for better mental health

Sport and physical activity for people with mental health problems: a toolkit for the sports sector

This toolkit has been developed to help you make your services more accessible to people with mental health problems. It shares learning and best practice from other organisations, and uses real examples and tested resources.

The toolkit has been developed specifically for the sport and physical activity sector and covers the following:

  • understanding mental health
  • how incorporating mental health outcomes will benefit your organisation
  • key stakeholders in the mental health sector
  • mental health sector terminology
  • mental health problems and the law.

You can download the full toolkit, or the four guides individually.

Download the full toolkit

The four guides

Short on time or looking for something in particular? You can explore the toolkit by downloading each of the four guides individually.

  • Guide 1: Understanding mental health
  • Guide 2: How will incorporating mental health outcomes benefit my organisation?
  • Guide 3: Sport, mental health and the law - what do I need to know?
  • Guide 4: Safeguarding and managing risk (adults)
  • Glossary

Can you spare a moment to give us your feedback?

We are in the process of updating this toolkit and would like your input. We have created a short survey to understand if the toolkit is needed and what content should be included.

By gathering this insight from the sector, we will be able to create a toolkit that is relevant and effective in supporting the sport and physical activity sector to do more around mental health.

The survey takes no longer than 10 minutes to complete and will close on Friday 4 September 2020.

Complete the survey

Are you a mental health service provider?

Sport and physical activity for people with mental health problems: a toolkit for the sports sector has been designed to sit alongside our Delivering a sport and physical activity service: A toolkit for mental health providers. We hope you'll find the toolkit useful.

Other ways to get involved

arrow_upwardBack to Top