Support for coaches and physical activity providers
Sports coaches, instructors and physical activity providers play a key role in supporting people with mental health problems to become active.
On this page you'll find three short films which offer advice and support for inclusive coaching - together we can promote better mental wellbeing and help more people with mental health problems get active.
Tips for coaches with Duke McKenzie MBE
Three time world boxing champion and Mind ambassador Duke McKenzie MBE has lots of experience coaching people with mental health problems. In this video he talks about what he's learned, and shares his advice for other coaches.
Promoting good mental health through coaching with UK Coaching
With support from us, UK Coaching produced this animation looking at how coaches can support better mental health through their work.
Mind in Croydon and CPFC Foundation's mental health football team
Crystal Palace FC coach Michael Harrington also coaches 'The Croydon Eagles', Mind in Croydon and CPFC Foundation's mental health football team. In this video he talks about his experiences coaching people with mental health problems, and shares his hints and tips for other coaches.
Looking for more information or resources?
Our sport and physical activity homepage has a range of information and resources to support coaches, instructors and service providers to do more around mental health, including our Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity online course. Take a look to find out more.