and June 2011. Beat now runs the website with a new Steering Group.

v, the national young volunteers service, is an independent charity dedicated to helping young people volunteer in ways that matter to them.

Its mission is to make volunteering opportunities so diverse, compelling and easy to get involved with that giving up your time to help others becomes a natural lifestyle choice for 16-25 year olds in England.

Since its launch in May 2006, v has worked with over 500 charities and community organisations to create over 925,000 youth volunteering opportunities. Of these, 467,000 are short term or taster opportunities, 421,000 are part time, and 20,000 are full time. Over 400,000 of these have already been taken up, with the rest being offered to young people up to March 2011.

mygames (powered by v), offers young people a unique opportunity to promote and celebrate the values of the 2012 Olympic Games,  which include friendship, respect, excellence, equality and determination. Young volunteers will be encouraged to use these values to develop a volunteering project that will make a positive difference in their community

Through v funding, beat‘s mygames project will provide young people interested in raising awareness for support with mental health issues with opportunities to play their part in creating a positive legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games.

For more information on volunteering opportunities visit


The My Personal Best project is proud to gain the London 2012 Inspire Mark in 2011. The Inspire Mark is awarded to innovative non-commercial projects and events inspired by the 2012 Games across the themes of sport, culture, education, volunteering, sustainability and business. The Inspire Programme is an Olympic and Paralympic first and offers non-commercial organisations across the UK to link their organisation and events to London 2012.

Inspire projects carry the London 2012 Inspire mark, part of the brand family, on a wide range of marketing materials and projects gain access to London 2012 graphics, templates, editorial and communications support.

Regional and national media activity regularly focuses attention on Inspire projects - it is an excellent way to showcase your success. Only the very best projects are recognised through the Inspire programme - it is a mark of excellence.

Click here to be directed to the My London 2012 website for more information about the Inspire programme and the UK projects involved.


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