Free access to our online course: Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity
Now more than ever, we need to look after each other’s mental health and wellbeing. Coaches and coaching organisations have told us that they are increasingly concerned about supporting the mental health of those whom they coach, as well as ensuring their own wellbeing.
To support the coaching community, Mind along with partners UK Coaching, 1st4sport and Sport England, announced on Monday 18 May that the online course Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity is now available free of charge. Usually £18, the course is accessible on the UK Coaching website and will remain free until 31 August 2020.
The course which takes 2-3 hours to complete, is aimed at everyone who works in clubs, community sport and physical activity – including coaches, activators, sports administrators, front of house staff or volunteers. Learners will be able to increase their knowledge of mental health, and confidence when applying the learning into their coaching practice.
Specifically, learners will be able to:
• welcome and support people living with mental health problems in their sport and physical activity sessions
• increase their knowledge of mental health problems
• apply the learning in their coaching practice
• make their club or organisation more inclusive.