Sharing the last five years of learnings and good practice within the sport and physical activity sector and exploring what's next.
Date: Wednesday 25th March 2020
Time: 09:00 - 17:30
Location: The Kia Oval, Kennington, London, SE11 5SS
Cost: £64.49 (including VAT and ticket fees)*
*This is a not-for-profit conference. All proceeds will contribute towards event logistics.
We are sorry to announce that due the ongoing, changing situation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic we have decided to postpone the Mental Health in Sport and Physical Activity Conference, due to take place on Thursday 29th October 2020 at The Kia Oval, London, until 2021. Date yet to be confirmed.
Whilst restrictions are beginning to ease, it is no longer possible to deliver the event we had planned with the restrictions around social distancing. We know many people are worried about travelling and with more localised lockdowns looking likely over the coming months, we feel it is sensible to make this decision early.
We hope to be able to arrange a large event in 2021 to celebrate the impact that the sport and physical activity sector has had and will re-look at plans when the situation is clearer.
We would like to thank all of our delegates, speakers and market place holders who have supported us through this situation. Over the coming week we will be refunding tickets booked through Eventbrite and will notify you of our future plans as soon as they are confirmed.
Thank you to everyone who was planning to come and celebrate what has been achieved in the sector since the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation was published in March 2015.
Please continue to access our webinar series and newsletters, and engage with us on social media.
If you would like to discuss this further please contact Mind's Physical Activity Team via [email protected].
The sport and physical activity sector has made significant progress in the last five years in creating an environment that is fair and inclusive to those of us with mental health problems. The Mental Health in Sport and Physical Activity Conference will celebrate what has been achieved in the sector since the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation was published in March 2015. The conference aims to showcase learnings, case studies and highlight good practice from a sector that has pulled together towards the goal of improving understanding of mental health.
Although we have come on leaps and bounds over the last five years, there is still work to be done. There are many people experiencing mental health problems within the sector who still don't receive support and respect. The conference will also be an opportunity to look towards the future at what needs to be done over the next five years and beyond in supporting and engaging anyone experiencing a mental health problem, and to learn and grow as a sector.
To mark the 5th anniversary of the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation, the Professional Players Federation has sponsored a drinks reception to follow the conference. All delegates are invited to join the reception to celebrate the fantastic work of the Charter and signatories over the past five years.
We are delighted that this conference has been accredited by CIMSPA. By attending this conference, CIMSPA members will be awarded with 3 CPD points.
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Registration with networking, refreshments and market place.
Lunch – Lunch, market place and transition into workshops.
Delegates will attend one of the below workshops.
Informal coffee break and transition.
Delegates will attend one of the above workshops.
Reflections from the day, celebrating the Charter and exploring what's next. Presented by Lisa Wainwright, CEO, Sport and Recreation Alliance; Brendon Batson, Chair, Professional Players Federation; and Karen Mellanby, Director of Networks and Communities, Mind.
Drinks reception – Celebratory drinks reception for the 5th anniversary of the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation. Sponsored by the Professional Players Federation.
We are delighted to be hosting this event at the Kia Oval, the home of Surrey County Cricket Club. Access to the reception for this event is via the Alec Stewart Gate. The full address for the venue is:
The Kia Oval
Surrey County Cricket Club
The venue is easily accessible by public transport, served by the Northern and Victoria London Underground lines. For further details and travel information, click below.