Sharing the last five years of learnings and good practice within the sport and physical activity sector and exploring what's next.
Date: Wednesday, 13th October 2021
Time: 09:00 - 16:30
Location: The Kia Oval, Kennington, London, SE11 5SS
The sport and physical activity sector has made real progress towards creating a supportive and inclusive environment for those of us living with mental health problems. The Mental Health in Sport and Physical Activity Conference will showcase new research, learnings and good practice to celebrate this progress as well as looking at how we can empower more people to be physically active to support their mental health.
The Conference will be the first time Loughborough University will share the findings from their evaluation of our physical activity programme. The findings will highlight the advances the sector has made around mental health culture and tackling stigma.
Although we have come on leaps and bounds over the last six years, there is still work to be done. Loughborough University will also present their recommendations for how Mind and the sector can build on the progress to date to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable and confident to be physically active and where people working and volunteering in sport and physical activity thrive. In addition, we will explore responses to the mental health crisis and how sport and physical activity can help people to recover and stay well.
Please note: the Conference will be hosted in-person (subject to coronavirus restrictions) and virtually. The in-person conference is currently by invitation only but the virtual element is open to everyone.
Registration with networking and refreshments
Welcome from Mind, the Conference Chair and Sport England
Keynote mental health and physical activity
Loughborough University - Mobilising sports system and structures - Evaluation of Mind’s Sector Support Programme and recommendations
People with lived experience of mental health problems - Expert by experience panel discussion: Moving at scale
Break and table discussions/networking
EFL/EFL Trust Spotlight: Being fearless in the fight for mental health, EFL and Mind's game changing 'on your side' partnership
ASICS Spotlight: Using research to Uplift the Nation
English Institute of Sport Spotlight: Putting athlete mental health first, mental health in elite sport
Panel discussion and Q & A
Representatives from the sport and physical activity sector - Spotlight: In conversation... how mental health champions are creating a movement for change in sport
A local Mind - Spotlight: Changing lives through physical activity. Delivering programmes to support mental health outcomes
Representatives from the sport and physical activity sector - Spotlight: Panel discussion - it starts by looking after the people. Workplace wellbeing in the sport and physical activity sector
Team Talk: facilitated roundtable discussions on:
Lived experience involvement
Policy and influencing
Team Talk: Analysis - playback from the facilitated roundtable discussions
Senior leaders from the sport and physical activity sector - The long game: Embedding mental health across systems and cultures
Chair - Closing remarks
Please note agenda and speakers are subject to change