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Physical activity and mental health

We use the power of sport and physical activity to raise awareness, tackle mental health stigmas and support those of us with mental health problems to become more active.

If you're an individual interested in getting active, check out our 'Get active, feel good' webpage. And why not sign up to our monthly e-newsletter, by emailing us at [email protected].

Resources

We have developed tested resources to support organisations around mental health and physical activity. Take a look at our Mental Health and Physical Activity Toolkit, or head to our resources page to see our full range of guides and toolkits.

Resources

Training

Our online and in-person training courses are aimed at everyone who works in sport and physical activity from community/grassroots to elite level. The offering for both individuals and sport organisations helps you to support the mental health of your members, participants, colleagues, coaches and volunteers.

eLearning: Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity +

Complete the course and you will gain the confidence to be able to support people experiencing mental health problems and help them to thrive inside and outside of your sessions.

Find out more about the course

Workplace Wellbeing Training

Mind offers a range of training courses for anyone interested in workplace wellbeing. Whether you are an individual, a small employer or large organisation, we have a mental health training course to suit you.

Find out more about Mind's training

Networking, events and webinars

Our Regional Networks, events calendar and webinar series offer the opportunity to share good practice, resources, training and relevant updates, from local, regional and national level.

Regional Networks

We've created eight Regional Networks in England to that bring together sport, physical activity and mental health organisations from a local to regional level. The Networks work to increase the number of groups within their region who are equipped with the skills to support and engage people experiencing mental health problems in physical activity.

More about our Regional Networks

Webinars

As part of our sector support offer, we've introduced a brand new series of webinars to support the sport and physical activity sector to do more around mental health. Our webinars cover an array of topics to share learnings and good practice, and they are all free to attend.

See what's coming up

Newsletter

Each month, we send a monthly e-newsletter to update our partners from across the sport, physical activity and mental health sectors about a variety of topics. Our newsletters provide updates on our work, share good practice from across the sector and opportunities for you to get involved with.

To sign up, email us at [email protected].

Campaigns

At Mind, we work with a number of partners on national campaigns to promote awareness and understanding of mental health and to encourage individuals to become physically active. Our current campaigns include:

EFL #OnYourSide Partnership: In 2018, we launched our game changing partnership with the English Football League (EFL). We want to show everyone within the football community that Mind are always #OnYourSide.

We Are Undefeatable: We are part of 15 leading health and social care charities that have launched a national campaign and movement to inspire and support people with long-term health conditions to be active.

ASICS #SunriseMind Campaign: We've partnered with sports company ASICS to support more people to get active for their wellbeing and to fund Mind’s research into mental health in sport.

Case Studies

We've captured learning to help you to consider what your organisation could be doing around physical activity and mental health. Check out our Sector Milestone Booklet which highlights the progress that has been made since the launch of the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation. Or take a look at our case studies to learn more about how you can implement change.

Read our Case Studies

“Mind have supported us with mental health expertise in designing, implementing and continually improving our #RunAndTalk programme as well as supporting us with workplace wellbeing. They are leading the sports sector for better mental health.”

England Athletics

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