Mental Health and Physical Activity Toolkit
Our Mental Health and Physical Activity Toolkit aims to increase the number of sport, physical activity and mental health providers who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to support and engage people experiencing mental health problems in physical activity.
The toolkit is made up of a variety of guides. Each one provides guidance, tools, templates and good practice case studies to help organisations provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for people experiencing mental health problems to be physically active.
We’ve put together this guide to provide guidance and good practice on encouraging and supporting people experiencing mental health problems to take part in regular physical activity in a way that suits them.
Tools and Templates
The following are tools and templates included in this guide:
- Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity+ eLearning
- Tips to support people when ‘physical activity has been too much of a good thing’
The following case studies are included in this guide:
- Oxfordshire Mind – Boxing for children and young people
- Bedford Borough Council – Mindful Sport
- Notts County Football in the Community (FITC) – Goals for Life
- England Athletics #RunAndTalk programme
- Bright Star Boxing Counterpunch programme
It is important that your language is as inclusive as possible. We've put together this document to define some of the key terms used within sport, physical activity mental health. See our A-Z mental health page for a longer list of mental health terms.