Essential mental health training now free for the nation’s coaches

Posted: Thu, 21 May 2020 12:00

Essential mental health training now free for the nation’s coaches

Mental Health Awareness training is now being made available for free until the end of August 2020. The course, funded by Sport England, aims to help coaches become more confident in understanding and supporting people with mental health problems to become more active.

UK Coaching has announced, in collaboration with its awarding organisation 1st4sport, and partners Mind, the mental health charity, and Sport England – that the nation's coaches can access the Mental Health for Sport and Physical Activity online course for free.

The news comes during Mental Health Awareness Week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation and runs from the 18-24 May.

Usually £18, the course is accessible via the organisation's learning and development platform, ukcoaching.org, and will remain free of charge until the 31 August 2020.

Coaches across the UK 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

Visit the training website here: Mental Health for Sport and Physical Activity

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